India’s leather industry is run mainly by Muslims, since Hindus consider cows to be sacred. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, business owners accuse the government of using an anti-pollution program as a front to destroy their livelihoods.
The river Ganges holds deep religious and ritualistic significance for India's million of Hindus. But climate change is endangering the holy river, reports Jasvinder Sehgal.
The Indian capital is covered in a blanket of thick smog as the concentration of harmful particulate matter in the air reached hazardous levels. Local officials have asked schools to remain shut until Sunday.
Producers of "Padmavati" delayed the film's release after a ruling party official offered a large bounty to anyone who "beheaded" its lead star and the director. Hindu nationalists claim the film falsifies history.
Indian Kashmir has heard a Catholic church ring its bell 50 years after it was silenced by protestors. Representatives of other faiths, including Muslims and Hindus, also celebrated the reactivation.
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