Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicReligious minorities

Topic: religious minorities

Rashad Hussain — Indian-American & first Muslim nominated as US’ religious rights ambassador

US President Joe Biden has nominated Hussain, the son of Indian immigrants from Bihar, as the US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom but it still needs approval from the Senate. 

Jhansi train incident with nuns shows Christian habits are the new skullcaps in India

After Christian nuns were harassed over fears of ‘forceful conversion’, church groups are advising nuns and priests not to step out in their habits.

British MPs seeking human rights clause for trade must know India can find new markets in EU

For the UK to retain the large share of India’s trade with EU, a new deal has to be signed. But the MPs’ demand to include a 'human rights' clause is like waving a red flag to the bull.

India rejects USCIRF report on religious freedom, minorities, calls it ‘biased and tendentious’

The USCIRF recommended that India and 14 other nations, where religious minorities are under increasing assault, be designated as "countries of particular concern".

Dear pro-CAA Indian-origin protesters, you feed off US secularism but support Hindu Rashtra

Diasporic chauvinism is not unique to the global Hindu community. But a combination of several factors makes India’s case a toxic ideological brew.

Imran Khan slamming Modi govt’s CAB exposes his memory loss

If Pakistan wants India’s Citizenship Bill to fail, it should start changing the way it treats its own religious minorities.

Contrary to belief, Muslims listen to Ulema but not when it comes to their election fatwas

Muslims seem to make a very clear distinction between religious concerns and political matters.

What’s common between Pakistan’s Ahmadiyya Muslims and America’s Mormons

Only when it’s militarily strong and culturally confident can the West play a meaningful moderating role in the Islamic world.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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