India

9-year-old "Untouchable" Boy Beaten by Teacher for Drinking Water

An Uttar Pradesh teacher allegedly assaulted a young Dalit boy for drinking water and threatened the boy's mother when she questioned him for his actions.

Indian Woman's Menstrual Blood Sold for Witchcraft

A woman from Pune in the western Indian state of Maharashtra filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws for allegedly harassing her and collecting her menstrual blood for Aghori rituals before selling it, shocking many in the state.

The woman, who was not identified, lodged a first information report (FIR) detailing how her husband and his family harassed and abused her since she married him in 2019.

Indian Cow Vigilante Social Media Influencer Accused of Murder

A cow vigilante influencer has become notorious in India and worldwide for uploading videos of his fights with suspected cow smugglers on several social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

The vigilante, who goes under the name of Monu Manesar on social media, has been documenting his war against people suspected of smuggling cattle or beef in India for six years, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal and the Hindustan Times.

Woman Sparks Controversy by Lighting Cigarette with Burning Hindu Holy Text

A video showing an Indian woman burning a copy of Manusmriti, an ancient Sanskrit text often described as a “code of conduct” for Hindus, went viral on social media last Sunday. It comes at a time when India is experiencing a rise in Hindu nationalist sentiment.

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