BJP lawmaker warns against buying vegetables from Muslim vendors to keep safe from virus

In a widely circulated video on Indian social media, Tiwari can be seen telling people to “keep one thing in mind […] do not buy vegetables from miyan (Muslims)”. Read: In Modi’s India, virus fallout inflames divisions between Muslims and Hindus Talking to Indian publication The Wire, Tiwari later confirmed he had made those remarks “around April 17-18”, and…

US commission urges govt to place India on list of countries violating religious

The report, compiled by the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), recommended that India be declared a “country of particular concern.” “India took a sharp downward turn in 2019, with religious minorities under increasing assault,” the USCIRF, which is a bipartisan agency of the federal government, observed. Nadine Maenza, the USCIRF’s vice chairman, said…