Analysis by Manveena Suri, CNN
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India has a long history of sectarian violence, but over the past few years, there has been a rise in suspected hate crimes against Muslims | Analysis by Manveena Suri
India would be a nation where people of all religions had equal rights, privileges and obligations, Jawaharlal Nehru
said in his now-iconic speech to the country’s parliament on August 14, 1947.
Now, over 70 years later, there are signs that Nehru’s hopes for the nation face perhaps their greatest threat.
On November 9, India’s top court gave Hindus permission to build a temple on a disputed centuries-old holy site
in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which holds significance for both Hindus and Muslims.
India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru outlined a vision for a secular India.
Hindus believe the site is the birthplace of Lord Ram, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. However, Muslims have also prayed there for centuries.
The ruling on the Ayodhya site was seen as a blow to Muslims. It also came at a time when Muslims increasingly see themselves as second-class citizens in the predominantly Hindu country.
India has a long history of sectarian violence, but over the past few years, there has been a rise in suspected hate crimes
against Muslims, who make up roughly 200 million of the country’s 1.3 billion population.