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Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said Hindu population was reducing in India as they "never convert people", while minori
Raking up the issue of conversions, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said such attempts are unlikely to be successful in the
Hindu tradition does not allow conversion by means that amount to aggression on an individual's human rights, RSS chief Mo
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today said Christians did charity but also indulged in conversions while Hindus refrained from such
In the wake brutal thrashing of Dalits in Una, at least 1,000 people from the community in Banaskantha district have so fa
A Pakistani Senate committee today declared the forced conversion of Hindu girls to Islam as un-Islamic and appealed
A Christian priest and his two women associates were arrested by police today after a man accused them of "forcibly conver
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia today claimed that his organisation had re-converted more than five lakh
Twenty-three children have been rescued from an unregistered children's home being run by an NGO in Shastri Nagar here wit
A dalit IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre aspiring to become the state's chief Secretary today embraced Islam and applied for
R. Jagannathan joins issue with Tahir Mahmood, member of the Law Commission, in the DNA:
The Law Commission's opinion on Islam and bigamy is well intentioned, but it's really a double-edged sword. For two reasons. First, it is not appropriate for a non-religious body to quote the scriptures to justify a stand it wants to take for reasons of gender equity and justice.
Second, once a religious justification is used to promote a cause -- monogamy in this case -- what is to stop narrow-minded loonies from quoting the same books for whatever mayhem they have in mind? If the courts and law agencies start using religious justifications for secular causes, how can they uphold the Constitution?
There is no need to go down that slippery slope.
Mukul Kesavan in The Telegraph:
A pogrom is the first step in the Gujarat model. The object of the pogrom is polarization, specifically the consolidation of a Hindu majority. The third ‘P’ in this grim sequence is political victory at the polls. What we’ve seen in the last week in Orissa is the BJP’s political establishment explicitly owning this strategy. The long history of rivalry and tension between the largely Hindu Kandhas and the largely Christian Panos has been brought to fever pitch by the violence