Published by Seth Oldmixon on July 16, 2015

The Gita is a religious book, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be taught

Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma claimed on Wednesday that the Bhagavad Gita is “not a religious book.” His statement came in response to concerns about the “saffronization” of education in India. Saffronization, which refers to the color of the robes worn by Hindu monks, is a term that describes a nationalist political Hindu ideology,…

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Published by Liberty South Asia on July 2, 2015

Fears of Rising Islamic Radicalism in Bangladesh

The vicious murders of secular bloggers in Bangladesh raised attention to the growing threat of religious extremism in a country known for its culture that values religious tolerance. Earlier today, 12 alleged members of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) were arrested by Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in possession of explosives, bomb making…

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