Free Press Journal
  • IS claims responsibility for Bangladesh Hindu temple volunteer killing: SITE

    Dhaka: U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, in its latest report, has said that the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the killing of a volunteer of a Hindu temple in Bangladesh’s Pabna Sadar upazila. Nityaranjan Pandey, 60, a volunteer at Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra Satsang ashram, was hacked to death yesterday, the latest in a spate of such killings in the country.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope urges better security for Pakistan’s religious minorities

    Vatican City: Pope Francis today appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the “abhorrent” suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore. “Yesterday in Pakistan, Holy Easter was bloodied by an abhorrent attack,” the pontiff told a crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square in his Angelus blessing on Easter Monday.

  • Indian leadership must speak against extremist rhetoric:USCIRF

    Washington: Denial of visa by India to the members of a US commission on religious  freedom is a “tremendous missed opportunity” for it, a top official of the independent body has said and asked India’s top leadership to speak more forcefully against extremist rhetoric”.”This is world’s largest democratic country of 1.25 billion people. The fact that they should somewhat be defensive about permitting commissioners and professionals from US Commission looking into protection of vital human rights, reveals weakness and not

  • Pakistani daily lauds marriage law for Hindus

    Islamabad: The Pakistani parliament has worked out a mechanism to register marriages between Hindus in the country, a daily said Thursday, noting that while this is “good news” for the country, “we must remember that parliament has only done what it should have done decades ago”. An editorial “Hindu marriage law” in the News International said that there is good news for Pakistan’s Hindus. “Seven decades after the creation of Pakistan, its