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This Indian State Just BANNED Muslim Child Marriage

Just weeks after the northern state of Uttarakhand in India passed a uniform civil code (UCC) that unified personal laws on marriage and divorce and banned certain practices such as polygamy and child marriage, another northern Indian state made an unprecedented move to repeal a colonial-era law on Muslim marriage and divorce to ban child marriage.

Why Hindu Nationalists are PISSED About the Name of a Lion

A well-known Hindu nationalist organization went to court to prevent two lions named after a 16th-century Mughal emperor and a Hindu deity from sharing a zoo enclosure in the state of West Bengal.

This Indian State BANNED Muslim Polygamy and Didn’t Stop There…

Lawmakers in a small Indian state have voted to approve a landmark civil code that will unify personal laws for marriage, divorce, inheritance, and adoption for Hindus, Muslims, and other religious communities, including legislation that will require couples living together to register with the government or face punishment.

Modi Opens Controversial Hindu Temple on Top of Destroyed Mosque Site

From a Mughal-era mosque that was razed by radical Hindu nationalist militants more than three decades ago, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a newly constructed and highly anticipated Hindu temple that was built in the former mosque’s place, drawing both support and criticism from various groups and sectors of Indian society.

 

Muslim Vigilante 'Moral' Policing Goes Wrong in India

Seven men from a minority community in the city of Belagavi in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka were arrested for assaulting two cousins after they mistook them for an interfaith couple. Two minors were also imprisoned for the alleged offense.

The incident occurred at the city’s Kote Lake Park around 3 PM on January 6.

The Netflix Movie That Enraged Hindu Nationalists... Over Food

Netflix is facing another backlash from right-wing Hindu nationalists in India over a film for its depiction of a deity and member of a traditionally vegetarian caste cooking and eating meat.

“Hinduism is Deceit” Controversial Comments by Indian Politician Cause Row

An Indian politician recently stoked controversy after a speech where he claimed that Hinduism is not a religion but a fraud and a means of livelihood for some people. 

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