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Religious Discrimination

Turban Of Sikh Taxi Driver Knocked Off By Unidentified Man At JFK Airport In USA

Jan 09, 2022 PTI

Terming the incident of the turban of a Sikh man being knocked off at USA's John F Kennedy airport, as "deeply disturbing", India's Consulate General in New York said that it has taken up the matter with the US authorities and urged them to investigate the incident.

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

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"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.

Contractual Workers At IOCL Allege Caste Discrimination; Go On Strike

On July 27, 2021, a complaint was lodged at Adarsh Nagar police station in Jaipur by Vikram Pahadiya accusing officials of IOCL of sacking four workers on using the washroom.

MP Cabinet Approves ‘Religious Freedom Bill’ To Penalise Conversion Through Marriage

Dec 26, 2020 PTI

The provisions of the bill include a prison term of up to 10 years and a fine amounting to Rs 1 lakh for those who indulge in conversion through marriage, officials said

US ‘Very Concerned’ About Religious Violence, Freedom In India: Trump Official

India has previously rejected the US religious freedom report, saying it sees no locus standi for a foreign government to pronounce on the state of its citizens' constitutionally protected rights.

09 June, 2020

Racism Not Restricted To Colour Of Skin - Irfan Pathan Draws Attention To Religious Discrimination


The killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis last month triggered mass protests around the country and reignited the racism debate world over

26 December, 2019

Alleging Discrimination, Thousands Of Dalits To Convert To Islam In Tamil Nadu

Outlook Web Bureau

It is the same village where a compound wall had collapsed on December 2 due to incessant rains. Seventeen Dalits had died in the incident.

16 December, 2019

Politics Vs Sports: China Plays Hardball, State Broadcaster Pulls Arsenal Match After Mesut Ozil's Uighur Comment


Mesut Ozil, a German of Turkish origin, condemned China's crackdown on Uighur minorities in the western region in a tweet on Friday, while criticizing Muslim countries for failing to speak up against abuses

28 July, 2019

Aligarh Administration Bans Religious Functions On Roads Amid Fears Of Unrest

Outlook Web Bureau

The Aligarh district administration has taken this step as a precautionary measure to prevent any disturbance, a senior official said on Sunday.

27 July, 2019

Ex-Jadhavpur Student Allegedly Assaults Professor Over Discrimination

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Professor Abdul Kafi of the Bengali department was having tea near the university main gate on Friday afternoon, when a former student, identified as Rajesh Santra, hit him repeatedly.

23 April, 2019

EC Bars Navjot Singh Sidhu From Campaigning For 72 Hours Over Religious Remarks

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'The Commission...strongly condemns the impugned statements made by him during election campaign held at Barsoi and Barari of Katihar District,' the order rapping Sidhu reads.


01 December, 2018

Caste System Didn't Exist During Ramayana: Satyapal Singh On Yogi's Dalit Hanuman Remark

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) Udit Raj, on the other hand, had stated that caste is being directly addressed because it influences election and voting patterns.

11 October, 2018

70 Pakistani Asylum Seekers To Be Deported From Thailand

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One of the defendants said the group consists mostly of Christian Pakistanis and some Ahmadi Muslims, and that members of the two religious groups risk persecution in Pakistan.

27 June, 2018

Religious Freedom As Important As Freedom Of People And Their Rights: Nikki Haley On India Visit

Outlook Web Bureau

Haley visited the majestic tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun here and termed her visit as coming back home.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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