Rising Violence against Muslims in India Under Modi and BJP Rule

Abstract: While communal violence has been an ongoing and unfortunate reality for post-colonial and post-partition India, there’s no sidestepping the fact that attacks and hate crime incidences against the country’s Muslim minority by members of the Hindu majority have occurred in greater frequency and ferocity in the years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), came to power in 2014 –on the back of a Hindu nationalist agenda, one in which anti-Muslim animus and discrimination features in mainstream political discourse and government policy. These realities have brought Muslims to the brink of genocide in India and Kashmir.

C. J. Werleman
Insight Turkey, Vol. 23, No. 2 (SPRING 2021), pp. 39-50, SET VAKFI İktisadi İşletmesi, SETA VAKFI