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Christians belonging to various denominations in Kolkata protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC). The protest rally started from St. Paul’s Cathedral and culminated at the Gandhi statue on Mayo Road, 1.5 km north. “The CAA is against the very spirit of our Constitution and infringes […]

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Alappuzha: In a rare wedding ceremony held in a mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot and exchanged vows in Kerala’s Alappuzha on January 19.The marriage hosted by the Cheruvally Muslim Jamaat mosque near Alappuzha, was held according to Hindu rituals in front of a lighted traditional lamp, with guests from both the communities. […]

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Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research recently. While life for women has improved in some 60 countries, it has deteriorated in Yemen and other war-torn nations, research organizations Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Peace Research Institute Oslo concluded. […]

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Economist Ilham Tohti, a defender of China’s Uighur community who is serving a life sentence on separatism charges, has been awarded the European Union’s top human rights award. In a statement announcing the 2019 Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament described Tohti as a “voice of moderation and reconciliation” who campaigned “tirelessly” to encourage “dialogue and […]

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Growing up with Catholics next door, and Hindus across the road, Imam Syed Hassan Mohamed Al-Attas has been interacting with those of different faiths his entire life. In fact, a close friend and neighbour in Upper Serangoon, where the 67-year-old has lived since birth, is Reverend Adrian Anthony, the former rector of Cathedral of the […]

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A Sikh lawmaker from Britain recently called for United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson to apologize for the “derogatory and racist remarks” he made last year about Muslim women. Speaking during Johnson’s first formal question-and-answer session in the House of Commons, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi excoriated the Tory leader for the way he described Muslim women […]

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