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Rajasthan Government Halves Aid for Inter Caste Marriages

A recent notification by the Vasundhara Raje government has halved the financial aid given for inter caste marriages that require one of the partners to be from the scheduled castes.… More »

AMU Women Students Denied Access to Campus Library

Women students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have been denied permission to use its Maulana Azad Library. The Vice-Chancellor, Lt. Gen Zameer Uddin Shah has defended this discriminatory decision by… More »

Minimum Government Maximum Governance

The recent ministerial reshuffle (Nov 9) by Prime Minister NarendraModi has again reinforced existing stereotypes which demand appointment of a Muslim as a Minority Affairs Minister or of a Dalit… More »

Bombay High Court: No person in India can be compelled to declare his religion

Mumbai:   The Bombay high court has ruled that no person In India can be compelled to declare his religion. Hearing a PIL seeking direction to the Maharashtra government to… More »

Pinki is a Female: Calcutta High Court Drops Rape Charges against her

Athlete Pinki Pramanik charged of rape and cheating has been exonerated by Calcutta high Court. The Asian Gold medalist was facing charges of rape brought by her live in partner,… More »

Govt. Defies SC on RTE Minority School Rules

Two rules under the Right to Education (RTE) Act are being imposed on minority schools by the central HRD ministry despite a Supreme Court directive exempting them from implementing the… More »

Fifty Eight Percent of Under-Trials happen to be Muslims in Maharashtra; National Average being Thirty Eight Percent

New Delhi : Muslim under trials will be the biggest beneficiary of the Supreme Court order to release undertrials languishing in jails across the country. A Supreme Court order last… More »

Sikhs Demand Minority Rights in Jammu and Kashmir

Chairman of the All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee, Jagmohan Singh Raina, has demanded minority rights for Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir. He said he hoped the BJP-led NDA government will… More »

Indian Buddhist Bowl

Buddhists in India are showing a keen interest in a 400-kg greenish-grey granite bowl kept at the National Museum in Kabul. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has claimed evidence… More »

Delhi High Upheld Government Decision, says Public Interest above Religion

NEW DELHI:The Delhi high court has ruled that the religious interests of any community cannot supersede the interests of public at large.   The remark came in a verdict that… More »