February 11, 1999 |
Yo quiero bean burrito. Not beef burrito. Taco Bell has paid a confidential sum to settle a lawsuit by a devout Hindu who sued the fast-food chain for serving him a beef burrito rather than the bean one he ordered. The company settled the suit filed by Mukesh K. Rai, 33, of Carpinteria as the case approached trial in Ventura County Superior Court last month. Rai said that biting into the beef burrito and chewing the meat violated his religious scruples.
September 25, 2004 |
After more than 1,500 miles, Ludkan Baba, the Hindu ascetic who is rolling across India for peace, suspended his quest after being rebuffed at the Pakistani border. The holy roller decided Friday to return to his hometown of Ratlam with his 11-member, hymn-singing entourage to wait for India's government to issue passports. Indian border guards turned him back for a lack of valid travel documents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2004 |
It was proposed as the largest Hindu temple and cultural center in Southern California, an ornate structure with the kind of religious status held by the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
November 24, 1987 |
Hindus and Muslims clashed in the eastern city of Calcutta on Monday, killing one person and injuring 11 others, the United News of India reported.
December 28, 2007 |
Police in eastern India killed at least three people when they opened fire on a group of hard-line Hindus who set fire to a police station during clashes between Hindus and Christians, officials said. The killings in a remote corner of Orissa state brought the death toll to four since violence broke out on Christmas Eve when long-standing tensions between the Hindu majority and the small Christian community erupted over conversions to Christianity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1990
There are a lot of mistakes, either by ignorance or misinformation, in this article. The idea that India willingly submitted to British rule is just poppycock. The present mosque-temple controversy in Ayodhya is a legacy of British rule. About the middle of last century, the ruler of the local area, who was a Muslim, wanted to turn over the site to the Hindus. But the British would not allow it to keep up their divide-and-rule policy! For the past 40 years, a Ram idol had been installed inside the masjid area and continually worshiped by Hindus.
August 25, 1990 |
Thousands of students protesting a government plan to reserve jobs for low-caste Hindus hijacked buses and clashed with police in New Delhi. They surged into streets, stopping traffic and urging motorists to join their campaign. The trouble began when Prime Minister V. P. Singh announced early this month that the government would reserve an additional 27% of public sector jobs for low-caste Hindus, bringing their share to 49%. The rest are awarded on merit.
February 25, 2006 |
Nine Hindu defendants retried in the fatal burning of a group of Muslims during rioting in western India in 2002 were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Eight other Hindus were acquitted. More than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, died during the three months of rioting in Gujarat state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992
In 1948 militant Hindus plotted and killed the Mahatma Gandhi, not only to silence the voice of secularism but to convert India into a racist and communal Hindu nation. However, because of Nehru and Indira Gandhi and other Hindu national leaders, India remained a secular nation for the last 43 years. But with the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the militant Hindus have achieved their goal of changing India from a secular state to a nation of anarchy and darkness, controlled by Hindu fanatics.