Tag Archives: Religion

  • 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. ...

  • Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosque

    When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find -- a hand-held credit card ...

  • New Zealand mosque massacre sparks global horror

    Attacks on two mosques in New Zealand which left at least 49 people dead on Friday -- the Muslim day of prayer -- have sparked horror, revulsion and dismay around the world. ...

  • Pope Francis admits sexual abuse of nuns by priests

    Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sigh ...