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HC rejects bail to 10 convicts in professor hand chopping case by radical muslims

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Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to ten convicts in the case related to handchopping of hand of Professor T. J. Joseph by Islamic Militants in Kerala,India
The Kerala High Court today refused to grant bail to ten convicts in the case related to the chopping off of a hand of a college professor in 2010 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a question paper he had set.

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A group of about 40 Hindu extremists in a Pentecostal Christian Assembly stormed during a prayer meeting,

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New Delhi (Agenzia Fides) - A group of about 40 Hindu extremists in a Pentecostal Christian Assembly stormed during a prayer meeting, interrupting the worship, threatening the faithful and seizing Bibles: as reported to Fides by the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the incident took place last Sunday, April 3, in Kawardha district in the Indian state of Chattisgarh.
Sajan K George, president of the GCIC told Fides: "Chattisgarh has earned a record of infamy for radicals who illegally suppress religious freedom. Last month alone 25 extremists beat men, women and children and a church was vandalized, in Raipur district".

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US 'disappointed' over India denying visa to USCIRF

Washington, Mar 8, 2016
'We are aware that visas were not issued by the Indian embassy to members of the US Commission of International Religious Freedom commissioners, who were planning to travel to India on the fourth of March, and we are disappointed by this news,' State Department Spokesman John Kirby said.The US is not afraid of talking to India over the issue of religious freedom, a top State Department official has said as he expressed "disappointment" over India's decision not to give visa to members of a US religious commission.

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(World Hindu Council)VHP demands amendment of Foreign National Act with provision of death penalty

28 January 2016
Agartala, Jan. 28 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia has asked the Centre to enact a law and formulate a time-bound action plan to push back Bangladeshi Muslim infiltrators.
"A time-bound action plan to evict all Bangladeshi Muslims, for that the 1952 electoral roll should be based, for verification whether Indian or Bangladeshi paternity test should be done and centre should be established. Foreign Security Act should be amended especially for Bangladeshi Muslims. If any Bangladeshi Muslim is found, because they come to capture India they should be sentenced to death and with first trial court should be established," Togadia told reporters here.

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