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

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.
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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...

(CNN)Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has likened India's revoking of Jammu and Kashmir state's autonomy to Nazi ideology, and warned the international community that inaction would be similar to appeasing Hitler. 

Indian-controlled Kashmir, one of the world's most sensitive regionsremains in lockdown amid a communications blackout, with landline connections, internet and mobile coverage all suspended. Tens o...

SRINAGAR, Kashmir — Ever since Kashmir’s autonomy was suddenly revoked last week, Raja Mohi-ud-din, an editor at one of the few Kashmiri newspapers still operating, has been starting his days extremely early.

At 2 a.m., he jumps on his motorcycle with a hard drive in his pocket and zooms down Srinagar’s back alleys, the roar of the bike’s engine echoing against the tight brick walls.

He weaves around coils of barbed wire, past s...

August 9, 2019

The Kashmir conflict, referred to as a “territorial dispute,” has been central to tense relations in Asia for more than 70 years, particularly between the two nuclear powers of India and Pakistan.

Tensions have escalated between the countries many times in the past and have sometimes resulted in military confrontation.

Kashmiris are an Indigenous people living under colonial occupation who have been fighting for their right to p...

August 8, 2019

The UN has said the latest restrictions imposed on Indian-administered Kashmir are deeply concerning and "will exacerbate the human rights situation".

A UN spokesperson highlighted a telecommunications ban, the arbitrary detention of leaders and a ban on political assembly.

The region has been on lockdown since Sunday with communication cut off.

It came as India made the controversial decision to remove its special constitutional...

Subjugating an entire people wasn’t enough for Prime Minister Narendra Modi

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani kids are taught in and out of school that Kashmir is our “shah rug” (jugular vein). Indians believe that Kashmir is their “atoot ang” (indispensable body part). Urdu and Persian poetry is full of paeans to the beauty of Kashmir. If there is paradise on earth, “it is this, it is this, it is this,” the 14th-century poet Amir K...