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What Happens When Religion Is Used To Create Division?

India and Pakistan emerged as two separate sovereign nations in 1947. Different factions of the freedom struggle movement contributed in their own unique way. Ultimately they freed themselves and the people from the clutches of British colonizers that arrived in India during the early 17th century, masquerading as traders with an intent to puncture the…

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What Can You Do About the Hijab Ban in India?

In case you haven’t been catching up with recent news, there’s been an outrage following the India hijab ban order – and we’ve got the full story here. Long story short, on 5th February 2022, an order was issued by the Karnataka government, in India, banning Muslim students from wearing a hijab as part of…

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This Is Why Farmers in India Are Protesting

Thousands of people are protesting in India against the new agricultural laws proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2020.  The three laws that were meant to modernize the agricultural industry are in turn dismantling the systems that were already in place, leaving the farmers with uncertainty and anger. In the past few years,…

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This Twitter Roundup Clarifies What’s Happening In India

With the government of India passed the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), the ruling party’s highly sectarian agenda became clearer and clearer. This discriminatory piece of legislation allows refugees from neighboring nations a pathway to citizenship. All refugees, that is, except Muslim ones. Given the rising incidents of violence and discrimination against Muslims in India, the…

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How India’s New Citizenship Law Makes Muslims Second Class Citizens

On the 11th of December, the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)-led Indian government struck a deep blow at the ideals of secularism and egalitarianism that the country was founded on. The Indian Parliament voted in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB), a legislation that seeks to strip millions of Muslim migrants in India of…

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Why Are People Being Lynched in the Name of Cows?

Last week, in India, two children aged 11 and 12 were amongst seven other Muslims charged with cow slaughter. They happen to be the newest victims of a peculiar law of “secular India” that bans the slaughter of cows to protect the sentiments of the nation’s Hindu majority, which revere cows as a holy figure….

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Watch: We Need #JusticeForAsifa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQpm4ntX8Fo#action=share Asifa Bono was a child who was kidnaped, drugged, raped and murdered by men looking to drive out her nomadic tribe from the land. Individuals who victim blame need to shut up and reflect on the power dynamic at play.  The perps were sane and knew the consequences of their actions. The last place…