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Hinduism

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  • Conservative Hindus push bans on cattle slaughter in India

    At one of Asia’s largest slaughterhouses, there are more police officers than cattle. The stalls where butchers clean and quarter chicken, sheep, goats and pigs buzz with activity while the section reserved for bulls sits barren. A nearly month-...
  • Seattle-area Hindu temple is vandalized

    A Hindu priest and some volunteers arrived at the temple one morning to cook when they saw the shattered glass. Eight windows lining the main entrance of the Kent Hindu Temple near Seattle had been smashed. Some of the metal frames were turned and...
  • In India, Hindu hard-liners do not heart Valentine's Day

     In India, Hindu hard-liners do not heart Valentine's Day
    In India, young couples need to be on their toes this Valentine's Day. Merely expressing their love in public could lead to unintended marriage. Right-wing Hindu groups, continuing an annual campaign against what they see as an indecent "Western...
  • About 80 bodies found in India's Ganges River in apparent 'burial'

    About 80 bodies found in India's Ganges River in apparent 'burial'
    Authorities in northern India said Wednesday that some 80 bodies that surfaced in the Ganges River this week – many of them children – had been given traditional water burials and were not victims of foul play. Villagers in Pariyar, 50 miles...
  • Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India

    Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India
    By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently. "It is not conversion; it is reconversion," said the professorial Abdeo, national...
  • After India's 2013 floods, key Hindu pilgrimage towns deserted

    After India's 2013 floods, key Hindu pilgrimage towns deserted
    Deserted hotels, barren shops, only the occasional tourist and barely any traffic. The scene is an unusual one for Badrinath, one of India's most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites, home to a centuries-old temple that features a black stone idol of the...
  • Is Hindu temple coming to Lower Saucon?

    Is Hindu temple coming to Lower Saucon?
    The banquet facility of the former Woodland Hills County Club in Lower Saucon Township may become the site of a Hindu temple. While township officials have few details of the proposal, township solicitor Linc Treadwell said Wednesday night there is an...
  • Pakistani leader to attend inauguration of Indian prime minister

    Pakistani leader to attend inauguration of Indian prime minister
    Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has agreed to attend the inauguration Monday of incoming Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, a development that could help ease concern about the potential for frostier relations between the nuclear-armed neighbors....
  • India's young voters look to Narendra Modi for change

    India's young voters look to Narendra Modi for change
    They have grown up in a modernizing India, with 3G networks and 24-hour ATMs allowing freer access to money and information than their parents ever had. They are more educated and ambitious, too, but their middle-class aspirations have stalled in a...
  • Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins

    Indian Muslims wary of man poised to take reins
    He was 12, too young to process the horror: Mobs of youths barely older than him swarmed his neighborhood with daggers and axes. Homes and the local mosque were ransacked and burned, bodies hacked to pieces, Hindu religious chants used as cries of war....
  • Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist

    Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist
    The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains. In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of...