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Asian faiths try to save swastika symbol corrupted by Hitler

Nov. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building’s co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down. “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was...

Asian faiths try to save sacred swastika corrupted by Hitler

Nov. 27, 2022 09:11 AM EST

Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building’s co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down. “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was...

Clinging to ancient faith, India tribes seek religion status

Nov. 23, 2022 05:45 AM EST

GUDUTA, India (AP) — The ritual began with a thunderous roll of drums that echoed throughout the village. Women in colorful saris broke into an Indigenous folk dance, moving their feet to its galloping rhythm. At the climax, 12 worshippers — proudly practicing a faith not...

Clinging to ancient faith, India tribes seek religion status

Nov. 23, 2022 05:43 AM EST

GUDUTA, India (AP) — The ritual began with a thunderous roll of leather drums, its clamor echoing through the entire village. Women dressed in colorful saris broke into an Indigenous folk dance, tapping and moving their feet to its galloping rhythm. At the climax, 12 worshippers...

In Pakistan's Sindh province, Hindu culture fights the odds

Nov. 07, 2022 01:59 AM EST

SUKKUR, Pakistan (AP) — On the sandy banks of the Indus River, which flows top to toe through Pakistan and into its southern Sindh province, Hindus waited for brightly colored boats to ferry them to a peaceful island that has housed a temple for almost 200 years. Cheers rang out...