Asia-Pacific, India, Human Rights, Editor's Choice
Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Human Rights, Editor's Choice
One fine morning when 10-year-old Anjali woke up, she was rubbed with turmeric and showered with Neem water. Feeling all neat and tidy, she was then given the first Sari (traditional dress of women in India) of her life and a tray full of tempting sweets to gorge on. Little did Anjali know the terrible fate which awaited her the next day hence. She, like thousands of other girls, was going to become a scapegoat in the religious muddle popularized by the name of Devadasi or Servants of God.
Opinion, World, Editor's Choice
Some issues in Pakistan have had such impact that they have been influencing the very history of Pakistan. Blasphemy! The very idea and the long-standing history associated with it makes this very concept cringe-worthy to any civilized person living in Pakistan. The backlash and the fanaticism associated with blasphemy keep many a people from raising their voices.
Do you guys remember the infamous “skittles” comparison? The retweet from the Trump twitter that said: “if you had a bowl of skittles and realized that 1-2 were poisoned, would you eat them?” You guessed it – those two Skittles are Islamic Radicals.
Asia-Pacific, Pakistan, Politics
Once a year, for the devotees of Lord Shiva (The God of Creation, Destruction, Regeneration, Meditation, Arts, Yoga and Moksha according to the Hindu Legend), there’s a festival that gives the chills like no other called Mahashivaratri.
Asia-Pacific, Philippines, Human Rights
The IHC (Islamabad High Court), the Federal Capital Court of Pakistan prohibited celebrating Valentine’s Day in public areas and government spaces. This ban is effective immediately. Electronic and print media has to follow suit, so law enforcement will be checking all mediums.
Asia-Pacific, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Science & Tech
The Philippines has been known as the only Christian country in Asia. This means that for the longest time, it has committed to living up to the characteristics of “Christian” it tags itself with.
Europe, Italy, World, Editor's Choice
There’s a great dispute in Bangladesh between the secularists and the Islamic extremists on the other side. Each of them have their own interest. Secularists want separation of religion and state, while Islamic extremists have an absolutely different point of view. They want Bangladesh to become an Orthodox Sunni Islamic state.
Human Rights, World
“If we don’t know how to look after money, which you can see, how can we look after the souls of the faithful, which you can’t see?”
Americas, USA, Politics
For quite a while now, Pope Francis has been considered to be the hero of the moralist left within the United States and the Western world at large due to his views regarding modernisation and the acceptance of different orientations, religions and sub-cultures, ignoring the heresy that had existed for well over a thousand years that critiqued anything outside of the Catholic doctrine. So what about transgender people?
It is common knowledge in the United States that churches are recipients of a highly-controversial tax-exempt status each year, but what many don’t know is the scope of how this affects communities across the country.