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Hindus

 

followers of the Hindu religion, found throughout India and in certain other areas of the world where Indians have emigrated (some Indian Ocean islands, South and Southeast Asia, Africa, Fiji, and Guyana). Despite the significant differences between sects, Hindus are united by common religious doctrines, their unique culture and way of life, and their observance of caste restrictions. Sometimes the entire population of India (Indians) is incorrectly referred to as Hindu.

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Majority of Hindus live in the Sindh province of Pakistan which has earned a bad name for forced religious conversions of Hindu women to Islam.
Sharma added that this bill is to establish rules and regulation for registration of marriage and divorce for Hindu Pakistanis, as currently in the absence of such a law, Hindus in the country do not even have a legal document as proof of marriage and by granting approval for the draft would have set a precedent for the provinces to follow.
Earlier, he had addressed a meeting of the VHP officials as part of World Hindu Convention Togadia called for intensification of "ghar vapsi" (conversion of non Hindus to Hinduism) in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
The first independent report on the identity and public engagement of Hindus in Britain found that 80 per cent would prefer to be called Indian or Hindu.
Hindus believe in reincarnation, or "life after death.
Hindus mark ``Diwali,'' a day to commemorate the forces of good over evil.
When it came to socializing between women of Hindu origin and Dalit origin, the same restrictions that pertained to social intercourse between two communities persisted.
Other deaths occurred when trains carrying Hindus and Sikhs fleeing east, or Muslims escaping west, were forced to stop and most if not all passengers killed.
Speaking on behalf of several thousand Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, the brief notes that members of these faiths do not accept the theology behind some of the commandments.
The mosque, in the northern Indian city of Ayodhya, was reduced to rubble in 1992, poisoning relations between India's Hindus and Muslims and leading to rioting and the murder of hundreds of Muslims.
Hindu Iconoclasts: Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Saravati, And Nineteenth-Century Polemics Against Idolatry by Noel Salmond (Assistant Professor of Humanities and Religion, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a serious, scholarly study that asks why would nineteenth-century Hindus, who come from an iconic religious tradition, give voice to the types of declarations and invectives one might more readily attribute to Hebrew prophets or Calvinists?