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    1. B'desh HC rejects writ challenging Islam as state religion

      A top Bangladeshi today rejected a 28-year-old petition seeking removal of Islam as the state religion of the Muslim-majority nation, a provision added in the constitution by a former military dictator in 1988.

       "The petitioners do not have the locus standi (the right to appear in a court with the petition)," ruled a special bench of Justice Naima Haider, Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque, and Justice Ashraful Kamal. 

      The bench ...

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    2. It's now fashion to criticise anything Hindu, Bharatiya: Naidu

      With the Opposition leaving no stone unturned in criticising the government over the World Cultural Festival being organised by the Art of Living foundation, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. on Friday said it has become a fashion nowadays to criticise anything Hindu, Bharatiya or Indian, adding this has become the mindset of some people.

      Naidu came out in support of the World Cultural Festival on Yamuna floodplains and ...

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      Mentions: Yamuna
    3. RSS to urge PM to raise Hindu safety issue with Bangladesh

       We also want the PM to ensure that Hindus are not forced to flee that country, the party said

      RSS today said it would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of safety of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh with the government of that country during his trip there beginning on June 6.

      A memorandum containing the demand would be submitted to the Prime Minister by the West Bengal ...

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    4. Hindus and Sikhs feel discriminated in Afghanistan, urge Indian government for help

      Hindus and Sikhs feel discriminated in Afghanistan, urge Indian government for help

      Sikhs and Hindus living in  have reportedly urged the Indian Government to bail them out of the discrimination they are facing in the Muslim-dominant nation.

      These Hindus and Sikhs had migrated to  in Afghanistan in search of jobs and livelihood, but now say that they are being discriminated against.

       

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    5. US lawmakers call for protection of minority rights in B'desh

      US lawmakers call for protection of minority rights in B'desh

      Expressing concern over the deteriorating condition of minority rights, American lawmakers have urged Bangladeshi Government to protect fundamental human rights of the religious minorities in the country. 

      In a 'dear colleague' letter, addressed to the Secretary of State, John Kerry, lawmakers Tulsi Gabbard and Aaron Schock said that promoting a stable and democratic  is important to US economic, political and security interests in the South  region. 

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    6. Legislation for religious workers introduced in Congress

      Legislation for religious workers introduced in Congress

      Aimed at facilitating immigration of religious workers including those of Hindu and Sikh faith, a US lawmaker has introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives. 

      Introduced yesterday by Congressman Mike , the Freedom of Faith Act (HR 4460), will make permanent the special immigrant provision for non-minister religious workers. 

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    7. Pak Hindu widows to get financial assistance

      Pak Hindu widows to get financial assistance

      For the first time in 's history, widows hailing from the minority Hindu community will get financial assistance from a provincial government. 

      Special Advisor to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister for Minority Affairs, Sardar Sooran Singh said the initiative would provide relief to the deserving women of the minority community. 

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      Mentions: Pakistan Imran Khan
    8. Pak SC seeks report on denial of access to Hindu temple

      Pak SC seeks report on denial of access to Hindu temple

      's Supreme  has sought a report from the government on its efforts to ensure access for the minority Hindu community to a century-old temple in  province. 

      The  bench of the apex court was hearing applications against the alleged denial of access to the members of the minority community to the temple - Amrapur Asthan of Prem Prakash Panth - during a suo motu proceedings on the attack on ...

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    9. Register "persecuted" Hindu migrants as overseas citizen: NGO

      Register "persecuted" Hindu migrants as overseas citizen: NGO

      Hindus facing "religious persecution" in  and should be registered as Overseas Citizen of , an NGO today demanded. 

      Similarly, Hindu minorities facing "religious persecution" in Pakistan should also be registered as Persons of Indian Origin, Hindu Singh Sodha, founder-convener of "Visthapit Sangh aur Seemant Lok Sangathan" told reporters here. 

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    10. Bangladesh to form tribunals to probe attacks on Hindus

      Bangladesh to form tribunals to probe attacks on Hindus

      In the wake of widespread attacks on Hindus in the country, today decided to set up special tribunals under an anti-terror  to punish the perpetrators of violence aimed at the minority community. 

      "A process has been initiated to constitute tribunals to try them (culprits) under the  Prevention Act," Shafique Ahmed, prime minister's law affairs adviser, told PTI. 

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    11. Hindu idols vandalised in Bangladesh

      Hindu idols vandalised in Bangladesh

      At least eight idols of Hindu gods and goddesses were vandalised by unidentified miscreants in , a media report said Friday.

      A group of people broke into the community puja pandal at a village in Bangladesh's Natore district early Friday and damaged the newly-carved idols of goddesses Durga, and Lakshmi, and gods Ganesh and Kartik, reported The Daily Star citing Aslam Hossin, a police official.

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    12. Manu's Children

      The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was launched ten years ago with the objective of advocating for the community and educating American policymakers in the government, legislatures, media and think tanks. Meghani remembers an incident seven years ago when a US Congressman asked an HAF delegation if they were Shia or Sunni. “When we first went to Capitol Hill, Congressmen and Senators recalled that they had always met delegations representing Indian ...

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    13. Pakistani Hindu family looted

      A Pakistani Hindu family was looted on a highway in Punjab province today after attending a three-day festival at Nankana Sahib to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion.

      Daleep Kumar and his family were travelling to their hometown at Kherpur in southern Sindh province in two cars when some unidentified armed men intercepted them at Mangatwala Road, 30 km from Nankana Sahib, at ...

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    14. Human rights violation against Hindu women in Pak: BJP

      Alleging human rights violation against women belonging to the Hindu minority community in Pakistan, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi today demanded a statement from the government on the flight of over 400 affected families to India.

      Responding to the forceful plea by Joshi during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Home Minister P Chidambaram said the matter required a detailed response. "After consultations with the Prime Minister and the ...

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      Mentions: Pakistan Sindh India
    15. Pak source of 'religiously-motivated' violence: US panel

      Pak source of 'religiously-motivated' violence: US panelBusiness Standard, India - Lalit K JhaBesides Pakistan, the nations listed in the category of "country of particular concern" are Myanmar, North Korea, Eriteria, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, China, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. The "Commission's Watch List" include ...
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