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BJP powered Jharkhand cabinet approves anti-conversion bill; to be introduced in state Assembly this month

As and when the bill is passed, the act is likely to intensify the confrontation between the BJP and its allied organisations and the Church. They have openly been at loggerheads ever since the proposed tenancy act amendments were introduced through a bill last year.
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Give us back our land: More than 80 Adivasis(Tribals) file complaints against forced land acquisition by BJP ruled Chattisgragh

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Give us back our land: More than 80 Adivasis file complaints against forced land acquisition in Raigarh
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Pavitri Manjhi, a tribal woman from Khokhroama village in Raigarh district, North Chhattisgarh, has alleged that her six acres of land was forcefully acquired by a TRN Energy, a subsidiary of ACB India Power Limited, in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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Mumbai Police refusing permission for Holy Week religious services

Mumbai: Christians in the city are miffed with the Mumbai Police for refusing them permission to gather for the Holy Week religious services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the following Saturday, to call in the Easter celebrations. Many churches who organise the services in open grounds, which are attached to church-run schools, fall in silent zones, and have thus been denied permission as the services will involve use of loudspeakers.

“Several churches in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai have informed us that they have not been given the written permission to hold the services. Some police stations have said that they will not give anything in writing and will only act if someone complains,” said Fr Nigel Barrett, spokesperson of Archdiocese of Bombay, adding that the police have cited the noise pollution rules. “But it is unfair because the schools will be on holiday.”

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