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Indian court to set law on women’s entry in temples, mosques

Nov. 14, 2019 2:30 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court said Thursday it will set law on women’s entry into temples and mosques after being asked to review its decision lifting a ban on some women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state. The court deferred a decision on petitions seeking a review of its 2018...

Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple

Nov. 9, 2019 7:42 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country's north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque - a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key Muslim body. The dispute over...

India state broadcaster: Top court rules disputed religious ground in favor of Hindus with alternate land for Muslims

Nov. 9, 2019 12:53 AM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — India state broadcaster: Top court rules disputed religious ground in favor of Hindus with alternate land for Muslims.

India's court set to deliver verdict on temple dispute

Nov. 8, 2019 11:56 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's security forces were on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict Saturday in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly religious...

India's court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

Oct. 16, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence. The five judges are expected to...

India to allow tourists back into locked-down Kashmir

Oct. 8, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir will allow tourists back into the region two months after ordering them to leave because of security concerns amid an Indian crackdown, an official said Tuesday. But tourists are unlikely to experience normal life in the disputed area or be able to...

Correction: India-Gandhi Anniversary story

Oct. 4, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

GURGAON, India (AP) — In a story Oct. 1 about the birth anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Indian flag depicts Gandhi's spinning wheel. It is the Ashok Chakra, or wheel of Indian emperor Ashoka. The story also misidentified the...

India's moves in Kashmir raise tension in part next to China

Oct. 2, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — Nearly two months after the Indian government changed the status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, new tensions are brewing in Ladakh, a remote and picturesque part of that territory that borders China. On Aug. 5, New Delhi stripped Indian-controlled Kashmir of its statehood...

Indian home minister promises non-Muslim citizenship bill

Oct. 1, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government plans to revive a bill that would give non-Muslim refugees citizenship even before a controversial citizen registry in one northeastern state has been finalized, Home Minister Amit Shah said Tuesday. Shah, the leader of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist...

Pakistan arrests 3 over attack on temple, Hindu homes

Sep. 16, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested three people after a mob of angry Muslims ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend and damaged a school and several homes belonging to the minority community in the southwestern town of Ghotki. The attack followed accusations that a Hindu...