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Immigration of Muslims and the rise of communal clashes in Sweden

Massive protests have been observed after a non-Muslim man burnt the Quran in Sweden. On January 21, 2023, Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish political party, burned a copy of the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, unrest has been observed in many countries. Significant protests have been observed. However, the Quran was burnt reportedly in protest against the migration of Muslims in Sweden by Rasmus Paludan.

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Remembering Rani Gaidinliu: Freedom fighter and protector of Naga tradition

Rani Gaidinliu is one of the forgotten freedom fighter and social activists in India. She was born on 26 January 1915 in Nungkao village in the Tamenlong district of Manipur. She belonged to the Rongmei tribe of Nagas in Manipur. She died on 17 February 1993 at the age of 78 in Manipur State. She was the political and spiritual leader belonging to the Naga community. She led the revolt against British rule in India. She opposed the conversion of the Naga people to Christianity, as she advocated traditional Naga religious practices. British Government arrested her in 1932 when she was sixteen years old. She was sentenced to life imprisonment by the British court. She gained local popularity as Rani Gaidinliu.

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Christian conversion of Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal

The issue of Christian conversions in Nepal has come into focus after an extensive report published by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on January 14, 2023. BBC reported that Christian missionaries have converted the indigenous Tamang community, who used to follow the Lama faith, an ancient spiritual practice, to Christianity. "Missionaries, many of them South Korean like Pang, have helped build one of the world's fastest-growing Christian communities in Nepal, a former Hindu kingdom and the birthplace of Lord Buddha," BBC reported.

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Status of minorities in India

On December 18, 1992, the United Nations adopted and broadcasted the statement on the rights of individuals belonging to religious or linguistic national or ethnic minorities. Every year, the day is celebrated in India by the National Commission for Minorities which focuses on religious harmony, respect, and a better understanding of all minorities' communities.

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Discrimination of backword people continues even after conversion to Islam and Christianity

Some people belonging to the backward communities have been converted to Islam and Christianity by Muslim clerics and Christian priests under the pretext of facing discrimination in Hinduism. It has been widely accepted that the backward people faced discrimination by the then upper-caste people before Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's movement against untouchability in India. Several upper-caste people also participated in this movement. Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar embraced Buddhism to maintain Indian roots and rejected Islam and Christianity after deeply studying and understanding these Semitic religious teachings. However, many backward people, because of illiteracy and poverty, became the victim of preachers of these Semitic religions and are still facing discrimination in Islam and Christianity.

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Suspicious use of Hijab

Once again, a question has been raised on the wearing of a Hijab in educational institutions. The issue has been surfaced after a student refused to remove her Hijab when asked by a teacher to check whether she hid Bluetooth devices under the Hijab while attending the exam. By refusing the removal of the Hijab, the girl students chose to leave the exam instead of 'showing ears' hidden by her Hijab. The incident took place at MDDM College in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

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Is Maharashtra Govt. planning to launch new schemes for Muslim’s upliftment?

Maharashtra Minority Ministry has issued a Government Resolution (GR) commissioning the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to conduct a study on the Muslim community's social, economic and educational development in 56 cities in Maharashtra that have a substantial Muslim population. However, the GR has not been signed by the Chief Minister and head of the Minority Ministries, Eknath Shinde. But the question has been raised about the need for such studies in Maharashtra in continuation with current benefits. The department sanctioned Rs 33 lakhs for the study.

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Donations to churches in corrupt hands

Churches in India have been receiving massive donations from Western c

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Rise in sexual abuses of minors by Christian priests in India

Amidst the revelation of substantial sexual abuse cases of minors in Western countries' churches, the minors have also been exploited sexually by Church priests in India too. Many cases have been registered against Church priests. In India, the cases have not only been reported in southern States where there is a considerable Christian population but in other States too. The issue once again surfaced after three more cases were registered against the arrested Christian Pastor Rajkumar Yesudasan, who has been arrested for sexually abusing minors in the monastery run by Bethel Gospel Pentecostal Church under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Attack on Salman Rushdie and controversy of 'The Satanic Verses'

After an attack on British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie in New York, USA, people started searching for his controversial novel named 'The Satanic Verses'. Rusdhie, 75, suffered grave stab wounds after he was attacked at a literary event in New York. After the attack, the novel once again became popular in society.