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Religious Violence in India

Clash of cultures

Few would have thought that a quiet drink with friends could turn into a national debate about alcohol, gender and morality.

Friday, 13 February, 2009, 12:00am

Police consider reward for clues on acid attack

Police may offer a reward for help finding the person who threw two bottles of acid from a Mong Kok rooftop on Saturday, injuring 46 people.

An officer involved in the investigation said this yesterday as the security chief appealed for information to assist in what he said was a difficult investigation.

16 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Enemies of the state

Hours after shooting dead two Muslim youths in New Delhi's Jamia Nagar district on September 19, police were adamant that the two were terrorists who had masterminded a series of blasts in the capital, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and elsewhere. One of the two, Atif Ameen, was identified as the chief of the Indian Mujahedeen (IM). The other was an aide named Chotta Sajid.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Nun, two army officers arrested for bombings

A nun and two army officers are among nine suspects arrested in the western state of Maharashtra over the past two weeks for bomb attacks allegedly carried out by a Hindu terror network that targeted minorities across India.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Muslims and Christians unite over Hindu attacks

Attacks by militant Hindus on Christians in the eastern Indian state of Orissa have led to an unlikely and unintended alliance between Christian and Muslim leaders.

The unprecedented solidarity between the two minority communities has seen them call for a national ban on the Hindu Bajrang Dal militant organisation.

10 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

An unholy war

The first thing Niranjan Naik heard was a panicked cry from the house of his neighbour: 'Help us, we are attacked, they are killing us ...

20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Political power struggle behind attacks on minority Christians

The violence began on Christmas Eve, when a rabble of hardline Hindus, some armed with guns, some knives, went on a rampage in Kandhamal, in the east Indian state of Orissa. They set fire to the mud-and-thatch churches and chased Christians out of their houses.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mixed marriage brings Hindu death threats

Mumbai police have been ordered to protect a young Muslim man and his Hindu wife because of threats to their lives and the danger that, if they return to their central Indian home city of Bhopal, riots could break out.

13 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Where wounds refuse to heal

The slight young woman pulls a dust-covered suitcase from under her bed and rummages through it. She smiles briefly as she takes a photograph out of the clear plastic cover that has protected it for the past five years.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Film ban hampers search for son

Roopa and Dara Modi are devastated that an acclaimed film about their son's disappearance in the Gujarat riots five years ago is being turned away by cinema owners in the state. They had hoped it would offer clues to finding him.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Militant Hindus pledge to prevent mixed marriages

Militant Hindu activists, who stormed a marriage registrar's office to prevent a woman marrying a Christian, say they will no longer tolerate anti-Hindu activities on Indian soil.

Physically disabled Meena Gond, 36, was prevented from marrying rickshaw-puller Peter Abraham in the central Indian city of Jabalpur last week by an angry mob armed with swords, tridents and sticks.

10 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Report on train blaze tragedy clears Muslims, angers Hindus

Ruling party accused of playing politics after inquiry finds fire was accidental

A report clearing Muslims of starting a deadly train fire four years ago that sparked savage communal riots looks set to trigger protests from Hindu factions convinced the blaze was arson.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Army killed villagers, then fudged DNA tests

Soldiers claimed the innocent men were Pakistani militants who murdered Sikhs

Troops hunting terrorists killed and buried Indian civilians and passed them off as Pakistani militants responsible for killing Sikhs in Kashmir, an investigation has revealed.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Hindus face retrial over Gujarat massacre

The retrial of a controversial case tied to one of the worst massacres during anti-Muslim riots in western India two years ago begins today amid tight security and threats from Hindu hardliners.

The Supreme Court ordered a fresh trial after 21 Hindu defendants were acquitted among claims witnesses were threatened by officials.

7 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


Gujarat riot justice

In 'The other side of the Gujarat riots' (March 7), Laxmi Sadani says the Gujarati community in Hong Kong is concerned by a recent article in the Sunday Morning Post applauding justice for a victim of the Gujarat massacres of 2001, which resulted in thousands of deaths, both Muslim and Hindu.

14 Mar 2004 - 12:00am