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Fly on the wall - The New Indian Express

Fly on the wall
The New Indian Express
Hamid Ansari, outgoing Vice-President of India. “There is a propaganda about so called tolerance and intolerance. India is the most tolerant country in the world. We have never come to intolerance, and that is the philosophy of the nation.” - M ...



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India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)
India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists
Foreign Policy (blog)
Incidents of Hindu and Muslim extremism have fed on each other in the province; brutal declarations by each side stir the other. In 1995, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Kashmiri militant outfit, announced that locals were forbidden from helping with the ...
When dawn of freedom gave way to slaughterToledo Blade
A window on PartitionThe News International
Moving beyond nationalism: a new vision for peace in South AsiaOpen Democracy

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Hindu UK MP Wants Names Of Sikh Hardliners Off India's 'Blacklist' - South Asian Link #sikhlivesmatter

South Asian Link
Hindu UK MP Wants Names Of Sikh Hardliners Off India's 'Blacklist'
South Asian Link
The MP, who was in Phagwara on Wednesday, said, “Many Sikhs have been waiting for last 30-35 years to come to their native places and meet family members in Punjab. PHAGWARA – Virendra Kumar Sharma, a Hindu member of the UK Parliament, from ...



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Braving bloodshedding, they stood firm for faith - Times of India #sikhlivesmatter

Times of India
Braving bloodshedding, they stood firm for faith
Times of India
"My father chose to stay back, not for his property or family but for gurdwaras as he was sure no one would take care of the shrines if everyone left for India," said Lahorebased Bishan Singh, former president of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbanchak ...



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When the paradigm shifts: on PM Modi's new brand of politics - The Hindu

When the paradigm shifts: on PM Modi's new brand of politics
The Hindu
Consider, for instance, why we are so appalled today by the lynching of Muslims by self-styled protectors of the Hindu religion, and not so much by abject poverty around us or the continued prevalence of the dehumanising caste system. Part of this ...



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Watch: #PartitionAt70: Muslims Who Stayed Back in India - The Wire

The Wire
Watch: #PartitionAt70: Muslims Who Stayed Back in India
The Wire
In this short documentary, we spoke to four Muslims to understand the kind of political and communal atmosphere that had swept across north India in 1947. They talk about the reasons their families decided to stay back and what compelled their ...

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At 70, search for a united Pakistan continues - The Nation (blog)

The Independent
At 70, search for a united Pakistan continues
The Nation (blog)
Plight of Indian Muslims and minorities is not as rosy as portrayed by modern Indian state. These are desperate times in intolerant India trying to hide its murky face. Being a minority is not a choice one would like to make. Atrocious circumstances of ...
Partition 70 years on: The violence that created Pakistan and IndiaThe Independent
Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan splitTimes of India
The unfinished business of Indian partitionThe Japan Times
BBC News -Economic Times
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The truth about Christian persecution in India – and it's not what you think - ChristianToday

ChristianToday
The truth about Christian persecution in India – and it's not what you think
ChristianToday
With more than 28 million believers, India is home to one of the world's largest Christian populations. Yet in the context of the second most populous country on earth, Christians make up just 2.3 per cent. And they are a minority increasingly under ...
Indian Christians' alarm over violence against minoritiesVatican Radio

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Christian Coulson to star in an indie rom-com 'Bite Me' - India.com

Christian Coulson to star in an indie rom-com 'Bite Me'
India.com
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (PTI) 'Harry Potter' actor Christian Coulson is set to star in an indie romance comedy “Bite Me”. The 38-year-old star will join Naomi McDougall Jones, Naomi Grossman and Annie Golden in the film, reported Deadline. Meredith Edwards ...

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How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today - The News Minute

The News Minute
How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today
The News Minute
At around 25% of its population, Muslims were British India's largest religious minority. Under imperial rule, they had grown accustomed to having their minority status protected by a system of reserved legislative seats and separate electorates. The ...
At 70, search for a united Pakistan continuesThe Nation (blog)
Partition 70 years on: The violence that created Pakistan and IndiaThe Independent
Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan splitTimes of India
The Japan Times -BBC News -Economic Times
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Bhatkal muslims rue identity crisis - The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Bhatkal muslims rue identity crisis
The New Indian Express
Muslims in Bhatkal say they are being looked down upon by other community members, not only in their town but also when they travel to other cities in India. The moment they mention Bhatkal, the attitude of hotel staff and security agencies change.



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Delhi Minister accuses BJP, Congress of deal on anti-Sikh riots - India.com #sikhlivesmatter

Financial Express
Delhi Minister accuses BJP, Congress of deal on anti-Sikh riots
India.com
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Accusing the BJP and the Congress of cutting a deal on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said he would meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and that the SIT probe into the riot cases be ...
Will ask Centre to expedite SIT probe into anti-Sikh riots cases: Satyendar JainFinancial Express

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Indian Christians' alarm over violence against minorities - Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio
Indian Christians' alarm over violence against minorities
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Over a hundred prominent Indian Christians have written an open letter to the heads of all Churches and Christian communities, spurring them to action in support of civil society in its struggle to safeguard India's secular credentials ...
The truth about Christian persecution in India – and it's not what you thinkChristianToday

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Venezuela defense chief calls Trump intervention threat 'crazy' - The Hindu

Venezuela defense chief calls Trump intervention threat 'crazy'
The Hindu
There is an extremist elite that rules the United States.” “As a soldier, I stand with the Venezuelan armed forces, and with the people. I am sure that we will all be on the front lines of defending the interests and sovereignty of this beloved ...

