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  • Bangladesh clamps down on provocative Islamic sermons0

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    • January 21, 2021

    Church welcomes move to stem inflammatory and indecent speeches by militant preachers UCA News reporter, Dhaka January 21, 2021 Crowds attend an Islamic gathering near Dhaka in this 2015 photo. A senior police official said on Jan. 19 that popular Islamic gatherings will be censored to curb provocative sermons. (Photo: UCA News)   Minority leaders

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  • PAKISTAN: Pakistani Ahmadis accused of blasphemy over Islamic tombstones0

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    • January 18, 2021

    Hardline Islamist party files police complaint against ‘declared infidels’ for hurting Muslims’ religious feelings Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore January 18, 2021 Ahmadi graves desecrated in Gujranwala, Punjab province, in July 2020. (Photo supplied)   Ahmadis in a Pakistani town have been accused of blasphemy for inscribing Islamic phrases on gravestones. Police in Sharaqpur Sharif in Punjab

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  • INDIA: India’s BJP uses bishops’ logo against Muslims, apologizes0

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    • January 18, 2021

    Pro-Hindu party accused of trying to gain Christians’ political support for upcoming elections in Kerala state UCA News reporter January 18, 2021   Kummanam Rajasekharan, then president of the BJP in Kerala, leads a march in October 2017. The party is trying to improve its position ahead of state elections due in April. (Photo: IANS)   Leaders

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  • INDIA: How will an unaffordable Covid-19 vaccination help India’s poor?0

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    • January 15, 2021

    Is rolling out the world’s largest vaccination program justified and why would the government drain the public coffers? Nirendra Dev, New Delhi January 15, 2021 Vehicles move past the People’s University in Bhopal on Jan. 8. A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Jan. 16 even though clinical trials have not

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  • INDIA: Shut down all churches in India’s tribal areas, Hindu group demands0

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    • January 15, 2021

    Indigenous Catholic priest says Christians are being persecuted for helping poor tribal people Saji Thomas, Bhopal January 15, 2021 Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the Narmada River on Makar Sankranti, a day considered to be of great religious significance in Hindu mythology, at Tilwara Ghat in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh on Jan. 14. (Photo: AFP)   A right-wing Hindu

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  • Bangladesh’s rape victims cry for justice in the wilderness0

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    • January 14, 2021

    The scourge of rape is extremely high but the rate of prosecution frustratingly low in the Muslim-majority nation Stephan Uttom, Dhaka January 14, 2021oU with palm oil firm sparks outrage Jan 13, 2021 Young people take part in a protest against violence against women in Dhaka in 2015. Bangladesh has seen a spike in rape

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  • Persecuted Hazara demand justice in Pakistan0

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    • January 11, 2021

    Shia Muslims protest latest killings and demand protection from attacks by Islamic militants Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore January 11, 2021 Blindfolded female protesters at the sit-in by the Hazara community in Quetta. (Photo supplied)   When Tahir Khan visited a Quetta highway blocked with the bodies of 11 slain coal miners, he was greeted by women wearing white

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