Hindu hardliners, one brandishing a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AP Hindu hardliners, one brandishing a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AP
Hindu hardliners, one brandishing a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AP
India

‘Your existence is reason enough’: in Modi’s India, Muslim journalists face harassment, threats and assault

  • India has seen a steep spike in anti-Muslim sentiment since PM Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist BJP came to power in 2014, and journalists have not been spared the hatred
  • Even in the absence of direct attacks, an undercurrent of Islamophobia makes it difficult for many Muslim reporters to do their jobs, and often sees them singled out for abuse

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Hindu hardliners, one brandishing a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AP Hindu hardliners, one brandishing a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AP
Hindu hardliners, one brandishing a sword, chant slogans against Muslim communities during a rally in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: AP
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