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Lalmonirhat cops to explain role in post-polls rape probe

The High Court today summoned superintendent of police of Lalmonirhat and former officer-in-charge of the district's Sadar Police Station to explain their role in investigating a rape incident after the January 5 polls. They will have to appear before the court on June 6. On Jan 7, three men raped a 35-year-old housewife of a Hindu family in Dharairkhata village of Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila allegedly for casting her vote during the parliamentary polls. The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and...

The Human Charak

The Human Charak

The Charak Puja is a Hindu festival marking Chaitra Sankranti -- the end of the last month of the Bangla year. The festival, which starts with traditional prayers and rituals at a temple, ends with one of most amazing displays of the human ability to endure pain.

Modi used caste strife to tighten grip: Cable

Modi used caste strife to tighten grip: Cable

Narendra Modi used caste or class resentments within Hinduism to tighten his political grip after effectively manipulating religious strife "to strengthen his power base during and after the 2002 riots in Gujarat", according to a leaked US cable. The 63-year-old chief minister of Gujarat is the prime minister candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)....

Religious divide in India favours Hindu leader

Religious divide in India favours Hindu leader

Manoj Balyan wants Narendra Modi to become India's next prime minister when results of a general election are released next month, and not because of the pro-business opposition leader's record as a credible economic manager. Instead, the property broker and village chieftain is drawn to Modi's Hindu nationalist side, believing the candidate will strip...

4 idols vandalised at Satkhira temple

4 idols vandalised at Satkhira temple

Unknown miscreants vandalised four idols of Hindu goddesses at a temple in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira early today allegedly over a land dispute. The criminals entered the temple sometime in the wee hours of today, Bimal Krisna Mandol, president of the temple committee, told our Satkhira correspondent. They took four idols of goddess Basanti to...

GROUND REALITIES

Faces of extremism in South Asia

BARELY a fortnight ago, a fringe group of Hindu fanatics forced the clamping of a ban on Wendy Doniger's extremely insightful work, The Hindus, in India. Not long ago, the now deceased leader of the Shiv Sena, Bal Thackeray, openly suggested that Muslims in India be thrown into the sea. In the early 1990s, Muslim fanatics in Bangladesh forced the outspoken writer Taslima Nasrin out of the country for what they called her blasphemous views on Islam. Since she was...

Editorial

Outrage at a temple

INTIMIDATION of minority communities assumed a new dimension with Tuesday's attack on a Kaliakoir temple in Gazipur where miscreants left a note warning Hindus of further assaults on them, if they did not stop worshipping idols. The note also had the temerity to ask the Hindus to convert to Islam or migrate to India. How dare the criminals behind this dastardly incident have thrown an open challenge before the law-enforcing agencies? From the brazenness of the act as well as...

Modi bats for Bangladeshi Hindu migrants

Modi bats for Bangladeshi Hindu migrants

Raising for the first time a foreign policy issue in his campaign in the run up to India's national elections, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi yesterday said 'Hindu migrants' from Bangladesh must be accommodated in the country and detention camps would be done away with once his party comes to power. Modi, favourite to win this year's Indian polls, also warned China to shed its "expansionist mindset" as he toured a disputed region in the remote northeast, our New Delhi correspondent reported. "As soon as we come to power at the Centre, detention camps housing Hindu migrants from Bangladesh will be done away with," Modi was quoted by PTI while...

India must accommodate Hindu Bangladeshi migrants: Modi

India must accommodate Hindu Bangladeshi migrants: Modi

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modion today said Hindu migrants from Bangladesh must be accommodated in India and detention camps would be done away with once his party comes to power, Indian news agency PTI reports. "As soon as we come to power at the Centre, detention camps housing Hindu migrants from Bangladesh will...

ATTACK OVER 'FACEBOOK POST'

Compensate Pabna Hindu families: HC

Compensate Pabna Hindu families: HC

The High Court today directed the government to compensate the Hindu families who came under attack over a Facebook post allegedly demeaning Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) in Pabna in November last year. The government was asked to compensate a total of 33 families within three weeks in Santhia upazila of the district.  Miscreants vandalised 29 houses,...

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