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Vinay Katiyar , member of Parliament belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), issued a controversial statement saying “Muslims should not even be living in this country, they should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh”.

The population of Muslims in India is roughly estimated at around 179 million.
 

Katiyar, who founded the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) youth wing, Bajrang Dal, further said a bill should be introduced in Parliament that frames a punishment for those “who do...

Police in the western Indian state of Rajasthan have arrested a man who allegedly hacked another man to death and set him alight before sharing video of the apparent religious attack. In a second video, the man is seen justifying the incident to "protect the honour of Hindus against Muslims". Police have identified the suspect as a Hindu. His victim was Muslim. Internet services have been suspended in parts of the state and people have been urged to stop sharing the video. Police have been...

Police in Hyderabad have banned begging and started rounding up homeless people before the start of a business summit featuring Ivanka Trump. Nearly 400 people in the southern Indian city were detained by police on Wednesday and lodged in a rehabilitation facility at Chanchalguda jail, according to the Indian Express. About 6,000 people are expected to be taken to such facilities before the arrival later this month of the eldest daughter and adviser of Donald Trump, the US president.

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A Muslim family was brutally assaulted by a mob in a passenger train in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, one of the victims said. The incident took place on the Shikohabad-Kasgang passenger train on Wednesday, however, a video of the incident became viral on Friday, after which three men have been arrested by the police.

In the video, a group of around 30 men with rods and sticks could be seen beating the family. Four of the family members have suffered fractures; almost all...

Police in central India have arrested 15 Muslim men and charged them with sedition - punishable by life in prison - for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in the Champions Trophy cricket final. The men, aged 19 to 35, were arrested in central Madhya Pradesh state's Burhanpur district after locals complained that they shouted pro-Pakistan slogans and lit firecrackers after the match ended on Sunday night. "We received a complaint from a local Hindu man who accused them of celebrating...

India's defense minister on Wednesday backed the Indian Army’s use of human shields in disputed Kashmir, calling it a war strategy. “Military solutions are to be provided by military officers,” Arun Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi. “We should allow our army officers to take decisions.” The minister, who likened the situation in the disputed territory to a war, added that the army does not need to consult parliamentarians over what it needs to do.

Jaitley’s comments came amid a...

Yogi Adityanath member of BJP Hindu right wing fundamentalist party told Hindus to rape dead Muslim women. Indian prime minister Naradnera Modi appointed him next chief minister of UP after the winning large number of seats in the recent elections.

In his speech to a charged crowd, he said that "we will take the right of vote from the Indian Muslims and declare them 2nd class citizens". He also said "masjid will be converted into Hindu temples" and instead of Muslim call to prayer ‘...

Several members of the Sikh community held a protest outside the UN headquarters here to raise their concerns over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and its impact on the lives of the people in Punjab.

The 'Save Punjab Rally', organised yesterday by rights group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) in collaboration with civil rights groups and management committees of the Sikh temples across North America, also demanded a referendum in Punjab. During the rally, held across the...