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India is the most dangerous country for women. It must face reality | Deepa Narayan

Indian women are in a constant state of vigilance, like a country on terrorist alert<p>I am proud of the beauty and the ancient culture of my country, India. I am not proud of the fact that India has been named the most dangerous country in the world for women in a recent Thomson Reuters Foundation …

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'Hinduism is under threat from those in power'

'there is absolutely no question that the Hinduism of the mob-lynchers, the people who have actually gone and killed others because of what they are …

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Human rights and peace

A WEEK ago, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued the first-ever report on human rights in Kashmir. “This is not a conflict frozen in …

Rights & Freedoms

India rebalancing ties with Pak. to open path to Eurasia

In a significant gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain shook hands and exchanged pleasantries after a press …

The Spy Chronicles

A formal inquiry will be conducted into the controversial book ‘<i>Spy Chronicles</i>‘, co-authored by retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani, shared …<p>The name of a …

How India's institutions are failing Muslims

Today being Muslim in India is harder than ever before.<p>Muslims of India have been feeling more vulnerable and insecure in the first four months of 2018 than ever before. Recent cases of failed justice for crimes committed against them have disheartened the Muslim community.<p>Even to outside …

Why Does the World Bank Say Pakistanis Sent $5 billion to India Last Year?

By<p>Eric Bellman<p>Eric Bellman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EricBellmanWSJ<p>Eric.Bellman@wsj.com<p>People in Pakistan sent almost $5 billion to India last year, according to World Bank estimates, making it one of the largest sources of remittances to the world’s second-most-populous country.<p>The number is …

Saffron paradox: Hindutva supporters seem determined to prove that Jinnah was right

Tipu Sultan, Aurangzeb and now Muhammah Ali Jinnah: the intrusion of dead Muslims from history into modern Indian politics continues. The Bharatiya …

Angry Hanuman: Narendra Modi has put finger on buzzer; Hinduism continues to remain pincushion for 'liberal' bigotry

Trust Narendra Modi to set the terms of the debate. As I have argued earlier in these columns, the prime minister is a master communicator adept at …

An Ordinary Man's Guide to Radicalism

Muslims, who make up about 170 million of India’s 1.3 billion population, have faced attacks after being accused of eating beef or killing cows, an …

India splutters in anger after toilet water used for train tea

The vendor was caught after footage of him and two others coming out of a toilet with large cans used to serve tea and coffee on trains was widely …

Pakistani military seeks better relations with India, says report

WASHINGTON: The Pakistani military leadership is reaching out to India because it believes that the way to peace and prosperity is through military …

BJP, RSS caused biggest damage to Hinduism in recent times, says Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati

While the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is busy redefining Hinduism according to its own sectarian outlook, the Hindu saints are not pleased by …

Congress hands stained with Muslim blood: Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid made the remarks while addressing students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Sunday.<p>By: | New Delhi |<p>Triggering a …

An open letter to Indian Muslims

<i>Dear Muslims</i>,<p>I am writing this with full responsibility and knowledge of the situation on the ground. I live thousands of kilometres away from Indian …

Aug 2, 2016 - In that sense, then, Indian Muslims certainly are a minority, particularly when one considers the growing influence of Hindu right-wing forces ..

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Rajinder Sachar: Activist behind Sachar Committee report that highlighted condition of India’s Muslims

While Rajinder Sachar's works in the field of human rights is extremely notable, he will be remembered for the 403-page report on the condition of …

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

<b>India's Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for those who rape children, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases.</b><p>The change to the country's penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12.<p>There have been nationwide protests in recent weeks …

PM gives solace after tension peaks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has found an unusual way to deal with deeply uncomfortable social questions. He keeps mum. His people attack the …

Man who accused Indian politician of raping daughter dies in custody

An Indian man who was arrested after accusing a ruling party official of raping his teenage daughter has died in police custody, prompting outrage and calls for an independent investigation.<p>The day before the man died, his daughter had gone to Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, doused …

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A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

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Kashmir: Curfew after 20 dead in fierce clashes

<b>At least 20 people are dead and 200 injured in Indian-administered Kashmir after fierce clashes between militants and government forces on Sunday.</b><p>Four civilians were killed when police opened fire on protesters. A curfew has been imposed in parts of the state.<p>Officials in Kashmir say this is the …

By rewriting history, Hindu nationalists aim to assert their dominance over India

New Delhi: During the first week of January last year, a group of Indian scholars gathered in a white bungalow on a leafy boulevard in central New …

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India Supreme Court restores 'love jihad' marriage

<b>An Indian woman at the centre of an inter-religious marriage row may now live with her husband, the Supreme Court has ruled.</b><p>Hadiya Jahan, who is in her 20s, was born into a Hindu family, but converted to Islam and married a Muslim man.<p>Her family alleged she was brainwashed as part of an anti-Hindu …

India breastfeeding magazine cover ignites debate

<b>An Indian magazine that published a picture of a model breastfeeding a baby as its cover photo has sharply divided opinion on social media.</b><p>The cover of Grihalakshmi, which is published in Kerala state, depicts model Gilu Joseph staring straight into the camera with a baby at her chest.<p>The text …

Indian Muslims must heed Jordan's King Abdullah's message: Ending takfirism key to getting rid of radicalism

"Muslim youth should have Quran (tradition) in one hand and computer (modernity) in the other," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was addressing …

Indian Muslims Need Secular Education | CPS International

By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, 25 April, 2015, Countercurrents.org<p><b>Q: What do you feel are the major issues facing Muslims in India today?</b><p>A: I’ve studied …

Indian man jailed for hacking Muslim labourer to death makes new video against 'jihadis'

Incendiary videos featuring Shambhu Lal Regar, a Rajasthan man jailed after brutally killing a Muslim labourer, reportedly recorded inside the …

AR Rahman was not forced to embrace Islam, Sainaba tells Supreme Court

The names of Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, both non-Muslims who embraced Islam later, got dragged into the …