This is apropos a Business Recorder editorial "Muslim prayer disruptions in India" carried by the newspaper on Friday. That the point "when a government head has no shame in spreading hatred against the country's 200 million Muslims, and even incites people to kill them, those in Gurgaon [in India's Haryana state] cannot expect to have freedom to manifest their faith in practice" cannot be overemphasized. That India has regressed enormously since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 is a fact.
Religious minorities, including Muslims, are increasingly vulnerable to communal violence in Modi's India. The present environment has emboldened Hindu right-wing groups to escalate attacks on minorities. In other words, there exists a dangerous climate of impunity.
Nasim Hasan (Islamabad)
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