India

Indian Professor Suspended for Question on Hindutva & Fascism Similarities

A professor at a university in Uttar Pradesh was suspended for a test that asked students about similarities between fascism, nazism, and right-wing Hindutva.

Sharda University, located in Noida in Uttar Pradesh, suspended Waqa Farooq Kuttay, an Assistant Professor, while investigating the matter. The university also issued a show-cause memorandum to Kuttay, asking for an explanation.

"Untouchable" Hindu Man Murdered for Marrying Upper-Caste Muslim Woman

On May 4, a Dalit man was beaten and stabbed to death by a group of individuals in Hyderabad, Telangana.

According to a local news agency, The News Minute, the attack was due to the victim marrying a Muslim woman against their family's wishes. The victim, 26-year-old Billipuram Nagaraju, died due to the blunt attacks, The News Minute reported.

Indian University Professor Fired for "Insulting" Hindu God

In Punjab, India, a university professor was fired over an alleged offensive comment regarding the Hindu god Ram. In an Instagram post published by the university on April 23, the professor was terminated “effective immediately.”

Gursang Preet Kaur is an assistant professor at the Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, northern Punjab. Kaur allegedly referred to Ram as a “cunning person,” putting the Hindu god in a bad light.

7 Arrested For Throwing Pork & Pages Of Quran At Mosques in India

On April 21, seven individuals were arrested in Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern India, concerning the desecration of several mosques. According to the local police, the suspects wanted revenge for the violent clashes in Jahangirpuri during the Hanuman Jayanti parades.

The suspects threw torn pages of the Quran and pig meat, attacking two mosques in Ghosiyana and Kashmiri Mohalla. The suspects also desecrated Gulab Shah Baba, a local Mazar.

Both items used in the attacks are considered offensive by the Muslims.

American Hindus "Break Silence" & Condemn Anti-Muslim Hate

A collection of Hindu human rights advocates, religious leaders, and other cause-oriented groups released a statement on April 22, 2022, condemning the worsening religious freedom in India.

The statement was initially released by Hindus for Human Rights (HHR), a US-based group that advocates for pluralism and civil and human rights in South Asia and North America. HHR called on religious leaders and other groups to sign the statement published in multiple languages.

Ex-Muslim's Home Set on Fire by Hindu Thugs for Marrying Hindu Girl

On Friday, April 15, a mob set the house of an ex-Muslim gym instructor on fire in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. According to local news outlets, the mob was led by a local right-wing Hindu group.

Sajid, whose last name was not provided by local news outlets, was accused of kidnapping a Hindu girl, who turned out to be a 22-year-old woman.

India's First Openly Gay Indian Prince Fights to Ban Conversion Therapy

India's first openly-gay royalty vowed to fight conversion therapy. After surviving the horrors of conversion therapy, Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil said he would work on making conversion therapy illegal in India.

Equaldex, a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT movement, puts India in the 51st rank in their World Equality Index, including scores for legal rights and freedoms for LGBTQ+ people. Although Equaldex listed conversation therapy as banned in India, this is only valid for one state.

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