Bharatiya Janata party
Changes made by the Indian government to Jammu and Kashmir’s domicile and land laws could end up changing the region’s identity.
A year after its autonomy was revoked, Kashmir continues to be a mess of human rights violations.
The government also deployed troops and disabled the internet in some parts of the country.
“It’s being used to create a divide in the social fabric of this country, and that’s extremely dangerous.”
The Islamic State has released a video that references riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state that killed hundreds of Muslims in 2002.
The blaze started when one firework fell onto a shed where others were stored, sparking a string of powerful explosions that injured more than 380 people.
Many countries with less-than-stellar track records on religious tolerance have allowed entry to members of a US monitoring commission, but India is shutting them out.
Around 200 people reportedly attacked a household on the outskirts of New Delhi after word spread that a man had killed and prepared beef for a religious holiday.
Hindu nationalist groups fighting for the protection of India's cows have succeeded in expanding statutes against slaughter, which have increased cattle smuggling as well as the need for cattle shelters.
Indian officials have rejected the urging of the UN and human rights activists that they amend the country's penal code to make sexual assault within marriage a criminal offense.
The immediate impression given by the government was that the "composite townships" would essentially be heavily guarded colonies for Hindus who had migrated from the region.