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India: Government Policies, Actions Target Minorities

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A woman walks past security forces patrolling a street in a riot affected area in New Delhi, India, February 26, 2020. © 2020 REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (New York) – Authorities in India have adopted laws and policies that systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said today. Prejudices embedded in the government of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have infiltrated independent institutions, such as the police and the courts, empowering nationalist groups to threaten, harass, and attack…

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