Bilal Ahmad Dar, featured in a documentary on the preservation of Kashmir’s Wular Lake, was passionately involved in the trash-filled water body’s clean-up.
A clash between students and authorities in Bengaluru last month is just the latest in a series of attacks on and alleged police brutality towards African nationals.
However, activists are concerned that advocating for vaccination for refugees could backfire if the issue becomes politicised.
Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in their homeland of Myanmar have repeatedly been referred to as illegal infiltrators and threatened with deportation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.
Putting their differences aside, volunteers are helping cremate bodies, source oxygen or simply sending meals to those quarantining alone.
India has seen a steep spike in anti-Muslim sentiment since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014, and journalists have not been spared the hatred.
Dr Aqsa Shaikh, who is also a professor, writer, volunteer and social activist, says transgender people still face barriers and discrimination in India.
Public health experts say there is still a risk of transmission, even though the authorities have limited the duration of visits to the Amarnath cave and the number of people allowed.
Thousands of African nationals currently live in India, but few would recommend it given the blatant racism they face on a daily basis.
Police claim Safoora Zargar was a ‘key conspirator’ in riots against the citizenship act. Activists allege a cynical attempt to silence dissent under the cover of lockdown.
As Prime Minister Modi looks to curb the spread of the outbreak, some who work in the sector are facing weeks without pay, housing or food.
As India bars most visitors for a month to stem the coronavirus outbreak within its borders, it faces another battle that can be difficult to contain: the spread of fake news and xenophobia.
Hundreds of Muslim families who have fled and lost their relatives say the Modi government is to blame for a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in India.
A politician says the new citizenship amendment bill is a clear attempt to disenfranchise Muslims, and what happened in Nazi Germany will not be allowed in India.
These volunteer schools offer a glimmer of hope to young people in the valley. Among the topics discussed are why students cannot go to their regular schools – and why they haven’t been able to see their friends for months.
The curfew and internet blackout has robbed the marginalised group of much-needed support and contact, with many unable to leave their houses.
Constant surveillance, long a mainstay of New Delhi’s approach to managing the restive state, has whipped residents into near paranoia as drones fly over Friday prayers in mosques and police inspect journalists’ cameras.