Sikhs in Pakistan forced to pay Jizia

Heading back to the days of Mohammad Gazani, Ghori and Aurangzeb? Sikhs pay Rs 20m as ‘tax’ to Taliban Islamabad: Members of Pakistan’s Sikh community living in the Aurakzai tribal region have paid Rs 20 million as “tax” to the Taliban after militants forcibly occupied some of their homes and kidnapped a Sikh leader. The … Continue reading Sikhs in Pakistan forced to pay Jizia

Under trials : stuck in prison, despite getting bail

A matter of great shame. Judicial processes are teriibly slow and convoluted. It benefits the criminal wonderfully.  Innocents especially the poor are always at the receiving end. Over 40 undertrials stuck in prison, despite getting bail They Can’t Walk Free As They Have None To Stand Surety For Them A Subramani | TNN Chennai: That … Continue reading Under trials : stuck in prison, despite getting bail

Easter : Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears

Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears Ashley D’Mello | TNN Mumbai: Avelino Rejoice Dhakul, 81, never fails to bring tears to people’s eyes when he renders the Passion of Christ from the Christa Purana, describing scenes from the crucifixion at the Good Friday service at St Francis Xavier Church, Vile Parle. Dhakul, who has … Continue reading Easter : Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears