Thousands of animals are sacrificed by beheading at the Hindu Gadhimai Temple in southern Nepal.
Anders Behring Breivik, the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks, says he planned to behead former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and post the footage on the internet. [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-world-2012-apr-19-breivik-targeted-former-pm-brundtland?newsfeed=true "(The Guardian)"]
Allahabad High Court in India gives its verdict on the Ayodhya title suits, amid fears that the ruling could spark unrest. They decide to split the site into three portions between Hindus and Muslims.