Odisha

No entry for Togadia in Kandhamal

: The Kandhamal administration imposed restrictions on the entry of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia into Kandhamal district of Odisha for seven days from Thursday.
Kandhamal Superintendent of Police (SP) Kanwar Vishal Singh said Mr Togadia has been prohibited under Section 144 of the CrPC to enter the communally volatile Kandhamal district. This restriction on Mr Togadia would continue till March 4. Mr Togadia was scheduled to attend a public meeting of the VHP in district headquarter town Phulbani on February 28.

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UN Official: India’s ‘Conversion’ Laws Threaten Religious Freedom

India’s laws restricting religious conversions–intended to protect people from being forced to change their beliefs — are an obstacle to religious freedom, a senior United Nations figure said in an interview.Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN’s special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, spoke to The Wall Street Journal last week.

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Odisha girl Linkan Subudhi brutally attacked in Noida


Odisha girl Linkan Subudhi brutally attacked in Noida
New Delhi: An Odia girl, who is working as a social activist in a New Delhi-based organisation, was brutally attacked by two persons while she was going to rescue an 11-year-old girl who was forced by her family members to marry at such a minor age.

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