The landslide victory of the ultra-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recent elections in India’s largest and most populous state of Uttar Pradesh is set to bring more difficulties and problems for Muslims in the country. This was evident after the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of the state. He is a controversial figure who is infamous for his criminal record and hostility toward Muslims. His assumption of power as chief minister of UP is a clear threat to minorities in general and Muslims in particular.
There have been repeated attacks and violence against Muslims by mobs of Hindu fanatics with the clandestine support and blessing of the security forces in the country.Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi