India: Is politics fueling attacks on Muslims? | TV Shows

On Tuesday, April 26 at 19:30GMT:
A wave of violent assaults on India’s Muslim inhabitants has the neighborhood on edge. In latest weeks, a whole bunch of individuals have been injured and a handful killed as a part of an increase in communal violence throughout the nation.

Final week plenty of Muslim-owned outlets have been razed in New Delhi earlier than bulldozers have been ordered to cease by India’s Supreme Courtroom. Officers say they have been focusing on unlawful buildings and never any specific non secular group.

However critics say it’s the newest try to harass India’s Muslim minority, which makes up roughly 14 % of the nation’s 1.4 billion inhabitants. The Hindu majority accounts for 80 %.

Human Rights observers say latest incendiary rhetoric by politicians from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) helps gasoline the nation’s rising non secular polarisation. Nevertheless, India’s Minority Affairs Minister has tried to minimize the latest upheaval by saying non secular intolerance isn’t worsening within the nation.

On this episode of The Stream we talk about what’s inflicting the violence and what may be finished to result in peace.

On this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Arfa Khanum Sherwani, @khanumarfa
Senior Editor, The Wire

Kavita Krishnan, @kavita_krishnan
Secretary, All India Progressive Ladies’s Affiliation

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