National Commission for Minorities in India said that it had received complaints from Muslim, Christian and Sikh groups, calling for putting an end to the portrayal of minorities in Indian cinema in a humiliating and aggressive way that stirs hatred and violence.
The British Home Office said that Muslims were the target of 45% of hate crimes recorded between March 2020 and March 2021, prompting the Muslim Council of Britain to condemn the “pervasive form of bigotry” and the threat it poses, especially to young Muslims.
The police in India is investigating 100 social media accounts accused of sharing misleading information, pictures and clips, following a wave of sectarian violence, attacks on mosques and looting of homes and companies owned by Muslims in the past few days.
International organizations monitored a noticeable deterioration in the conditions of Sri Lanka’s Muslims after the authorities had adopted anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies, encouraging extremists to continue violence and discrimination against the Muslim minority. https://youtu.be/MQnjWx3hiWA
Analysts have expressed their deep concern over the results of the FBI annual report, which revealed a sharp rise in hate crimes in the USA in 2020, calling for rapid action to identify the causes and work to address them to avoid the deterioration of the situation.
The Muslim population in South Korea has exceeded 260,000 Muslims over the past five years due to the tolerance and coexistence there. However, spreading hate speech recently made the lives of Muslims more difficult, especially regarding building mosques. https://youtu.be/Z0WA0etB228
A video of a photographer stomping and attacking the body of a Muslim man shot by the Indian police caused an outcry on Social Media. The incident took place in the state of Assam, India where Muslims protested against government’s forced displacement.
Four nuns walked out of a prayer service in Kerala, India in protest after a priest delivered a hate speech against Muslims and asked people not to deal with them. The nuns said: “What Christ has taught us is to love everyone and not seed communalism”.
Far-right extremists coordinated a campaign on social networks and TV channels, calling for an economic boycott of Muslims in all states of India. Analysts warned of the serious consequences of such calls on India’s economy which is already suffering due to the pandemic. https://youtu.be/yRvEDGTGVZs
A UN report said that nearly 10,000 people, mostly women and children, fled northern Cameroon to Chad over the weekend to escape the sectarian violence that started between Muslim fishermen and Choa herders, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens.