Saturday, October 24, 2020


    Pakistan Blocks Construction of First Hindu Temple in Islamabad Pointing to Shrinking Religious Freedom

    The construction of the first Hindu temple in Islamabad had to be halted after a sustained media hate-campaign and politico-religious pressure convinced the state against it.
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    Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Hatred and Buck Passing in a Post COVID-19 World

    Sexism, racism and Islamophobia are only some forms of entrenched social hatred that are fanned by the ruling regime, when will we break this vicious cycle?
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    “No Muslim Staff”: A Chennai Based Bakery’s Blatant Anti-Muslim Advertisement

    Chennai based a bakery owner’s product advertisement clearly mentions “no Muslim staff” as a point of attraction for customers.
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    Boston to Baghdad: The Month of Ramadan is Very Different Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Ramadan marks the holy month for over 1.8 Muslims across the world, but this year it is going to be drastically different as mosques are shut and worshippers are encouraged to pray in solitary confinements.
    Tablighi Jamaat

    Tablighi Jamaat and the Perils of Precipitous Criticality

    The following piece is written as a rejoinder to Prof. Rohit Dhankar’s recent article in The New Leam entitled ‘Should one defend Tablighi Jamaat?’

    EXCERPT | Swami Vivekananda’s Vision for Hinduism Must be Revisited 126 Years after Chicago...

    Swami Vivekananda – one of the finest philosophers of Hinduism, spoke at the Parliament of the World’s Religions held at Chicago. It is time to revisit his words and rediscover his rethink our world with clarity, vision and brotherhood.
    A Liberation Theology Within A Firmly Secular

    Evolving A Liberation Theology Within A Firmly Secular Framework

    Asghar Ali Engineer, a reputed scholar of religion as well as social reform and democratic rights writes, "Liberation theology is the need of the hour - a theology which puts great emphasis on freedom, equality and distributive justice and strongly condemns exploitation of man by man."

    Why is the Government Afraid of Indian Students?

    Jamia Milia Islamia, TISS, IIT, JNU and students from many other universities across India are transcending religious/cultural/regional boundaries to unite their protests against the controversial CAA and NRC exercises. But why isn’t the BJP government engaging with them?

    Nithyananda’s ‘Kailaasa Republic’: A Competition to the Present Regime’s Dream of Hindu Nationhood

    Godman Nithyananda makes own island country near Ecuador, welcomes devoted Hindus.

    Saudi Arabia labels Feminists, Atheists, Homosexuals as Extremists

    The animated clip was posted on Twitter at the weekend by a verified account of the State Security Presidency with a saying, “all forms of extremism and perversion are unacceptable”.

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