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POSTED BY News Ed ON Mar 05, 2014 AT 00:57 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 04, 2014 23:57 IST

 

When news first broke of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS) also targeting Wendy Doniger's On Hinduism published by the Aleph Book Company, after its success with  getting Penguin Books India to withdraw her The Hindus: An Alternative History, Atul Kothari, co-convenor of SBAS, was quoted by The Sunday Express as saying, “We have been given an oral assurance by the publishers that the sales of the book will be stalled. The publishers have been given a week’s time to provide an assurance in writing, failing which, SBAS would move the judiciary.”  He had said that they would wait for a written assurance for a week, failing which the Samiti may take its next “democratic step” to ensure the book is withdrawn.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Mar 05, 2014 AT 00:57 IST, Edited At: Mar 04, 2014 23:57 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 11, 2014 AT 18:11 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 11, 2014 18:11 IST

For those who came in late:

Today's Developments

The legal notice sent by Dina Nath Batra to Wendy Doniger, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd:

Read from Outlook archives:

This is not a case of a ban, or censorship or overt or covert governmental or judicial censorship, this is a case instead of moral policing and an abject surrender by Penguin India, in abdication of their responsibility to stand by their author and fight the legal battle.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Feb 11, 2014 AT 18:11 IST, Edited At: Feb 11, 2014 18:11 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 22, 2014 AT 23:47 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 22, 2014 23:47 IST


While Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti continues to be rightly taken to task for his racist and misogynst remarks against women from Africa, his party colleague, and AAP Executive Member Kumar Vishwas is facing the flak for his remarks made in a kavi sammelan in 2008.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 22, 2014 AT 23:47 IST, Edited At: Jan 22, 2014 23:47 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 24, 2013 AT 23:55 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 24, 2013 23:55 IST

This "statement showing number of communal incidents, tensions and casualties (state-wise) in the country during the period 2012" was released by the home minister at the National Integration Council meeting on Sep 23, the first time that data has been provided for Muslims and Hindus separately.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 24, 2013 AT 23:55 IST, Edited At: Sep 24, 2013 23:55 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 11, 2013 AT 02:35 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 11, 2013 02:35 IST


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Amanda Holpuch reports in the Guardian: Evangelical Christian group helps sue California school over yoga classes:

A group of California parents are campaigning for the withdrawal of school yoga classes, believing the activity promotes Hinduism.

In an effort to promote student health, a school district in Encinitas incorporated the yoga classes into its wellness curriculum this week. But a vocal minority of parents, spurred on by an evangelical Christian group, are calling for the program to be dropped.

The parents are backed by the National Center for Law & Policy, a Christian civil liberties organization that advocates for religious causes. The NCLP, a non-profit group, said it is considering suing the school because it claims yoga is inherently religious.

Read on at the Guardian

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 11, 2013 AT 02:35 IST, Edited At: Jan 11, 2013 02:35 IST
     
 
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