A hospital in the Indian state of Gujarat has segregated its coronavirus patients into different wards according to their faiths, a national newspaper reported.
USCIRF is concerned with reports of Hindu & Muslim patients separated into separate hospital wards in #Gujarat. Such actions only help to further increase ongoing stigmatization of Muslims in #India and exacerbate false rumors of Muslims spreading #COVID19 https://t.co/GXigs4w5na— USCIRF (@USCIRF) April 15, 2020
Gujarat is the home state of India’s prime minister of Narendra Modi and is ruled by his Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party. The state witnessed some of the bloodiest religious riots in India’s modern history in 2002, when Modi was the state’s chief minister.SHOW MORE