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England: Government To Use Full Force Of Law Against 'Thuggery' In Leicester, Says Home Secretary Suella Braverman

England's Leicester has been grappling with Hindu-Muslim tensions amid allegations of attacks on Hindu temples and marches by armed Hindu groups shouting slogans through Muslim-populated areas.

23 September 2022

Harmonising Places Of Worship Act With Standard Legal Procedures Is Need Of The Hour

Though the objective of Places of Worship Act to discourage any retrogression into communal fault lines is admirable, its contradictions and ambiguity on many counts have rendered it inefficacious


Mehbooba Condemns Booking Religious Scholars Under PSA

Mehbooba Condemns Booking Religious Scholars Under PSA

"If normalcy as claimed by GOI has indeed returned to J&K with zero incidents of stone pelting & other activities considered anti-national, why are they booking religious scholars under draconian laws like PSA?" Mehbooba...


In the eye of a storm Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Hearing Today Following Plea By Hindu Women: 10 Points

A Varanasi civil court had ordered the survey of the mosque complex while hearing a petition by five Hindu women seeking permission for daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls. It was claimed that a shivling was...

22 September 2022

Punjab: Two Groups Clash In Faridkot Gurdwara

Punjab: Two Groups Clash In Faridkot Gurdwara

Senior Superintendent of Police Rajpal Singh said a case has been registered in the matter. The FIR has been registered against nine people, three of whom have been arrested.


Police personnal deployed at the disputed Idgah Maidan, at Chamrajpet area in Bengaluru

Hubballi-Idgah Row: A Short History Of The Land Dispute In Karnataka

A single-judge High Court Bench of Justice Ashok Kinagi refused to provide interim relief to Anjuman-e-Islam stating that the apex court’s order of status quo at the Idgah ground in Chamrajpet was not applicable to this...

31 August 2022

Muslim Radicalism: For PFI, There Is Little That Is Behind The Scenes

PFI came into being in response to violence against Muslims. Political silence on it only helped the fundamentalist outfit grow in coastal Karnataka

30 September 2022

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Protest against convicts of Bilkis Banos case

Many Muslim Residents Of Bilkis Bano's Village Leave Over Fears Of Safety After Convicts' Release

Police have increased security in Bilkis Bano's village and have admitted that some people have moved out but has denied any exodus.

23 August 2022

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19 August 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: Release Of Convicts Reveals Chinks In The Armour Of Law

Bilkis Bano Case: Release Of Convicts Reveals Chinks In The Armour Of Law

Eleven convicts were set free by the Gujarat government on August 15. They were serving life imprisonment for gangraping pregnant Bilkis Bano and killing seven...


19 August 2022
You Have Same Rights As Me, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Tells Hindus A Month After Temples, Houses Were Attacked

You Have Same Rights As Me, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Tells Hindus A Month After Temples, Houses Were Attacked

Despite Sheikh Hasina's words, Bangladeshi Hindus have repeatedly experienced violence. Around 10 temples and 80 shrines were attacked last year during Durga...


19 August 2022
Bilkis Bano Case: They Are Brahmins With Good Sanskaar, Says BJP MLA On Released Convicts

Bilkis Bano Case: They Are Brahmins With Good Sanskaar, Says BJP MLA On Released Convicts

Eleven men sentenced to life for gangraping Bilkis Bano and murdering seven of her family members were released on Monday.


18 August 2022
Explained: Gujarat's 1992 Remission Policy And Why Bilkis Bano Case Convicts Wouldn't Be Freed Under 2014 Policy

Explained: Gujarat's 1992 Remission Policy And Why Bilkis Bano Case Convicts Wouldn't Be Freed Under 2014 Policy

The Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to consider Bilkis Bano case's convicts under the 1992 remission policy. Under the 2014 policy currently in...


