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Nepal: Petition for Muslim Public Holidays

(Dec. 2, 2007) It was reported on November 20, 2007, that the Supreme Court of Nepal, in response to a writ petition seeking that major Muslim festivals be declared public holidays and that a Muslim Promotion Commission be formed, had issued show cause notices to the Prime Minister's Office, the Cabinet, Speaker Subas Nembang, and […]

United States: Injunction Issued to Permit Religious Protests at Funerals

(Dec. 2, 2007) On December 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that a Missouri statute barring protests at funerals should be preliminarily enjoined pending review of its constitutionality. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas believe it is their religious duty to protest at the funerals of United […]