News and Analysis (11/18/19)

Modi “seeks to provide citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis or Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Muslims are excluded from the list”:

“Opposition had told PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah that the Kashmir situation … and other issues need to be discussed in the Parliament” …

… and critics say the government’s policy has cost apple farmers to lose 70%:

“The All India Muslim Personal Law Board … will file a review petition within 30 days against the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit” …

… while the leader of a Muslim group satisfied with the Supreme Court’s decision is also a senior spokesperson of the Hindu nationalist ruling party:

Buses transporting Muslim minorities whose voices seen as crucial for the tight presidential contest of Sri Lanka’ election have been attacked by gunfire:

Propagandists warn students that “spreading rumors” about their family members’ incarceration will only lengthen their detention …

… according to leaked Chinese ruling party documents:

“My apologies if in my haste to reach out I created a false impression that any investigation had reached definitive conclusions” that this was not a hate crime:

“There are 31 marginal seats where the Muslim electorate outnumbers the sitting member of parliament’s (MP’s) majority” …

… while in the U.S. Muslims are winning political office despite the hatred on social media:

Gasoline is only fifty cents a gallon in Iran, but a 50% price hike in one fell swoop has set off widespread demonstrations:

Parallel to the U.S. war on ISIS, Iran was clandestinely “spying on ISIS gatherings, providing covert aid to its enemies, and working to break its alliances with other insurgent factions”:

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