IAMC’s third quarter report highlights a distressing surge in communal violence, targeted attacks, and hate speech directed against religious minorities, particularly Muslims and Christians, in India. The violence is exacerbating an atmosphere of persecution and discrimination faced by minority groups.
Violent cow vigilantism targeting Muslims witnessed a notable increase as self-proclaimed cow protectors continued to engage in targeted attacks, ostensibly in the name of preventing beef consumption and cattle transportation. Additionally, there was a notable uptick in the illegal demolition of Muslim homes and targeting of religious structures, resulting in the displacement of entire communities, particularly in regions of Manipur and Haryana. These incidents are deeply troubling and require immediate attention.
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