Veena Roy is a mental health therapist who works in Seattle, Washington. She is originally from Andhra Pradesh, India. 

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The Persistent Erasure of Religious Minorities in India

by Veena Roy 02-04-2020

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As I write, thousands of Muslims families in Hyderabad have been cordoned off and interrogated for identity documents for themselves and their children. Concurrently, Modi’s BJP has forcefully stripped the predominantly Muslim Jammu and Kashmir of their autonomy and has shut off the internet and phones in the area with plans for ‘deradicalization camps’ similar to the Uighur detention centers.