Hinduism

People participate in a protest rally against Citizen Amendment Act in Mumbai, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. The protests have targeted the new citizenship law, which applies to Hindus, Christians and other religious minorities who are in India illegally but can demonstrate religious persecution in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It does not apply to Muslims. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
December 20, 2019 - 8:33 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left eight people dead and more than 4,000 others detained. Thousands of...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 photo, a graffiti covers the wall of a building at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India. Students of New Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia University have turned the campus' sandstone walls into a canvas of discontent. The spray-painted slogans and symbols reflect their opposition to a new law that provides a path to citizenship for religious groups from neighboring countries except Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 20, 2019 - 4:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Students of New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University have turned the campus' sandstone walls into a canvas of discontent. The spray-painted slogans and symbols reflect their opposition to a new law that provides a path to citizenship for religious groups from neighboring...
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A plain clothes policemen, left, uses a gun to beat from behind a protestor who is detained during protests against India's new citizenship law in Lucknow, India, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
December 19, 2019 - 10:38 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. Protests...
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A plain clothes policemen, left, uses a gun to beat from behind a protestor who is detained during protests against India's new citizenship law in Lucknow, India, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
December 19, 2019 - 8:29 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. Protests...
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Protestors shout slogans and march through narrow lanes near the historic Red Fort in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Police detained several hundred protestors in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stem widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens India's secular democracy. Dozens of demonstrations were to take place around country as opposition grows to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. The law has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 19, 2019 - 6:44 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied bans on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. Protests...
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Protestors shout slogans and march through narrow lanes near the historic Red Fort in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Police detained several hundred protestors in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stem widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens India's secular democracy. Dozens of demonstrations were to take place around country as opposition grows to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. The law has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 19, 2019 - 5:21 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. Dozens of...
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A protestor holds up a placard and sits with others in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Police detained several hundred protestors in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stem widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens India's secular democracy. Dozens of demonstrations were to take place around country as opposition grows to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. The law has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) Dozens of demonstrations were to take place around country as opposition grows to a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. The law has sparked anger at what many see as the government's push to bring India closer to a Hindu state.
December 19, 2019 - 3:39 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained several hundred protesters in some of India's biggest cities Thursday as they defied a ban on assembly that authorities imposed to stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the country's secular democracy. Dozens of...
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Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University hold placards as they march during a protest against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of the new citizenship law that has sparked opposition and massive protests across the country. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 19, 2019 - 2:04 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police detained more than 100 protesters in key Indian cities Thursday as they defied a ban on protests that authorities hope stop widespread demonstrations against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the secular nature of Indian democracy. Dozens of demonstrations...
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Indian students of the Jamia Millia Islamia University hold placards as they march during a protest against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday postponed hearing pleas challenging the constitutionality of the new citizenship law that has sparked opposition and massive protests across the country. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 19, 2019 - 1:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Police banned protests in New Delhi and several state capitals Thursday in an effort to contain growing dissatisfaction over a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens the secular nature of Indian democracy. Protesters said they will go ahead with a demonstration at New...
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A Kashmiri boy plays outside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. A call to afternoon prayer has rung out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months, ending a virtual ban on religious practice in the Muslim-majority region’s biggest mosque. The Jamia Masjid was shut Aug. 5 as part of India’s security lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government stripped Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
December 18, 2019 - 7:01 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on religious practice in the Muslim-majority region’s biggest mosque. The Jamia Masjid in Srinagar was...
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