Anti-Hindu sentiment has been on the rise in recent years. It is a sentiment that advances, amplifies, and articulates hatred against Hindus and Hinduism. This is a toxic global phenomenon influenced by legacies of the past. Hinduism and Hindus have been at the receiving end of such hate since colonial times. This hate sentiment is now known as Hinduphobia, Hindumisia, or Hindudvesha .
It is a heartwarming story of overcoming adversity and rising above religion. A 29-year-old Muslim man hailing from the once riot-stricken Indian city of Ahmedabad, now has an idol crafted by him installed inside a Hindu temple, The Times of India reports. SEE ALSO: 'Pokémon Go' manages to hurt religious sentiments in India even before official launch Mohsin Shaikh, who was 14 when communal strife engulfed Ahmedabad in the summer of 2002, grew up crafting chalk and graphite idols of Hindu deities. One of his idols of Lord Shiva, a popular Hindu God, has been set up in a city temple. Some of his other works that include a statue of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (who hails from Ahmedabad coincidentally) are also displayed around the city.
Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Rihanna is facing backlash from the Hindu community after posing topless while wearing a necklace that depicts one of the religion's most respected deities. On Monday, the singer shared a photo of herself posing on a balcony wearing only a pair of purple satin boxer shorts from her Savage X Fenty fashion brand. She captioned the photo with a quote from the Jamaican artist Popcaan's song "Naked."
India's police have arrested a Hindu religious leader for allegedly making a derogatory speech against India's independence icon Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and praising his assassin. Gandhi, revered in India as a Mahatma (Great Soul), was shot dead by a Hindu hardliner during a prayer meeting in the Indian capital in 1948. Hindu organisations then had accused Gandhi of being sympathetic towards Muslims during the partition of the Indian subcontinent by British colonialists in 1947 into India and Pakistan. Kalicharan Maharaj was arrested in central Madhya Pradesh state on Thursday for allegedly promoting hatred between religious groups in a speech earlier this month, the Press Trust of India news agency cited police officer Prashant Agrawal as saying. According to media reports, Maharaj said "Gandhi destroyed the country … salutations to Nathuram Godse, who killed him".