Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mavani, others organize anti-lynching platform

Prominent activists such as Kanhaiya Kumar, Jignesh Mavani, Tehseen Poonawalla and Shehla Rashid have formed an anti-lynching front in the background of vigilante attacks in the name of religious symbols like the cow. Under the banner of the National Campaign Against Mob Lynching, the platform will fight against what it calls “cultural terrorism” that it […]

The fast rise of extremist Islam in Maldives

When Hussain Rasheed started talking about his son, a sob choked his voice. His feeble reply wasn’t even audible to the small gathering for sometime. When he regained his composure the first question he asked: Why was my son killed? What was his crime? The only crime of Yameen Rasheed,an independent blogger, was that he […]

Congress’ Tiwari compares Modi to Hitler, Mussolini and Gaddafi

Congress Party leader Pramod Tiwari caused a flutter today in the Rajya Sabha after he compared India’s prime minister Narendra Modi to Hitler, Mussolini and Gaddafi, saying that Modi has moved from the company of great leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru to that of well-known dictators with his demonetization drive. “When history is written, and a […]

Admins of Kerala Facebook group face death threats over anti-religious posts

The administration panel of Kerala’s biggest anti-superstition and rationalist Facebook groups has come under death threats for prompting believers to desert the Islamic faith. The blog, named Mujahir 2015, is written in Malayalam, the language spoken in Kerala. “Those who insult the Prophet must be killed,” the blog said. “To carry out (such an act), […]

Christian man who married Hindu girl summoned by Tribunal

A Christian man who married a Hindu woman ten years ago has now received a notice from a ‘Special Administrative Tribunal’ of the Catholic Church seeking an explanation. The letter dated six days ago “requests” the man to appear before the ‘tribunal’ to discuss how he ended up getting married and living in a fashion […]