LANHAM, Md. (RNS) — Hindus have found a new reason to recommit themselves to vegetarianism: global warming.
NEW DELHI (RNS) The popular rice dish has become the latest wedge issue by India’s Hindu nationalist government to impose its religious standards on the officially secular country.
(RNS) Four Muslims living in India have been killed by Hindu mobs after they were suspected of either eating beef or slaughtering a cow. What is behind the religious beliefs underpinning these killings? Let us ‘Splain ...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) The Catholic cardinal's comments appeared directed against hardline Hindu nationalists who have stirred up animosity against India's Christian and Muslim minorities while successfully lobbying for tougher laws against killing cows.
"Cows are considered sacred by Hindus in India. They were the favorite animal of Lord Krishna, and they serve as a symbol of wealth, strength, and abundance."