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What started in Khargone in Madhya Pradesh has now made its way to Jahangirpuri in Delhi.
There’s a distinct pattern of Ram Navami processions becoming occasions for display of Islamophobic bigotry, followed by anti-Muslim violence. This was seen in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, New Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Bihar.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani of The Wire discusses the recent rise in communal tensions and the ‘justice’ meted out to people by governments with Justice Deepak Gupta.