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Those calling publicly for violence against Muslims and Christians are no friends of nation, govt

April 22, 2021 8:50 am

PM Modi must in clear language tell the Indian people and the world that his government will protect tolerance, decency and equal human rights.

French state school today is an incarnation of its secular tradition

November 07, 2020 9:04 am

The state school is the incarnation of France’s proud secularism. But the institution and the nation need to find a language that embraces all.

If there is one formidable bastion that has stood in way of malevolent ‘new normal’, it is Bollywood

October 19, 2020 9:06 am

Tavleen Singh writes: It is my fervent hope that the efforts being made to demean and perhaps destroy Bollywood fail, but there is no point in denying that the men who want to see it destroyed are today extremely powerful.

In post-mortem of secularism, we are hand wringing over religion, missing the real crisis

August 11, 2020 9:38 am

PB Mehta writes: To take religion seriously is to preserve the conditions of religious freedom for all, letting each person discover the law of their own Being. I tremble at the thought of a politicised public sphere taking religion seriously.

Pakistani professor Junaid Hafeez gets death sentence in blasphemy case

December 21, 2019 3:27 pm

Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law carries an automatic death penalty for anyone accused of insulting God, Islam or other religious figures.

Secularism is caught in a crisis

December 03, 2019 11:42 am

It is caught in a crisis not because it is irrelevant, but because it is subjected to rank overuse and invested with too many expectations.

Secularism is no spectacle: Inclusive India shines through simple, everyday interactions

July 11, 2019 7:02 pm

An increasingly majoritarian India, though, seeks to complicate secularism, and burden minorities, especially Muslims, to prove their inclusiveness.

Beyond optics, Congress has begun flirting with some of BJP’s favourite campaign themes

March 13, 2019 7:46 am

The acid test for measuring the degree of Congress secularism today has less to do with symbolic gestures (like temple visits) and the representation of Muslims in assemblies than with concrete public policy.

Kolkata: Public platform to ‘promote inter-faith marriages’

August 06, 2018 1:02 am

This platform had recently launched a campaign titled ‘Open A Door’ to create awareness about discrimination faced by members of minority communities while trying to find accommodation.

Yogi Adityanath alleges that SP, BSP divided the state based on caste and religion

May 22, 2017 9:29 pm

"Secularism doesn't mean being obsessed towards one religion," said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.