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Freedom of Expression: South Asia
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The issue of freedom of religious expression has acquired increasing significance in the context of South Asia in light of the rise of right-wing movements and their attack on religious minorities. Hateful writings and speeches played a role in political events such as the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992; the vituperative and vitriolic speeches and writings of the Hindu Right against the Muslim community in 1992 and 19…

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Kapur, Ratna, “Freedom of Expression: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0081c>
First published online: 2009

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