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Stranded in Pakistan, Hindus on long-term visas desperate to return to India

Many Pakistani immigrants had visited Pakistan on No Objection Return to India (NORI) visa valid for 60 days before the Covid-19 lockdown began. That period is long over.
Janta Mali , a Pakitani national with her Indian husband Leelaram and heir children.(HT PHOTO)
Janta Mali , a Pakitani national with her Indian husband Leelaram and heir children.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 11:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | ByDinesh Bothra

Plea to identify Hindus as minorities rejected

Upadhyay’s main contention was that although the expression ‘minority’ has been used in Articles 29 and 30 of the Constitution, it had not been defined anywhere.
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea praying for the court’s directions to identify minorities based on their population at state level.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a plea praying for the court’s directions to identify minorities based on their population at state level.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 21, 2020 01:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

If you want to work for India, work for Hindus: RSS’ Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi

Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat - An RSS perspective, which is advertised as an effort to disseminate RSS’ vision for the nation.
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat(HT Photo)
Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi is in Goa to speak at a two-day conclave on ‘Vishwaguru Bharat(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 10:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

After 70 years, temple handed back to Hindus at Zhob in Pakistan’s Balochistan

COMMUNAL HARMONY Ceremony held to hand over keys to Hindu leaders in presence of DC after school being run in temple relocated
A special ceremony was held to hand over the keys to the temple to Hindu leaders.(PHOTOS: URDUNEWS.COM)
A special ceremony was held to hand over the keys to the temple to Hindu leaders.(PHOTOS: URDUNEWS.COM)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 10:12 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

US condemns attacks on Hindus in Pakistan, China’s ‘hostility’ to all faiths

There are an estimated 1.4 million Hindus in Pakistan and they have been targeted by terrorists and violent extremists, and discriminated against societally.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(AP file photo)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(AP file photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 09:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Mike Pompeo condemns attack on minorities, pinpoints to Hindus in Pakistan

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo made the comments during the launch of the 27-nation International Religious Freedom Alliance.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.(@SecPompeo)
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.(@SecPompeo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 02:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Hindus will rule’, says man as he fires in the air at Shaheen Bagh

The gun shots were fired less than 150 metres from the protest site — the epicentre of anti-CAA protests in Delhi where hundreds of men, women and children are present daily. No one was injured.
A 23-year-old man from Delhi on Saturday fired two rounds in the air at the Shaheen Bagh protest site.(PTI Photo)
A 23-year-old man from Delhi on Saturday fired two rounds in the air at the Shaheen Bagh protest site.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 06:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

SC quashes plea on minority status for Hindus in 8 states

Attorney General KK Venugopal told the court that Hindus were a minority in eight states, but added that the Centre was not supporting the petition.
(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
(Amal KS/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 04:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Now we can fly like a bird’: Pakistani Hindus in Delhi on citizenship bill

The citizenship bill seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan who came to India before December 31.
Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrates as Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at MAjnu ka Tila in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Hindu refugees from Pakistan celebrates as Parliament passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, at MAjnu ka Tila in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

RSS sees ploy to create wedge between tribals, Hindus

According to two functionaries of the Sangh, the issue of increase in the number of ORPs came up for discussion at the crucial Samanvaya Baithak that concluded in Rajasthan’s Pushkar this week.
There was an increase in people identifying themselves as ORP in the 2011 national census (over the 2001 one).(HT image)
There was an increase in people identifying themselves as ORP in the 2011 national census (over the 2001 one).(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 01:49 AM IST
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NEW DELHI | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran

Hindus and Muslims may fight but always make up

Unlike in the past, the Modi government’s schemes have reached the poorest sections of the Muslim community.
People who try to pit Hindus against Muslims in India should be aware of the damage that they are doing by chipping away at the natural unity between the two communities.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
People who try to pit Hindus against Muslims in India should be aware of the damage that they are doing by chipping away at the natural unity between the two communities.(Deepak Gupta/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 13, 2019 07:55 AM IST
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BySyed Zafar Islam

