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

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

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

Hanan Zaffar

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

India is using the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on Muslim activists following widespread anti-government protests last year.

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

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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 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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Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister Modi's ...

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Keir Starmer changes Labour position on Kashmir conflict

Labour leader hopeful Keir Starmer has changed Labour's position on the Kashmir conflict, calling it a matter between India and Pakistan.

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

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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 ...

India charges Muslim leader with 'culpable homicide' over coronavirus

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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 ...

Indian hospital segregates Hindu, Muslim coronavirus patients

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Indian hospital segregates Hindu, Muslim coronavirus patients

Coronavirus patients at an Indian hospital are being placed in separate wards depending on their religion.

Indian minister slams 'inadequate' UAE quarantine facilities for migrants

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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 new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Comment: While the country fell short of propelling him to the presidency, Muslim Americans elected Bernie Sanders as president, and one of their own, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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 ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's lockdown triggers mass exodus of desperate migrant workers

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are desperately trying to return home, after India's nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus ...

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Amnesty urges India to release Kashmir detainees amid lockdown

India slammed for "abuse of power" during COVID-19 lockdown, as Amnesty International calls for the release of over a thousand in Kashmir ...

Indian family names newborn girl 'Corona'

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Indian family names newborn girl 'Corona'

"This baby will be the symbol of people's unity to fight the evil," the family said.

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India to go into total coronavirus lockdown, says Modi

India will begin a total lockdown in the latest measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

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India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the alarming rates of sexual violence and the plight ...

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Saqib Mugloo & Bhat Burhan

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Kashmir's families are being left in the dark over the fate of their children studying in coronavirus-stricken Iran.

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Saqib Mugloo & Bhat Burhan

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Kashmir's families are being left in the dark over the fate of their children studying in coronavirus-stricken Iran.

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