Shaheen Abdulla is an independent journalist and researcher covering human rights.
A ban on religious clothing in schools in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has sparked outrage and protests across the country.
First it was ‘love jihad’. Now, the latest conspiracy to find a footing in India is ‘narcotic jihad’, after a bishop alleged Christians were being drugged by Muslims to convert.
Though the media and BJP government vilified members of the Tablighi Jamaat movement as Covid-19 super spreaders, Indian courts observed they were used as 'scapegoats'.
In recent years, the Modi government has repeatedly used the UAPA against rights activists, students and journalists critical of the state. Now, some are challenging the law's constitutionality.
Released on bail after being imprisoned for 13 months, one of the leading figures in India's anti-CAA movement will not be scared into silence.
The Indian archipelago’s indigenous population fear eviction after the BJP-led administration pushed a series of draconian laws critics say threaten the cultural identity of the island and its fragile ecology.
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