Discrimination

Water Tank "Purified" With Cow Pee After "Untouchable" Woman Drank From It

On November 18, a Dalit woman passed through a village in the Chamarajanigar District of Karnataka, India. After the woman was seen drinking water from the upper-caste water tank located near a temple, the villagers drained the tank and “purified” it with gomutra (cow urine).

India Blasted For Religious Discrimination at the UN

UN member states have called out India to improve its human rights record.

During a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of New Delhi's human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), UN member states advised India to take a stronger stance on sexual violence and religious discrimination. The UPR, conducted every four years, evaluates member states' human rights records. Any member state may query the state being reviewed and offer suggestions.

Surveillance of Muslim MPs Advocated for by VP of Greek Parliament

A Muslim Member of the Greek Parliment now faces a threat of thorough surveillance for national security reasons. New Democracy deputy parliament speaker said, "If a Muslim MP might give information to [Turkey], from where migrants can enter the country, why should he not be checked [surveilled]? Here national security takes precedence."

Over 75% of Evangelical Republicans Want to Make US a Christian Nation

More than 60% of the Republicans in the U.S. support declaring the U.S. a Christian nation, a new study shows.

The American Public Attitudes on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion study by the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll says 61% of Republicans agree with "officially declaring the United States to be a Christian nation."

Denmark Proposes Hijab Ban in Elementary School, Backlash Ensues

On September 12, The Danish Commission for the Forgotten Women's Struggle, an organization of Denmark's ruling Social Democratic Party, announced a proposal to ban hijabs for students across Danish elementary schools. They believe that banning hijabs in elementary schools will put a stop to religious discrimination and promote equality.

On August 24, the proposal was approved by the Social Democratic Party, which reviews the policies of many European countries. It is one of the nine recommendations to prevent "honor-related social control" of women from minority backgrounds.

Jewish University Battles in the US Supreme Court to Block LGBT Club

In an ongoing battle between religious rights and anti-discrimination laws, a New York City Jewish University has announced it will “pause” all student groups following a US Supreme Court decision allowing an LGBTQ group on campus.

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