Tag Archives: Religion

  • Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

    Tens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual was a cruel spectacle. ...

  • Supreme Court gives disputed religious Ayodhya site to Hindus

    India’s Supreme Court ruled on Saturday in favour of a Hindu group in a long-running battle over a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims, in a verdict that could raise tension ...

  • India ramps up security ahead of verdict on Ayodhya

    India has increased security a week before the Supreme Court rules on a disputed religious site that has been fiercely contested by majority Hindus and Muslims for decades, police and home m ...

  • Supreme Court ends hearing on Hindu-Muslim land dispute, decision in weeks

    The SC ordered an end to hearings in a long-running dispute between Hindus and Muslims over a place of worship, laying the ground for a verdict that could lead to further divisions. ...

  • Dalai Lama to be invited for Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will be among a host of dignitaries who will be invited to join the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak Dev. ...

  • Three Muslims tortured over rumours of carrying beef in Madhya Pradesh

    Cow vigilantes mercilessly thrashed two Muslim men and made one of them hit his wife with a slipper and forced them to shout "Jai Shree Ram", on suspicion they were carrying beef. ...

  • Man killed over allegation of cow smuggling in Kashmir

    A Muslim man was fatally shot and another was injured by Hindu vigilantes in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday over allegations of cow smuggling. ...

  • Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi acquitted of blasphemy flees to Canada

    Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who escaped a death sentence for blasphemy, began a new life in Canada Wednesday following a decade-long saga that sparked violent unrest. ...

  • ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may still be alive

    Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in an IS propaganda video released Monday, remains the world's most wanted man. ...

  • Dalai fears losing influence in Tibet: experts

    The reincarnation of living Buddhas, including the Dalai Lama, should abide by the laws and regulations of the state, as well as religious rituals and historical conventions. ...