India

alert status : Genocide alert

 

Genocide stage:

5- organization 

Affected groups:

  • muslims

  • landowners

 

Current situation:

  • Hindu Extremists and Naxalite maoists are harassing the groups listed above

Developments

Years of strife left a generation traumatized. India’s clampdown disrupted daily life. Now the battle against the coronavirus has further isolated and scarred a people with little access to help. [Genocide Watch comment: INTENTIONALLY CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY OR MENTAL HARM TO A GROUP IS AN ACT OF GENOCIDE. Genocide Convention Article II (b).]

Sara Begum, center, at her home next to her husband and daughter in Kashmir, last month...

The historic Jama Masjid of Delhi, one of the largest mosques in India, remained closed ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan. (Pallava Bagla/Corbis/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI — On a bright morning earlier this month, a former army officer was riding his motorcycle down a rural road south of India’s capital when he reached an improvised barricade. He had no idea the villagers were looking for a scapegoat.

He slowed his bi...

Ravish Kumar, managing editor of NDTV's Hindi news channel, anchoring an evening newscast at the studio’s headquarters in New Delhi in February. Credit.. Saumya Khandelwal.  Photographs by Saumya Khandelwal.

NEW DELHI — The Media One anchorman Vinesh Kunhiraman went on air as usual on March 6, ready to tell the station’s five million viewers in India’s Kerala State about the death anniversary of a beloved comedian and the...

More evidence has emerged that the Indian police took part in violence against Muslims or stood aside during fighting in the capital last month.

Kaushar Ali, 49, who was beaten up by Delhi police officers on Feb. 24, was visited by his relatives at a hospital earlier this month.

Photographs by Atul Loke

NEW DELHI — Kaushar Ali, a house painter, was trying to get home when he ran into a battle.

Hindu and Muslim mobs were hurling ro...

Many Indians believed it was only a matter of time before Hindu nationalism provoked the kind of bloodshed that exploded in New Delhi.

A shop owner on Sunday looking at the remains of his shop after it was destroyed by riots in northeast New Delhi.  Credit...Atul Loke for The New York Times

The New York Times

NEW DELHI — This past week, as neighborhoods in India’s capital burned and religiously driven bloodletting consumed more t...

Did the police fail to act as the country descended into its worst spasm of religious violence in years?

Mr. Musharraf’s wife, Mallika, being consoled by their daughter Muskaan in New Delhi on Thursday. Photographs by Atul Loke.

NEW DELHI — The mob smashed through the gate and cut the electricity. The men stormed up the steps, chanting the name of a Hindu god and brandishing knives, chains, iron bars and pieces of pipe.

The Musha...

A local Hindu politician told the police to evict a group of Muslim protesters or he and his men would. Now, 25 have died in some of the worst violence in years.
 

Delhi Fire Brigade personnel at the Gokulpuri tire market in East Delhi on Wednesday.Credit...Atul Loke for The New York Times

NEW DELHI — To many in the eastern Delhi neighborhood where a convulsion of religious violence erupted this week, it all began with one man.
...

A municipal office in Mumbai is filled with racks of musty electoral rolls going back decades. (Niha Masih/The Washington Post)

MUMBAI — Inside a musty municipal office, Farah Sheikh pored through hundreds of pages of tattered 60-year-old documents searching for evidence of her family’s roots in India.

India is the only country Sheikh has ever known: She was born and raised here, as were her parents, grandparents and great-grand...

A statue for Nathuram Vinayak Godse, who assassinated Mohandas K. Gandhi, at the office of Hindu Mahasabha, a group that espouses militant Hindu nationalism, in Meerut, India, last week on the anniversary of Gandhi’s death. Credit...Smita Sharma for The New York Times

MEERUT, India — Under the shade of a banyan tree, a group of worshipers recite Sanskrit mantras. A couple men step forward and light a fire. Then they start walki...

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