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India adopted discriminatory laws towards Muslims, minorities
January 15, 2022

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The Human Rights Watch in its annual report criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in India for adopting discriminatory policies against minority communities, including Muslims.

In its World Report 2022, the HRW said, this, coupled with the vilification of Muslims by some BJP leaders and police failure to take action against BJP supporters who commit violence, emboldened Hindu nationalist groups to attack Muslims and government critics with impunity.

It said the Indian government cracked down on activists, journalists, peaceful protesters, and even poets.

About Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), it said, "Allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings persisted with the National Human Rights Commission registering 143 deaths in police custody and 104 alleged extrajudicial killings in the first nine months in 2021.