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India’s Parliament Has Fewer Muslims as BJP’s Strength Grows

India’s Parliament Has Fewer Muslims as BJP’s Strength Grows

By Sheikh Saaliq
Muslims account for 14 percent of India's population and have less than 5 percent of seats in Parliament.

PM Modi Begins Implementing Controversial Citizenship Law Ahead of Elections

PM Modi Begins Implementing Controversial Citizenship Law Ahead of Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
It is aimed at the communal polarization of India to solidify Hindu votes, and deflect attention away from disclosures of the government’s controversial party funding scheme.
Will Muslim Votes Matter in India’s Upcoming Elections?

Will Muslim Votes Matter in India’s Upcoming Elections?

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
In previous elections, Muslim votes have tended to split among secular parties facilitating the BJP’s victory. Will that change?

India’s Uttarakhand State Passes Uniform Marriage Legislation

India’s Uttarakhand State Passes Uniform Marriage Legislation

By Biswajeet Banerjee and Ashok Sharma
Muslim groups are opposing the uniform code, as it interferes with their own customs and laws.

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.

As India Grows, So Do Demands for Some to Prove Citizenship

As India Grows, So Do Demands for Some to Prove Citizenship

By Sheikh Saaliq and Shonal Ganghul
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government seeks to use illegal immigration and fears of demographic shift for electoral gains in a nation where nationalist sentiments run deep.

How, and Why, the BJP Sometimes Courts Muslim Voters

How, and Why, the BJP Sometimes Courts Muslim Voters

By Anuttama Banerji
Despite its Hindutva ideology, in some states and some elections the BJP courts Muslim voters.
Thousands Protest ‘Bulldozer Justice’ Against Indian Muslims

Thousands Protest ‘Bulldozer Justice’ Against Indian Muslims

By Biswajeet Banerjee
Officials say the demolitions only target illegal buildings, but rights groups and critics say they are an attempt to harass and marginalize Muslims.

Contrary to Hindutva Claims, India’s Muslim Fertility Rate is Declining Sharply

Contrary to Hindutva Claims, India’s Muslim Fertility Rate is Declining Sharply

By Kavita Chowdhury
The fertility rate among Muslims has dropped by nearly half since 1993, according to the latest National Family Health Survey.

Imagine a World Without the Taj Mahal

Imagine a World Without the Taj Mahal

By Muqtedar Khan
Will the Qutub Minar and the Taj Mahal too be destroyed by Hindutva vandals like the 500-old Babri Masjid and replaced with temples?

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges

By Sheikh Saaliq
While the ban applies only to the state of Karnataka, the court ruling could set a precedent for the rest of the country.
Hijab-Wearing Muslim Students Are Being Shut out of Schools in India

Hijab-Wearing Muslim Students Are Being Shut out of Schools in India

By Kavita Chowdhury
Why does wearing a hijab to school merit a ban when heads of government in India are overtly Hindu in their dress and practice?

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