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Article: Hindu – Muslim relation has reached the tipping point

Syed Ali Mujtaba Hindu – Muslim relations have reached a tipping point in India. This has happened under the BJP rule where a series of anti-Muslim events is witnessed to convert the Indian political scene into an 80 vs 20 format to consolidate the Hindu majority by vilification of Muslim …

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Feature: Jahangirpuri violence: In absence of men, Muslim women struggle to put food on table

Shaheen Abdulla Nargis,20, is anxious about how to feed her eight-month-old infant. The tragedy of losing her first child two years ago haunts her. But her husband is absconding since police began raiding Muslim houses after communal violence broke out in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Hanuman Jayanti, 16 April this year. …

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Feature: Khargone violence: Admin build walls dividing religious settlements

Akansha Deshmukh It’s been two months since anti-Muslim violence broke in Madhya Prashe’s Khargone. The city is still limping back to normalcy after violence broke out on April 10 on Ram Navami. There is stillness in the town after a month of curfew and other restrictions. Following a 25-day long …

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Article: India and International Hate Speech Day

Humayun Aziz Sandeela Once it was furtive, but now hate is let loose across India with Hindutva brigades of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are openly discharging their venom against Muslims.  BJP leaders like Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal went one step further in their …

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Article: ‘Painfully’ applicable to India today: UN-declared Day for Countering Hate Speech

Fr Cedric Prakash SJ* On all counts, the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to declare June 18 as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech (beginning this year 2022) is significant. It comes at a special moment of world history, when hate speech in several parts of the …

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Feature: To rubbish WHO’s 2020 COVID death estimates, India used flawed data, analysis

SHREEGIREESH JALIHAL AND TAPASYA   On May 5, 2022, the WHO estimated that 100.51 lakh people died in India in 2020. Of this, it estimated 8.30 lakh were COVID-linked deaths. In its May 5 press release rejecting the WHO figures, the Union health ministry claimed that 81.20 lakh people died …

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Article: Will the calls for end to anti-Muslim violence in India be enough?

Hafiz Muhammad Haroon Abbas In India,  the year 2022 has not been kind to Muslims, with the new year beginning with an attack on Muslim women by auctioning them online via the “BulliBai App,” where their morphed photos and auction rates were made public to insult prominent journalists, activists, authors, …

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Article: A deserted road ahead for Muslims in India?

Tarique Aslam In India, the year 2022 has not been kind to Muslims, with the new year beginning with an attack on Muslim women by auctioning them online via the “BulliBai App,” where their morphed photos and auction rates were made public to insult prominent journalists, activists, authors, and actors. …

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