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December 05, 2018
Riot over ‘holy’ cows leads to death of a senior Indian cop
An attempt by police to quell a riot over the slaughter of cows in the...
November 10, 2018
Hindu devotees rock up to get stoned for the goddess Kali
This is how the India's annual Pathron Ka Mela festival works: each year Hindu villagers...
October 30, 2018
Prayer room battles hot up at Columbia University in New York
While Muslims are complaining that the four prayer rooms allotted to them at the university...
October 18, 2018
Women journalists assaulted as Hindus riot at an Indian temple
The Sabarimala temple in the southern state of Kerala, which was recently ordered by India's...
October 07, 2018
Indian court ruling on females will render a temple ‘impure’
The Sabarimala Temple in Kerala has always prevented females between the ages of 10 and...
July 26, 2018
Top Hindu: Don't use sacred imagery for 'mercantile greed'
The job of being President of the Universal Society of Hinduism (USofH) entails – among...
July 01, 2018
This Indian man believes that President Donald Trump is God
Bussa Krishna, a resident of Konne village in Telangana, India, worships Donald Trump – so...
April 25, 2018
Indian 'godman' jailed for life for rape of teenage devotee
Millionaire Hindu guru Asaram Bapu, a sexual abstinence advocate, was today (Wednesday) jailed for life...
April 19, 2018
Indian cartoonist who 'hurt Hindu feelings' faces charges
The Hyderabad police have registered a case against Swathi Vadlamudi, a journalist working for an...
April 12, 2018
Girl, eight, was gang-raped in a Hindu temple then murdered
In what is thought to have been a brutal act of intimation against Muslims in...
March 29, 2018
'Godman', accused of rape, reunited with his severed penis
Last year it was widely reported in India that that a Hindu "holy man" in...
March 19, 2018
Burning wood will combat pollution. It's a religious thing
In a Hindu religious ceremony scheduled to last nine days around 350 priests yesterday began...
March 04, 2018
Torture of young boys a feature of this Hindu religious festival
Friday, March 2, saw the culmination of the Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala – and...
February 24, 2018
Indian lawmaker wants ghostly government building exorcised
BJP MLA Habibur Rehman, above, told Indian media this week that he has asked to...
February 09, 2018
London town hall to become a Hindu temple. Locals protest.
London's ITV news reported today that a sizeable protest took place outside Southall Town Hall...
February 07, 2018
Consumption of more cow's milk will reduce crime in India
Back in 2016 Indian nut-job Shankar Lal, above, prompted a great deal of eye-rolling when...
February 06, 2018
Indian journalist 'martyred' as Hindus and Muslims clash
Angry Hindus have vowed to avenge the death of journalist Rahul Upadhyay, above, who reported...
February 05, 2018
Yoga may not send you to Hell, but it won't get you to Heaven
Matt Walsh, above, described here as 'a hipster Christian blogger' and 'basically an outright asshole',...
January 09, 2018
Making babies for Lord Kartik
The Indian province of West Bengal has an absurd Hindu custom that involves the placing...
December 05, 2017
Indian movie director faces death threats over new film
Back in 1992, Hindu fanatics numbering 150,000 demolished the 16th-century Babri Mosque in the city...
November 24, 2017
The elephant in the room is a god, ad watchdog decides
In September we reported that Hindus were rebuffed by Australia's Advertising Standards Board, which found...
November 20, 2017
Jesus was the key cause of a nasty family breakup in India
Pictured above are the wife and four children of a Hindu man in India who...
November 01, 2017
BBC's Godslot: 'Deeply boring' but popular with listeners
A poll being run by the BBC that asks 'Does Thought for The Day still...
October 17, 2017
Superstition is not the answer to India's mounting problems
India’s Junior Education Minister Satyapal Singh, above, recently stated that engineering students should be taught...
September 24, 2017
Rape arrest: another Indian 'godman' falls foul of the law
Falahari Maharaj , 70, a popular 'spiritual' guru, has been arrested in India for the...
September 19, 2017
Meat ad moaners told to get lost by advertising watchdog
Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has dismissed complaints filed by Hindu groups against a controversial...
September 15, 2017
Seeking publicity in the name of absurd religious sentiments
Gaurav Tyagi, a new contributor to the Freethinker, reflects on the recent row over an...
September 13, 2017
Hindu woman abducted and forced to marry a Muslim
Arti Kumari Sharma, 20, was allegedly abducted at gunpoint at the weekend in the Khairpur District...
September 12, 2017
Jesus turns wine into water – Catholics in India are appalled
An amusing ad for Australian meat was attacked today by the the Catholic Secular Forum...
September 04, 2017
Catholic priest resigns after Ganesh is paraded in a church
Catholic priest Juan José Mateos Castro has been forced to resign after he allowed the...
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