"We encourage India to promote respect for human rights," says State Department spokesperson Ned Price, following last month's insulting comments by spokespeople for PM Narendra Modi's Hindu ultra-nationalist party.
The extrajudicial use of bulldozers on the homes of Indian Muslims sends a clear message about who the law will and will not protect from the encroachment of the state.
India's cracking down on protesters with excessive use of force, arbitrary detention and punitive house demolitions is in complete violation of international human rights law and standards, human rights organisation Amnesty International says.
Authorities in northern Uttar Pradesh state arrest more than 300 people and tear down several houses belonging to Muslims in connection with unrest over insulting remarks made by members of ruling BJP about Prophet Muhammad and his wife Ayesha.
“The Lady of Heaven” film, written by Shia Muslim cleric Yasser al Habib, has been banned in a number of Muslim countries for its "falsification of facts".
Police fired on a crowd in the eastern Indian city of Ranchi after a large number of Muslims took to the streets following Friday prayers to protest remarks by a ruling party official.
Over 30 members and some federal ministers of the Hindu nationalist party, who are authorised to take part in TV debates, asked to be "extremely cautious" when talking about religion, two BJP leaders say.
A supermarket just outside Kuwait City has boycotted Indian goods in protest over insulting remarks made by officials from India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
Muslim countries including Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia condemn remarks about Prophet Muhammad made by top officials in India's Bharatiya Janata Party, as calls grow on social media for boycott of Indian goods in Muslim countries.
March 31 holds an important place in Islamic history as the anniversary of the treaty that paved the way for official recognition of the first Islamic state under Prophet Muhammad’s leadership.
With the pandemic slowing down, this year Muslims are likely to return to their Ramadan rituals such as long communal prayers and iftars.
During his annual press conference, Putin expressed the importance of artistic freedom without hindrance to religious freedom.
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