The king of Mysore was an Indian military genius and a just ruler. But he is now the target of the Hindu rightwing hellbent of rewriting history and portraying Muslim kings as evil.
In February, the southern state of Karnataka banned students from wearing hijab in classrooms, sparking protests by students and their parents.
The National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate conduct a joint search operation across the country against the Popular Front of India, according to an official statement.
By selectively targeting the country’s Muslims, the ruling far-right BJP appeases its core Hindu base.
Religious clashes have broken out between the majority Hindu and minority Muslim communities during religious processions in several parts of the country in recent weeks.
Indian Muslims are worried that the ruling could set a precedent for the rest of the country.
Indian Home Minister Amit Shah said that a court decision regarding the hijab ban in schools must be accepted by all once it is made, as petitioners continue to push for their religious rights.
Muslim students have been denied entry into several pre-university colleges in India's southern Karnataka state as they were asked to remove their hijab before entering classes.
The far-right Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindutva ideology are becoming more deeply entrenched in the country’s south, with sinister consequences for Muslims and other minorities.
A ban on religious clothing in schools in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has sparked outrage and protests across the country.
Court in southern Karnataka state asks students not to "insist on wearing religious dress" and wait for its verdict –– an order activists say suspends constitutional rights to practice religion and freedom of conscience.
Social media hails Muskan Khan, a Muslim student, for confronting members of a far-right group outside a college in southern Karnataka state, as protests widen in the country over a ban on Islamic headgear.
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