Muted celebrations for Mumbai’s Ganesha festival amid pandemic | AFP

Mumbai’s beaches — normally packed with Hindu devotees eager to immerse idols of the elephant-headed god for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival — are virtually deserted because of severe virus restrictions to prevent crowds, with neighbourhood ponds set up instead to carry out the annual ritual.

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Hindu Zealots Razed a Mosque. Now Modi Wants A Temple in its Place.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundations of the Ram Mandir, on the ruins of a mosque razed by Hindu zealots in 1992.

We explain why this temple is a victory for Hindu nationalists, and why Pakistan is warning of a Muslim genocide in India.

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Indian PM Modi centre stage at flashpoint Hindu temple ceremony | AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took centre stage Wednesday at a ceremony for the foundation of a Hindu temple at a flashpoint site that has sparked some of India’s worst sectarian violence. The new temple in Ayodhya will be built on the ruins of a mosque destroyed by Hindu fundamentalists in 1992, which triggered a wave of religious violence that left around 2,000 people dead across India.

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Hindus in NY celebrate Modi launching Ayodhya temple | AFP

Hindus gather at Times Square in New York to celebrate after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched construction of a new Hindu temple at a flashpoint religious site in Ayodhya.

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Pakistanis protest halting of Hindu temple construction | AFP

Pakistanis protest against the halting of construction of Islamabad’s first Hindu temple since partition after pressure from clerics and legal challenges.

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India Burning (Clip) | VICE on SHO

India has been engulfed in riots after the world’s biggest democracy suddenly stripped nearly two million people of their citizenship. As the nation’s leaders ramp up Hindu nationalist rhetoric, a newly-enacted law has signaled to India’s 200 million Muslims that they are the true target. This could mean that they end up in one of the brand-new detention camps quietly being constructed across the country.

VICE’s Isobel Yeung investigates the growing fear that Hindu supremacism may undermine secularism and relegate India’s Muslims into second-class citizens.

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India Burning & Russia’s Fight Factory | VICE on SHOWTIME

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INDIA BURNING

With India’s leaders ramping up Hindu nationalist rhetoric, VICE’s Isobel Yeung investigates the growing fear that the nation’s 200 million Muslims are being systematically targeted.

RUSSIA’S FIGHT FACTORY

VICE Correspondent Alzo Slade heads to Dagestan to explore how this tiny Russian Republic with a turbulent history became a modern day fight factory, producing some of the world’s top wrestlers and MMA fighters.

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Hindu activists drink cow urine against the coronavirus | AFP

Dozens of Hindu activists hold a cow urine party in the Indian capital to protect and cure themselves from the coronavirus, as countries around the world struggle to control the deadly pandemic. Many in the Hindu-majority nation of 1.3 billion consider cows sacred and some, in recent years, have made several unverified assertions about cow urine being an elixir, claims that critics have rejected as quackery. Governments and scientists have said no medicine or vaccine is available to protect or cure the infection.

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Colourful Holi festival celebrations underway in India | AFP

Indian families and revellers across the country cover each other in coloured powder as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colours. Holi is observed in India at the end of the winter season on the last full moon of the lunar month. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

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Stick em’ up! Indian women ‘beat’ men during Holi festival | AFP

Thousands of Indians welcome spring in a rainbow of colours at the annual festival of Holi, despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he will not attend the festivities due to the coronavirus. Women “beat” men with sticks as part of the festivities in Nandgaon village. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna is said to have teased a woman and was chased away with sticks by the local women.

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Suspected Hindu nationalist opens fire at Delhi student demo | AFP

A suspected Hindu nationalist Thursday live-streamed himself minutes before opening fire on university students protesting against India’s new citizenship law. One student was reportedly shot in the hand before police arrested the alleged gunman, who timed his attack to coincide with the anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 by a Hindu radical.

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Today in History for January 30th

Highlights of Today in History: Tet Offensive begins:Nazi leader Adolf Hitler becomes Germany’s chancellor; Franklin D. Roosevelt is born;Hindu extremist assassinates Mahatma Gandhi;as “Bloody Sunday” begins;”The Lone Ranger” airs

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Is India becoming a Hindu nation? | AFP

On 11 December 2019, India’s Parliament approved a controversial law, making it easier for persecuted religious minorities from three neighbouring countries to obtain citizenship, but not if they are Muslim. Since the vote, hundreds of thousands have rallied across the country challenging the bill. This legislation is the latest in a series of moves by the government that have stoked fears that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to remould the world’s largest democracy as a Hindu nation.

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A million Hindus gather to take ‘holy dip’ in the Ganges | AFP

Around a million Hindu pilgrims and sadhus (holy men) gather at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal during the Gangasagar Mela to take a ‘holy dip’ on Makar Sankranti, a day with great religious significance in Hindu mythology.

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India: Thousands from Hindu hardliner group march on streets | AFP

On Wednesday several thousand baton-wielding volunteers from a Hindu hardliner group — of which Modi is a lifelong member — held a rally in the southern city of Hyderabad, in a show of support for the government.

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Demonstrations in Guwahati against controversial citizenship law | AFP

Hundreds gather in Guwahati, in the Indian state of Assam to protest against the controversial Indian citizenship law deemed as anti-muslim. The law — making it easier for persecuted minorities from three neighbouring countries to gain citizenship, but not if they are Muslim — has stoked fears Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to remould the world’s biggest democracy India as a Hindu nation, which he denies. IMAGES

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Protests Against India’s Discriminatory Citizenship Bill Turn Deadly

The Hindu nationalist government is helping immigrants become citizens, as long as they’re not Muslims.

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Dogs are celebrated in Nepal during Tihar festival | AFP

Nepal celebrates Kukur Tihar, part of the country’s five-day long Hindu festival celebrated annually. Dogs have a special place in Hindu tradition.

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The Muslim man looking after a Hindu shrine in India | AFP

Even in the diverse world of Indian religion, Motibar Rahman stands out as a Muslim looking after a Hindu shrine in Assam state, as his family has done for centuries.

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Rescue operations after 12 drown in India during religious ceremony | AFP

Twelve people drowned in a lake in central India when their boats capsized during a religious ceremony. The boats carrying 20-25 people tipped over in the early hours in Bhopal as they were about to immerse an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesha.

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Indian worshippers bid adieu to elephant god | AFP

Hundreds of thousands of worshippers throng the streets of Mumbai for the immersion of thousands of elaborately decorated effigies of the Hindu elephant god Ganesha.

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