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India: Court halts demolition of Muslim properties in Delhi

Government critics accuse the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP of using so-called demolition drives to intimidate the country’s Muslim minority. But authorities say they are only targeting illegal structures. A number of shops were destroyed in the Jahangirpuri demolition operation India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered authorities in New Delhi to stop tearing down Muslim-owned shops and other structures near the site of recent communal clashes. The order came after paramilitary forces and bulldozers moved into Jahangirpuri ⁠— a low-income, predominantly Muslim neighborhood in the capital’s northwest ⁠— and razed several shops as well as the walls around a mosque. […]

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