EU and India should resume Human Rights Dialogue at the earliest

By Special Correspondent New Delhi: Urging the European Union (EU)  and India to quickly restart dialogue on human rights, EU member Bert-Jan Ruissen said “Freedom of religion is clearly being limited in India, to a worrying level”. For too many years pressing issues like freedom of belief and religion have not been discussed. That was concluded by participants in the online conference “Situation of Human Rights in India” held this week, hosted by Members of the European Parliament (EP) Bert-Jan Ruissen (NL) and Cristian Terhes (RO) under the umbrella of the…

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Blast from the Past- Tale of the Princely State of Hussainabad, Bihar

The Princely state of Hussainabad in the Shiekhpura district is now a forsaken place, where once the Shia Nawabs held sway.  The palace is incomplete depleted condition and the mosque is abandoned. Though the village is thriving with life but its Shia quarter is a haunting locality,   most of the Shia population has migrated elsewhere. None the less the ruins there are testimony to the fact that the princely state of Hussainabad had a glorious past. The Princely state of Hussainabad came into existence at the time of Emperor Akbar.…

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SP to take out cycle yatra in support of Azam Khan

Akhilesh Yadav will reach Rampur on March 12 and address a press conference at the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University and will also address a public meeting there LUCKNOW – After more than one year, the Samajwadi Party has woken up to the ‘continued oppression’ of its senior leader and MP, Azam Khan. The Samajwadi Party will now take out a ‘cycle yatra’ to highlight the issue. Azam Khan has been lodged in Sitapur jail since February last year, after more than 86 cases of various thefts and land grabbing were lodged…

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New team of UP Sunni Waqf Board constituted

LUCKNOW – The Uttar Pradesh government has nominated three members to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, completing the process of electing the body’s 11 members. This came a day after two candidates withdrew their nomination papers, paving the way for the unopposed election of eight members. The election, in which only Sunni Muslims can contest, was scheduled to be held on Sunday. According to a government notification issued by UP Minority Welfare and Waqf Department’s Additional Chief Secretary, B.L. Meena, the election for the Board’s chairperson will be held…

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Australian senator calls for action against VHP, other Hindu extremist groups for hate crimes

New Delhi: Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) State Senator David Shoebridge Friday called for action against workers of Hindu extremist organisations such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the country. “Are these neo-Nazi groups on the government’s radar, and if so, what is going to be done about it,” he asked during a meeting with State Senator Geoff Lee, the Acting Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans held on March 5. Shoebridge referred to an incident in which a group of four young Sikh men were attacked…

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