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Dalit wedding fetes face feudal rage in Rajasthan

It was Jaipal’s wedding at Gugal Kota in Alwar on June 21. His father, Roshan Lal, made him ride a decorated horse, at the head of the wedding party, to the bride’s home. But the Rajputs in the village disliked such a celebration by a Dalit family and they would not allow it to go…

“Vested interests behind Sikh-Muslim clashes in city”

Staff Reporter July 13, 2014, Hyderabad To avert any skirmishes between the Sikh and Muslim communities in the future, a peace forum will be formed in the city comprising religious heads, activists and respected personalities drawn from various communities. This was one of the announcements of the peace delegation visiting the city consisting of members…

Headman ‘sanctions’ retaliatory rape of Dalit girl, a village watches

Written by Deepu Sebastian Edmond | New Delhi | July 11, 2014 11:09 am Nakabandi went up to the mukhiya and demanded that he be allowed to rape the girl. It is a rape that no one denies. The parents and neighbours of the 14-year-old Dalit girl raped in this hamlet on July 7 evening…

Christians see iron ore mafia behind ban on non-Hindu missionaries in Bastar villages

Community leader says VHP workers attacking Christians, will move High Court against ban. Christians in Chhattisgarh have accused iron ore mafia behind the recent ban on non-Hindu missionaries in the five tribal villages of Bastar. Recently, gram sabhas of the villages passed orders under the Panchayat Act prohibiting non-Hindus from practising religious activities and prayers…

Sena, Christian evangelist’s followers clash in UP village

Express News Service | Allahabad | July 8, 2014 1:39 am Police have registered counter cases in this connection and arrested 10 people. Three persons were injured in a clash that broke out between Shiv Sena members and a Christian evangelist and his supporters in Saraiyya village in Jaunpur district, police said Monday. The clash took…

Yet another communal clash in UP

Jul 07, 2014 | Age Correspondent| Lucknow A communal clash took place in Sarraiya village in Jaunpur on Sunday on the issue of religious conversions. Additional forces have been called in from adjoining districts in view of the prevailing tension in the area. According to reports reaching here, some Christian missionaries were visiting the Sarraiya…

Trivial matters trigger communal violence in MP and UP, 13 injured

Seven injured in Raisen, MP, after a fight over a bus seat, while six hurt in Meerut following an argument over Rs 100 An argument over a bus seat and a fight over Rs 100 resulted in two separate incidents of communal violence 630 km apart. Curfew was imposed on Friday night in Raisen town…

Moradabad violence: Centre seeks report from UP government

July 05, 2014 23:14 IST The Union government has sought a report from Uttar Pradesh about the violence in Kanth area of Moradabad district, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday. “A report has been sought from the UP government on the entire incident. I will be in a position to say anything only after…

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