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    1. Anger over kidnappings, forced conversions of Hindu girls in Pakistan

      Earlier this month, on April 9, 2016, three teenage girls of Hindu community in Sindh province went missing from their villages.

      Threatened by kidnappings and forced conversions of their teenage girls and abandoned by the government of Pakistan, the Hindu minority living in Sindh province is waiting for a divine miracle to rescue them.

      Earlier this month, on April 9, 2016, three teenage girls of Hindu community in Sindh province ...

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    2. Hindu women in Pakistan exploited due to absence of Marriage Act

      The Hindus in Pakistan are not only a deprived lot but they often are subjected to severe atrocities, discrimination and forced conversions. The worst affected among the lot are the women who are raped, forcefully converted and compelled to live the rest of their lives as sex slaves. In worst cases, many are married off during their childhood itself.

      Absence of a marriage act has paved the way for the ...

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      Mentions: Pakistan
    3. Swastika case: George Washington University urged to revoke Jewish student's suspension

      Swastika case: George Washington University urged to revoke Jewish student's suspension

      A prominent student rights' group, along with the student's attorneys and the Hindu American Foundation, urged the George Washington University to revoke suspension of the Jewish student for placing a souvenir Hindu swastika obtained on a trip to India on his residence hall's bulletin board.

      "The GWU may not ignore thousands of years of history and effectively forbid all uses of the swastika because it was used by ...

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    4. Muslims cannot prosper unless they learn to coexist with Hindus, says Justice Suhail Aizaz Siddiqui

      Muslims cannot prosper unless they learn to coexist with Hindus, says Justice Suhail Aizaz Siddiqui

      Moderate Islam has always been the forte of Indian Muslims, but lately the Islamic beliefs in India have started becoming radicalized and this has led the moderates into taking a more aggressive approach towards preaching their own version of Islamic philosophy. Justice (Retd.) Suhail Aizaz Siddiqui, chairman of National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions is a well-known moderate philosopher who believes in Islam's coexistence with all other faiths.

      Talking ...

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      Mentions: India Agra
    5. BJP MLA in Jammu and Kashmir: I swear in the name of Mata Vaishno Devi

      BJP MLA in Jammu and Kashmir: I swear in the name of Mata Vaishno Devi

      As the 12th Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir came into form on Tuesday, BJP MLA Ravinder Raina triggered a controversy when he took the oath in the name of Mata Vaishno Devi, drawing objections from the opposition.

      Raina, who is an MLA from Noushera Assembly segment and head of the state BJP youth wing, came up to the Speaker's chair and said, "I do swear in the name ...

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    6. Pakistan Hindus protest order to raze temple in Islamabad

      Pakistan Hindus protest order to raze temple in Islamabad

      The Hindu community in Pakistan's Rawalpindi is protesting against the demolition order of a temple located in the heart of the garrison city.

      Built in 1935, the Maharishi Walmeck Sawami Jee temple serves as the hub of religious activities of the Hindus living in Rawalpindi. The temple is situated in high-security zone surrounded by residential and official buildings of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).

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    7. Home ministry chalks out plan to settle Kashmiri Pandits

      For Prime Minister Narendra Modi rehabilitation of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) was not just an empty poll promise made in the heat of elections. Less than a week into office, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), under the guidance of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), has initiated an ambitious project to rehabilitate people who have become "refugees" in their own country.

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    8. Muslim mob attacks Hindu housholds, temple in Bangladesh over alleged blasphemy

      Muslim mob attacks Hindu housholds, temple in Bangladesh over alleged blasphemy

      An around 3,000-strong mob attacked Hindu households and a temple in Bangladesh's Comilla district, media reported on Monday.

      The attacks took place on Sunday after rumours were spread over loudspeakers that two youths had defamed Prophet Muhammad, bdnews24.com reported.

      Locals and police said teachers and students of eight madrasas in Homna upazila led the assault on Hindus at Baghsitarampur village.

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    9. Sikh extremists: The outside force

      Sikh extremists: The outside force

      India blames Pakistan for training Sikh militants, Pak denies charges.

      Also, despite the Pakistan Government's protestations to the contrary, Ganga Singh Dhillon had visited Pakistan in the last week of March and stayed with Shujat Hussain, a member of the National Assembly and a son of the late Chaudhri Zahoor Elahi, Dhillon's old friend whom Ayub had assigned the task of cultivating Sikh separatists in the '60s.

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      Mentions: Punjab Kabul Kashmir
    10. 150-year-old Hindu temple under threat in Karachi

      150-year-old Hindu temple under threat in Karachi

      Pakistani Hindus and human rights activists are calling on authorities in Karachi to halt the construction of an overpass, which they argue threatens the foundation of a 150-year-old Hindu temple.

      According to reports in Pakistani media, activists have maintained the overpass construction, metres away from the 150-year-old Shri Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple, is creating vibrations that could severely damage the building's structure.

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    11. Penguin agrees to axe Wendy Doniger's controversial book The Hindus: An Alternative History

      Penguin agrees to axe Wendy Doniger's controversial book The Hindus: An Alternative History

      According to reports, Penguin Books India has succumbed to pressure by various groups and agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book, The Hindus: An Alternative History. Reports say that they have even agreed to destroy all the remaining copies of the book which are currently with the publisher.

      While there is no official confirmation from Penguin, a copy of the agreement wherein Penguin cans the book ...

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    12. Hindus, Sikhs compelled to bury dead in Pakistan as cremation grounds vanish

      Hindus, Sikhs compelled to bury dead in Pakistan as cremation grounds vanish

      Death is the great leveller. But the tragedy following it in the case of grieving Hindus and Sikhs families, certainly, is not experienced by all in Muslim-dominated Pakistan.

      While some travel hundreds of kilometers just to perform the last rites as per their religious practices, others have no option but to bury the mortal remains of their near and dear ones. Cremation grounds are vanishing fast in Pakistan, and the ...

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    13. Hundreds of Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh take shelter in temples

      Hundreds of Hindus attacked in post-poll violence in Bangladesh take shelter in temples

      Hundreds of Hindu families had to flee their homes following post-poll violence in different districts in neighbouring Bangladesh and are too scared to return as the administration could not ensure their security.

      According to The Daily Star and several other newspapers, activists of main Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its key-ally fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami attacked Hindu households in western Jessore and northwestern Dinajpur as soon as the voting ended on ...

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    14. The monks who abandoned Ferraris

      The monks who abandoned Ferraris
      On March 13, a day before the 44 youths were initiated into monkhood at Salangpur, they were taught by senior monks how to wear their own white pagri (head-dress), shaven, bathed and asked to fast till next evening's diksha (initiation) ceremony. They spent their last night of 'worldliness' with their relatives at the venue. On D-Day, in front of a huge crowd of onlookers, Pramukh Swami blessed them one ...
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    15. Time-line of Ayodhya dispute and slew of legal suits

      The Ayodhya dispute has been an emotive issue for decades and mired in a slew of legal suits involving Hindu and Muslim religious groups. Following is the history, chronology and timeline of the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid issue till the green signal given by the Supreme Court to the Allahabad High Court today to deliver its verdict on the Ayodhya title suit.
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