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  • Celebrating Eid in Pakistan as Taliban terror threat rises0

    Increasing risk of attacks will force churches to make security plans and increase coordination with law enforcement agencies Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore July 21, 2021 A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard as Muslim devotees offer prayers on a street during Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, in Karachi on July 21. (Photo: AFP)   Pakistan suffered

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  • Slave labor shames India’s claims of progressive development0

    Despite numerous labor-friendly laws passed since independence, slavery is rife in the caste-obsessed country   Saji Thomas uly 21, 2021 Migrant workers and families in Chennai wait to board a special train to Bihar state in May 2020 after India’s government eased a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Many migrants are victims of unscrupulous employers. (Photo: AFP) Maniram

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  • Religious conversion in India: More smoke than fire now?0

    The age-old debate on conversion continues with the same passion, tone and argument even today Anosh Malekar Published: July 16 Hindu priests and devotees carry an idol of Lord Jagannath as a symbolic gesture after a Rath Yatra procession was canceled amid Covid-19 restrictions in Kolkata, India, on July 12. (Photo: AFP)   An upper-caste Hindu

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  • Hindu leader in Bangladesh under fire for ‘Satanic Jesus’ comments0

    Christian group demands an apology and warns that such ‘blasphemous’ remarks threaten religious harmony UCA News reporter, Dhaka July 15, 2021 Govinda Chandra Pramanik has sparked uproar among Bangladeshi Christians with his comments about Jesus and Christian groups. (Photo supplied)   Christian leaders in Bangladesh have demanded an apology from a Hindu leader accused of

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  • INDIA: Indian PM’s firing of health minister reflects pandemic failure0

    Narendra Modi’s cabinet reshuffle was more out of compulsion than a meticulously planned strategy Nirendra Dev, New Delhi  July 09, 2021 Farmers burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest against an increase in petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices at the Golden Gate in Amritsar on July 8. (Photo: AFP)  

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  • INDIA: Is Stan Swamy’s death a turning point for Indian Church?0

    The late Jesuit priest was aware of the implications of his work among Jharkhand’s downtrodden Myron Pereira, Mumbai July 09, 2021 Students take part in a protest in New Delhi on July 6 after Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, who was detained for nine months without trial under Indian anti-terrorism laws, died on July 5.

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  • Bangladeshi tea workers angry over new terms0

    Workers’ union opposes the Minimum Wage Board’s policies on wages, contracts and apprenticeships Stephan Uttom, Natore June 25, 2021 Tea workers’ leaders are unhappy with new terms of employment. (Photo: Stephan Uttom/UCA News)   Bangladeshi tea workers are unhappy with a new policy covering minimum wages, apprenticeships and the extension of contracts. After more than

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