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Closure of madrasas in Uttar Pradesh part of broader pattern of discrimination against Muslims
April 16, 2024

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The closure of madrasas in Uttar Pradesh is part of a broader pattern of discrimination against Muslims in India, exacerbated by the Hindu-nationalist agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The BJP-affiliated individuals and groups have been accused of promoting anti-Islamic hate speech, vigilantism, and demolishing Muslim-owned properties across India.

The BJP-led government has also implemented laws and policies that systematically discriminate against Muslims and stigmatize critics.

Instances such as the demolition of madrasas in Assam on accusations of supporting terrorist groups highlight the targeted discrimination against religious minorities.

Moreover, the international human rights organizations have also criticized India for its escalating hate violence against minority communities, particularly Muslims.

The New Delhi's government's actions, including the passage of discriminatory citizenship laws and the revocation of autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, have also stoked communal hatred and undermined India's secular democracy.