A recent mob attack on a train in India left a 15-year-old Muslim youth dead, presumably for carrying beef. The incident has prompted liberal Indians to brave criticism and raise their voices against so-called cow vigilantes and Hindu nationalists.
Indian police have arrested a woman on suspicion of complicity in an alleged rape by a ruling party politician. The case has sparked protests across India from activists who say authorities are not doing enough.
A rape is a brutal and heinous crime. But sadly in India, a rape also becomes a political issue, with the dynamics of religion, caste and misogyny shaping the public debate over the problem, says DW's Isha Bhatia.
#JusticeForAsifa has taken a spiteful turn, dividing the India-administered state on religious lines as the child's assault and death is being used by right-wing hardline Hindu groups to polarize communities.
Several people have died in violent clashes between police and protesters led by Dalits. Demonstrators opposed a court ruling to slow down legal proceedings against those accused of crimes against India's lowest caste.
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