POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 06, 2015 AT 00:12 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 06, 2015 00:12 IST

Few days after US President Barack Obama made a strong pitch for religious tolerance in India in his farewell speech at the Siri Fort, he invoked India and Gandhi again in his speech at the White House, at National Prayer Breakfast.

He said:

Michelle and I returned from India -- an incredible, beautiful country, full of magnificent diversity -- but a place where, in past years, religious faiths of all types have, on occasion, been targeted by other peoples of faith, simply due to their heritage and their beliefs -- acts of intolerance that would have shocked Gandhiji, the person who helped to liberate that nation.

The focal point of his speech was crimes in the name of religion.

He also mentioned the Peshawar school massacre, Charlie Hebdo killings, brutality of the ISIL, and also talked about the history of slavery in his own country.

In special reference to the Dalai Lama, Obama praised him for spreading the message of love.

See the full speech here.

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POSTED BY Sundeep Dougal ON Oct 31, 2014 AT 01:56 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 31, 2014 01:56 IST

From Gauri Gill's document on 1984, a poem by Ajmer Rode

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 03, 2014 AT 00:27 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 03, 2014 00:27 IST

The latest issue of RSS mouthpiece shows us how the Sangh thinks the 'Love Jihadis' look like:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 28, 2014 AT 23:50 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 28, 2014 23:50 IST

Historian Charu Gupta in the Indian Express: The myth of love jehad:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 27, 2014 AT 19:46 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 27, 2014 19:16 IST

A video purportedly showing BJP's controversial Loksabha MP from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath, making incendiary comments has brought the focus back on the BJP's Hindutva agenda and the attempts to polarise people on religious and communal lines.

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