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Kolkata, Muslim students promote respect for human dignity
The Students Islamic Organisation of India is behind the initiative. Over two weeks, young people will promote respect for life throughout the country. This comes after a series of violent actions against Dalit and Muslims. Symposia, seminars and public lectures are on the agenda. The campaign is meant to glorify “the very tenets of humankind”.
India, at least 60 dead and 90 injured in train crash
The Uttarbanga Express did not respect the red light and order to stop. At two am (local time) it rammed into the Vananchal Express, on track four.
West Bengal police and government ignore persecuted Christian family
For months, a couple from the Pentecostal Fellowship House Church receive death threats from Islamic fundamentalists. In late March, the whole community attacked, a widow of 65 beaten. Police will accept complaints for threats, as long as you do not name the attacker.
Toxic liquor, at least 107 people dead in West Bengal
Another 100 are in serious condition. The illegal alcohol laced with methanol and industrial spirit, and can lead to seizures, vomiting and death. Because of its negligible cost (as little as 20 rupees) it is widespread among the poor and day laborers, and one of the leading causes of death among these social groups.
Bangladesh, people celebrate Bengali New Year
Processions, brass bands, fairs and shows marked the beginning of the year 1420, according to the Bengali calendar, despite continuing strikes and violence supported by the Islamic party.
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Concern over the fate of 51 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Indian Andamane
For three months they have been held in prison on the Archipelagos in the Bay of Bengal. They were arrested for having violated Indian territorial waters. Families appeal to Colombo to put pressure on New Delhi for their release.
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