India’s Most Oppressed Get Their Revenge

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s rule came with an attack on Dalits and the minorities. Now Dalit leaders are fighting back to defeat the Hindu nationalists. By Meena Kandasamy Corruption scandals surrounding the Congress Party-led government, promises of inclusive growth and job creation, and calibrated anti-Muslim dog whistles helped Narendra More...

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Anti-Conversion Laws and Forced Conversion – USCIRF Report April 2019

 The fundamental right to freedom of religion or belief includes the right to change one’s faith to another or to no faith at all. This right includes the ability to manifest one’s beliefs through expression More...

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Cow Slaughter Laws and Vigilante Groups – USCIRF Report April 2019

  Under article 48 of India’s constitution, the slaughter of cows is prohibited. Accordingly, 21 out of 29 states in India prohibit cow slaughter in various forms, with prison sentences ranging from six months More...

Kar sevaks celebrate the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 - Birth of a New Hindu Nation
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Hate Crimes and Incitement to Violence against Religious Minorities – USCIRF Report April 2019

  Hate crimes and incitement to violence directed at religious minority communities remained a prevalent threat in 2018. As one example of the communal violence towards Muslims, in April 2018, during an annual More...

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NGO Registration – USCIRF Report April 2019

  Several international groups—some with missionary and human rights portfolios—have been prohibited from operating in India since the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of 1976 was updated in 2010. More...

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Continued Impunity for Large-Scale Communal Violence – USCIRF Report April 2019

  Numerous instances of large-scale communal violence across India remain unresolved years later, without proper accountability or recompense. Investigations and prosecutions of those involved in large-scale communal More...

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Women and Religious Freedom  – USCIRF Report April 2019

  In 2018, women and girls in India continued to be the targets of intracommunal honor killings, intercommunal violence, and sexual violence along religious lines. In a 2018 incident known as the Kathua rape case, More...

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Assam and Citizenship – USCIRF Report April 2019

  In 1951, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was instituted in Assam. The NRC was a way to keep track of all registered Indian citizens, as Assam is a border state with significant security concerns and an More...

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United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – Role of Hindutva / Hindu Extremist Groups

Annual Report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom – April 2019 Various nationalist groups in India have expanded the ideology of Hindutva, or “Hinduness,” which has three pillars—common More...

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U.S. and Afghan Forces Killed More Civilians Than Taliban Did, Report Finds

By David Zucchino For the first time since the United Nations began documenting civilian casualties in Afghanistan a decade ago, more civilians are being killed by Afghan government and American forces than More...