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News India » Religion: Hindu attacks on Christians double in India

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/hindu-attacks-onchristians-double-in-india/81570
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Hindu attacks on Christians in India have doubled in the past year as part of an unprecedented trend to portray Christians as acting against the state, its religious tolerance and national ethos, according to a newly released report. The country recorded ...

News India » Religion: Attacks against India's Christians doubled in 2017

News channel or source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/attacks-against-indias-christians-doubled-in-2017-55262
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Compared to 2016, attacks against Christians in India by Hindu extremists more than doubled in 2017 amid efforts to label the religious minority a danger to the state. The persecution ranges from threats and physical violence to destruction of church ...

News India » Religion: ‘S Durga’, ‘Nude’ Approved After Indian Censor Changes Tack

News channel or source: http://variety.com/2018/film/asia/durga-nude-approved-after-indian-censor-changes-cbfc-1202706388/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

In India, the CBFC ordered the muting of several swear words and a title change to avoid offending Hindu religious sentiments. The film is a comment on the poor situation of women’s safety in India. On Wednesday, it was approved with a UA certificate.

News India » Religion: Iran and India sign deal to deepen relations

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/iran-india-sign-deal-deepen-relations-180218131756257.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

India's ability to forge independent bilateral relations sans ... the largely Muslim capital of southern Telangana State, where he met religious leaders and visited Islamic sites. He offered Friday prayers at a 17th-century Sunni mosque in the city ...

News India » Religion: Did the British Empire resist women’s suffrage in India?

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43081429
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Elections in colonial India were exercises in restricted democracy with a limited number of voters casting their ballots in seats allotted along religious, community and professional lines. In the beginning, Mahatma Gandhi did not support women gaining the ...

News India » Religion: Indian Theaters Censored the Name of a Hindu God Put in 'Black Panther' to Appeal to Indian Fans

News channel or source: https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/indian-theaters-censored-the-name-of-a-hindu-god-put-in-black-panther-to-appeal-to-indian-fans/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Indian censors bleeped out a word specifically put into "Black Panther" to cater to fans in India. Among the religious beings mentioned in the new Marvel movie is Hanuman, the name of an Indian deity which filmmakers used for a god known only as the "ape ...

News India » Religion: Justin Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet on India trip

News channel or source: http://canoe.com/news/national/justin-trudeau-reiterates-denial-of-sikh-separatists-in-cabinet-on-india-trip
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

where thousands of worshippers lined the walkways and called out religious greetings as Trudeau passed. The temple in some ways is directly tied to the tensions between India and Canada. In 1984, India’s army had a violent clash with Sikhs in the temple ...

News India » Religion: India, Oman to join hands to prevent misuse of religion to promote terror

News channel or source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-oman-to-join-hands-to-prevent-misuse-of-religion-to-promote-terror/articleshow/62893070.cms
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

NEW DELHI: India and Oman have decided to coordinate efforts to counter “misuse” of religion by groups and states for perpetrating acts of terror and urged the international community to take action against entities which use terrorism as an instrument ...

News India » Religion: Combatting Religious Terrorism

News channel or source: http://www.indiawest.com/letters_to_editor/combatting-religious-terrorism/article_0fad1438-1372-11e8-af1d-e7fa23f0ba61.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

In India, this sort of religious and cultural superiority led to the stigmatisation of a large section of people as ’untouchables’ and to a commonly believed superstition that those who left the shores of India would be polluted forever. Assumed ...

News India » Religion: A New Reality Confronts India in the Middle East

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/a-new-reality-confronts-india-in-the-middle-east/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

In their joint statement, India and the UAE “reiterated their condemnation for efforts, including by States, to use religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism against other countries, or to use terrorism as instrument of State policy.”