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India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)
India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists
Foreign Policy (blog)
Incidents of Hindu and Muslim extremism have fed on each other in the province; brutal declarations by each side stir the other. In 1995, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, a Kashmiri militant outfit, announced that locals were forbidden from helping with the ...
A window on PartitionThe News International
Moving beyond nationalism: a new vision for peace in South AsiaOpen Democracy

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Can Indian Americans be as loyal to India as they are to the US economy in which they thrive? - Economic Times

Economic Times
Can Indian Americans be as loyal to India as they are to the US economy in which they thrive?
Economic Times
In the US, Donald Trump's insular campaign promise to “Make America Great Again” appears to be evolving — if that's the right word — to address a core constituency: the Christian nationalists. Soon after becoming president, Trump thundered that he ...



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Sense of unease among Muslims in India: Hamid Ansari - The christianmessenger

The christianmessenger
Sense of unease among Muslims in India: Hamid Ansari
The christianmessenger
In his last interview before demitting the office of India's vice-president, Hamid Ansari has said that Muslims in the country were experiencing “a feeling of unease”. “A sense of ... Posted by The Christian Messenger News Desk on Aug 10 2017. Filed ...

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Indian-origin man jailed for six months in Singapore - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Indian-origin man jailed for six months in Singapore
Hindustan Times
The Indian-origin man also tried to assault Staff Sergeant Lionel Tan Wei Ming's face but was stopped. Undeterred, he then tried to move towards Gugan and when Sergeant Christian Tan tried to stop him, he slapped the police official's hand away ...

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Christian pastors beaten by Hindu extremists with knives, rods and sticks in bloody attack - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk
Christian pastors beaten by Hindu extremists with knives, rods and sticks in bloody attack
Express.co.uk
CHRISTIAN pastors were set upon by a Hindu gang wielding knives and metal rods, leaving one so badly injured he suffered brain damage. By Rebecca Flood ... The pair, a father and son, were beaten by Hindu extremists in India as they walked home.

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Partition of India: 'They would have slaughtered us' - BBC News

BBC News
Partition of India: 'They would have slaughtered us'
BBC News
When India was partitioned into two separate states in August 1947, the border between Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan was kept secret until the very last minute. The Punjab was split down the middle and many people did not if they ...
Remembering Partition: 70 years since India-Pakistan divideThe Philadelphia Tribune
Pakistan: Religious leaders meet to celebrate 70th Independence DayVatican Radio

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Usain Bolt's Last Race Ends In Disaster As He Limps Out Injured - NDTV

NDTV
Usain Bolt's Last Race Ends In Disaster As He Limps Out Injured
NDTV
Usain Bolt's Last Race Ends In Disaster As He Limps Out Injured. Bolt missed out on his bid to retain his 100m title earlier in the week, losing out to Gatlin and silver medallist Christian Coleman, who ran relay anchor for the Americans on Saturday.
Athletics-Jamaica's Blake doubtful for sprint relay finalDaily News & Analysis

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Pakistani Cinema Had Its Own Way of Looking at Partition Too - The Wire #sikhlivesmatter

The Wire
Pakistani Cinema Had Its Own Way of Looking at Partition Too
The Wire
The film is set in a symbolic pre-partition Punjab village in India where Hindus, Sikhs and Muslim live in harmony. The most respected man in the village is the vaid, Prem Nath (Zarif), while World War II veteran, Umer Din (Sudhir), a Muslim, and petty ...



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India at 70 | 'I'm not afraid': Husband murdered, Kausalya fights honour killings - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
India at 70 | 'I'm not afraid': Husband murdered, Kausalya fights honour killings
Hindustan Times
At 18, Kausalya dared to marry a Dalit man in college, transgressing the inviolate bounds of caste that regulate the lives and loves of millions of Indians. Her family lashed out, first threatening her, then abducting her and finally in a feral attack ...



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Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan split - Times of India

Times of India
Divided Muslim family yearns to reunite, 70 years after India, Pakistan split
Times of India
KARACHI/ NEW DELHI: As India and Pakistan prepare to celebrate 70 years of independence from Britain next week, thousands of families in the nuclear-armed neighbours remain divided by a border that strained diplomatic ties make harder to cross.
At 70, search for a united Pakistan continuesThe Nation (blog)
India-Pakistan Partition: An Indian perspectiveAljazeera.com
Partition 70 years on: The violence that created Pakistan and IndiaThe Independent
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UAE joins chorus of concern over Doklam - The Hindu

The Hindu
UAE joins chorus of concern over Doklam
The Hindu
Mr. Gargash was in Delhi on his fifth trip this year to discuss deepening bilateral ties, but also as a part of a diplomatic offensive by Gulf states following their economic blockade over what they call Qatar's broken promises on ending support to ...

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Indian Christians' alarm over violence against minorities - Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio
Indian Christians' alarm over violence against minorities
Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Over a hundred prominent Indian Christians have written an open letter to the heads of all Churches and Christian communities, spurring them to action in support of civil society in its struggle to safeguard India's secular credentials ...
The truth about Christian persecution in India – and it's not what you thinkChristianToday

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How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today - The News Minute

The News Minute
How the Partition of India happened – and why its effects are still felt today
The News Minute
At around 25% of its population, Muslims were British India's largest religious minority. Under imperial rule, they had grown accustomed to having their minority status protected by a system of reserved legislative seats and separate electorates. The ...
Independence Day Special: India, then and nowFree Press Journal
Family bonds survive India-Pakistan split, but for how long?The Indian Express

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