India gives Jain community minority status

Indian Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to religious minorities

Indian Court: Premarital sex ‘immoral’, no religion permits it

After Fleeing Violence, Many Indian Muslims Refuse to Return Home

Report: China, India Among Nations With Worst Religious Freedom

India Schools Ban Friday Prayer

India Government Asks Court To Review Sodomy Law

Indian gov’t considering repealing recently upheld law against ‘unnatural sex’: reports

Indian State Oks Bill Against Religious Charlatans

Attorney: India got it right on homosexual ‘rights’ | One News Now

“India’s Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law” | KnoxNews (AP)

    Knox News (AP): The United States expressed concern about the Indian Supreme Court decision, although it wasn’t immediately clear if Washington had directly raised the issue with Indian government officials. “We oppose all actions that criminalize consensual sex conducts between adults,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. “We call on all governments to advance equality for LGBT individuals around the world.”But the court ruling was welcomed by a conservative U.S. legal advocacy group, Alliance Defending Freedom. “The India Supreme Court has ruled in the interest of the health of its society rather than the interests of activist groups trying to use the court to do their bidding,” said the group’s chief counsel, Benjamin Bull.


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“US voices ‘concern’ at India gay sex ban”

India Supreme Court refuses to engage in judicial activism in landmark decision | Alliance Defending Freedom

Police in India slow to investigate torture, killing of Christian boy | Christian Today (Morningstar News)

Police in India Slow to Investigate Torture, Killing of Christian Boy | Morningstar News

    MorningStar News: The body of his small son, Anugrag Gemethi, nicknamed Anmol, was found in a pond on Nov. 18 after he failed to return home from a friend’s house the previous day. His face was mutilated beyond recognition, there were burn marks on his stomach, his toes were chopped off and one hand and arm were deeply slashed, Gemethi said . . . Attorney Tehmina Arora of Alliance Defending Freedom-India said the murder shows how elusive religious freedom is in India. “This is a tragic and brutal killing of a young child, seemingly to curb the free exercise of his and his parents’ religious beliefs,” she said. “In a nation where we have constitutionally guaranteed freedom of conscience and religion, no one should be targeted, let alone murdered, for their faith. This is a sad and painful reminder of how far we have to travel before these fundamental rights become a reality.”


  • Posted: 12/02/2013
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Protect India’s religious minorities: U.S. House resolution

‘Folding of hands at prayer in schools not mandatory’

Conviction of Christians for Murder of Hindu Leader in India Biased, Unfounded

India: Sunday prayers disrupted in Tumkur, Belgaum

Attorneys Claim Conviction of Christian Men in India “Biased and Unfounded” | Persecution.org

    Persecution.org: Some have suggested that the investigating officer may have neglected to question eyewitnesses at the crime site, as witnesses there at that time did not disclose information to police, said Tehmina Arora, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom-India, who appeared for the accused at the Supreme Court for their bail application. “It’s hard to understand why those who were eyewitnesses to such a tragic event failed to disclose the same to the police,” she told Morning Star News. “The reliance placed on certain witnesses by the court seems unjustifiable and based on assumptions and presumptions. Furthermore, in spite of little evidence of the same, the court has made very strong and unwarranted statements against the seven Christians.”


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Report: militant Hindu youth hound Christians in Indian village

Revealed: India is home to nearly half of world’s 30 million modern-day slaves

Pregnant Women Go Undercover in India to Expose Sex-Selection Abortions

Police in India Rebuke, Threaten Pastor for Reporting Vicious Beating

India: The Politics of Religious Conversions in Jharkhand

Persecution of Christians Rockets in Karnataka, India

Did You Know 200 Million Girls are “Missing” Thanks to Abortion, Infanticide?

India: Christian school looted, Catholic cemetery vandalized

India Gender Crisis: Mortality Rate for Girls 75% Higher Than Boys

Christian Widows in India Beaten for Refusing to ‘Reconvert’ to Hinduism

US lawmakers examine gender imbalance in India

India: Hindu extremists attack church on consecutive Sundays

Religious riots kill 31 in India, political parties trade blame

31 killed in Indian religious violence

India: Protestant pastors beaten in Karnataka

North India Church Destroyed by 1,000-Strong Mob

Hindu Extremists Attack Pastor’s Mother in India

Economic Independence Is Transforming India’s Marriage Culture

India: Rajya Sabha passes bill for compulsory marriage registration

Dogs Found Gnawing Body of an Abandoned Newborn Girl in India

Want to become a Christian? Give a month’s notice. | World Magazine

Indian Converts Must Get Government Permission (One Month in Advance) or Face Prison | Christianity Today

India: Converts face prison without permission from authorities | Christian Today

Bill passes in India jailing converts, clergy for failure to give prior notice of conversion

Bill Passes in India Jailing Converts, Clergy for Failure to Give Prior Notice of Conversion

Orissa: Catholic nun gang raped

India: Debate on pros and cons of religious education rages on

Virgin Mary In A Sari: Hindus Outraged By Christian Statue Depicting Blessed Mother And Jesus In Indian Tribal Dress

17-year-old girl dies after forced abortion in India: Report

Indian court rules that any couple who have sex are legally married…

India: Christian man beheaded for not converting to Hinduism

British schoolgirl ‘murdered for her organs’ in India, family claim

India: Marriage Laws bill divides Cabinet; referred to GoM

U.S. Taxpayers Spend $355,825 to Reduce Stigmatization of India’s Transgenders

Indian Supreme Court considering online porn ban

UK: MP urges Govt to record gender of aborted babies

Indian State Stops Playboy Beach Club From Opening

Christian Tourists in Kashmir Face Violence over Conversion Claims

Who’s behind India’s barbaric mega sterilization camps?

Australia parents face India surrogacy barriers: expert

Indian Court Says Child Marriage Ban Overrides Muslim Personal Law

“No surrogacy visa for gay foreigners”

India: Polygamy Allowed in Islam, Not Encouraged

Surrogacy: Renting Wombs in India Exploits the Powerless

BRICS: The World’s New Banker?

India: Twelve convictions for anti-Christian violence in Orissa, but “much remains to be done”

India Law Bans the Golden Rule | Benjamin Bull at Christian Post

200 Million Girls Killed in China, Where Are the Feminists?

A Village Rape Shatters a Family, and India’s Traditional Silence

India: Religion-based education schemes violate Constitution: Guj HC

India: Court notice to Centre, States on transgender issue

Indian Court Bars Sale Of Chicken And Fish During Jain Festival

Canadian and Indian Governments Express Concern With Pro-Khalisan Activity By Canadian Sikhs

India to jail families who coerce women into abortions

One Small Step for India . . . | Katherine Infantine at First Things