Country erupts after shocking beheading

A tailor has been brutally killed in India, sparking huge protests, with hundreds of police officers urgently rushed to the scene. A man has been gruesomely killed in western India, sparking massive protests and prompting authorities to cut off the internet. Kanhaiya Lal was allegedly partially beheaded by two men inside his tailoring shop Supreme … Read more

Brutal killing caught on camera stokes India religious tensions

Officials in the western city of Udaipur, Rajasthan state, announced a curfew and blocked internet access after videos of the incident went viral on social media, triggering mass outrage across the country. In one video, two men can be seen beginning to attack the victim. In another, two Muslim men appear to confess to the … Read more

Trans woman’s journey from India across the globe to find her authentic self

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – The journey to find your authentic self brought Aishani Majumdar halfway around the world as an immigrant from India who wanted to live in a place where she could find love and celebrate her South Asian heritage while also acknowledging her queer identity.  “I felt like I had landed in a … Read more

Indian police arrest Muslim journalist accused of insulting Hindus

Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, which debunks misinformation in the Indian media, was arrested Monday and remanded overnight in police custody, said KPS Malhotra, a deputy commissioner in Delhi’s Cyber Crime Unit. Malhotra said Zubair was arrested under two sections of the Indian Penal Code related to maintaining religious harmony. Zubair often … Read more

Building collapse kills 3 people in India’s Mumbai city

MUMBAI, India — A dilapidated residential building collapsed in India’s financial and entertainment capital, Mumbai, killing at least three people and injuring 11 others, officials said Tuesday. The four-story building collapsed late Monday night in the Kurla area of Mumbai. Dozens of rescuers were clearing the debris to find at least four residents still trapped, … Read more

Ladakhi nomads along tense India-China border struggle to survive

Chushul, Ladakh – Nomads living for centuries in Ladakh say their lives and livelihoods are threatened by the continuing military tensions between India and China along their disputed border in the Himalayas. “Since three generations, my family has been herding cattle in Demchok, but the conflict deprives us of our grazing rights,” Konchok Ishey, a … Read more

A Muslim teenager was killed at a protest in India. His family wants answers

Footage posted to social media of the June 10 protest shows 15-year-old Mudassir Alam raising his fist in the air as the crowd chants, “Long live Islam.” More shots ring out, and Mudassir falls to the ground. “He’s dead!” a bystander shouts, as people try to stop blood flowing from a wound to the teenager’s … Read more

Key Ukrainian city under ‘massive’ Russian bombardment

“Massive” Russian bombardment of Ukraine’s battleground eastern Lugansk region and key city Severodonetsk has been “hell” for soldiers there, Kyiv said, while insisting that defenders would hold “as long as necessary”. Moscow’s troops have been pummelling eastern Ukraine for weeks and are slowly advancing, despite fierce resistance from the outgunned Ukrainian military. “The Russian army … Read more

An Uncertain Future for Documented Dreamers

On a Thursday morning in early February, Kartik Sivakumar realized that he would have to leave America. He was sitting in his dorm room, at the University of Iowa, where he was a senior majoring in neuroscience. He was also a resident adviser, a leader of the university’s hospital student-volunteer corps, and an organizer of … Read more