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Sacrilege | What Is It And What Are The Laws Around It

Dec 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Three back-to-back incidents in Punjab have once again stirred the long-simmering controversy around what usually defines sacrilege.

17-Year-Old Dalit Girl Raped In UP's Fatehpur, Forced To Change Religion

Mar 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

23-year-old Raju Ansari took the 17-year-old girl to his residence in the Lalauli police station area of the district on Friday night and allegedly raped her.


China Denies Coercive Birth Control Policies In Xinjiang Amid Religious Persecution Concerns

China has continued to deflect rising international criticism over its policies in Xinjiang, particularly over alleged forced labour and the detention of more than 1 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and others

British Hindus Urge Boris Johnson To Call Out Pakistan Over Minority Persecution

Jan 11, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The mass murder, genocide and persecution of minorities in Pakistan must be stopped, the letter notes, urging UK to issue an inquiry


'Biased And Tendentious': India Rejects US Panel Report On Religious Freedom

The report by a US commission on religious freedom alleged that the religious minorities were under increasing assault in India.

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28 April, 2020

US Panel Flags India For 'Violence', 'Hate Speech' Against Religious Minorities; Suggests 'Targeted Sanctions'

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India has earlier said that the American body on international religious freedom has chosen to be guided only by its biases on a matter on which it has no locus standi.


23 January, 2020

'Rohingya In Myanmar Extremely Vulnerable': ICJ Orders To Prevent Genocide

Outlook Web Bureau

The ICJ also ordered Myanmar to report to them in four months on what measures the country has taken to comply with the order.


16 December, 2019

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

Agencies

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


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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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