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In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part of state education.

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Sabena Siddiqui

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Analysis: The Biden-Harris campaign took a robust stance on Kashmir. But with burgeoning India ties and an eye on China, the new administration is unlikely to take risks.

India and China play political football with Muslims

CJ Werleman

India and China play political football with Muslims

Comment: Both Beijing and New Delhi are seeking to smear each other's reputation by pointing to their respective mistreatment of Muslims, writes ...

Israeli court jails Palestinian for life over killings

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Israeli court jails Palestinian for life over killings

The Israeli army also ordered Barghouthi to pay millions of shekels in compensation.

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US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

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

Khaled A. Beydoun

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Comment: India's state-sanctioned Islamophobia has singled out the country's 201 million Muslims and scapegoated them as disseminators of ...

The New Arab

India's Supreme Court fails to strike down 'anti-Muslim' law

The government will have four more weeks to respond to more than 100 petitions against a controversial citizenship law.

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.

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

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 ...

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

The New Arab & agencies

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.

India blocks internet to quell protests over citizenship law

The New Arab

India blocks internet to quell protests over citizenship law

Internet shutdowns are a favoured tactic for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Fresh clashes in India as death toll hits nine

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh clashes in India as death toll hits nine

The new citizenship law has provoked deep-rooted fears that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to remould India as an exclusively Hindu ...

Gatherings banned in Indian capital after citizenship law demos

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Modi's Crusade: Building an India without Islam

The Citizenship Amendment Bill restricts Muslim immigrants from becoming naturalised citizens. Yet the narrative informing the bill is clear: ...

The New Arab & agencies

Protests spread in India over 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

For Islamic groups, the opposition and rights organisations, the Citizenship Amendment Bill is part of Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda to ...

Two killed in India protest over citizenship bill

The New Arab

Two killed in India protest over citizenship bill

Police shot and killed two protesters as thousands protested against legislation that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Fifteen Sudanese protesters missing since June massacre found: activists

The New Arab

Fifteen Sudanese protesters missing since June massacre found: activists

Sudanese protest leaders say that 15 people who went missing after a massacre have been found, including five dead and survivors suffering from ...

India tables new 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

The New Arab

India tables new 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Critics of the move have asked why the Indian government has not offered amnesty to 'illegal migrants' from the persecuted Ahmadi Muslim sect in ...

Muslims are fearful in a hate filled India

The New Arab

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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