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Education as a measure for de-radicalization: A notion or a reality?

On 11th September 1893, Swami Vivekananda in his famous speech at Chicago criticized fanaticism by saying "Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now”. Exact 108 years later, on the same day, the ..

World experiences the celebration of Hindus on the occasion of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan ceremony

Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan ceremony day has been celebrated across the world with the great devotion, joy and offering tribute to those who were part of Ram Janmabhoomi Andolan. In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, people celebrated the day at home by liting up the Diyas and prayer in front of Lord Ram's portrait. Selected Hindu saints, leaders of Hindu organization and Government representative have participated in the ceremony...

Important takeaway points from verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi case delivered on 09 November 2019

The article is based on the final judgement given by the Honorable Supreme Court of India on Ram Janmabhoomi case. The article explains the SC’s verdict on various claims of parties that are Hindus and Muslims. The article explains why Muslims lost the claim and why the compensation of 5 acres of land is awarded to the Muslims. It also explains how Hindus got the title over Ram Janmabhoomi premises, and finally, future implications of the judgement on similar kinds of other disputes are also discussed...

Islamic Countries: A global risk in COVID-19 like pandemics

According to experts, frequent global pandemics are going to be the new normal of a post-Corona world. Global solidarity and co-operation will be the key antidote to deal with future global pandemics. In this article, we examine the role of Islamic countries in the fight against global disease outbreaks with special focus on their response during the 2019-20 COVID outbreak. In the concluding section, we also look at the options available with world governance organizations to deal with the issue...

Sex scandals and abuses by Church priests in Kerala

The Church plays an important role in society, wielding considerable influence over education and health care institutions. Sexual abuse scandals of Church priests have recently rocked the Christian community in Kerala. Christian constitutes 18.38% of the total population of Kerala. ..

Christian missionary's mass conversions in AP and YSRCP MP’s confession

Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, MP, YSRCP, admits that massive conversions by Christian missionaries are happening due to money power not only in Andhra Pradesh but all over India. This is the first time that CM Jagan's party member admitted about mass conversion. ..

Christians criticize Pope Francis for his participation in prayer with non-Christians

Pope Francis is being accused of "blasphemy" and "sacrilege" by some Catholics for participating in an interfaith prayer with Muslims, Jews and Christians, calling on God to end the Coronavirus pandemic. The multifaith prayer upset many among the Christians...

Church business collapse, more than 12000 Churches apply for PPP Loan

The Coronavirus epidemic hit Church business badly in the United States of America (USA). Between 12,000 and 13,000 of the 17,000 Catholic Churches applied for those coveted Paycheck Protection Progr..

Hindu organizations ask ‘why Kerala CM not accepting money from other religious institutions’

According to data published on FCRA website, Christian organizations receives appx Rs 790 Cr, while Muslim organizations receives appx Rs 36 Cr every year through foreign funding. So far, Kerala Government has not requested to donate some amount during Coronavirus epidemic. ..

Persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh rose during the Coronavirus lockdown, claims World Hindu Federation

In April, 12 business shops of Hindu owners were looted, two Hindu businessmen were killed, 307 acres of Hindu land were occupied by local criminals, two temples were demolished and idols vandalized. 21 Hindu families were evicted from their settlements and 14 Hindu families forced to leave the country...

After Haryana's six Muslim families, now 40 Muslim families return to Hinduism

About 250 members of 40 Muslim families from Bidhmira village in Haryana's Hisar district returned to Hinduism on Friday (May 8, 2020) and performed the last rites of an 80-year older woman according to Hindu customs...

Pakistan omits Ahmadiyyas from Minorities Commission

Pakistani journalist shared a document of Pakistan's Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony. In the document that she shared on Twitter, Muslim minorities Ahmadiyas were not included in the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) citing that their issue is 'religiously & historically sensitive'...

Good Friday: Christian event of remembrance of Jesus's sacrifice for his people’s sins

According to Christians, the most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity. According to Christian beliefs, Jesus was crucified on this day (later named this day as Good Friday), and he was rose again three days later - which is marked as Easter. ..

Origins of Tablighi Jamaat

The Tablighi Jamaat is an Islamic missionary organization that derives inspiration from the Deobandi school of thought in Sunni Islam. The Tablighi Jamaat movement started in India in around 1926-27. A Deobandi Maulvi, Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi founded this movement in Mewat region near Delhi. He was a descendant of the Sufi Shah Waliullah, who had invited Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India in the eighteenth century. ..

Quran and non-Muslims deaths from Coronavirus

Islamic preacher shared a post on his Al-Tawhid Awalan channel on Telegram stating there is nothing wrong with a Muslim praying for the deaths of infidels (Non-Muslims) and wishing that they contract Coronavirus or any similar fatal disease...

Importance and significance of Chaitra Navratri 2020.

A Hindu festival Navaratri is nine nights and ten days celebrated every year. Nav means nine, and Ratri means Nights, so it is nine nights of celebration. According to Hindu beliefs, there are four seasonal Navaratri that fall every year. However, Sharad Navratri and Chaitra Navratri are popularly celebrated by Hindus from all over the world...

The story of sexual abuse by Kerala's Christian priest and his dismissal order by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis has dismissed the Kerala vicar Robin Vadakkumchery from the priesthood who was last year convicted of raping and impregnating a minor girl and jailed for 20 years...

Thousands of Japanese travel to India to embrace Jainism.

Thousands of people from Japan travel to India to embrace Jainism by taking Deeksha at Gujrat. However, just a month ago, about 2,500 Japanese travelled to Tharad in northern Gujarat and spent a week there with the disciples of Jayant Sensuriswarji Maharaj Saheb...

Resettlement of persecuted Mizoram’s indigenous Bru (Reang) community in Tripura Part-2

The Home Ministry has released Rs 600 crore for the welfare of the Bru people living in six refugee camps in Tripura. Each Bru family would be given a 40x30 plot to construct a house as part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna along with an Rs 1.5 lakh aid for the same...

Resettlement of persecuted Mizoram’s indigenous Bru (Reang) community in Tripura Part-1

The Home Ministry of Government of India along with State Governments of Tripura and Mizoram and Mizoram Bru Displaced People's Forum has signed the agreement on permanent rehabilitation of persecuted Bru community in Tripura State...

How Islamic country Iran imposes Sharia law with severe, inhuman punishment – Part 1

Iran also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran is a country in Western Asia. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations,..

Christian churches role in the formation of the Mizo National Front (MNF).

The Mizo National Front (MNF), a separatist organisation was formed on October 22, 1961, with Laldenga as its President...

Is it the first step towards the liberation of Muslim women from inhuman bondage of Islam?

After the bill against "Triple Talaq" was successfully passed in both houses of Parliament, Muslim women have become vocal...

How Islamic country Iran imposes Sharia law with severe, inhuman punishment – Part 2

In Iran, the executions are conducted as per Sharia Law. According to an Amnesty International global report on death sentences and executions..