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Remembering Rani Gaidinliu: Freedom fighter and protector of Naga tradition

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

Christian conversion of Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal

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 birthplac

Attack on Charlie Hebdo and interpretations of blasphemy in Islam

Attack on Charlie Hebdo and interpretations of blasphemy in Islam

On January 7, 2015, French Islamist shooters attacked the office of Charlie Hebdo and killed seventeen people for publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet. Some cartoonists, including some of France's most celebrated, were killed in this attack. The incident challenged the freedom of expression and sparked global arguments related to free speech, blasphemy and religion.

Status of minorities in India

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.