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Glare on Minority Rights

  Cover Image: “The kind of rights that have been given to minorities in the Constitution, still they feel cheated about it. They have the rights to run their institutes, religious institutions, but the majority does not have. Law is...

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Disfiguring Ambedkar’s vision

  By D. Raja in the Indian Express April 14, 2018                   (Note: Where is democracy, when  equality of all, irrespective of their class, caste, creed and their socio-economic status in society, is guaranteed? It is precisely for this that India...

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Pope Francis, Letter to the Bishops of Chile, signed on April 8, on the “serious mistakes” of negligence and covering up sexual abuse made against a priest in Chile.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-admits-serious-mistakes-in-chile-sex-abuse-case-38511 It appears that the sex scandal dogging the Vatican is far from over.  Only a few months ago Pope Francis had brushed aside strong allegations of cover-up of sexual abuse against Bishop Juan Barros of Chile.  At last, amidst...

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The Catholic Teaching on “Just War” and an Appeal for Peace

http://thesoundingline.com/map-of-the-day-every-year-in-the-history-of-the-middle-east/ https://www.change.org/p/declaration-against-the-expansion-of-the-syrian-war Dr Robert Moynihan Inside the Vatican 11th April 2018 The Catholic teaching on "Just War" may no longer, in our "post-Christian" age, be considered a relevant factor in the decision-making of governments.   Perhaps we are truly "beyond"...

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The ‘US’ and the ‘THEM’

  *Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ The period late 1960s and the early 1970s is historically a watershed. This period was marked with protests against racism and injustices; against war and violence. The Civil Rights movement and the anti-Vietnam War protests...

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Indian Women find US Dreams in Peril

The Telegraph, Calcutta 7th April 2018   The Trump administration announced last autumn that, as part of a crackdown on H- 1B visas issued for skilled workers to enter the US, it plans to rescind an Obama-era programme that allowed...

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Will 2019 see an anti- Narendra Modi coalition?

Cover image: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders during a dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi, March 13(Hindustan Times) Rajdeep Sardesai  March 15, 2018 The successful alliance between the SP and the BSP in the recent UP by-elections is seen as a...

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Our Politicians Don’t Really Care About Us

Rishi Seth Times of India, Kolkata 6th April 2018 Our politicians have mastered the art of electioneering untied to performance or public welfare. They have for long been aware that winning elections and gaining power is untied from the performance...

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Bengal Government told to clear tea dues

The Telegraph Calcutta 5th April 2018   Readers of CCV must have heard of senior advocate Colin Gonzalves, who is a great human rights activist.  Here he wins a legal battle in the Supreme Court of India to bring relief...

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Muslims opting for Atheism? Crisis of faith

Hasan Suroor, in the Tribune, April 4, 2018 Disillusioned young Muslims are opting for atheism. Doubt lingers: ‘Ex-Muslims’ can’t reconcile to values of ‘coercion’ and ‘repression’. (Note: Change alone is the only constant in life. We have heard it and also...

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HE IS RISEN. HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

  Isaac Gomes, Asso. Editor, Church Citizens' Voice writes on the significance of Easter. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/self-regulatory-body-to-keep-tabs-on-private-schools/articleshow/58935592.cms            A traditional Easter greeting in the Western church is the exclamation “He is risen!” and the response is “He is risen, indeed!”  The words...