Lok Sabha polls 2019: ‘Pragya Thakur’s candidature reply to those who insulted Hindus by coining the term Hindu terror,’ says Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis says he doesn’t support remarks against Karkare; Modi wave is in rural areas this time; BJP will win all 10 seats in MMR
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Varsha, his official residence in Malabar Hills, Mumbai.(KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at Varsha, his official residence in Malabar Hills, Mumbai.(KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 24, 2019 12:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShailesh Gaikwad

Pak minister sacked for anti-Hindu comments, says PTI. Then rubs it in

Pakistan Punjab’s information and culture minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has been removed from his ministry for making derogatory remarks against the Hindu community.
Fayyazul Hassan Chohan(ANI/Twitter)
Fayyazul Hassan Chohan(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByHT Correspondent

Hindus most educated religious group in the US, says new report

The study by Pew used the four-year college degree as the marker, saying it is generally regarded as the key asset for economic success.
The Widener Library at Harvard Yard of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. A new study has found that Hindus are the most educated religious group in the US.(Getty Images)
The Widener Library at Harvard Yard of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. A new study has found that Hindus are the most educated religious group in the US.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Gurugram, relive Gandhi’s era with this Hindi play in town

To be staged for the first time in the city, this play brings to life Mahatma’s early years in Indian politics.
Catch Hindi play Mohan Se Mahatma to be staged for the first time in the city today.The play depicts Mahatma Gandhi’s life during 1915-1919.
Catch Hindi play Mohan Se Mahatma to be staged for the first time in the city today.The play depicts Mahatma Gandhi’s life during 1915-1919.
Published on Jan 05, 2019 12:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNaina Arora, Gurugram

Pakistan government plans to promote religious tourism in Elum Valley revered by both Hindus and Buddhists

Under the project, fencing of the entire Elum Valley would be done and a separate track would be constructed in the heritage park, the official said.
The Pakistan government plans to promote religious tourism in Elum Valley revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.(AFP)
The Pakistan government plans to promote religious tourism in Elum Valley revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.(AFP)
Published on Dec 07, 2018 11:10 PM IST
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Peshawar | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan, ministers wish Hindus on Diwali

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday extended his good wishes to the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali.
Imran Khan tweeted his Diwali wishes.(Reuters)
Imran Khan tweeted his Diwali wishes.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 07, 2018 07:38 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Sabarimala temple not only for Hindus, but for all faiths, says Kerala high court

The Kerala high court ruled that the Sabarimala temple was not only for Hindus but it had a tradition of welcoming people from all faiths. The court asked the Kerala government and Travancore Devasom Board to file their affidavits on the issue and posted the case after two weeks.
The Kerala high court pointed out that there was no rule that all devotees who go to the Sabarimala temple should carry the sacred kit on their head.(PTI)
The Kerala high court pointed out that there was no rule that all devotees who go to the Sabarimala temple should carry the sacred kit on their head.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 05:54 PM IST
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Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram | ByIndo Asian News Service

Shah, Sangh discuss ways to unite Hindus, leverage Kumbh mela

BJP chief Amit Shah and leaders from several Sangh Parivar affiliates discussed the importance of a Dalit outreach ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Shah said that the Opposition attempts at cobbling together an alliance to take on a “Modi-fied BJP” was no threat to the party.(HT file photo)
Shah said that the Opposition attempts at cobbling together an alliance to take on a “Modi-fied BJP” was no threat to the party.(HT file photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2018 11:48 AM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Hindus have no aspiration of dominance, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

At the second World Hindu Congress in Chicago, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said one of the key values to bring the whole world into a team is to have controlled ego and learn to accept the consensus.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the golden jubilee celebration of Nana Palkar Smruti Samitee, in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the golden jubilee celebration of Nana Palkar Smruti Samitee, in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 02:37 PM IST
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Chicago | ByPress Trust of India

Gandhi treated goat as mother: Netaji kin asks Hindus to shun mutton, sparks Twitter war with Tripura governor

