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Hindu activist defends reconversation of 72 Valmikis

Aligarh:A church with a cross in it that belonged to the 7th Day Adventists overnight turned into a temple adorned with a portrait of Shiva after what some Hindu groups in Aligarh termed the “successful ghar wapasi“ (reconversion) of 72 Valmikis who had become Christians in 1995. There was an elaborate shuddhi karan (puri fication)…

Supreme Court – NHRC Order 26-08-2014

ITEM NO.301          COURT NO.2                SECTIONS PIL, XVIA, IX, IIB, X S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS   WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO(s). 109 OF 2003   NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION              Petitioner(s)   VERSUS   STATE OF GUJARAT…

Sweetest sound of secularism Five Blind Muslim Girls Recite Gita Shlokas

Fourteen-year old Ayesha Belicha, a native of Radhanpur, knows whole chapters of Bhagvad Gita by heart. Ask her about the second stanza of the book’s ninth chapter and she will recite it with perfect diction. She is one of the five Muslim girls from city-based Prakash Andh Kanya Vidyalaya who on Sunday made it to…

Ram temple issue will be raised in 2015: VHP

PTI | Jaipur | August 24, 2014 6:08 pm “VHP has saved over 10,000 girls after counselling in the past, and many of them got remarried with Hindu boys.” Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday indicated going soft on the Ram temple issue for now, saying the “permanent temple” would take shape in Ayodhya after the…

Hapur blames ‘teasing’ for riots, no girl in sight

Written by Siddhartha Gupta | Hapur | August 24, 2014 12:00 am Members of the Qureshi and Lodha community in the village clashed after the two boys got into a fight. A day after Bahadurgarh, a small village in Hapur district, saw a communal flare-up over a minor quarrel between two 15-year-old boys — one…

Bareilly tense after 2 BJP netas killed

1 Held, Search On To Arrest Other Accused Two local BJP leaders were killed in separate incidents within a span of 24 hours in the district, triggering tension in the area, officials said. In the first incident, body of Mahendra Pal Kashyap (40), a local BJP leader, was found hanging from a tree in Manakpur…

The cleric who is crusading against the drug mafia

Moin Mian Says Peddlers Frequent 19 Localities Residents of Dongri area were amazed last week when they saw a group of spirited activists, many of them holding torches and sticks, roaming their streets at night. The march was part of the `Drug-Free Mumbai Campaign’ being led by Maulana Syed Moinuddin Ashraf, popularly known as Moin…

One year later, Muzaffarnagar again on edge

Tension is simmering in Muzaffarnagar once again as both Hindus and Muslims prepare to mark the first anniversary of last year’s deadly riots that rendered over 50,000 homeless and left 63 dead. With less than a week for it, the family of Sachin and Gaurav, who were lynched by a mob after they had killed…

KARNATAKA HC ACQUITS ACCUSED OF DALIT MASSACRE

BENGALURU: A division bench of the Karnataka High Court on Thursday acquitted all 46 accused in the Kambalpalli Dalit massacre case where seven dalits were burnt alive by an upper caste mob on March 11, 2000. The bench headed by Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar held that a conviction would be “prejudicial” to the interest of the…

Quarrel between children sparks communal clashes in Hapur

Express News Service | Bahadurgarh | August 22, 2014 2:38 am Heavy police force has been deployed on the ground at Bahadurgarh with civil police officers from Hapur. A minor quarrel between two 15-year-old school children, one Hindu and the other Muslim, spiralled out of control after their families clashed in Bahadurgarh village in Hapur…

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