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Karnataka Hijab Ban – The Failed Application of India’s Secularism

By- Europa Doley In recent developments on the Hijab Ban, the Karnataka government has restrained students of all schools and colleges under the state Minority Welfare Department from wearing hijab, scarf, saffron shawls, and religious flags to classrooms, saying it… Continue Reading →

Not-so-Catholic priest expels parishioner from church: ‘Woman improperly dressed’

By Rosamma Thomas*  On Sunday, January 9, 2022, Fr Emmanuel, parish priest of the Lady of Guadalupe Church at Murikumphuzha, Pala, Kerala, sent his sacristan Joseph to ask a middle-aged woman to please wait a little after the morning mass… Continue Reading →

What is the Science of Encounter Killings in the Saffron Lab

A magnificent piece of investigative film-making by Shubhradeep Chakravarty who tragically passed away just a few years after making this film and other hard hitting exposes of the regime that now rules India. Encountered on Saffron Agenda is a documentary… Continue Reading →

Digital Version – Myth busting book on beef eating #Download

India: Digital version of historian D.N.Jha’s myth busting book on beef eating by Hindus and Buddhists in ancient times   In The Myth Of The Holy Cow, the author reveals that in ancient times, Hindus and Buddhists ate beef. According… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Justice Katju – Happy New Year and Get Well Soon !

1st Jan’ 2015 Dear Justice  Makrand Katju Greetings !! Your recent post on Gay and Lesbian Relationships (LGBT) ,    created a lot of ruckus,    as you tweeted , sadly ,               you were called a homophobic also, and then your CLARIFICATION further aggravated the ire. I am writing to you, as to why it happened . Why were you labeled homophobe, Sexist and   misogynist According to you, homosexuality is a  ‘unnatural ‘and “modern” phenomenon and must be ‘cured’ to give way to reproductive heterosexuality.In your opinion, at the heart of heterosexual bonding, companionship, love, lies procreative sex and the desire to keep the human race going. Therefore, you question , “Will a gay relationship or marriage serve nature’s requirement of continuing the species?” So what is ‘natural’. It will mean, not only humans but all species who exists on planet earth . And we have seen that homosexuality is found in mammals, birds and even insects. Also  I hate to break your conviction that homosexuality  is “unnatural” and “not a disease”, the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 and the World Health Organization in 1992 did accept homosexuality as a ”normal” variant of human sexuality. That apart, if one reads the history of sexual practices across the world, one realises that same-sex sexual practices have been  there since times  immemorial and that sexual identity-based categories are only an early 20th century invention of American-European psychologists and sexologists…. Continue Reading →

Shaitan ki khala: Washing Brains the ISIS Way? #Vaw

[A take on the attempted brainwashing of our young minds and the sexist nature of some religious speeches]  Guest Post By  Asthma Anjum Khan  [Boy, O, boy, don’t tell me, but can we make this “condemning” our Common Collective Ummah… Continue Reading →

Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating

Indian court has been asked to rule on whether a revered Hindu guru is dead or alive – and whether it is a matter of religious faith or scientific fact His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj is thought to have died… Continue Reading →

Sins in the name of secularism

Apr 30, 2014 12:21 AM , By Hasan Suroor   The narrative in which Muslims see themselves as victims of secularism has about as much validity as the Sangh Parivar’s charge of Muslim appeasement. Muslims are not victims of secularism… Continue Reading →

Modi- ‘God’s Chosen One’ Now Preaches Free Religion #NOMOre_2014

Big Modi Rebranding Attempt in Little-Known Book: ‘Whatever the religion… we are children of God’, writes Modi in a book on religion published recently VISHAL DUTTA & NISTULA HEBBAR AHMEDABAD | NEW DELHI Aforeword in a little-noticed book, published recently… Continue Reading →

Political hate speech flourishes in India

Religious hardliners are having a field day as loopholes in law threaten India‘s secular democracy. Last updated: 18 Mar 2014 10:33 Saurav Datta Glorification of Hinduism in the political arena inevitably morphs into vilification of “the other” [AP] Two recent decisions… Continue Reading →

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