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India: Is politics fueling attacks on Muslims?

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On Tuesday, April 26 at 19: 30GMT:

A wave of violent attacks on India’s Muslim inhabitants has the neighborhood on edge. In most fresh weeks, hundreds of folk had been injured and a handful killed as part of a upward thrust in communal violence across the country.

Remaining week a series of Muslim-owned retailers had been razed in Unique Delhi sooner than bulldozers had been ordered to prevent by India’s Supreme Court docket. Officials disclose they had been targeting illegal buildings and no longer any particular non secular group.

But critics disclose it is a long way the most up-to-date strive and harass India’s Muslim minority, which makes up roughly 14 percent of the country’s 1.4 billion inhabitants. The Hindu majority accounts for 80 percent.

Human Rights observers disclose most fresh incendiary rhetoric by politicians from Top Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Birthday celebration (BJP) helps gasoline the country’s increasing non secular polarisation. Nonetheless, India’s Minority Affairs Minister has tried to play down the most up-to-date upheaval by saying non secular intolerance isn’t worsening within the country.

On this episode of The Circulate we talk about what’s causing the violence and what can also very effectively be accomplished to consequence in peace.

On this episode of The Circulate, we are joined by:

Arfa Khanum Sherwani, @khanumarfa

Senior Editor, The Wire

Kavita Krishnan, @kavita_krishnan

Secretary, All India Modern Girls’s Affiliation

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