Foreign Office expresses concern about human rights activists like 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy – advocate for Adivasi and Dalit rights – harassed and arrested in India. India should be making caste history – not prosecuting those who follow in the footsteps of the great Dr.Ambedkar, the Dalit who was father of India’s constitution.

Foreign Office expresses concern about human rights activists like 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy – advocate for Adivasi and Dalit rights – harassed and arrested in India. India should be making caste history – not prosecuting those who follow in the footsteps of the great Dr.Ambedkar, the Dalit who was father of India’s constitution.

Fr Stan Swamy SJ, is an 83 year old Indian Jesuit in Ranchi Province of India. He is a well-known activist on behalf of Adivasi (tribal) and Dalit rights. He has been arrested before and repeatedly harassed by the Indian state because of his defence of the poorest...

Yet another site important to one religious faith has been sequestrated by political leaders of another faith. Today, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi presided over a religious ceremony to kick-start the construction of a Hindu temple on the site of a mosque whose destruction two decades ago sparked deadly riots across India. Meanwhile, the UK Government says it has raised the persecution of Christians with the  Government in India’s Haryana State and that “India’s strength, like that of the UK’s, is in its diversity and we trust the Government of India to address the concerns of people of all religions.”

Yet another site important to one religious faith has been sequestrated by political leaders of another faith. Last month saw Hagia Sophia in Istanbul appropriated by Turkey's Islamist President Erdogan. Today, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi  presided over...

As the last Christian is expelled from Mosul by ISIS – Times Article on why the world must respond to the cry of Iraq’s Christians – and the full text of the House of Lords debate on Article 18 and Freedom of Belief – with news of Meriam Ibrahim’s journey to Rome and ISIS subjecting women to female genital mutilation

http://blog.geopolitical-info.com/?p=957Article 18 – An article of faith Lord AltonAugust 12, 2014The United Nations doctrine ‘responsibility to protect’ has been flouted by the failure of international authorities to protect vulnerable minorities from sweeping...

As the last Christian is expelled from Mosul by ISIS – Times Article on why the world must respond to the cry of Iraq's Christians – and the full text of the House of Lords debate on Article 18 and Freedom of Belief – with news of Meriam Ibrahim's journey to Rome and ISIS subjecting women to female genital mutilation

http://blog.geopolitical-info.com/?p=957Article 18 – An article of faith Lord AltonAugust 12, 2014The United Nations doctrine ‘responsibility to protect’ has been flouted by the failure of international authorities to protect vulnerable minorities from sweeping...

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