Nearly half of Indian Americans are Hindus, Pew Research Center study shows

Indian Americans are far more likely than the other large Asian origin groups to be Hindu (48%), though a fair number of Indian Americans are Christian (15%), Muslim (8%) or Sikh (8%). Besides, a growing percentage of Asian Americans are not affiliated with any religion, and the share who identify as Christian has declined, according to a new Pew Research Center survey exploring religion among Asian American adults.

Ashok Bhan column: On the all-important Uniform Civil Code debate

Senior Advocate Ashok Bhan says: The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) calls for the formulation of one law for India, which would be applicable to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption. The code comes under Article 44 of the Constitution, which lays down that the State shall endeavor to secure a Uniform Civil Code for the citizens throughout the territory of India.

Justice Katju: ‘Tipu Sultan is a national hero, not a bigot or villain’

Justice Katju says, “One can understand distortion of the truth by 10, 20, or 30 degrees in furtherance of one’s vested interests, but distorting it by 180 degrees, i.e, making it totally upside down by painting a secular hero as a communal bigot and a villain, really boggles one’s mind. But that is precisely what has been done by some people having vested interests about Tipu and most other Muslim rulers in India.”

Indo-Pak Reunification

By Justice Markandey Katju- (Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own.) I have read Junaid Jahangir’s article ‘Pakistanis need to think more critically about ‘United India’ in the leading Pakistani portal thefridaytimes.com and wish to respond. I have consistently been […]

The Sikhs

Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. Today, November 8 is Gurpurab, the birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion. On this occasion, I convey my greetings to my Sikh brothers and […]