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Bangladeshi policemen stand guard in an area cordoned off after heavily armed militants struck at the heart of Bangladesh's diplomatic zone on Friday night, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Bangladeshi forces stormed the popular Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area to end a hostage-taking early Saturday. (AP …

Hindu Escapes Armed Radical Jihadis in Bangladesh by Reciting the Quran

A Hindu man says he “escaped death” during the July 2016 attack by five armed jihadists on a restaurant in Dhaka by “reciting the Quran,” reports BBC, noting that had the Islamist militants found out his religion, he would have shared the fate of the 29 people who lost their lives.

An Indian villager pedals past Burqa clad Muslim students walking to a school at Burhaburhi village about 60 kilometers (38 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)

India: Party Leader Linked to PM Caught Hiding Under Burqa to Molest Women

A leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a right-wing Hindu nationalist party that is linked to the Indian Prime Minister and has been accused of forcing Muslims and Christians in India to become Hindu, was apprehended dressed in a burqa and molesting a female Islam adherent during a religious event in India’s most populous state.

Police officers stand guard in front of the gate of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) before a verdict against Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami in Dhaka June 24, 2014. REUTERS/ANDREW BIRAJ

70-Year-Old Hindu Priest Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

70-year-old Hindu priest Anando Gopal Ganguly was riding his bicycle to a temple on Tuesday morning in the Jhenaidah district of Bangladesh when three men on motorbikes shot him then slashed him with bladed weapons, nearly decapitating him. His body was found in a field near the temple.

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15,000-Strong Hindu Militia Train Children to Fight Islamic State

The Times of India reports on a group known as Hindu Swabhiman, a militia that claims it has 15,000 fighters ready to take on the Islamic State. The group says it fears ISIS will occupy Indian territory by 2020 if it does not fight now.

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Muslims Riot After Hindu Leader Calls Mohammed Gay

In early December, a Hindu leader in India named Kamlesh Tiwari referred to Mohammed as “the world’s first homosexual.” This did not sit well with the local Muslim community, which called for the government to prosecute Tiwari for everything from “blasphemy” to making “anti-social” statements “designed to incite a riot.”

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Yoga Day Sparks Indian Row as Muslims Claim it’s Un-Islamic

The first International Day of Yoga has sparked a race row in India, with some Muslims accusing the government of pushing a Hindu agenda. They have also claimed that practising yoga flies in the face of Islamic teaching. The day

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Pakistan Accidentally Sends Beef to Hindu Survivors of Nepal Quake

The Times of India relates an awkward mistake in Pakistan’s much-needed, and generally much-appreciated, relief assistance to survivors of the earthquake in Nepal: “According to media reports, the food items in relief aid sent by Pakistan to Nepal included beef content (beef masala) in the food packets. Eating beef is prohibited in Hindu religion. Nepal is a majority-Hindu nation.”