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India: 300 Muslim Homes & Businesses Demolished in Possible “Exercise of Ethnic Cleansing”

HeadlineAug 08, 2023

In northern India, more than 300 Muslim homes and businesses have been demolished since Thursday as part of a crackdown led by the ruling Hindu BJP government. On Monday, a court ordered a halt to the demolitions while asking if it was part of an “exercise of ethnic cleansing” by the state. Al Jazeera reports more than 150 Muslims have also been arrested in what some have described as a campaign of collective punishment following an outbreak of clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups.

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