India

Water Tank "Purified" With Cow Pee After "Untouchable" Woman Drank From It

On November 18, a Dalit woman passed through a village in the Chamarajanigar District of Karnataka, India. After the woman was seen drinking water from the upper-caste water tank located near a temple, the villagers drained the tank and “purified” it with gomutra (cow urine).

India Blasted For Religious Discrimination at the UN

UN member states have called out India to improve its human rights record.

During a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of New Delhi's human rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), UN member states advised India to take a stronger stance on sexual violence and religious discrimination. The UPR, conducted every four years, evaluates member states' human rights records. Any member state may query the state being reviewed and offer suggestions.

Indian Hindu Woman Kills Herself After Muslim Boyfriend Killed by Mob

A Muslim man has been beaten to death, and a Hindu woman committed suicide as shock and tension spread in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

Another interfaith relationship meets a tragic end as a Hindu woman ends her life after receiving the news that her partner was bludgeoned to death on November 2nd in a village of Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district.

Hindu Mob, Including Off-Duty Policeman, Attack Christian Gathering in In..

Along with an off-duty police officer, radical Hindu nationalists attacked Christians during a private prayer gathering.

About three weeks ago, a mob of right-wing Hindu fundamentalists, accompanied by an off-duty police officer, launched an attack on a private home where the Christians had gathered for a prayer meeting in the east-central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Roughly 15 Christians were physically assaulted.

Indian Man Arrested for "Insulting the Prophet Muhammad"

On October 12, a man identified as Jay Prakash Mohanty was arrested in Uttarakhand, India, for social media posts insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

Thirty-year-old Mohanty, a contract worker, was arrested by Naugaun Police after receiving a written complaint about his Facebook posts. Demonstrations were also held outside police headquarters, demanding action.

According to the police, “Evidence was found of controversial posts by Mohanty in Facebook slandering not only Prophet Mohammad but Gods of other religions too.”

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