Indian students hold a banner with a photo of Asifa Bano, posters and candles during a march to protest against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano, in Amritsar, India. Photo: EPA
Dibyesh Anand
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Asian Angle by Dibyesh Anand

How a rape exposes the conflict between two visions of India

Eight-year-old Asifa’s rape and murder was not an opportunist crime, but a result of the politics of hatred by Hindu supremacists that dehumanises Muslims

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Indian students hold a banner with a photo of Asifa Bano, posters and candles during a march to protest against the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano, in Amritsar, India. Photo: EPA
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