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Muslim population misinformation fuels Islamophobia in India

Despite their growing share of the population, Muslims would remain a small minority in a country of 1.7 billion people by mid-century

India bans Islamist group, citing ‘terror links’

The PFI denies involvement in extremist activity and says it is the subject of a "witch hunt" by the Hindu nationalist government

Police in India arrest over 200 in crackdown on Islamic group

Authorities have long claimed that the Popular Front of India has close ties with the Students Islamic Movement of India, a militant group

Hijab row hits Catholic school in India’s Kerala state

The controversy arose after the school management decided to ban the wearing of hijab in the campus

26 Muslims arrested for holding congregational prayers in India

The Muslims were arrested for offering prayers without seeking permission from the government and for allegedly “spreading religious hatred”

India ruling party lawmaker arrested for Prophet comments

Raja Singh's words sparked outrage in the city of Hyderabad, where hundreds of people gathered to demand the politician be taken into custody

Bleeding Muslims mark festival in India’s Hindu heartland

Ashura is the 10th day of the mourning month of Muharram, commemorating the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson Hussein

Indian school faces criminal probe over Islamic prayers

Religious conversion has long been a flashpoint in India, which is majority Hindu but also has the world's second-largest Muslim population

Prophet row murder sparks fury on Indian social media

India has a long history of communal violence and authorities have shut down internet connections and imposed a curfew in the city

Amnesty International urges India to stop ‘vicious’ Muslim protest crackdown

"Cracking down on protesters with excessive use of force ... is in violation of India's commitments under international human rights law"

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