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UP Government plans anti-conversion law to target Muslims, Christians

On November 21, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government of India’s Uttar Pradesh state proposed a draft bill that would regulate religious conversions...

When the Dalits were ‘untouchables’ and not counted among Hindus

The possibility of losing a large portion of their official numbers sharpened the minds of high-caste Hindu leaders, who began at this point to vociferously claim Dalits as fellow Hindus and to accuse the colonial state of conspiring to undermine Hinduism by divide-and-rule tactics

Manusmriti: Regressive mindset, discriminatory laws for Dalits and women

Laws of Manu Concerning Dalits/Untouchables  For the sake of the prosperity of the worlds (the divine one) caused the Brahmana, the Kshatriya, the Vaisya,...

RSS built Shabari temple to lure Gujarat adivasis stoking hate for minorities

Aseemanand fabricated myths to fit local landscape into the Ramayana. ‘Saints’ such as Morari Bapu and Rithambara spewed venom. Violence followed

Lesson from Gujarat: Cow protection vigilante groups need to be banned

By Ajaz Ashraf The atrocities committed on four Dalits in Una, Gujarat, for skinning a dead cow has several layers of overlapping meanings. But perhaps...