Near India’s capital, in Haryana state, the demolition of about 1,200 homes and shops in a Muslim-majority area has followed clashes that killed six people. The demolition drive has been halted for now. But the Punjab and Haryana High Court has made strong observations, asking if the act was an exercise of “ethnic cleansing” by the state. The clashes and demolitions are seen by many Muslims as the latest in a trend of violence in India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nine years in power. So what space exists for Muslims in India?
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