BAHTIM, Egypt (AP) — As Ramadan begins later this week, Muslims around the world are trying to maintain the cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month without further spreading the outbreak.
(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.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — An event, dubbed 'Howdy, Modi!,' is being held amid reports of violence and intimidation by Indian soldiers in Kashmir villages.
NEW DELHI (AP) — By limiting the ability of journalists to report on the region, critics of the Indian prime minister say, India's government has whitewashed coverage of resistance to the new policy of direct rule in Kashmir.
(RNS) — In the 1990s, thousands of Pandit homes, businesses and temples were destroyed or occupied, and 350,000 Pandits fled in a mass exodus. So, when earlier this month the Indian government finally abrogated Articles 370 and 35A ... my family celebrated.
(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.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) – As Kashmir faces a security lockdown and widespread media blackout, U.S. Kashmiris are kicking up a new wave of activism focused on 'azaadi.'
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.
SRINAGAR, India (RNS) — After years of conflict that have harmed the Kashmir Valley’s natural beauty, locals here have more faith in religious leaders to protect their heritage than they do the government.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Thousands of Hindu pilgrims began the arduous trek to an icy Himalayan cave in disputed Kashmir on Monday, with tens of thousands of Indian government forces guarding roads and mountain passes.
(Reuters) — The attack is likely to raise the ire of hard-line Hindu groups tied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party who have long sought tough action against militants fighting Indian rule in Muslim-majority Kashmir.