March 30, 2021 Ram Puniyani
On March 19, two nuns belonging to Sacred Heart congregation, who were travelling from Delhi to Odisha with two postulants, were forced to de-board the train. The author argues that these events reflect an atmosphere of intolerance.
March 30, 2021 Sabrang India
A court in Muzaffarnagar has allowed withdrawal of cases against BJP leaders like Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana, MLA Sangit Som, former MP Bhartendu Singh and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi, in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case. Over 60 people died and around 40,000 were displaced in the violence.
March 25, 2021 Sabrang India
In Khajuri Khas area of North East Delhi, one Ajay Goswami was reportedly arrested by the Police for assaulting a Muslim man and forcing him to chant Pakistan Murdabad (down with Pakistan) slogans.
March 20, 2021 Sabrang India
Earlier this month the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) announced that all meat shops in the city will remain closed on Tuesdays. Meat shops have often been shut down citing ‘religious reasons’ in the past few years. Most such shutdowns are often ‘enforced’ during the Hindu festival seasons of Navratri, and during the Kanwar yatra as well in many cities across the national capital region.
March 19, 2021 Sabrang India
In new developments in the Kashi Vishwanath temple – Gyan Vapi mosque case, the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) has admitted a new petition related to the case. The new plea demands that an area of the Adi Vishweshwar temple, that is currently deemed ‘occupied’ by the petitioner, be freed, and that the portion of the temple that was demolished on the instructions of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, be rebuilt.