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For atheist human rights activist, crucifix in Italian classrooms not against secularism
According to Lenin Raghuvanshi, “Human rights and democracy do not exist in a vacuum, in a value-neutral space. Denying the identity, culture and history of a society is a violation of secularism and human rights.”
10/12/2009 INDIA – HUMAN RIGHTS
Human rights violated by extremism as well as religious and social discrimination
For activist Lenin Raghuvanshi, “the human rights situation in India is shameful”. Religious fundamentalism but also “torture by police” and the “collapse of rule of law” are to blame. The country suffers from a “mindset” that hurts the weakest and non-Hindu minorities.
Indian activist: Freedom of religion, foundation of human life and democracy
Lenin Raghuvanshi comments on the Pope's address to the diplomatic corps to AsiaNews. Life and human dignity are related to religious freedom, the fundamental value of any society that calls itself democratic. If it is denied, the state is pushed towards fascism.
29/10/2004 DOSSIER EUROPE - INDIA
Europe's deafening silence vis-à-vis Asia's persecuted Christians
John Dayal, president of the All India Catholic Union, hopes Europe will pay closer attention to the issue of minority protection in South Asia.
16/12/2004 Turkey EUROPEAN UNION
Brussels to decide Turkish bid to join EU
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan says Europe should prove it is not a Christian club. France is in favour of Turkey's entry because it is in its interest but demands Turkey acknowledge Armenian genocide. European bishops state that the EU is forgetting Turkish violations of religious freedom.
17/12/2004 TURKEY - EUROPEAN UNION
EU's Cyprus demand dismays Turkey
Orthodox Patriarch hopes for "a positive decision".
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