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.
Anger grew across social networks after a video of Hindu extremists attacking an elderly Muslim in Uttar Pradesh state had gone viral. The aggressors forced the man to shave his beard and the incident triggered sharp criticism over the rise in anti-Muslims attacks.
Ghazala Wahab's book, Born A Muslim, explores the history of Islam in India, and the lives of Indian Muslims over the years. The author indicates that Islam arrived in India through Muslim merchants, who relied on love and brotherhood to spread their religion.
A Hindu temple in Ghaziabad, India, witnessed a shocking incident after a disciple of the head priest’s assaulted a Muslim boy for drinking water from the temple’s tap, prompting police to arrest the aggressor and the person who recorded the video of the assault.
Reports state that the Muslims of Uttar Pradesh in India fear the outbreak of a new wave of sectarian violence because of campaigns for building a hindu temple over the ancient Babri mosque, which involved raising provocative slogans to incite hate against Muslims.
A recent human rights report revealed that policies adopted by the Hindu majority in India increased pressure on Muslims. India has become a dangerous place for the Muslim minority, as millions of Indian Muslims are being threatened with losing their citizenship.
Muslims in India suffer from their educational conditions. Despite being the largest religious minority in the country, Muslim families face difficult circumstances that deprive their children from education, negatively affecting their human development status.
Many Muslims in India were shocked to reveal that the Hindu population in Mumbai does not allow Muslims in their neighborhoods or allow brokers to rent out homes to Muslims, except for poor neighborhoods that rent out modest homes that lack the most basic services.
Muslims in Malerkotla in the Indian state of Punjab donated 330 kantars of wheat to a charitable kitchen of a Sikh temple. On this occasion, the temple provided free food to people regardless of their religion and color; Muslims supported their societal mission.