Fifteen years on, victims of the communal violence continue to face threats, stigma and state apathy, their hope for relief and justice slowly dwindling away.
Donald Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of the country’s large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
As part of project Hindutva, Shome Basu documents how badly cows are treated and monetised despite being considered the holiest among all animals.
There are many opportunities for the opposition, but the question is, are they up to it?
The attack that killed Pehlu Khan and injured other Muslim cattle traders has left a community angry, helpless and wanting to give up the trade.
Despite Hindi being the language of the UP legislative assembly, BJP members have been allowed to take their oath in Sanskrit, while doing so in Urdu has been disallowed.
If religious belief is not malleable to reason, then there can be no rational discussion between, or about, religious stories, because you cannot communicate unless you become the other.
The Muslim community has spent years bearing the brunt of the political ambitions of others.
‘There are 25 crore Muslims in the country, where will you fling them? If you throw them in the ocean, it will dry up; if you think of burying them, there won’t be enough land for it. The only solution is that you embrace them.’
On President’s Day bomb threats were sent to 11 Jewish community centres, including ones in the Houston, Chicago and Milwaukee.
For years its half a million Muslims have resorted to praying in hundreds of makeshift sites, in crowded basements or dark warehouses targeted by racist attackers.
Instead of relying on emotive religious issues, the AIMIM’s leaders use statistics and facts to drive home their point.
The Muslim veil has a long history in European politics, often becoming a battleground for different ideologies as well as a form of resistance.
A Muslim-dominated New Jersey neighbourhood is coming to terms with the shocking immigration imposition by the new US administration.
Quebec has its share of extreme right groups and trash radio that spew out hate against immigrants, particularly Muslims.
Visnja Acimovic is accused of war crimes against the civilian population and of violating provisions of the Geneva Conventions.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.
US Muslim and Latino advocates have joined forces in opposing changes to immigration rules by President Donald Trump.
In the US, the teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music and literature is seldom discussed.
The status of Muslims in the city has improved, but politically they are still irrelevant, and although high rise buildings with American names have sprouted throughout, its ghettos still continue to exist.
There are always those who say let’s move on, but then what do we move on to?
Council on American-Islamic Relations called on the president-elect to denounce the attacks against minorities that have been occurring throughout the country since he won the election.
A compilation of what we know of the new US president’s foreign policy standpoints.
M. Hashim Kidwai’s memoir recollects the student movements at Lucknow University, the role of Muslims in resisting Partition, and their participation in politics and academics after Independence.
Open societies today have become susceptible to misinformation that instigates intimidation, discrimination and violence against vulnerable groups, even in strong democracies with press freedom and a vibrant marketplace of ideas.
Banning cow slaughter is a goal of the RSS and this has led to the emergence of hundreds of groups that go around attacking Dalits and Muslims.
It is important to remember that the early Gandhi had little contact with Africans and did not understand their sensitivities.
After Mexicans and Muslims, the Jews, Hindus, Mormons and Sikhs could become the next targets of his bigotry.
Article 48 of the constitution was worded in scientific terms and not on religious lines. But it is clear that the formulation of the provision involved a distinctive presence of religious fervour.
The former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner has been criticised for doing too little to address the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Muslims in Europe have a regular battle with ethnic profiling, violence, discrimination, Islamophobia and xenophobia; and become instruments for conflicts.
Growth rate among Muslims is slowing down faster than among Hindus and this fact is widely known
Raza Rumi in conversation with politician Farahnaz Ispahani on her new book and the steps the Pakistani government needs to take to improve the status of minorities.
Despite the many hurdles in uniting the two communities, if the BSP gains a large section of the Dalit and Muslim vote, it will likely form the next UP government.
Any concilatory outreach to Muslims by Narendra Modi could anger the Sangh faithful
Without naming names, Obama responded to a suggestion from Newt Gingrich, a former Republican speaker, who said a religious test was needed for Muslims in America, deporting them if they believe in Sharia law.
The plethora of security agencies in France results in poor coordination of information and tactics which leads to intelligence failure
A police-funded website has seen a 57% increase of reports on hate crime between Thursday and Sunday, compared with the same period last month.
If the religious persecution of minorities was the actual reason to grant them citizenship, why does the policy fail to acknowledge the persecution of minority Muslim groups in neighbouring countries like Myanmar and China?
In a speech on national security on Monday, Trump stood by his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US and proposed a suspension of immigration from countries with “a proven history of terrorism”.