Latest from Rana Ayyub

India has suffered greatly under mob rule. Now Trump has unleashed it, too.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party have wielded violent mobs to their political advantage for years.
  • Jan 8, 2021

The hateful love ‘jihad’ conspiracy in India is going mainstream

The attacks on interfaith love to consolidate the support of Hindu nationalists are part of Modi’s broader assault on our democracy.
  • Nov 28, 2020

Will a Biden-Harris administration stand up to Modi’s toxic rule in India?

The Indian prime minister’s bromance with President Trump was no secret, but his blatant disregard for human rights and his authoritarian style is really what will make it hard to establish a relationship based on mutual respect.
  • Nov 11, 2020

Hate is poisoning Indian society — and many refuse to see it

This is where division and hate have driven us, in a country that ranks second only to the United States in the highest number of coronavirus cases.
  • Oct 21, 2020

India pushes out Amnesty International, accelerating its march toward authoritarianism

The fact-finding work of Amnesty International has long been an eyesore for the Modi administration.
  • Oct 1, 2020

For Facebook, weakening India’s democracy is just the cost of business

It’s clear that Facebook has no intention of holding hate-mongers accountable and that the safety of users is not a priority.
  • Aug 20, 2020

India marks another day of erasure and insult against its Muslim citizens

Aug. 5 will become another infamous date for Muslims in India.
  • Aug 4, 2020

Threats and censorship are the price for questioning narratives about Kashmir

So-called nationalists see Kashmir not through the prism of humanity but through dangerous, misguided and blind patriotism.
  • Jul 7, 2020

An exploding coronavirus crisis shows Modi is not up to the task of leading India

As with each case of sickness, the economic pain also seems to be spreading and is being felt more widespread.
  • Jun 23, 2020

Outrage over an elephant and celebrities embracing Black Lives Matter expose India’s deep hypocrisy

As many Indians wear the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag as a fashion accessory, they remain silent about the discrimination in their own country.
  • Jun 6, 2020