india religion

'God-men' gone rogue.
"God is calling us, so we are going."
In the religiously coloured controversies around personal laws the victims are always women.
It raises some of the most profound questions facing our political discourse today.
'Good morning patrolling'.
"There are full chances that Jallikattu will be organised within 1-2 days."
"I issued the fatwa which states that he should be pelted with stones and then kicked out of Bengal."
"Terrorism, extremism and separatism are the biggest threats the world has to deal with."
Religious laws are centuries and even millennia old. They are out of sync with the social, technological and cultural advancements that have taken place over the ages. While certain moral and ethical dimensions may still be invaluable to society, the argument of treating archaic mores as infallible or as laws in the contemporary context does not hold water.
In Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, priests of an ancient Shiva temple offer a certificate that brands you 'sin-free'. The
The Bombay High Court recently said that no law in India bars the entry of women in any temple, and neither should it. What it said further on this matter should be of great concern to those who value freedom of religion and secularism. It said that anyone imposing this restriction contravenes the Hindu Place of Worship (Entry Authorization) Act, and may face a six-month jail term.