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An Indian court acquitted Hindu nationalist leaders over the demolition of a flashpoint mosque that sparked deadly riots.

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

Delhi summons top Indian Facebook official over hateful content

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Delhi summons top Indian Facebook official over hateful content

Facebook has been embroiled in a huge row in India after WSJ reported in August that the site failed to take down anti-Muslim comments by a Bharatiya Janata Party politician.

US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, <em>Hindus</em>

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US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

The resolution says that deadly attacks on Sikhs and Hindus follow 'a greater pattern' of targeted violence against religious ...

India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly ...

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Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

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.

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.

Hanan Zaffar

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the ...

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Kashmir bans Muslim gatherings, allows Hindu pilgrimage

Officials in the Muslim-majority state banned all gatherings due to Covid-19 concerns but controversially allowed a Hindu pilgrimage to take ...

India denies visas to US religious freedom panel

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India denies visas to US religious freedom panel

India has denied visas for a US government body that previously expressed concern over the country's religious freedom record.

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Indian police beat man 'thinking he was Muslim'

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Indian police beat man 'thinking he was Muslim'

The police officers thought Deepak Bundele was Muslim because of his beard, officials allegedly told him.

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Puja Changoiwala

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Comment: One in six Indians reside in slums which are fast becoming hotbeds of coronavirus infection. The government must act now to help stop ...

Indian doctor 'turns away' Muslim patients amid coronavirus pandemic

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Indian doctor 'turns away' Muslim patients amid coronavirus pandemic

A doctor in the Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh, India, reportedly turned away Muslim patients, saying: "We will treat only Hindus, not ...

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

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Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

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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 ...

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India charges Muslim leader with 'culpable homicide' over coronavirus

Indian Muslims have been faced with heightened Islamophobia during the pandemic, with some accused of 'deliberately' spreading the novel ...

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Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

Around three million Indian citizens work in the UAE, often living and working in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

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'Cow urine drinking party' held to battle India coronavirus

Is there a cure for COVID-19? Some of India's Hindu nationalists believe they have the answer.

Defiant, the women of Shaheen Bagh lead India's resistance

Aniqah Choudhri

Defiant, the women of Shaheen Bagh lead India's resistance

Comment: Modi has mounted a grave threat to India's secular democracy, and the women of Shaheen Bagh will not stand for it, writes Aniqah ...

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 ...

Anti-Muslim pogrom death toll in India rises to 33

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Anti-Muslim pogrom death toll in India rises to 33

The violence is the latest bout of unrest over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's citizenship law, which triggered months of demonstrations that ...

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