Case lodged against Hindu priest in India for blasphemy

NEW DELHI: Indian police have registered two cases against a Hindu priest for blasphemous remarks against the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Delhi Police Saturday registered an FIR against Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, head priest of Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad, for

PM greets Hindu community on festive occasion of Holi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has wished the Hindu community in Pakistan on the festive occasion of Holi being observed today. “Wishing all our Hindu community a very happy Holi, the festival of colours,” said the prime minister on Twitter.

India holds massive religious gathering as COVID-19 cases surge

NEW DELHI: India’s health ministry warned that a huge gathering of devotees for a Hindu festival could send coronavirus cases surging, as the country recorded the most new infections in nearly four months. The ministry said up to 40 people

Mastermind of Karak temple attack among 36 arrested: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has taken strict notice of the vandalizing of a Hindu temple by a mob in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 36 suspects including the mastermind have been arrested. In a statement on Twitter,

KP CM vows to rebuild vandalized Hindu temple in Karak

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan announced that the provincial government will rebuild the Hindu temple in Karak vandalised and burned by a mob. In a statement, the chief minister said the government will ensure the temple is

CJP takes notice of vandalism at Hindu shrine in Karak

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) has taken notice of the incident of vandalism at a Hindu temple in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkwa. According to a statement issued by the apex court, Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh

Descent into chaos

There is one thing common among both Pakistan and India and that religious minorities continue to be targeted in both countries. Two incidents that occurred on the same day shows how both countries are descending into chaos and religious extremism.

Indian jewellery brand pulls down ad showing Hindu-Muslim unity

MUMBAI: A renowned Indian jewellery brand has withdrawn a television advertisement after calls for a boycott for depicting an interfaith marriage. The jewellery brand Tanishq had released an advertisement that showed a Muslim family preparing a traditional baby shower for

Pakistani Hindu community stage sit-in in front of Indian mission

ISLAMABAD: The Hindu and Sikh community has staged a sit-in in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to lodge a strong protest against the mysterious deaths of 11 Pakistani Hindus in Jodhpur city of India. Talking to media

Hindu temple in Islamabad – Construction, criticism and support

Pakistan was formed as an Islamic ideology state but minorities living in the country have been guaranteed all fundamental rights under the constitution. Despite instances of religious discrimination, hatred and intolerance they have given permission to practice their faith and

IHC issues notice to CDA against construction of temple

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a notification to Capital Development Authority (CDA) regarding the construction of a Hindu temple in the federal capital. IHC’s Justice Amir Farooq heard the petition of lawyer Chaudhry Tanveer Akhtar who said the

Indian hospital segregates Muslim, Hindu coronavirus patients

AHMEDABAD: A government-run hospital in Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat has segregated coronavirus patients based on their religion, claiming the order came from the government. “Generally, there are separate wards for male and female patients. But here, we

The significance of Holi: a festival of colours

One of the most popular and major festivals of Hinduism, Holi is being celebrated in Pakistan and other countries around the world, with festivities and enthusiasm. Holi is considered one of the most revered festivals celebrated mostly in India, South

Delhi violence: Indian police arrest over 500 people

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 514 people today (Friday) for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence broke out in New Delhi, India, the government said. The police informed that the death toll from days of blood-letting was increased to 35; however local

Bilawal joins Hindu, Sikh community for Diwali celebrations

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari joined the Hindu and Sikh community of Kashmore district in celebrating Diwali. “Had the pleasure of spending Diwali with the Sikh & Hindu community today in Kashmore. Wishing all those celebrating

Restaurant apologizes after refusing to serve Hindu women

KARACHI: Restaurant on the superhighway last month refused to serve the women from the Hindu belief.  A restaurant in Thatta has apologized to a group of women for refusing to serve them because they are Hindus. This discriminatory act was