ALIGARH, India (RNS) — Founded to help poor children of both of India's predominant faiths, the Chacha Nehru's inclusivity has irked Muslim and Hindu leaders alike.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) — Indian and Muslim groups are pushing MIT to disinvite a prominent Indian politician over his record of anti-Muslim remarks.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The government will have another six months to get Parliament's approval for the ordinance, which bans husbands from divorcing their wives by uttering an Arabic word three times.
NEW DELHI (RNS) — Fearing censure, gay and transgender Indians have long kept away from mainstream religious spaces. But a Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on homosexuality has galvanized many to practice their faith more openly.
... and people who eat them.
The temple in India's Kerala state was hosting a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year.
NEW DELHI -- India is the world's largest exporter of beef, but the killing of cows is forbidden in some regions, as many Hindus regard the animal as sacred.
KOLKATA (Reuters) An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.
NEW DELHI (RNS) In the 10 months since Narendra Modi’s election, Hindu right-wing groups have expanded their influence across much of India’s government.