26 August 2022
We Are Living In A Culture Of Narratives That Cause Us To See Others As Threats: Mohsin Hamid

We Are Living In A Culture Of Narratives That Cause Us To See Others As Threats: Mohsin Hamid

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid speaks at length on the threat impulse, and the protagonist of his novel, a white man who loses his whiteness


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10 August 2022
'Dharmajuddha' Talks About Perils Of Communal Violence: Raj Chakraborty

'Dharmajuddha' Talks About Perils Of Communal Violence: Raj Chakraborty

Director Raj Chakraborty is upbeat that his upcoming Bengali film ‘Dharmajuddha’ (Holy War), which deals with the dangers of communal violence, will strike...


30 July 2022
Songs Of Suburbia: Mumbra Meri Jaan

Songs Of Suburbia: Mumbra Meri Jaan

Muslim-majority Mumbra is on the verge of radical urban transformation.


19 July 2022
Bengal BJP Leader Writes To PM, Seeks Intervention To Stop Violence Against Hindus In Bangladesh

Bengal BJP Leader Writes To PM, Seeks Intervention To Stop Violence Against Hindus In Bangladesh

Suvendu Adhikari, also the leader of opposition in the West Bengal Assembly, urged PM Modi to send a message through diplomatic channels that such incidents of...


17 July 2022
Hindu Temple, Homes Attacked In Bangladesh Over Facebook Post: Reports

Hindu Temple, Homes Attacked In Bangladesh Over Facebook Post: Reports

While no one from among those who attacked Hindu temples and homes has been arrested, the student who allegedly made the Facebook post has been arrested.


22 July 2022
Split Wide Open: Old Scars, Fresh Wounds Put Udaipur On The Edge

Split Wide Open: Old Scars, Fresh Wounds Put Udaipur On The Edge

The City of Lakes is bristling with anger. Communal faultlines buried deep in the past have cracked open in Udaipur after the killing of Kanhaiya Lal.


11 July 2022
Fanaticism, Terror Or Hate Crime? Neighbours of Kanhaiya Lal's Murderers Seek Answers

Fanaticism, Terror Or Hate Crime? Neighbours of Kanhaiya Lal's Murderers Seek Answers

Following former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s statements on Prophet Mohammad, Udaipur like many other parts of the country saw protests by the Muslim...


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11 July 2022
Udaipur Killing: An Uneasy Peace In The City Of Lakes  

Udaipur Killing: An Uneasy Peace In The City Of Lakes  

The administration has taken control of Udaipur in the wake of the brutal killing of tailor Kanhaiya Lal over week ago, but society remains divided and...


04 July 2022
Mumbai’s Mohalla Committees: The Keepers Of Faith

Mumbai’s Mohalla Committees: The Keepers Of Faith

Mumbai is a place of diversity where people from India and foreign countries live together in harmony. The mohalla committees have ensured that there is peace...


03 July 2022
BJP Leaders, Hindu Groups Chant 'Hanuman Chalisa' In Jaipur, Demand Death Sentence For Udaipur Killers

BJP Leaders, Hindu Groups Chant 'Hanuman Chalisa' In Jaipur, Demand Death Sentence For Udaipur Killers

Protests erupted in Jaipur over the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal by two men on Tuesday who claimed in online recordings that they were retaliating for...


01 July 2022
Nupur Sharma Should Apologise To The Country For Her Disturbing Remarks Against Prophet Muhammad: SC

Nupur Sharma Should Apologise To The Country For Her Disturbing Remarks Against Prophet Muhammad: SC

The Supreme Court castigated ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her 'disturbing' remark and said the remark was made either for cheap publicity, political...


25 June 2022
Remarks Against Prophet Mohammad: Nupur Sharma Doesn't Turn Up Before Mumbai Cops To Record Statement

Remarks Against Prophet Mohammad: Nupur Sharma Doesn't Turn Up Before Mumbai Cops To Record Statement

An official said an FIR was registered against Sharma at Pydhonie police station on May 28 and police had executed summons to her via email while a team from...


24 June 2022
PM Modi Gets Clean Chit From SC In 2002 Gujarat Riots Case: A Timeline Of Events

PM Modi Gets Clean Chit From SC In 2002 Gujarat Riots Case: A Timeline Of Events

From the Supreme Court giving a clean chit to PM Modi to dismissing a plea of 'larger conspiracy', here's looking back at the chronology of the 2002 Gujarat...


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