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Rajasthan’s Dalit women celebrate ‘liberty’ at temple


June 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) In a revolution of sorts, some 200 Dalit women from Rajasthan Monday achieved what they thought would remain a mirage -- performing rituals with upper caste ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindu families demand bill on marriage registration


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2(ANI): Families of the Scheduled Caste Hindus in Pakistan have demanded of the government that the Hindu Marriage Registration Bill should be passed by Parliament as early as possible.Women belonging ... Read more...

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‘Discriminating’ Pak authorities ignoring scheduled caste Hindus in flood relief


August 27th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): The Pakistani authorities may have been claiming that they are leaving no stone unturned in providing relief to flood affected people, however, its discriminating face has come to the ... Read more...

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Pak rights group demands legislation for Hindu marriage registration act


May 19th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has demanded a legislation for registering Hindu marriages in the country, in the absence of which women of the minority community are ... Read more...

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Pak group calls for protection of persecuted Hindu scheduled castes in country


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Lending a voice to the long-standing demand of the suppressed Hindu minorities, the Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has urged the government to table a parliamentary legislation in ... Read more...

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Congress MP blames Rao also for Babri mosque demolition (Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress admitted Tuesday that its leader and former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was not alert enough to prevent the demolition of the Babri mosque. ... Read more...

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Maoists unlock Pashupatinath temple trust office in Nepal


September 16th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 16 (ANI): Maoists re-opened the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) office of centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple here on Tuesday.It was locked about two weeks ago after the two Indian priests ... Read more...

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Short of space - Goa law panel recommends common crematorium


July 16th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) With real estate prices shooting up and increasing incidents of inter-community bickering over disposal of the dead, the Goa Law Commission Thursday recommended setting up of a public ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP ganged up to stop me from becoming PM: Mayawati


June 19th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday accused the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other political parties of conspiring to prevent her from becoming the prime ... Read more...

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Gorakhpur Muslim sings Hindu prayers


May 10th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan ShahGorakhpur, May 10 (ANI): A Muslim in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur area has acquired big popularity for his inclination to sing praises of Lord Rama from Ramayana, the religious text of ... Read more...

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Prachanda reinstates Indian priests


January 8th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 7 (ANI): Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda has temporarily reinstated a group of sacked Indian priests to offer worship at the Pashupati Temple. Prachanda late on Wednesday told the National Assembly ... Read more...

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Protest against removal of priests in Nepal


January 4th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.4 (ANI): A number of people in the national capital staged protest at the Embassy of Nepal on Sunday to protest against the removal of the Indian priests from ... Read more...

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Mayawati’s another demolition plan faces law suit


November 17th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 17 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court Monday heard a suit against a proposed move by the Uttar Pradesh government to pull down 103 flats to make way for yet another ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu police charged with not protecting Dalit rights


November 6th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the district collector of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu and the state's director general of police (DGP) ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu police chief gets NHRC notice on Dalits rights violation


November 5th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.5 (ANI):The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo-motu cognizance of a violation of human rights of Dalits in Tamil Nadus Tirunelveli District. The Commission has issued notice ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu Dalit leader alleges police engineered attack


November 3rd, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), Nov 3 (IANS) K. Krishnaswamy, leader of Puthiya Thamizhagam, a Dalit party in Tamil Danu, has alleged that Sunday night's attack on him was masterminded by the state police."My ... Read more...

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British paper urges immediate central action to halt Orissa violence


October 11th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Declaring that the Manmohan Singh government is “unwilling or unable” to intervene in stopping anti-Christian violence, a leading British daily Saturday called for immediate deployment of federal troops ... Read more...

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Shivraj Patil asks Orissa CM to take stringent measures


October 3rd, 2008 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Oct 3 (ANI): Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Friday said in a strongly-worded letter to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to review the situation and take effective ... Read more...

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Orissa Police arrest four for nuns rape


October 3rd, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kandhamal (Orissa) Oct.3 (ANI): Four people have been arrested in Orissa in connection with the rape of a Catholic nun more than a month ago. Police said that at least one police ... Read more...

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116 arrested to quell unrest in Tamil Nadu village


October 2nd, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Uthapuram (Tamil Nadu), Oct 2 (IANS) Tension between upper-caste Hindus and Dalits and the use of country-made bombs resulted in arrest of 116 people in this village, the police said Thursday.Over 520 ... Read more...

