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Lessons in bigotry

The Meghalaya high court judge’s judgment was legally flawed and historically misleading. It violates the provisions of the citizenship law and makes a case for India as a country of, and for, Hindus.

Will Sabarimala rewrite the Kerala secular story?

The BJP’s only chance for any upward mobility from its present stagnation in Kerala is by gaining the support of more Hindu votes and the Sabarimala agitation offers a tailor-made opportunity to whip up communal passion.

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Plea against NGT order: Constitution bench to take call on religious events on govt land

The bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra, before which the petition came up, was of the view that “such religious activity” cannot be held in public places. “We think that what the NGT has done is right,” Justice Nariman told the petitioner’s counsel, Fuzail Ayyubi.

The idea of India

This idea of a secular,democratic,left-of-centre polity was very much the brainchild of Jawaharlal Nehru.

JD(S) releases ‘sting’ CD,another Cong MLA quits

Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday released a CD

'If radicals seize power in Kyrgyzstan,it would be dangerous'

Medvedev has warned that the failure of secular regime in Kyrgyzstan could push the former Soviet Central Asian republic on the Taliban-style rule.

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Vatican sees bid to tarnish Church amid abuse row

The Vatican criticized what it said was a bid to undermine the Church,which is facing a deepening scandal over child abuse by priests in Europe.

French ruling party to seek burqa ban

President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling party will push for a law banning the full-face Islamic veil in order to defend France from "extremists",the party's parliamentary leader has said.

Manmohan questions Nitish's 'secular credentials'

With Nitish Kumar rebuffing UPA attempts to woo him,Manmohan Singh attacked the Bihar Chief Minister saying his secular credentials were in 'doubt'.

Nitish's secular facade stands exposed,says Lalu

Attacking Rahul Gandhi for giving Nitish Kumar a 'secular certificate',Lalu Prasad said Bihar CM's 'secular facade' stood exposed after he shared dais with Narendra Modi.

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Why are secular leaders 'silent' on Malda Incident: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Describing the riot in Malda district as an act of communal violence, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday asked why secular leaders are silent on the incident. Naqvi further said the way communalisation is done under the protection of the West Bengal government is unfortunate and condemnable. He also alleged that the state government is playing vote bank politics on the incident.

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