Krutika Pathi

Krutika Pathi is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Krutika Pathi

Who was Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Sikh activist whose killing has divided Canada and India?

By Krutika Pathi and David Cohen — September 21, 2023
NEW DELHI (AP) — Following his death, the World Sikh Organization of Canada called Nijjar an outspoken supporter of Khalistan who “often led peaceful protests against the violation of human rights actively taking place in India and in support of Khalistan.”

India expels Canadian diplomat, escalating tensions after Trudeau accuses India in Sikh’s killing

By Krutika Pathi and Rob Gillies — September 19, 2023
NEW DELHI (AP) — The expelling came a day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there were credible allegations that India was connected to the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate.

Canada expels an Indian diplomat as it investigates a Sikh’s killing. India denies an alleged link

By Krutika Pathi and Rob Gillies — September 18, 2023
TORONTO (AP) — Trudeau told Parliament that he brought up the slaying with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 last week. He said he told Modi that any Indian government involvement would be unacceptable and that he asked for cooperation in the investigation.

‘A time bomb’: India’s sinking holy town faces grim future

By Shonal Ganguly and Krutika Pathi — March 1, 2023
JOSHIMATH, India (AP) — For months, the roughly 20,000 residents in Joshimath, revered by Hindu and Sikh pilgrims, have watched the earth slowly swallow their community.

Hindu man killed as religious tensions boil in India

By Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq — June 29, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — Experts worry that the latest incident could worsen India’s religious fault lines that critics say have deepened since Hindu nationalist Modi came to power in 2014.

Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

By Krutika Pathi and Sheikh Saaliq — May 26, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — A group of Hindus seeks access to pray inside the Gyanvapi mosque, arguing it was built on top of the ruins of a medieval-era temple that was razed by a Mughal emperor.

Indian state begins voting in test for Modi’s Hindu politics

By Krutika Pathi — February 10, 2022
AYODHYA, India (AP) — Uttar Pradesh is currently governed by the BJP’s Yogi Adityanath, a polarizing Hindu monk turned politician.

Indian court acquits bishop of charge of raping nun

By Krutika Pathi and Ashok Sharma — January 15, 2022
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Roman Catholic bishop of charges of raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that became a major issue amid allegations of sexual harassment in the church.

Indians celebrate festival of light amid COVID-19 fears

By Krutika Pathi — November 4, 2021
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians across the country began celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Thursday amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and rising air pollution. Diwali is typically celebrated by socializing and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Many light oil lamps or candles to symbolize a victory of light over darkness, […]
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