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A ‘Muslim’ Lion Cohabiting With a ‘Hindu’ Lioness Has Got the Goat of India’s Hindutva Activists

A ‘Muslim’ Lion Cohabiting With a ‘Hindu’ Lioness Has Got the Goat of India’s Hindutva Activists

By Sudha Ramachandran
The VHP’s filing of a court case against a lioness being named Sita is part of its strategy to separate Hindus and Muslims in the imagination of Hindus.

India’s Modi Opens Controversial Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

India’s Modi Opens Controversial Hindu Temple in Ayodhya

By Biswajeet Banerjee, Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
The building of the Ram temple at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque is expected to provide a shot in the arm to the Hindu nationalist BJP’s prospects in upcoming elections.
The Hole in India’s Definition of Terrorism

The Hole in India’s Definition of Terrorism

By Rashad Khan
Hindutva violence is not included in India’s official conception of terrorism, but rather enjoys the blessing of the state. 

Muqtedar Khan on Why Religious Nationalism Is Poisoning South Asia

Muqtedar Khan on Why Religious Nationalism Is Poisoning South Asia

By Sudha Ramachandran
“The current plight of Indian Muslims is a direct consequence of Jinnah’s vision and the emergence of copycat Hindu nationalism, which essentially embraces the same idea of religious nationalism.”

Indian Court Allows Survey of a 17th-century Mosque to See If It Was Built Over a Hindu Temple

Indian Court Allows Survey of a 17th-century Mosque to See If It Was Built Over a Hindu Temple

By Biswajeet Banerjee
The Gyanvapi mosque in the city of Varanasi dates to the 16th century, but Hindu petitioners claim a Hindu temple once stood on the site.

How India’s Ram Navami Processions Are Used to Enflame Religious Polarization

How India’s Ram Navami Processions Are Used to Enflame Religious Polarization

By Rashad Khan
In the past few years, there has been a disturbing trend of right-wing groups using Hindu festivals to intimidate Muslims. 

From Babri to Mumbai and Beyond: India’s Journey Into Darkness

From Babri to Mumbai and Beyond: India’s Journey Into Darkness

By Ajai Sahni
There is a clear continuum from the events that led up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 to the looming darkness that confronts India today. But it’s not what you think.
India’s Hindu Right Is Cherry-picking a Gory Murder Incident to Surveil Interfaith Couples

India’s Hindu Right Is Cherry-picking a Gory Murder Incident to Surveil Interfaith Couples

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
This is yet another move by the BJP to prevent Hindu women from marrying Muslim men.

India’s Double-Faced Approach to Terrorism

India’s Double-Faced Approach to Terrorism

By Sudha Ramachandran
The Muslim killers of a Hindu tailor have rightly been charged under a terrorism law. But Hindutva extremists are rarely punished, let alone charged under terrorism laws.

AAP’s Dangerous Turn Toward Hindutva

AAP’s Dangerous Turn Toward Hindutva

By Anuttama Banerji
The AAP’s bid to become a national power has seen it converge with the ruling BJP in embracing Hindu voters – to the exclusion of other groups.

Muslim Nations Slam India Over Insulting Remarks About Islam

Muslim Nations Slam India Over Insulting Remarks About Islam

By Sheikh Saaliq
Calls for a boycott of Indian goods have surfaced in some Arab countries.
India’s Hindutva Groups Have the Gyanvapi Mosque in Their Crosshairs

India’s Hindutva Groups Have the Gyanvapi Mosque in Their Crosshairs

By Tarushi Aswani
Hindutva groups are laying claim to a growing number of sites where Muslim monuments and mosques stand, arguing that temples once stood on the same land.

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