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‘Fear no foe… ills have no weight’, said Gandhi’s pet hymn dropped by Modi govt

By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ* Outside the St Michael’s Church in Mahim Mumbai is a powerful slogan, “God will always abide with me, even if I retreat!” In many ways this creative caption sums up the raging controversy on ‘Abide With… Continue Reading →

Hijab stand-off at Udupi

Six students have continued to be marked absent since December 31 after being denied entry into their classrooms at the Government Women’s pre-university college in Udupi, Karnataka for their insistence on wearing a hijab. College principal Rudra Gowda has said the students can wear… Continue Reading →

Manipur : Six Targeted Attacks in Run Up to Assembly Elections

Protests on the Mayang-Imphal road SREYA DEB  ‘The police are saying that the investigation has started, but we haven’t heard anything about it yet.’ The recent grenade blast in East Imphal on Wednesday, January 19, targeted at the home of… Continue Reading →

India’s Elections and the Rampant Right Wing Hate Speech

The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP’s polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India Vijay Prashad Jan 2022 A bizarre event took place in northern India between… Continue Reading →

Police books Muzzammil Ayyub under UAPA

News Desk 8 Jan 2022 Add New Post olice books Muzzammil Ayyub under UAPA News Desk 8 Jan 2022  Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that a case been registered against Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur under Section 13 UAPA (Unlawful Activities… Continue Reading →

Hounding minorities: Why Church authorities are ‘officially’ silent on recent attacks

By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ* ‘The Quint’ (January 3, 2022) has an article ‘Events on Christ will end with “Jai Sri Ram”: Behind Church Attacks in Haryana’. The article speaks about the slew of anti- Christian attacks in Haryana during the… Continue Reading →

Is it Mathura’s Turn? Krishna Janmabhumi issue being revived

by- Ram Punyani UP elections are forthcoming in few months. Many of those political analysts with their ears to the ground are of the opinion that the popularity of BJP, Modi-Yogi is on the downslide due to multiple hardships which… Continue Reading →

JNU Student Sharjeel Imam granted bail by Delhi court in sedition case

Sharjeel Imam will, however, remain in jail as he is accused in three other cases related to violence in Delhi. December 09, 2021 7:12 pm Sharjeel Imam is also accused of being the “masterminds” of the 2020 Delhi riots. (File)New… Continue Reading →

How a terrorism law in India is being used to silence Modi’s critics

The BJP government is exploiting a terrorism prevention law to intimidate dissenters from lawyers, journalists, priests, poets to Kashmiri civilians Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi and Aakash Hassan in SrinagarFri 10 Dec 2021 05.00 GMT Khurram Parvez was a teenager when his… Continue Reading →

Killing of civilians in Nagaland: What is AFSPA and why is it so controversial ?

The AFSPA is in force in most parts of the Northeast. Activists have been demanding repeal of the law that gives special powers to the armed forces to bring back order in areas designated as “disturbed” by the government. Indian… Continue Reading →

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