articles by Kunal Purohit


Hate crimes in UP have changed lives forever: When I walk past, people shut their doors, says Muslim man falsely accused of cow slaughter

In this concluding part of the six-part series investigating 13 hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh, the series aims to examine how often, hate crimes change lives, and entire ways of living.


Hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh caused by combination of petty politics, gender issues and economics

Investigation from the site of many of these crimes found that hate crimes are not motivated by religious hatred alone.


Hate crimes, lynchings, mob attacks in Uttar Pradesh force Muslims out of their homes in search of safety

In incidents of hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh, in 2017, 60-year-old Mohammed was lynched. Hindu Yuva Vahini claimed responsibility for the crime. The outfit was created by Adityanath in 2002


Numerous cases of UP Police falsely implicating, arresting Muslims under charges disproportionate to crime, reveals report

Investigation reveals allegations of police excesses including falsely implicating and arresting Muslim men, levying onerous charges against them that are disproportionate to their alleged crime, and applying different legal yardsticks to Muslim and Hindu accused.


Pattern emerges in UP hate crimes: 'Outsiders' communalise trivial disputes, police step in to selectively act against Muslims

Uttar Pradesh has reported the largest number of hate crimes since 2009, as per Hate Crime Watch, a database of religious identity-based hate crimes across India from 2009 to 2018


Field report from 13 sites of hate crime in Uttar Pradesh: Lingering fear, distrust, justice delayed and denied

With 92 attacks, 2018 recorded the most hate crime in India in a decade, according to Hate Crime Watch, a database of religious identity-based hate crimes across India from 2009 to 2018.


Sikh group in UK moots 'independence referendum': Upcoming rally in London should worry India

While this is not the first such event held by diaspora Sikh groups, it might be a crucial one since it seeks to lay the foundation for a 'non-binding' referendum


BMC's new Mumbai development plan ignores the fact that affordability, not availability, is city's real problem

The BMC's new development plan for Mumbai has two incredulous assumptions: one, that by allowing builders to build more and ‘repopulate’ the island city, homes will become more affordable and two, that more commercial buildings will mean more jobs