Khaled Beydoun, “Between Virus and Violence: Being Muslim in India”

It seemed that Indian Islamophobia, and the climax of vigilante violence that gripped Delhi for weeks, had reached its limit, but was soon to be superseded by a new turn of events. As the Covid-19 pandemic hit the headlines, and the novel virus claimed the lives of thousands, Hindutva leaders saw an opportunity to further justify their persecution of Indian Muslims: blame its spread in India on Muslims.

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An open letter to India

Dear India,⠀⠀I believed in every word uttered by Allama Iqbal in “Saare Jahan se Accha, Hindustan Hamara”. Papa made me paint my own tiranga for a Republic day event when I was five. It was one of the first things…

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