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 survey by Pew Research Center on religious pluralism in India found a clear contradiction between Indians' belief in pluralism, acceptance of others and tolerance, and their deeds on the ground; which shows a great split, based on religion, in Indian society.
To what extent can discrimination affect the lives of our children? Could it be a real health problem that threatens their future? This video explains the shocking effect of discrimination, which prompts us to rethink the negative effects of Islamophobia and hate. https://youtu.be/1tLu_wwoLbw
Muslim students received most scholarships offered to minorities in India (76% 2018-2021). Officials attributed this to the fact that scholarships are awarded based on educational competence, which refutes reports that questioned the competence of Muslim students.
After restricting performing Hajj to the residents of KSA, Muslims in Maharashtra, India announced they will spend the money they saved to perform Hajj in charitable works, like helping Covid-19 victims and the unemployed, providing food and supporting hospitals.
Media outlets commended India’s mosques for their role in combating Covid-19 as some became care facilities to aid patients amid a staggering surge in infections. Others became centers for raising awareness of the virus's seriousness and ways to deal with it.