“Adult women are infantilised, placed under parental and community control, and denied the right to take life decisions.”
Although no religion is specified in the legislation, critics say it is aimed against the country’s Muslim minority.
Dozens of Muslim men have been arrested — for which police need no warrant — in just a few weeks after a new law was enacted.
Modi has risen to power by hurling anti-Babar invectives at Indian Muslims.
The trajectory from the Babri Masjid incident to the rapid spread of Hindutva is a frightening one.
Officials in Uttar Pradesh says the law will help prevent fraudulent religious conversions and is designed to protect young women.
Slams acquittal of criminals responsible for demolition of Babri Mosque.
A couple belonging to 2 different religions will have to give two months' notice to a district magistrate before getting married.
"Muslims are being mistreated not just in occupied Kashmir but in all of India," says FM Qureshi.
India has never looked so vulnerable and edgy in its own neighbourhood as it looks now.
The long march was a staple of the political script in the 1990s as well as in the post-2008 period.
According to NDTV, the chain's store in Gujarat was attacked and the manager was forced to write an apology note.
Today’s Modi government has given up all pretence of caring about the welfare of Indian Muslims.
Decision came after Facebook executive in India raised concerns about political fallout of proceeding against BJP politicians.
Pakistan calls upon Indian govt to investigate incident, take immediate action against perpetrators of religious hatred.
Coalition of advocacy organisations calls the planned display Islamophobic and a symbol of violence against Indian Muslims.
In his address Tuesday, Modi mentioned up to 12 upcoming festivals till the end of the year, but failed to mention Eid.
"India would not accept any foreign interference or judgement on matters related to its sovereignty," says FM.
Police claim the number of those arrested from the two communities is 'almost identical' but many more Muslims were killed in the riots.
USCIRF calls on India to release prisoners of conscience instead of targeting those practising their "right to protest".
Many in Shiv Vihar and Mustafabad lost their homes in Delhi's communal violence and Covid has pushed them to the edge.
Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui rubbishes India's claims of "infiltration" by Pakistan.
As the misinformation has exploded, so too has real world violence and anger against Muslims.
OIC has expressed concern over Islamophobia in India, but generally there has been silence on the issue in Muslim world.
"Muslims are being discriminated against. They're not even being treated properly in hospitals," says foreign minister.
Concern voiced over persecution of journalists in held Kashmir on concocted charges.
Accuses Indian government of acting ‘only partially and in a miserly way’ to contain Covid-19.
Mistrust in the Modi govt is making India's fight against coronavirus even more difficult.
BJP leaders' statements have raised fears that Indian Muslims could be stripped of their rights, says report.
"Wherever the Muslim population rises above 30pc, there is trouble," says the BJP leader in an interview.