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Day curfew re-imposed in Kandhmal


October 1st, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kandhmal, Oct 1 (ANI): A day curfew was re-imposed in nine police limits of Kandhmal district to curb violence. The curfew was re-imposed a day after mob violence occurred in five villages ... Read more...

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Three killed in fresh violence in Orissas Kandhmal District


September 30th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kandhmal (Orissa), Sept 30 (ANI): At least three people were killed and several were injured when the police opened fire to disperse the violent mob in Orissas Kandhmal District today. Police opened ... Read more...

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Dead body found in Orissas Raikia region


September 29th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
Raikia/Bhubaneshwar, Sept 29 (ANI): A dead body was found floating in a river near Raikia region of Orissa on Monday, just two days after communal clashes in riot hit Kandhamal District ... Read more...

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Tension grips Tamil Nadu village over Dalits’ entry into temple


September 8th, 2008 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Salem (Tamil Nadu), Sep 8 (IANS) Tension gripped a village in this Tamil Nadu district Monday after a Hindu temple was thrown open to Dalits on the orders of the Madras High ... Read more...

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Mumbai Christians protest violence in Orissa’’s Kandhamal District


September 8th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai/Patna, Sep 8 (ANI): Christians took out a rally in Mumbai on Sunday to protest against the recent violence in Orissa''s Kandhamal District. Eminent social activists Teesta Setelvad and Swami Agnivesh joined ... Read more...

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Supreme Court asks Orissa Govt. to submit report on Kandhamal


September 3rd, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court today directed the Orissa Government to submit its report on steps taken to protect the lives of people belonging to the Christian community ... Read more...

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Christianophobia needs to be countered as much as anti-Semitism or Islamophobia: Vatican


August 30th, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 30 (ANI): The Vatican has said that "Christianophobia" must be fought with the same determination as anti-Semitism or Islamophobia. The Mirror quoted Vatican Foreign Minister Archbishop Dominique Mamberti as saying ... Read more...

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Violence continues in Kandhamal in Orissa


August 28th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (ANI): Violence continued unabated on Thursday in Kandhamal District of Orissa for the fifth day inspite of the shoot-at-sight order imposed in eight blocks of the communally sensitive ... Read more...

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Maharashtra offers rehabilitation to Khairlanji case witnesses


May 10th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by admin
Nagpur, May 10 (IANS) In an unprecedented action, the Maharashtra government has offered a tidy rehabilitation package to two prosecution witnesses in the sensational Khairlanji Dalit massacre case wherein four members of ... Read more...

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Southern Tamil Nadu tense again following statue desecration


May 9th, 2008 - 7:40 am ICT by admin
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), May 8 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu police arrested at least 50 people and resorted to cane charge to quell angry reactions following the desecration of a statue of a ... Read more...

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Upper castes fear Dalits’ attack after breach in wall


May 8th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by admin
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), May 8 (IANS) Upper caste Hindus of Uthapuram village, near here, stayed away from their homes for the third consecutive day Thursday, saying they feared "militant Dalits' attack" after ... Read more...

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Karat hails breach of ‘caste wall’ in Tamil Nadu


May 7th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by admin
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), May 7 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday congratulated the Tamil Nadu government for demolishing part of a village wall that segregated residences of ... Read more...

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Tension in Tamil Nadu village over wall demolition (Lead)


May 7th, 2008 - 1:21 am ICT by admin
Madurai, May 6 (IANS) Tension erupted in a Tamil Nadu village Tuesday after the administration demolished part of a 20-year-old wall that segregated residences of Dalits and upper caste Hindus. A senior ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu village wall causes new tension


May 6th, 2008 - 11:23 pm ICT by admin
Madurai, May 6 (IANS) Tension erupted in a Tamil Nadu village Tuesday after the administration demolished part of a 20-year-old wall that segregated residences of Dalits and upper caste Hindus. Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Biggest pilgrimage for Pak Hindus Mata Hinglaj begins in Karachi


April 21st, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Apr 21 (ANI): Three-day long Mata Hinglaj celebrations, the biggest pilgrimage of Pakistani Hindus, started in Hungol, Balochistan, last evening, where thousands of Hindus, mainly women, children and the elderly, ... Read more...

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