Criticising the number of lynchings by cow vigilantes in BJP-ruled states, West Bengal saffron party leader Chandra Kumar Bose in a sarcastic comment asked Hindus to stop consuming goat meat.
Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandson of Netaji’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose, joined the BJP in 2016 and contested the Assembly elections the same year from Bhawanipore constituency against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.(HT Photo)
Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandson of Netaji’s elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose, joined the BJP in 2016 and contested the Assembly elections the same year from Bhawanipore constituency against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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HT Correspondent, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya

BJP MLA asks Hindus to have five children to save Hindutva

BJP legislator from Bairia constituency in Ballia Surendra Singh on Thursday said Hindus couples should have at least five children to save Hindutva or else a situation similar to that of J&K would prevail in the country after 50 years.
Surendra Singh(HT Photo)
Surendra Singh(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2018 01:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | BySudhir Kumar, Varanasi

In Pakistan’s elections Sikhs, Hindus, Christians face daunting challenge

It’s an uphill struggle for Pakistani Christians, Sikhs, Ahmadis and others. Minority religions make up just 4 percent of Pakistan’s 200 million people; Shias account for about 15 to 20 percent of the Muslim population
In this picture taken on July 19, 2018, supporters of Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), dance and cheer to songs during an election campaign rally in Pindi Gheb in Pakistan's Punjab province.(AFP)
In this picture taken on July 19, 2018, supporters of Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), dance and cheer to songs during an election campaign rally in Pindi Gheb in Pakistan's Punjab province.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAssociated Press

Can PM make India No.1 by talking of Hindus and Muslims, asks Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal at a gathering in Indore said while US was talking of nano technology and Japan, France and London were talking of big technologies, Modi was talking of Hindus and Muslims .
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal during an AAP rally, in Indore.(PTI Photo)
Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal during an AAP rally, in Indore.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Indore | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan’s minority voters increase by 30% but are still living on the edge

Reserved seats for non-Muslims are now distributed among political parties in proportion to the number of general constituencies won by them.
Krishna Kumari, center, newly elected senator of the Pakistani Hindu Community, arrives at the Parliament with her family members in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 12, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Krishna Kumari, center, newly elected senator of the Pakistani Hindu Community, arrives at the Parliament with her family members in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, March 12, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 08:34 AM IST
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Lahore | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan strongly condemns terror attack on Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting, killing at least 19 people, many of them Sikhs and some of them Hindus.
Afghan Sikh men carry the coffin of a victim of the suicide terror attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, on July 2, 2018.(Reuters)
Afghan Sikh men carry the coffin of a victim of the suicide terror attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, on July 2, 2018.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 05:28 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Islamic State claims attack on Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

The bomber targeted a delegation from the minority communities as it was travelling to the governor’s residence in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday for a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani.
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, on July 1.(REUTERS)
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan, on July 1.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 11:28 AM IST
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Kabul | ByAFP

Suicide bombing on Afghan Sikhs and Hindus an attack on nation’s multicultural fabric: PM Modi

At least 20 people, including 17 Sikhs and Hindus, were killed in a blast in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad on Sunday.
Sikhs carry a coffin of a relative killed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after Sunday’s suicide bombing targeting the community.(AP)
Sikhs carry a coffin of a relative killed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, after Sunday’s suicide bombing targeting the community.(AP)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 03:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAgencies

Hindus, Sikhs among 19 killed in targeted suicide bombing in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has a tiny Sikh and Hindu minority and today numbers only around 1,000 people. They have been targeted in the past by Islamic extremists.
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on July 1.(REUTERS)
Afghan policemen inspect the site of a blast in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan on July 1.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 04:47 PM IST
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Kabul | ByAFP

The bigot in my drawing room

Atul Kochhar is the symbol of a far more widespread problem – the normalization of prejudice against Muslims.
People offer namaz out side the Bandra ststion on the occasion of Eid - al - Fitr in Mumbai on June 16.(HT Photo)
People offer namaz out side the Bandra ststion on the occasion of Eid - al - Fitr in Mumbai on June 16.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 02:17 PM IST
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