Hit Job: Using COVID-19 to Deepen Anti-Muslim Bias and Weaken Muslim Voice   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The reported spread and effects of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] disease itself in India have, as of yet, been mild relative to other large-sized countries. As of 18th May, a total of 3,029 persons had dies, from 96,169 persons reported to be affected by COVID. But COVID's greater toll has been the widespread disruption, and associated suffering caused especially on internal migrants, that suffered the brunt of what was a ham-handled management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Equally, or perhaps because of this catastrophe, India's Muslims have been subjected to an orchestrated campaign of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim targeting. COVID lockdown has also been a time of heightened police crack-down in Delhi especially, against Muslim victims of the Bed 2020 violence as well as students and youth leaders of the anti-CAA [Citizenship Amendment Act] protest movement."

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