Delhi riots: ‘No-one who saw the photo thought I would survive’ – BBC News

A victim of the Delhi Riots speaks to the UK’s BBC News. A Reuters photo of a Muslim man being brutally beaten by a Hindu mob became the defining image of religious riots that broke out in Delhi in February. Mohammad Zubair survived the attack after he lost consciousness and was left for dead. However, … Read more Delhi riots: ‘No-one who saw the photo thought I would survive’ – BBC News

India Holi festival: Celebrations overshadowed by virus outbreak

The coronavirus has overshadowed celebrations in India. It is a public holiday in most of the country for the Hindu festival of Holi but many chose to stay home following government warnings to avoid big crowds. India has 47 confirmed cases so far. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi. – Subscribe to our … Read more India Holi festival: Celebrations overshadowed by virus outbreak

New Delhi mob torches and vandalises mosque as sectarian violence in India intensifies

Protests against Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party’s latest law have caused death and destruction in New Delhi. The Badi Mosque in New Delhi’s northeasterly Ashok Nagar was set alight by vandals who then mounted flags atop its minaret. The Indian tricolour and saffron coloured flag depicting the Hindu god Hanuman, could still be seen the … Read more New Delhi mob torches and vandalises mosque as sectarian violence in India intensifies

India citizenship law protests: Understanding New Delhi’s religious bloodletting

Days of deadly riots in New Delhi have pitted Hindus against their Muslim neighbours, in the worst sectarian violence to hit the Indian capital in decades. How did we get here? And how much blame can be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist agenda? We sit down with Indian historian, novelist and filmmaker … Read more India citizenship law protests: Understanding New Delhi’s religious bloodletting

India unrest: ‘We can’t just blame Hindus or Muslims’

People in India’s capital are slowly returning to areas hardest hit by the recent violence. Some have found their homes and businesses destroyed. Others have lost loved ones and livelihoods. But as Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley discovered in the Hindu and Muslim communities of Chand Bagh, people still believe in harmony. – Subscribe to our … Read more India unrest: ‘We can’t just blame Hindus or Muslims’

‘I thought I would not survive’: Delhi riots victim tells of violent attack as India mourns

Mohammad Zubair was brutally beaten up with sticks and baseball bats by a Hindu group as Delhi experienced some of its worst religious riots in decades. ‘My clothes were drenched in blood’, he said as he narrated his ordeal. Muslims and Hindus across the region have been mourning their loved ones after dozens of people … Read more ‘I thought I would not survive’: Delhi riots victim tells of violent attack as India mourns

Citizenship Amendment Act: Millions in India Could End Up in Modi’s New Detention Camps

Those who can’t prove citizenship under the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) face an uncertain future as construction of the largest center in Assam nears completion. The new detention camp is located 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Guwahati, Assam’s largest city. Guwahati has been gripped by ongoing protests over the contentious issue of citizenship. The new … Read more Citizenship Amendment Act: Millions in India Could End Up in Modi’s New Detention Camps

Delhi riots: City tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 27 dead – BBC News

Delhi remains on edge after three nights of rioting, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs. Twenty-seven people have been killed so far in the deadliest violence the Indian capital has seen in decades. The clashes first broke out on Sunday between protesters for and against a controversial citizenship law. … Read more Delhi riots: City tense after Hindu-Muslim clashes leave 27 dead – BBC News

New Delhi riots: religious intolerance in Narendra Modi’s India

While the visiting US President was hailing Indian Prime Minister Modi as a “defender of religious freedom”, lynch mobs were gearing up for a third night of rioting, the worst Delhi’s seen in decades. What had started Sunday as clashes over the Hindu nationalist government’s new citizenship law has since turned into a full-blown anti-Muslim … Read more New Delhi riots: religious intolerance in Narendra Modi’s India

Delhi protests: India’s worst religious violence in decades

The death toll from the worst religious violence in Delhi in decades has risen to more than 20, as Muslims fled from their homes and several mosques in the capital burned after being attacked by Hindu rioters. Clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups that began on Sunday showed no sign of abating, with reports of hundreds injured … Read more Delhi protests: India’s worst religious violence in decades

Can religious violence in India be contained? I Inside Story

Thousands of Indians have been protesting for months against a controversial law they say discriminates against muslims. But the tension around the Citizenship Amendment Act has taken a dangerous turn. The capital New Delhi has seen days of violence between communities, considered some of the worst in decades. Hindu crowds have been accused of attacking … Read more Can religious violence in India be contained? I Inside Story

Violent protests erupt in India over controversial citizenship law as Trump visits country

Deadly protests broke out on the streets of India’s capital and the city’s leader called for a curfew on Wednesday following battles between Hindus and Muslims. The two days of unrest – which has seen clashes between mobs armed with swords and guns, and the deaths of at least 20 people – is the worst … Read more Violent protests erupt in India over controversial citizenship law as Trump visits country

Hindu nationalist BJP supporters’ ‘pent-up anger’ behind deadly Delhi riots

At least 24 people were killed and almost 200 injured in three days of clashes in Delhi, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, authorities said Wednesday. One analyst told FRANCE 24 that the “pent-up anger” of BJP supporters was behind the violence, after Prime Minister Narendra … Read more Hindu nationalist BJP supporters’ ‘pent-up anger’ behind deadly Delhi riots

Mosque set on fire as violent protests continue across New Delhi

In India, the number of people killed in unrest in New Delhi has risen to 13. More than 150 others have been injured in three days of violence over the country’s new citizenship law – seen by many as discriminatory against Muslims. Nationalist Hindu protesters in the northeast of the capital deny provoking the Muslim … Read more Mosque set on fire as violent protests continue across New Delhi