Around 300 communal incidents this year: UP and Karnataka on top

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Close to 300 communal incidents took place in the country in the first five months of this year with Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka topping the list.

Across the country, 44 people were killed and another 892 suffered injuries in communal incidents. Among the 296 incidents reported this year till May, UP accounted for 60 of them while Karnataka registered 36. In UP, 16 people were killed and another 151 injured in such incidents while in Karnataka three people lost their lives and another 93 were wounded.

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Yoga is not a fundamental right, cannot be made compulsory in schools, says Supreme Court

Yoga_0.jpgThe apex body also dismissed a public interest litigation that sought to frame a national yoga policy.The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a public interest litigation seeking to make yoga compulsory in schools and said that it cannot decide what educational institutions must teach. It added that yoga is not a fundamental right under the law governing a child’s right to free and compulsory education, PTI reported.

The petition – filed by advocate J C Seth and Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay – sought to frame a national yoga policy and to make it compulsory for students of Classes 1 to 8.

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“Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill 2017”- A draconian measure to throttle individual freedom of religion in one more Indian State

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To 07-08-2017
The News Editor, Electronic and Print Media,
Bangalore.

Dear Sir,

Subject: “Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill 2017”- A draconian measure to throttle individual freedom of religion in one more Indian State

On the 8th of this month one more State in the country, the State of Jharkhand, would initiate its draconian measures to throttle the individual freedom to choose one’s religious belief, but as usual, it is very innocently titled as, “Freedom of Religion” Bill. The Bill will be tabled in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Legislative Assembly which begins on 8th August 2017. The Bill is to come into force from its date of issuance.

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Vice President of India says voice of dissent is National ego curbing?

National ego curbing voice of dissent in country, says Hamid Ansari.AUG 7 2017, 00:
Vice President M Hamid Ansari presents the certificate to Shruthi Ashok, who bagged 16 gold medals, during the convocation.
Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari on Sunday expressed concern over increasing hyper nationalism.

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