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Minority & Religious

SC Grants Last Opportunity To Centre To File Reply On PIL For Identifying Minorities At State Level

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M M Sundresh asked the Centre to file its response within four weeks after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought more time.

Dhalpur Eviction Horror: Report Says They Were Not Illegal Migrants

Jan 07, 2022 Asad Ashraf

A report released by the Centre for Minority Studies, Research and Development in Assam rebuts the Chief Minister and government's position on Dhalpur evictions that left 43 people and 14 police officers injured.

NCM Takes Note Of Row Over Namaz Offering, Hate Speeches Given In Religious Conclaves

"Appropriate action" will be taken by the commission "accordingly", the NCM said adding that chairman Lalpura has "proposed" to visit the site in Ambala where a "church was vandalized" recently.

Mother Teresa's Charity Row | Is Christianity Being Attacked In India?

Dec 29, 2021 Shreya Basak

Does Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram's comment on the government's stance towards the Missionaries of Charity, and other incidents indicate rising discrimination against Christians?

Haridwar Dharam Sansad: Pakistan Lodges Strong Protest Against Hate Speech In India

While India is quick to protest the treatment of religious minorities in Pakistan, the country summoned Indian Charge d'Affaires in Islamabad, Suresh Kumar over the open call for violence against Muslims in an event in Haridwar.

27 December, 2021

Chattisgarh Police File FIR Against Religious Leader For Derogatory Comment On Mahatma Gandhi


Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj had used abusive words against Mahatma Gandhi, during a religious convocation in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur. Maharaj had also hailed Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

24 December, 2021

Governor, Khandu Greet People On Christmas Eve

Outlook Web Desk

Mishra called upon the government officials to have probity, act with promptness, make equal dispensation to one and all and constantly review their own course of work for improvement wherever necessary.

22 December, 2021

Jammu And Kashmir: Four Terrorists Involved In Attack On Religious Minorities Killed, Says MoS Home Nityanand Rai


Jammu And Kashmir: The Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai in Rajya Sabha said seven persons have been arrested in connection with attacks on religious minorities, while four terrorists involved in these incidents have been killed.

19 October, 2021

Bangladesh Violence: US Condemns Attacks On Hindus On Durga Puja


"Every person around the world, regardless of their religious affiliation or belief, should feel safe and supported to celebrate important holidays,” a US State Department spokesperson said.

09 October, 2021

‘I Lost My Dear Father To Bullets. We Are All In It Together’: Sajad Gani Lone

Naseer Ganai

Guns targeting the minority community today will target the majority community tomorrow, he says.

05 October, 2021

Muslim Youth Want To Become Shah Rukh Khan, Not IAS Officer: Ex-Minority Education Commission Chief

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Justice MSA Siddiqui spoke to Outlook about the status of madrasa education in India and said that most government grants go to fake madari (madrasas).


05 August, 2021

India Summons Pakistan’s Charge D’affaires Over Attack On Hindu Temple In Punjab

Seema Guha

India expressed its concern over the treatment of Hindu and Sikh minorities and their places of worship and asked Pakistan to ensure the safety and security of its minority communities.

02 August, 2021

Treat Minorities As 'Weaker Sections' In India, NCM Urges SC

Outlook Web Desk

The National Commission of Minorities said if schemes are not formulated for the weaker sections in India, they are bound to be dominated by majority groups.

15 July, 2021

EU Court Allows Employers To Restrict Wearing Religious Symbols At Work

Associated Press (AP)

The issue was filed before the European Union's Court of Justice by two German women who chose to wear Islamic headscarves to work.

08 April, 2021

Mob Lynches 'Drunk' Man For Entering Pandal Near Temple

Outlook Web Bureau

The man kept lying on the road outside the pandal, writhing in pain for nearly three hours in a semi-conscious state but no one came to his rescue.

04 April, 2021

FIR Filed Against Narsinghanand For Allegedly Hurting Sentiments Of Muslims

Outlook Web Bureau

In a video circulating on social media, religious leader Narsinghanand can be heard attacking Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim community. The video was purportedly shot during an event at the Press Club.

28 March, 2021

Pakistan: Complaint Filed Against Hindu Temple’s Security Staff For Stopping Devotees From Praying

Outlook Web Bureau

Stopping the worshippers from religious rituals in mandir (temple) is against the law of the land, the complainants said in their application.


20 March, 2021

Lucknow Mosque Trustee Moves SC Challenging PIL On 1991 Law On Religious Places

Outlook Web Bureau

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde agreed to examine the controversial provisions of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz