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Secularists reverse course on religious defamation

by Richard Potts - 1st November 2010

For years the atheist left banned criticism of ethnic minority religious practices as racist. Such folly has resulted in the gravest threat to freedom of expression, Jenny Taylor told a group of journalists in Jakarta.

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Politics, not faith, brings violence

by Vishal Arora - 1st October 2010

The absence of violence in the wake of the Ayodhya verdict – so far – is a sign of the new political atmosphere.

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Nepal’s dalits step up fight for constitutional rights

by Vishal Arora - 1st October 2010

What hurts the most is that discrimination is based on scriptures’

Vishal Arora reports from Kathmandu

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