France's courts have upheld the full-face veil ban, saying it did not violate religious freedom. A panel of UN human rights experts disagrees. Does the ban further marginalize France's minority Muslim population?
The drive against the mostly Muslim shopkeepers in Gurgaon during the Navaratri festival is the highest-profile campaign since Hindu vigilantes targeted people engaged in the slaughter of cows, considered sacred to Hindus.
The government of the state of Kerala is bracing for a face-off between the protesters and women and girls aged 10-50 who want to visit the Sabarimala hill temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, when it re-opens on Oct. 17.