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Lahore, ethnic and religious minorities ask for an end to discrimination
It is necessary to ensure effective political participation and representation of religious minorities. An appeal is issued on National Minorities Day. Tehreek Rwadari makes some proposals.
'Reconversion' claim by Hindu group increases tension in Gujarat
Laotian authorities take aim at Christian families with threats of expulsion and abuse
Eleven families in a village in the central province of Bolikhamsai risk expulsion because they converted to Christianity. Their village chief told them to return to their traditional religion, but they refused, choosing instead to continue to worship as they wish. A struggle for religious freedom is underway in a country where this principle has been often violated.
16/05/2017 10:35:00 INDIA
Karnataka, Pentecostal Christians assaulted by Hindu extremists for 'forced conversions'
The episodes of violence occurred at Ramamurthy Nagar and Lingarajapuram, suburbs of Bangalore. In both cases, the extremists attacked the Christians and burned brochures with Gospel songs. Sajan K George: "The only goal is to foment sectarian tensions."
08/05/2017 17:21:00 BANGLADESH
A constant “trickle” of conversions to Islam in Bangladesh
Police report a new trend, namely Hindu converts to violent Islam. Hindus have always been harassed by majority Muslims. Fundamentalists put pressure on weak and marginalised people. Saudi funds for madrasas and mosques are a source of disagreement. Even if they do not boost terrorism, Islamic centres may boost fundamentalism.
25/11/2016 13:33:00 PAKISTAN
Sindh approves law against forced conversions, "positive and encouraging"
The legislation proposed by an Islamic group and unanimously approved. Christian and Muslim activists emphasize the positive aspects. Penalties for offenders and for those celebrating forced marriages. The process to bring proceedings within 90 days of report; minors who convert before age 18 will not be judged.
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