Human Rights Watch Report accuses Modi govt of targeting minorities

The BJP-led government has deliberately discriminated against Muslims, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

In addition to discriminating against Muslims, the government has adopted laws and policies to harass critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said.

Human Rights Watch accuses India of targeting minorities

The report also said that the ruling BJP is infiltrating independent institutions such as the police and courts, enabling nationalist groups to intimidate, harass and attack religious minorities.

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HRW South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly said in the report that the government had not only failed to protect Muslims and other minorities from violence, but also provided political support and protection to communalism.

The report makes it very clear that the policies and actions of the Government of India are aimed at minorities. The report by HRW was released on the first anniversary of the Delhi riots.

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