Hindu nationalists’ attempt to brand dissent as “anti-national” is a well-worn diversionary tactic, and has been deployed against religious minorities of every stripe to devastating effect.
The government plans to transform Islamic schools into regular ones but opposition politicians say the move is an attack on Muslims.
Under the new law, a man and woman from different religions will have to give two-month notice before they get married to get permission. Critics of the Modi government say the law primarily targets Muslim men
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on Delhi to re-think its laws and policies in order to protect human rights activists.
Jewellery store Tanishq withdrew advert showing Hindu daughter-in-law with her Muslim spouse after Hindu extremists accused it of supporting the baseless idea that Muslim men were intentionally courting Hindu women to convert them to Islam.
The acquittal of 32 people means the destruction of the mosque will go unpunished, and to add insult to injury, a temple will likely be built in its place.
In an extensive investigation that spanned six months, Amnesty International implicates Delhi's police force in the deadly riots that mostly affected India's Muslim minority.
Hindu nationalists like to cast themselves as patriots that put the country first. Their history of non-participation during the independence movement suggests that they were anything but patriots in India’s battle for freedom.
The prospect of India as an authoritarian state makes the 73rd anniversary of its independence one of the most macabre in terms of memory.
A bitter reality for India: secularism more under threat than ever, as the ruling BJP praises its Ayodhya project but polarises opinion as it pushes ever closer to the extreme Hindu-right.
India inadvertently managed to internationalise an issue that neither Pakistan nor activists were able to for decades.
From demographic change and unemployment to disenfranchisement and violence, things have gone from bad to worse one year after India's annexation of Jammu and Kashmir.
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