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Anti-Muslim Violence in India: 15 Years Later, a Widow’s Chance to Receive Justice Zakia Jafri's complaint makes allegations against 62 government officials, police officers and private citizens.

After the mass violence that shook Gujarat, India, in the early months of 2002, a shockingly high level of impunity caused Indian statutory bodies like the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to make scathing indictments on the state executive’s malfeasance—which continues to be a festering sore for the majoritarian juggernaut that is the Narendra Modi…

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The Battle for India Is On—Civility vs. Bigotry A mosque was destroyed due to false propaganda.

A quarter century ago, a cataclysmic event shook the foundations of India. The country of India was then in existence for 45 years, having been created out of a long and emancipatory struggle against British colonial rule in August 1947. The event was the calculated destruction, in full public view, as the forces of law…

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Muslims Are Facing Violent Crackdowns in India Endangering the livelihoods—and the lives—of Indian Muslims.

It is not every day that one of India’s foremost constitutional experts takes the bull by its horns and issues a dire warning. Fali Nariman directly challenged India’s prime minister Narendra Modi about whether the appointment of Adityanath, a yogi, as chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh that saw the supremacist BJP…

Intimidation, Lynchings and Vigilante Justice: The New Normal in Fundamentalist India Buoyed by electoral victories, Hindu Fundamentalism is sweeping India.

It is not every day that one of India’s foremost constitutional experts, a jurist par excellence, takes the bull by its horns and issues a dire warning. Pulling no punches, Fali Nariman directly challenged India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, about the appointment of Adityanath, a ‘Yogi,’ as chief minister of the northern state of Uttar…

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India’s Gang of Supremacists Is Killing Mahatma Gandhi All over Again The "father of the nation" is now being targeted by a campaign of animosity and disrespect.

Again and again, not satisfied with the physical assassination of the man named ‘Father of the Nation,’ a barrister by profession and one of the leaders of India’s struggle for freedom, ‘they’ kill Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi). January 30 is the death anniversary of the man, and this year the date marked the 68th…

India Is on the Verge of Becoming a Hindu Theocracy Who guards Indian patriotism and public space?

It’s festival time again in India—not one date, one month and one festival but a multiplicity of celebrations that are cultural, religious and echo our famed, celebrated and fiercely guarded diversity. South and north, west and east, Adivasi, Dalit, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Hindu (even this term had entirely different connotations and meanings…

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