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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Arundhati Roy prompts outrage with call for 'truth' about Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by The Guardian

    ... "Gandhi devoted much of his life to fighting caste prejudice," he said. "He was a reformer not a revivalist within the Hindu religion. His effort was in keeping with his philosophy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556890/arundhati-roy-prompts-outrage-call-truth-about-mahatma-gandhi
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Congress battles to avoid Indian poll wipe-out as BJP's Modi scents power

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... in the temple-studded city. But the BJP predicted "a clear majority" nationally. Top organiser Amit Shah said the electorate had supported the BJP "irrespective of caste [and] religion ... to supporters- was also making a final whirlwind appeal to voters. In the last days of the campaign, he has sought to cast off his polarising image and the BJP's religion-based reputation, pushing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509321/congress-battles-avoid-indian-poll-wipe-out-bjps-modi-scents-power
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Sikhs wielding swords clash at India’s Golden Temple on raid anniversary

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 03:53pm

    ... wounded in the violence, according to an AFP photographer at the temple in the city of Amritsar, which is the holiest shrine in the Sikh religion. Hundreds of Sikhs had gathered at the shrine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526686/sikhs-wielding-swords-clash-indias-golden-temple-raid-anniversary
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Billionaire Nandan Nilekani tells Bangalore voters he can't be bought

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... politicians, who are moved only by appeals to caste and religion," said Harish Bijoor, a friend of Nilekani's. "If Nilekani wins, it will open the gates to a whole new breed of urban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1484601/billionaire-nandan-nilekani-tells-bangalore-voters-he-cant-be-bought
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi's closest aide, Amit Shah, banned for inciting Muslims

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by Reuters

    ... that promoted "hatred and ill will" between religions and urged police to press criminal charges. Speaking this month in an area of western Uttar Pradesh hit last year by deadly Hindu-Muslim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1479360/narendra-modis-closest-aide-amit-shah-banned-inciting-muslims
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tens of millions of Hindus bathe in Ganges for Kumbh Mela festival

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Allahabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Allahabad Tens of millions of Hindus gathered Sunday for a holy bath in India’s sacred river Ganges on the most auspicious day of the world’s largest religious festival. Ash-smeared naked saints led the ritual bathing before dawn- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1147368/tens-millions-hindus-bathe-ganges-kumbh-mela-festival
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... religions treat it as an offence and it should remain so,” Maqbool said. Gay sex has long been a taboo subject in conservative India, where homophobic tendencies abound and many still regard being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378224/top-indian-court-upholds-law-making-gay-sex-crime
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Five killed as bomb blasts hit Indian opposition rally in Patna

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:39am by AFP

    ... next May. "If we want to take Bihar forward we need to unite people of all religions, caste and creed together... we want to unite people, not divide them," he told cheering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1341297/five-killed-bomb-blasts-hit-indian-opposition-rally-patna
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian guru arrested on rape charge as country decries Delhi trial sentencing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... The girl's family say they have been followers of Bapu for more than a decade. Bapu, who has hundreds of thousands of followers in India and is well known for his discourses on Hindu religion, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1301338/indian-guru-arrested-rape-charge-country-decries-delhi-trial-sentencing
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Ban on cosmetics testing boosts animal welfare in India

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... with religion. Hindus regard the cow as sacred and will not countenance its slaughter. Yet millions of cows roam city streets with no-one to feed them. A Delhi vet once removed 3,000 plastic bags from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1278197/ban-cosmetics-testing-boosts-animal-welfare-india

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