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Tribal Bishops of India seek Presidential intervention

Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention
10:17 PM, May 15, 2017
India(Delhi):They fear India's indigenous peoples could end up landless like those in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.India's tribal Catholic bishops have sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure the rights of millions of tribal people.

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Sajan K George: India tells UN that protects equality, but minorities are desperate

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The activist criticizes the statement in the UN Council for Human Rights by the Indian delegation. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which controls the violation of religious freedom abroad, said that in India the religious minority communities and Dalits face discrimination and persecution.

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BJP pushes anti-conversion law in Indian state of Jharkhand

Bharatiya Janata Party maintains Christian missionaries' service in education and health are a cover to attract the poor.The ruling pro-Hindu party in eastern India's majority-tribal Jharkhand state has pushed for an anti-conversion law that church leaders fear will be used to intensify the harassment of local Christians.

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112 Countries Will Question India on Its Human Rights Record

India under the Modi regime faces a review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council.
Sabrang India 02 May 2017
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India under the Modi regime, faces a review of its human rights record by the UN Human Rights Council ; the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the UN will examine India's human rights record for the third time on May 4; as of now, India is the second-most popular country for this UPR session – South Africa just barely beat it out with 113 countries listed to speak for that UPR. Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco, and the Philippines are all tied for third at 109.

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