Tag Archives: Religion

  • India’s lower house passes contentious citizenship bill

    India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the country. ...

  • 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. ...