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The Hindu nationalist premier will lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the site of the Babri mosque, demolished by a mob in 1992.

A US government panel has called for punitive measures against India over its worsening record on religious freedom.

Delhi's anti-Muslim pogrom is only the beginning

Umar Lateef Misgar

Delhi's anti-Muslim pogrom is only the beginning

Comment: The Hindu-supremacist vision of India that Modi has supported for many years is making the country a deadly place for its Muslim population, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

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Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

Hindu mobs escalated violence against Muslims in Delhi on Tuesday, attacking homes and burning mosques. Police have been accused of assisting ...

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

Aamir Ali Bhat

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

New Delhi has been rocked by anti-Muslim violence since Parliament approved a new citizenship law, as scores of Muslims are being beaten ...

Olivier Da Lage

Why Modi's plan against Muslims is coming unstuck

Comment: India's Muslims have begun mobilising against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial citizenship law, writes Olivier Da Lage.

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Giant new rallies slam Indian government's 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Some 30,000 marched in the city of Bangalore, more than 20,000 in Siliguri and thousands in Chennai, while big rallies were also held in New ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

Anger rages on over India's controversial Citizenship Amendment Act

The Citizenship Amendment Bill was introduced by the Hindu nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his resounding ...

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India's Modi claims citizenship law backlash is 'a conspiracy'

At least 24 people have been killed as India attempts to clamp down on protests against the controversial citizenship amendment.

Democracy languishes in Modi's anti-Muslim India

Umar Lateef Misgar

Democracy languishes in Modi's anti-Muslim India

Comment: India's new citizenship law brings home the existential threat that Indian Muslims face under a Hindu-supremacist government, writes ...

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Gatherings banned in Indian capital after citizenship law demos

Indian authorities banned gatherings in some Muslim areas in the capital as they stepped up efforts to contain protests against a citizenship ...

Five killed in protests against 'anti-Muslim' Indian citizenship law

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Five killed in protests against 'anti-Muslim' Indian citizenship law

Tension remained high at the epicentre of the unrest in Assam state's biggest city, Guwahati, with a fresh demonstration expected on Sunday.

US, UK warn on travel to northeast India

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US, UK warn on travel to northeast India

Washington and London issued travel warnings for northeast India following days of violent clashes that have killed two people so far.

India's passes controversial 'anti-Muslim' citizenship bill

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India's passes controversial 'anti-Muslim' citizenship bill

India has approved a bill granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighbouring countries in what is being seen as a move ...

Muslims are fearful in a hate filled India

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Muslims are fearful in a hate filled India

Muslims are being demonised, alienated, and attacked in India like never before. Violence against the country’s biggest minority has ...

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Hindu students protest appointment of Muslim professor

Discrimination and crimes against Muslims have increased in India since the right-wing Narendra Modi-led government came into power.

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Two million face statelessness as India publishes citizenship list

A total of 31.1 million people were included in a National Register of Citizens, but 1.9 million were deemed ineligible, according to the Assam ...

Basharat Ali

Indian liberals' ignorance about Kashmir fuels Modi's rightwing agenda

Comment: Outside of Kashmir, Indian liberals carry many misconceptions about the state, which has allowed Hindu nationalist leaders like Modi to ...

Moign Khawaja

India's assault on Kashmir follows decades of failed promises

Analysis: Having revoked Jammu and Kashmir's autonomy, the Modi government’s designs are set to make the future the region bleaker than ever ...

BJP candidate accused of mosque bombing elected in India

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BJP candidate accused of mosque bombing elected in India

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been denounced as a symbol of the rise of extreme Hindu nationalism in India under Modi.

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