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In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim neighbourhoods. A year later, the victims are still waiting for justice.

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

The West's dangerous dalliance with <em>Hindu</em> extremists

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes Arif Rafiq.

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

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

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

Local anger is brewing in Indian-ruled Kashmir over a new measure allowing outsiders to buy land in the disputed territory.

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate ...

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

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 ...

Mobashra Tazamal

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Comment: The post-9/11 discourse is a favourite tactic for 'justifying' the Islamophobic policies of governments around the world, writes ...

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 ...

Modi's Crusade: Building an India without Islam

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: ...

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 ...

Modi's BJP crushed in local Kashmir elections

The New Arab

Modi's BJP crushed in local Kashmir elections

All the other political parties, including the Indian National Congress, boycotted the polls in protest of the removal of the state's autonomous ...

Kevin Schwartz

India's bludgeoning of Kashmir

Comment: India's treatment of Kashmiris shows that the global practice of Muslim repression has now reached new heights, writes Kevin Schwartz.

The New Arab

McDonald's faces boycott in India for serving halal meat

Right-wing groups call for a boycott of McDonalds for catering to the food requirements of a minority community

The New Arab & agencies

Indian ‘patriotism-pop’ songs urge Hindus to marry Kashmiri women

Following Indian Prime Minister Modi’s move to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy, wildly popular songs have appeared on social media calling for Indians ...

Abdulla Moaswes

Kashmir under India looks like Palestine under Israel

Comment: Hindu Nationalists have become obsessed with replicating the Zionist project in turning a constitutionally secular India into ...

Modi hails Kashmir power grab amid Arab states' silence

The New Arab & agencies

Modi hails Kashmir power grab amid Arab states' silence

In a speech on India's Independence Day, Narendra Modi criticised previous arrangements in Kashmir while Pakistani Prime Minister Khan vowed to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Imran Khan visits Kashmir as India tensions ratchet up

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Kashmir in what is seen as a confrontational move towards India -- currently occupying the territory.

Priyanka Chopra slammed for 'encouraging nuclear war' with Pakistan

The New Arab

Priyanka Chopra slammed for 'encouraging nuclear war' with Pakistan

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has come under fire for her political stance towards Pakistan as tensions between India and its regional rival ...

Imran Khan says inaction on Kashmir like appeasing Hitler

The New Arab & agencies

Imran Khan says inaction on Kashmir like appeasing Hitler

Khan's outrage came as tensions simmered between the two countries after New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the ...

What will happen to Afghanistan's national languages?

Austin Bodetti

What will happen to Afghanistan's national languages?

Analysis: What effect might an American peace treaty with the Taliban have on Afghanistan's two official languages, Dari and Pashto?

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