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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram, in Ayodhya, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god Ram at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque in northern India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Indian PM lays foundation of temple at razed mosque site

Aug. 5, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Despite the coronavirus restricting a large crowd, Hindus rejoiced Wednesday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god, Ram, at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque. Modi offered prayers to nine stone blocks with Ram...

A Hindu holy man looks at a decoration on the ghats of the river Saryu as part of preparations for the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. As Hindus prepare to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited temple at a disputed ground in northern India, Muslims say they have no firm plans yet to build a new mosque at an alternative site they were granted to replace the one torn down by Hindu hard-liners decades ago. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Hindus in India set to build temple at razed mosque site

Aug. 3, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — As Hindus prepare to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited temple at a disputed ground in northern India, Muslims say they have no firm plans yet to build a new mosque at an alternative site they were granted to replace the one torn down by Hindu hard-liners decades ago....

FILE-In this Nov. 11, 2019 file photo, Hindu devotees pray while walking towards a temple, in Ayodhya, India. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony next month for a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th-century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992. The trust overseeing the temple construction says the ceremony is set for Aug. 5, a date they say is astrologically auspicious for Hindus but that also marks a year since the Indian Parliament revoked the semi-autonomous status of its only Muslim-majority state, Jammu and Kashmir. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

India's PM to attend temple groundbreaking at disputed site

Jul. 26, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a groundbreaking ceremony next week for a Hindu temple on a disputed site in northern India where a 16th century mosque was torn down by Hindu hard-liners in 1992, according to the trust overseeing the temple construction. The ceremony is...

Elizabeth Lal, a Christian woman who was injured and her son-in-law Nadeem Jordon killed by gunmen because he rented in a Muslim neighborhood, shows a picture of Jordon on her mobile during an interview with the Associated Press, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Analysts and activists say minorities in Pakistan are increasingly vulnerable to Islamic extremists as Prime Minister Imran Khan vacillates between trying to forge a pluralistic nation and his conservative Islamic beliefs. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Minorities under attack as PM pushes 'tolerant' Pakistan

Jul. 16, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — It’s been a tough month for religious minorities in Pakistan, and observers warn of even tougher times ahead as Prime Minister Imran Khan vacillates between trying to forge a pluralistic nation and his conservative Islamic beliefs. A Christian was gunned down because he...

Brahma beer is displayed at a bar that's open for deliveries only amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. An interfaith coalition is pressuring the world’s largest brewer to remove the name of the Hindu god, saying the name is offensive to Hindus, who worship Lord Brahma, the religion's god of creation. An Anheuser-Busch InBev brewery spokesman says the beer actually was named to honor Joseph Bramah, an Englishman who invented the draft pump handle, and the spelling was changed to adapt the name to the Portuguese language. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Campaign brewing to get Hindu god Brahma off popular beer

Jul. 14, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

An interfaith coalition is pressing the world's largest brewer to remove the name of a Hindu god from a popular beer that dates to the late 1800s — a dispute the beermaker insists is a case of mistaken identity. The group, which includes representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Jain...

The headquarters of Live Nation is viewed Monday, June 29, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. America's nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn't stopping an interfaith coalition from launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the

Interfaith group: No Buddhist or Hindu statues in nightclubs

Jul. 1, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — America’s nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping an interfaith coalition from launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the “disrespectful” use of sacred Buddhist and Hindu statues as decor....