The influence of global Hindutva groups is on the rise. Preaching a discriminatory and often violent form of Hindu nationalism, these organisations have been sheltered in the United States, causing widespread alarm for minorities back in India.
As the global threat posed by Hindu nationalism rises, it is also bringing unintended prejudice and discrimination to liberal and secular Hindus in Western states who either disavow the Hindutva ideology or remain apathetic towards it.
India's concerted effort to cover its crimes in Kashmir has extended to the virtual sphere, with social media companies all too willing to accommodate the Indian government's demands of censorship, posing a worrying development for oppressed people.
Many Muslims who attended Hajj expressed feeling furious and emotionally distressed after being left without the facilities they were promised, with many having to pay extra exorbitant amounts for hotels and flights due to Motawif's poor services.