Extremist mistreatment of minorities has not abated in India, the world’s largest democracy, and three Bengali nationals have been tortured to death by an angry mob in the state of Assam for stealing cows.
The killing of Bengalis took place in the southern district of Karimganj in Assam, where an angry mob tortured and killed Bengalis crossing the border for allegedly stealing cows.
In the wake of rising tensions in Nepal last week, extremists in Wara Nasi also put up anti-Nepal posters and forcibly stripped a Nepali citizen of his hair.
Controversial citizenship law
On December 11, 2019, the Indian Parliament passed a controversial citizenship law that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims travelling to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, but not to Muslims.
The law also threatens to deport large numbers of Bangladeshi refugees in India.
Protests are going on across the country against this controversial law of citizenship in India and people of all schools of thought are participating in the protest.
Many Indian states, including Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, have refused to implement the controversial citizenship law, while the Indian state of Kerala has taken the law to the Supreme Court.