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India tightens security ahead of divisive temple ruling

Tensions boiled over in 1992 when Hindu zealots destroyed the mosque.

Rahman, the Muslim guardian of Hindu shrine in India

Elderly man continues centuries-old family tradition in Assam state.

Man accused of cow slaughter beaten to death in India

Two others attacked by crowd of 10-15 undergoing treatment for injuries.

Controversial Muslim preacher Zamri arrested in Perlis

This follows several police reports lodged against him for allegedly insulting Hinduism.

Pakistan orders custody for Hindu girls at centre of quarrel with...

The teenagers reportedly left their home in mostly Muslim Pakistan's southeastern province of Sindh to be married in India's Punjab province.

Man charged with insulting Hinduism changes plea to not guilty

Judge reprimands the accused for changing his plea at the last minute after an adjournment to wait for his lawyer.

Man detained for insulting Hinduism on Facebook account

IGP Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the arrest, under Section 298A of the Penal Code, was on religious grounds for prejudicing the maintenance of harmony or unity.

Final millions bathe at India’s Kumbh megafestival

Hindus bathe in the sacred waters of the Ganges, the Yamuna and the Saraswati confluence during the Kumbh Mela festival.

Millions take the plunge at India’s religious mega festival

Millions of Hindu pilgrims took the plunge into sacred rivers at the world's largest religious gathering Monday, led by ash-smeared holy men and accompanied...

Stand-out Hare Krishna temple chief going home to celebrate CNY

Ex-Taoist says he chose to be Hindu but will always be Chinese too.

Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards ‘moderation’

Widely perceived as a Hindu spiritual practice, yoga was not officially permitted for decades in Saudi Arabia.

Close racial, religious polarisation gaps, interfaith group tells Putrajaya

In a Merdeka Day message, the MCCBCHST says high hopes have been placed on the new government to uphold freedom, justice and equality.

Rohingya militants massacred Hindus in last year’s turmoil, Amnesty says

According to Amnesty International, Rohingya militants known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army are responsible for the deaths of many Hindus in Rakhine State.

Study our blueprint on unity, interfaith council urges govt

MCCBCHST says government leaders should engage in serious dialogue with religious leaders to collectively address interfaith issues and find solutions.

Indian court convicts popular guru of raping teenager, lawyer says

Asaram Bapu will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison.

Woman is Muslim, can be buried with husband, Bangladesh court says

Bangladesh's highest court ruled that Hosne Ara Lazu converted to Islam after marrying Humayun Farid Lazu in 2013.

Christian, Hindu groups want Hadi to retract ‘caste’ remarks

PAS president said while Islam has eradicated caste, other religions such as Hinduism and Christianity have castes where priests are regarded as sacred.

Thaipusam: Don’t turn coconut-breaking into contest, says CAP

With prices of coconuts going up at least 50%, the Consumers Association of Penang reminds devotees to remember real significance of ritual and protect the environment.

Ramasamy: Why require police permit for a temple gathering?

The police have rejected the application to hold a prayer gathering in response to controversial preacher Zakir Naik, reasoning that it could lead to chaos and religious tension.

Hindraf to IGP: We are falsely labelled as extremist

Waythamoorthy asks to meet Khalid Abu Bakar to explain concerns about Zakir Naik and remarks made by Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin.

Hindraf: Probe Asri under Sedition Act for creating unrest

A newly uploaded video shows the Perlis mufti making allegedly demeaning remarks about Hindu gods.

Prof dismayed by Asri’s remarks about Hindus

Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi of UCSI University says people should not oversimplify religions they know little about.

Keep Zakir Naik out , says multi-religious council

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism says teachers of religion who incite hatred and contempt for the practices and rituals of other religious groups are totally unacceptable.

Thaipusam devotees told: One is enough

The Consumers Association of Penang is again urging those wanting to break coconuts during the chariot procession to stop breaking hundreds or thousands.