The hijab ban and several other controversies in Karnataka state have compromised Bengaluru's status as India's Silicon Valley.
Indian Muslims have been subjected to numerous hate-driven attacks and in most cases, the aggressors are from the country's Hindu majority.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
Thousands rally in protests against new citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, while Hindu nationalist ruling party releases video with animated Muslim characters as part of publicity blitz to try to bust "myths" around the law.
Police say the men were killed when they were trying to escape during a re-enactment of the crime in southern Hyderabad city. But rights activists say police may have used "arbitrary violence" to avoid accountability.
Four men were arrested in the suspected gang-rape and murder of a Telangana vet whose burned body was found last week. Former Bollywood star and lawmaker Jaya Bachchan is under fire for promoting mob-justice after saying rapists should be lynched.
Rescue operations are underway after a sightseeing boat carrying 61 people capsized in southern India's Godavari river.
A terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques took the lives of 50 worshippers on Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings.
Large rallies took place across Pakistan on International Women's Day. These are some moments from the march in Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi.
Is the Indian government's executive order to criminalise oral divorce a progressive move to deliver justice to Muslim women, or will it just end up criminalising Muslim men?
Officials say 17 people were also injured when a truck hit a parked passenger bus carrying wedding guests in southern Sindh province.
Ikea, the world's biggest furniture retailer, will next month cut the ribbon on a massive 37,000 square metre outlet in the southern city of Hyderabad, its first in India.
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