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India’s PFI Ban: Never-Ending Cycle of Communalism Articles Asia

India’s PFI Ban: Never-Ending Cycle of Communalism

On 28 September, the Popular Front of India (PFI) was declared an “unlawful association” by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA),…

China’s New Challenge: UN Report on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang Articles Asia

China’s New Challenge: UN Report on the Human Rights Situation in Xinjiang

In a long-delayed report looking at a crackdown on Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups, the United Nations (UN) accused China of grave human rights breaches that may constitute…

Banning of Prominent Islamic Scholars’ Works in India Articles Asia

Banning of Prominent Islamic Scholars’ Works in India

On 2nd August 2022, it was reported that the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) had removed the prominent and controversial Islamic thinkers Maulana Syed Abul A’la Maududi and Syed Qutb from…

How Nupur Sharma’s Episode Reveals Islamophobia and Wider Religious Discrimination in India Articles Asia

How Nupur Sharma’s Episode Reveals Islamophobia and Wider Religious Discrimination in India

The former official spokesperson of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nupur Sharma, made inflammatory comments about the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the context of his marriage to Aisha in…

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