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A firm in Canada ended ties with an Indian over his Islamophobic tweet. But little has changed in India despite Arab world calling out rising hate against Muslims.
Houston Police said it was allowing minority community personnel wear articles of faith while on duty in tribute to Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, who was allowed to wear his turban with his uniform.
In 2018, the FBI received 7,120 reports of hate crimes, of which around 835 were against Jews, 188 were against Muslims, and 60 were against Sikhs.
Pehlu Khan committed many faults in getting lynched by gau rakshaks. But his biggest sin was that he couldn’t make Indians sympathise with him.
If the letter by intellectuals didn’t affect Modi, it wouldn’t have received a counter-attack.
Maybe it’s not the Khans’ job to speak up, maybe their job is to sit in vanity vans while hate consumes India.
The court also sentenced 25-year-old Ramsey, who brutally assaulted a Sikh store owner in Oregon, to three years in prison after he admitted to the crime.
This is not a diatribe on how Modi and BJP have lowered the level of political language in India; it is to point out how exactly they do it.
With targeted hate crimes on the rise, an atmosphere of fear has become ubiquitous among India's minorities.
The year 2018 can't end soon enough.
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