Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds.
April 21 Washington Post
India’s government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country’s main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It’s the latest move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in cracking down on charities and nonprofits that receive funds from overseas
Catholic bishop, five others acquitted in conversion case..
April 21, Matters India
The Madhya Pradesh High Court has given clean chit to a Catholic bishop and five others in a nine-year-old religious conversion case.
There is “no sufficient evidence to frame the charges against the petitioners,” says the order by the principal bench headed by Justice S K Gangele......
By Mixing Religion With Politics, India is Going Down Pakistan’s Road.
April 20, The Wire
Never have we resembled Pakistan as much as we have begun to in the last few years.
Pakistan’s journey of blatantly mixing sharia-based Islam with politics began way back in the year 1977 when then Army Chief General Zia-ul-Haq first deposed Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in an army ....