“They cut off his hand with a chain saw seeing 786 tattooed on it,” brother of Ikhlaq recounts horrific beating

 By Musheera Ashraf, TwoCircles.net  Panipat: On 23 August, unable to find adequate work at his hometown, twenty-eight-year-old Akhlaq, a barber by profession, left his home in Nanauta, 23 kilometres from Saharanpur for Panipat, Haryana."We are left with no work due to the lockdown. Our financial condition is worse," Ikram, brother of Akh...

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Man Accused Of Carrying Beef Attacked With Hammer In Gurgaon, Cops Watch

Gurgaon: Haryana Police has sent the meat for testing in a lab. One of the assailants has been arrested. New Delhi: With impunity and a hammer, an unarmed man is savagely beaten and kicked to pulp while the police and dozens of people do little more than watch, shows the video, demonstrating the horrific collapse of law near the country's capital. ...

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Economic and cultural factors

 Hindu nationalists use the historical subjugation of India by Muslims as an excuse for violence. They feel that, since the Partition, Indian Muslims are allied to Pakistan and are possibly radicalised and, therefore, the Hindus must take defensive steps to avoid repeat of the past wrongs and reassert their pride. The higher fertility rat...

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Role of political parties

 Many social scientists feel that many of these acts of violence are institutionally supported, particularly by political parties and organizations connected to the Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In particular, scholars fault the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena for complicity in thes...

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Violence against Muslims in India

There have been several instances of religious violence against Muslims since the Partition of India in 1947, frequently in the form of violent attacks on Muslims by Hindu mobs that form a pattern of sporadic sectarian violence between the Hindu and Muslim communities. Over 10,000 people have been killed in Hindu-Muslim communal violence since 1950...

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The BJP politicians, as well as those of other parties, argue that demographics play an essential role in Indian elections. The BJP believe that the higher the number of Muslims within a constituency, the higher are the chances of centrist parties to acquiesce to minority groups' requests, which lowers the chances of Muslims "building bridges" with...

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 The film Parzania, which is based on the Gulbarg Society massacre which occurred during the 2002 violence, was boycotted by cinemas in Gujarat over fear of sparking another riot. The film documents atrocities such as families being burned alive in their homes by Hindu extremists, women being set on fire after being gang-raped, and children be...

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City of Albany Resolution

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City of Cambridge Resolution

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Seattle City Council Resolution 31926 on India's CAA, NPR

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Causes and effects

 The roots of this violence lie in India's history, stemming from lingering resentment toward the Islamic domination of India during the Middle Ages, policies established by the country's British colonizers, the violent partition of India into a Muslim Pakistan, and India with a large but minority Muslim population. Some scholars have des...

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Towards a Tipping Point of Violence Caste and Religious Hate Speech

 India has rapidly outpaced the United States as the largest global market for Facebook and it's growing faster each day. The powerful influence that social media platforms like Facebook have had on everything from elections to civil society is unlike anything seen before in human history. This report released in 2019 from Equality Lab's prese...

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Major incidents

1964 Kolkata Riots between Hindus and Muslims had left over a hundred people dead, 438 people were injured. Over 7000 people were arrested. 70,000 Muslims have fled their homes and 55,000 were provided protection by the Indian army. Muslims in Kolkata became more ghettoized than ever before in the aftermath of this riot. The riot was believed to be...

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