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Global success of 'RRR' signals breakthrough for Tollywood

Jul. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — India's film industry is one of the most vast and varied in the world — it's really not one but many separate industries, including Bollywood, Tollywood and others — yet few of the country's roughly 2,000 annually produced movies ever make much of a dent with Western...

India's top court orders release of jailed Muslim journalist

Jul. 20, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court Wednesday granted bail to a Muslim journalist and ordered his release from jail, more than three weeks after he was detained for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his tweets. Mohammed Zubair, a co-founder of fact-checking website...

Thousands rescued at flood-hit Hindu pilgrimage in Kashmir

Jul. 09, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Emergency workers rescued thousands of pilgrims after flash floods triggered by sudden rains swept through their makeshift camps during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to an icy Himalayan cave in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Saturday. At least 16 people have died...

Thousands protest 'bulldozer justice' against Indian Muslims

Jun. 15, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Protests have been erupting in many Indian cities to condemn the demolition of homes and businesses belonging to Muslims, in what critics call a growing pattern of “bulldozer justice” aimed at punishing activists from the minority group. On Sunday,...

Anger erupts in Bangladesh, India over comments about Islam

Jun. 11, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital and in parts of India on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut ties with India and boycott its products unless it punishes two governing party officials for comments deemed derogatory to Islam's Prophet Muhammad....

Pakistan probes Hindu temple's desecration as India protests

Jun. 10, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign ministry on Friday said authorities were trying to trace and arrest suspects who this week desecrated a Hindu temple located at a home in the country's port city of Karachi, drawing condemnation from India. In a statement, the ministry said that...

Muslim nations slam India over insulting remarks about Islam

Jun. 06, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim-majority countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi...

A long-dead Muslim emperor vexes India’s Hindu nationalists

Jun. 03, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi rose from his chair and walked briskly towards the podium to deliver another nighttime address to the nation. It was expected the speech would include a rare message of interfaith harmony in the country where religious tensions have risen under his rule. ...

Dispute over mosque becomes religious flashpoint in India

May. 26, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — For nearly three centuries, Muslims and Hindus in India’s northern Varanasi city have prayed to their gods in a mosque and a temple that are separated by one wall. Many see it as an example of religious coexistence in a country where bouts of deadly communal violence are...

Interfaith group asks Starbucks to drop vegan milk surcharge

May. 13, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is asking Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk alternatives, saying the practice amounts to a tax on people who have embraced plant-based lifestyles. In a statement issued Friday, an interfaith...