India

Teen Girl Killed by Jilted Stalker, "Love Jihad" Accusation Rocks India

A teenage Hindu girl in the Dumka district of Jharkhand was allegedly set on fire for rejecting a man's advances. While fighting for her life in a hospital for five days, the girl succumbed to her injuries. The Muslim man accused of perpetrating the attack was arrested along with an accomplice.

Indian State Criminalizes Conversion Under the Guise of Religious Freedom

A bill to amend the existing anti-conversion law was passed in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in India on August 12. According to the new legislation, the punishment for forcibly converting would be increased from seven to ten years. The bill also defines "mass conversions" and forbids them.

ISIS Attack on India Stopped by Russia

A self-proclaimed member of the Islamic State has been arrested in Russia for planning a terrorist attack in India. The Russian Federal Security Service released information regarding the would-be attacker’s plan to kill a leader of India's ruling government in a suicide bombing. The attack was planned as retaliation for the insults aimed at the Prophet by the now ex-BJP spokesperson, Nupur Sharma.

9-Year-Old "Untouchable" Boy Beaten to Death by Upper Caste Teacher

On July 20, in the district of Jalore, Rajasthan, a Dalit (Lower-Caste) student studying in the third grade drank from a pot of water that allegedly belonged to an upper caste school teacher. This made the teacher so furious that he thrashed the child and needed to be hospitalized. On August 13, the boy succumbed to his injuries. The incident has caused societal and political turmoil in India.

"Flood Jihad;" The Conspiracy that Muslims Manufactured Devastating Floods

As tensions rose between the religious communities of India, yet another anti-Muslim conspiracy theory became a heated topic of discussion. The "Flood Jihad" conspiracy claims that the Muslim community of Assam is responsible for the disastrous floods the state has seen in the past months. At least five Muslim men were accused and arrested as the conspiracy theory became viral on social media platforms.

“Education Jihad;” Indian School Under Fire for Interfaith Prayers

"Shiksha Jihad," or the Jihad on education, has become an issue in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Florets International School, an English Medium Co-ed Institute, is at the center of the controversy. Parents and Pro-Hindu groups have registered a case against the private school. The school is accused of spreading Islamic teachings through its daily prayers.

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