Politician Satish Jarkiholi drew criticism for saying the term "Hindu" comes from the Persian language, and its original meaning was "dirty and insulting." He later clarified that he did not mean to insult the faith.
A group of five women argues that the centuries-old Gyanvapi mosque in the holy Indian city of Varanasi was built after a Muslim emperor tore down a Hindu temple.
24 Jun 2022
Hindu nationalist groups in India claim that many mosques and Islamic monuments from the Mughal era were built on sacred Hindu sites. Muslims fear more marginalization as a result of these measures.
16 Feb 2022
The Indian state of Karnataka has seen major tensions after the regional government approved of a decision by schools to ban the hijab. Amid those tensions, some old videos have been doing the rounds. Also, on Saint Valentine's Day, heart-shaped icons and landscapes are being shared... but not all of them are real.
17 Jan 2022
Hundreds of thousands of devotees have congregated on the banks of the Ganges to mark Makar Sankranti, amid soaring COVID-19 infections.
8 Aug 2021
Police said a mob stormed a Ganesh temple after the release of an 8-year-old Hindu boy accused of blasphemy. It is the latest attack against a religious minority in the Islamic republic.
16 Apr 2021
India is recording huge jumps in daily coronavirus infections while facing vaccine and hospital bed shortages. Loosely enforced restrictions are being blamed for fueling the soaring infection rate.
14 Dec 2019
For the first time, India would use religion as a legal basis for determining nationality, if the bill passes the upper house too. It's part of the Hindu nationalist strategy promoted by Narendra Modi.
29 May 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reelection has alarmed many Indian Muslims, who believe that their political interests would continue to be undermined by the Hindu nationalist politician. Faisal Fareed reports.
3 Jan 2019
Indian police used tear gas and stun grenades in clashes against Hindu worshipers in the state of Kerala. The protesters are enraged that two women of child-bearing age had entered a temple of the celibate god Ayyappa.
30 Jul 2018
Hundreds of thousands of devotees across the country visited temples of Hindu god Shiva to offer prayers on the occasion of 'Sawan Somvar' (Monday in the month of monsoon) on Monday (July 30).
14 Apr 2018
Protests have broken out in India after eight Hindu men were arrested over the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl. Right-wing Hindu groups marched to demand their release, while counter-protesters demanded justice for women.