(RNS) — President Trump has made freedom of religion a focus of his administration. In his India visit, he may find that India’s religious minorities have their own stories to tell about an increasingly hostile environment, if he will only listen.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Black smoke rose into the sky after protesters set fruit and vegetable shops and a Muslim shrine on fire in the Bhajanpur area in New Delhi's northeast, witnesses said.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The protests have targeted the new citizenship law, which applies to Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities who are in India illegally but can demonstrate religious persecution in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
(RNS) — Critics say the legislation, which for the first time conditions Indian citizenship on religion, violates the secular constitution of the world's largest democracy.
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.
(AP) — To his critics, Modi is an authoritarian who wants to turn India into a Hindu nation. To supporters, he is an incorruptible ascetic unafraid to tell the truth.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Muslims walked to local mosques for the Eid al-Adha festival during an unprecedented security lockdown in the disputed region that has gone on for eight straight days.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown Saturday
NEW DELHI (AP) — The mostly Muslim region has been under a security lockdown since India's Hindu nationalist-led government announced it was revoking its special constitutional status.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Several celebrities protested such killings in 2016 and some of them returned the national awards given to them by the government honoring their works in the field of art and culture.
VARANASI, India (RNS) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'dream project' at an 18th-century shrine to Lord Shiva has swept up monasteries, old-age homes and shops that had existed for generations.
AYODHYA, India (RNS) — Local politicians are attempting to remake a town whose name is synonymous with anti-Muslim violence into a tourist destination for Hindus from India and around the world.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) — Indian and Muslim groups are pushing MIT to disinvite a prominent Indian politician over his record of anti-Muslim remarks.
GUWAHATI, India (RNS) — Local media reports have linked at least 16 suicides to a massive government effort in the state of Assam to drive out immigrants who authorities say are in the country illegally, especially Muslims from neighboring Bangladesh.
NEW DELHI (RNS) — Hindu nationalists recently vandalized a gate at the Taj Mahal, the world-famous monument built by a Muslim emperor in the 17th century. The incident is part of rising anti-Muslim sentiment and violence throughout India since the Hindu nationalist party won the 2014 general election.
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