Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator in polls

Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator in polls

The surprise victory of opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli in the Senate election stirred a wave of optimism on social media.

India's top court tells govt to stop cow vigilantes

India's top court tells govt to stop cow vigilantes

Critics say that extremists emboldened by the current Hindu nationalist government's tough stance on cow slaughter are using beef as a pretext to target the community.

Indian mob kills two Muslims over suspected cow theft

Indian mob kills two Muslims over suspected cow theft

Two Muslim men have died after they were attacked by Indian villagers who suspected them of stealing cows, police said on Monday, the latest such attack over the animal Hindus consider sacred.

Butcher shops razed amid crackdown on beef in India

Butcher shops razed amid crackdown on beef in India

Indian police said on Wednesday they were not ruling out arson after fire gutted three butcher shops in Uttar Pradesh state, where a firebrand Hindu leader has taken office promising a crackdown on slaughterhouses.

Pakistan passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

Pakistan passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

The president of mainly Muslim Pakistan has signed into law a bill allowing the Hindu minority to register their marriages for the first time since partition from India in 1947.

Muslim shoe seller in Pakistan faces blasphemy for hurting Hindus

Muslim shoe seller in Pakistan faces blasphemy for hurting Hindus

A Muslim shopkeeper in Pakistan faces blasphemy charges for selling shoes engraved with a word that is considered sacred to Hindus, police said Tuesday.

Indian court jails 11 for life over Gujarat massacre of Muslims

Indian court jails 11 for life over Gujarat massacre of Muslims

An Indian court jailed 11 Hindu attackers for life on Friday for murdering dozens of Muslims in one of the most notorious massacres of the 2002 Gujarat riots that shook India.

Five held after two cowherds hanged to death in India

Five held after two cowherds hanged to death in India

Police have arrested five suspects in the hanging to death of two Muslims herding cattle in India, in an incident that led to violent protests sparked an outbreak of violence in the eastern state of Jharkhand ...