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Religious Freedom

Blow to anti-Modi ‘Minorities under attack’ narrative as US rejects USCIRF comments accusing India of violating religious freedom of minorities

US State Department has rejected USCIRF 2020 report recommendations for India. It acknowledged that no violation of religious freedom was carried out India.

Pakistan: Blasphemy complaint against opposition politician for saying ‘all religions are equal’

"This is a country of 22 crore people, irrespective of religion. No religious group is superior to another religious group," Khawaja Asif had said in the National Assembly.

India denies visa to controversial USCIRF teams, MEA says the ‘prejudiced’ body has no locus standi in country’s affairs

The minister added that the USCIRF has been known to make prejudiced, inaccurate and misleading observations regarding the state of religious freedom in India.

Pakistani Sikh politician forced to flee country after threats by Islamist fundamentalists, says minorities there are under constant threat

Tony had to earlier leave Peshawar and come to Lahore leaving his business and properties due to threats by fundamentalist groups.

Tulsi Gabbard might find the United State’s stance on religious freedom a joke

A new report—“Religious Persecution in the United States”--has burned Uncle Sam at the stake of religious discrimination on its land over the centuries.

Supreme Court asks ‘why government officials should manage temples’, bench talks about rampant idol theft in Tamil Nadu

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer while considering the issue of harassment to several devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha questioned as to why should government officials manage religious places and temples in the country.

Sabarimala: BJP MP’s house, RSS office in Kannur attacked, allegedly by CPIM goons

A BJP MP's house near Thalassery and RSS office in Kannur were attacked in Kerela allegedly by CPI(M) workers.

Women law students move Delhi HC seeking entry to Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah

The petitioners have contended that the Supreme Court has allowed females of all ages to go to Sabarimala shrine in Kerala, while women in Delhi are being discriminated by prohibiting them from entering the dargah.

Sabarimala, abode of Lord Ayyappa: Of ‘equality’, the misinformation and what we stand to lose

The devotees are struggling to ensure the continuity of their own tradition.

Sabarimala: Despite protests, Kerala CM decides not to file review petition, assures implementation of SC order

The Travancore Devaswom Board, the Pandalam Royal Family and the Tanthris of the temple had all opposed the petition in the Supreme Court.

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