Alleged Hindu extremists attack a Christian family, beat them up including two women, damaged their house and accused them of forceful conversion in Vyasmallapura Thanda, Bellary District, Karnataka...
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno A Sangma, who is contesting the July 19 election for the office of the President, had hardly anything satisfactory or substantial to say about Kandhamal killings, massacre of Graham Staines and anti-conversion law during an interview last week.
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India: More focus on social realities needed, despite commitment to a 'rights based approach'
On 24 May 2012, the UPR working group examined the human rights situation in India. The Indian delegation frequently referred to the enormous size and diversity of India’s population, highlighting the difficult task facing the Indian government in adequately protecting the human rights of all citizens.
India was among the first batch of countries to face the UPR in Geneva when the process began in 2008.
While those who desire to register their marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act face no rejection, those marrying outside their religions have the benefit of registering under the Special Marriage Act.