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The CAA "is contrary to India’s obligations under international human rights law, in particular on non-discrimination", UN special advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng said.

In a strong statement, a senior United Nations official has expressed concern that the adoption of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 has led to rising number of hate speech and discrimination against minority communities.

In a press note issued through the UN, the special advisor on the...

Thousands of members of Tablighi Jamaat group still await their release, despite long quarantine, test negative.

A total of 3,013 members of a Muslim religious group still remain detained at various quarantine facilities in Delhi after over 40 days.

The Tablighi Jamaat members, who have tested negative and their 14-day quarantine period is long over, have not been released despite requests.

Dr. Mohammad Shoaib, Delhi Health Department's COVID-19 coordinator, confirmed to...

Two newborn babies have died after hospitals refused to admit their Muslim mothers amid a surge in coronavirus-related Islamophobia in India.

In Jharkhand state, a Muslim woman miscarried after she was barred from receiving treatment in MGM Hospital in the city of Jamshedpur.

Rizwana Khatun, 30, had rushed to the hospital after she began bleeding. Accused of spreading coronavirus, she was also beaten and asked to clean up her own blood.

Earlier this month, a baby died in...

Imran Khan, a 30-year-old laborer, was walking home on February 24 after a hard day's work when a mob in northeast Delhi intercepted him.

"They first asked my name to find out if I was a Hindu or a Muslim," he told CBS News. As soon as he said his name, which is common among south Asian Muslims, he says they started hitting him with sticks and iron rods. 

"I tried to reason with them but they didn't listen. They laughed while some of them ate the fruits I was carrying home for...

The man was arrested on Sunday after the child's parents registered a police complaint, police told PTI news agency.

The girl, who was assaulted on Saturday morning, is in a stable condition. Doctors have confirmed she was raped.

Her family lives on the grounds of the embassy, where her father works as a member of the housekeeping staff.

Police said the accused, a driver, is not employed by the embassy. However, he lives with his parents in the embassy's staff quarters...

Kashmiri girl Zeenat Shakeel has felt “discriminated against in India” all her young life. Now, cooped up in a small Calcutta hotel for more than three weeks, the would-be doctor wonders if she is facing “discrimination even by Bangladesh”.

Rubena Assadullah, Birjees Habib and Zeenat, three Kashmiri women in their early twenties, have been in the city since December 20, waiting for visas to travel to Dhaka and start classes at the Sirajul Islam Medical College and Hospital, a private...

Despite the rapid courts established to combat rape and aggravated penalties, it was announced in India in 2018 that every 15 minutes a woman reported a rape. Experts emphasized the majority of men in the administration and the judiciary.

Often with news of rape and murder of women IndiaThe latest data released in 2010 will boost the country’s reputation. The report released by the Ministry of Interior last Thursday revealed that a woman reported a rape incident every 15 minutes in...

According to Indian press reports, during the protests, police raided a madrasah in the city of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, and tried to get the students to say the words of Hinduism by calling them "terrorists."

The 68-year-old responsible of the madrasa, Mevlana Asad Rıza Hüseyni, said in a statement on the subject that he was among the people who were struck by the cops and that his left arm was broken and there was bandage on both legs.

"I didn't think I would, but God...

Indian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – but not if they are Muslim. Critics of the government said the legislation undermines the country’s secular constitution, as protests against the law intensified in some parts of the country.

The citizenship amendment bill seeks to grant Indian nationality to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs who fled the three countries before 2015.

The...

India took a major step toward the official marginalization of Muslims on Tuesday as one house of Parliament passed a bill that would establish a religious test for migrants who want to become citizens, solidifying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist agenda.

The measure would give migrants of all of South Asia’s major religions a clear path to Indian citizenship — except Islam. It is the most significant move yet to profoundly alter India’s secular nature enshrined by its...

In another terrible plan against Muslim people, Indian consul general Sandeep Chakravorty has called for an "Israeli model" in India held Kashmir, which is reeling under a military lockdown for nearly four months now.

The Indian diplomat said, "I believe the security situation will improve, it will allow the refugees to go back, and in your lifetime, you will be able to go back … and you will be able to find security, because we already have a model in the world."

"I don t know...

Nearly two million people have been excluded from a list of citizens in India's northeastern Assam state, raising fears they could be rendered stateless. 

The list, known as the National Register of Citizens (NRC), was published on Saturday after a years-long exercise aimed at identifying legal residents in the impoverished border state.

A total of 31.1 million people were included in the final list, leaving out 1.9 million people, according to a statement from the Assam...

Within a week after election results in India came in, carrying the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back into power for a second term, two Muslim men were attacked in separate incidents in the country.

A 25-year-old Muslim man was allegedly assaulted in Gurgaon, a New Delhi satellite town, by four unidentified youths for wearing a traditional skull cap. The victim, identified as Mohamad Barkat Alam, is a native of Bihar state.

In a police complaint, he alleged that he was accosted...

The Election Commission on Wednesday barred BJP candidate from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours for her remarks on former Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare and Babri mosque demolition.

The commission "strongly condemned" her remarks" and "warned her "not to repeat the misconduct in future". The poll panel said though Pragya had apologised for her statement against the slain IPS officer, it found the statement to be "unwarranted".

The...

India's ruling Hindu nationalist party released its election manifesto on Monday, three days before the start of a multi-phase general election in the world's largest democracy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to spend more than $1.4 trillion on new infrastructure over five years to create much-needed jobs and to pursue his nationalist agenda if he wins the election.

Modi's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also promised $300 billion for the country's hard-pressed...