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Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them) - The Conversation US

Wendy Doniger does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners. View all partners ...and more »

Why did Modi stay away from Palestine ? - The Hindu

In this handout photograph released by the Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB) on July 6, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk on Olga Beach in Hadera. Suhasini Haidar. July 15, 2017 17:36 IST. Updated ...and more »

India set to elect president from lowest Dalit caste - Telegraph.co.uk

India is set to elect a new president from its Dalit community, only the second time it will have a head of state from the country's lowest and poorest caste. Nearly 5,000 Indian MPs and provincial legislators from across the country voted on Monday to ...and more »

Hinduism and its complicated history with cows - Religion News Service

(The Conversation) Just this past June, at a national meeting of various Hindu organizations in India, a popular preacher, Sadhvi Saraswati, suggested that those who consumed beef should be publicly hanged. Later, at the same conclave, an animal rights ...and more »

No humour please, we are Indian - The Hindu

Here we go again. One argument made by the apologists of the current regime in New Delhi is that those who criticise the Prime Minister, the RSS-BJP and the Sangh Parivar are elitists out of touch with the mainstream of Indian society. There is nothing ...and more »

India's parliament votes for new president - TRT World

Ruling BJP-backed candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, a former lawyer from the low-caste Dalit community, is expected to win the presidency in an election seen as tightening PM Narendra Modi's grip on power. The result will be announced on Thursday but Kovind ...and more »

Member of India's lowest caste expected to be elected president - The Guardian

Ram Nath Kovind is presented with a garland of flowers at a welcoming ceremony in Ahmedabad, western India. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters. A member of India's poorest and most oppressed caste is expected to be elected president. Ram Nath Kovind, the ...and more »

#NotInMyName echoes in US cities too - The Hindu

The diaspora participate in a 'Not in my Name' protest in Washington D.C. against the growing communal polarisation in India, on Sunday. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement · Varghese K George. Washington, July 17, 2017 09:22 IST. Updated: July 17 ...and more »

Indian Presidential Election 2017: Candidates, Issues and What's at Stake - Newsweek

Ram Nath Kovind, nominated presidential candidate of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at an International Yoga Day event in New Delhi on June 21. Adnan Abidi/Reuters. Share. World India Politics Nahendra Modi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra ...and more »

Indian Americans express outrage over mob lynchings in India through protests across US - TwoCircles.net

The Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella coalition of progressive organizations across the United States and various coalition partners held protests in three cities across the US, to express their outrage over the growing mob ...and more »