Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicReligious minorities

Topic: religious minorities

Desi global minority index puts India at top, says CAA protest ‘notable sign of status of Muslims’

Week after U. S report claimed religious freedom & related human rights in India under threat, Patna-based Centre for Policy Analysis gives country top rank in inclusivity & global minority index.

‘It’s shocking’ — India calls upon Pakistan to stop discrimination towards religious minorities

The move came after media reports surfaced about police in Pakistan refusing to file FIR against those who forcibly abducted and converted a Sikh girl to Islam.

US ‘religious freedom’ report flags ‘cow vigilantism in India, attacks on Kashmir Hindus & Sikhs’

Released by US State Department, ‘2021 Report on International Religious Freedom’ borrows from media and government accounts to document attacks against 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.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.