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India: Treatment of Ahmadis [Ahmadiyyas, Ahmadiyas] by society and authorities; state protection

30 September 2015 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Inde : information sur le traitement que réservent la société et les autorités aux ahmadis [ahmadiyyas, ahmadiyas]; la protection offerte par l'État

30 September 2015 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Is there any evidence of Hindu-Muslim riots or other violent incidents in Gujarat during July - October 2009? 2. Is there any evidence of Hindus suffering harm at the hands of Muslims in the Gujarat since 2009?

13 July 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide brief background information on the Godhra train burning and subsequent violence against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002. 2. Please provide brief background information on the RSS and BJP. Is there any information to suggest police are 'stooges' of these groups? Do either of these groups target individuals for harm? 3. Please provide background information on Chhatra Parishad and Akhil Bharati, particularly the level of influence one may have over the other, and whether either group targets individuals for harm. 4. Would state protection be available to a Muslim in Gujarat against threats made by Hindu extremists or by the BJP? 5. Would a person be able to re-locate elsewhere in India if he was unable to obtain state protection in Gujarat? 6. Please provide information on the following elections, including the dates and who was running for which party: Gujarat assembly in 2007; Lok Sabha in 2009; and Surat in 2010

4 July 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. What is the MIM and what is its relationship to the Muslim Youth Association and the Muslim Youth League. 2. Can it be confirmed that at any time in the 1990s, the President of either MIM or the Muslim League Association was Mr Akbaruddin Owas or that the treasurer was Mohammed Osman. Is it possible to confirm that Mohammed Osman was shot dead by police in 1997? 3. Are there any reports of violent clashes in July 2001 between the MiM and Hindu nationalist groups? 4. What is the current position in relation to conflict between Muslims and Hindus in Hyderabad? 5. Is there effective state protection for Muslims in Hyderabad? 6. Is there effective state protection for Muslims elsewhere in India? 7. Are there any laws or other known factors which would prevent a Muslim person from Hyderabad relocating to another part of India to seek state protection? 8. Deleted. 9. Please provide information on the background of the BJP and discuss the likelihood of the organisation targeting or harming political or religious opponents in Hyderabad or other parts of India?

17 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide background on the general relationship between Muslim and Christian communities in Kerala state. Is there any information which would suggest that communal clashes are frequent, or are relations between the two communities generally amicable? 2. Please provide information which would suggest that the ruling CPI-M government favours Kerala's Muslim population over its Christian population. Please also provide information on the relationship between the CPI-M and Kerala's Muslim and Christian communities

3 April 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Are there any legal restrictions which would prevent Sikh residents of Jammu and Kashmir relocating to the large Sikh communities which reside in India's Punjab state? 2. Does it remain the case that Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) govern Punjab state as coalition partners? 3. What information is available on the level of security in Punjab state for Sikhs who support the BJP? 4. Please provide a brief background on the political situation of resident Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in Jammu and Kashmir. 5. Please provide a brief background on Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and reports of any recent LeT attacks in Jammu (noting especially any attacks against Sikh communities and/or BJP supporters). 6. Is there any information to indicate that Sikhs face discrimination in terms of employment in Jammu and Kashmir? 7. Please provide a brief background on the National Conference Party (NC) and the Democratic Party (PDP); have either of these parties supported the activities of militant Muslim separatist groups in Jammu and Kashmir? 8. Please provide a brief background on the result of the recent Jammu and Kashmir state elections and the new Jammu and Kashmir state government. 9. Are there any reports of an incident where the state government transferred ownership of a tract of land owned by the Amar Nath Hindu temple to Muslims, with protests by Sikhs and Hindus resulting in the decision being reversed?

25 March 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please advise whether the AIADMK party lost the state elections in 2006. 2. Are there any reports of violence between DMK supporters and AIADMK members in 2006? 3. Is there any report of Mr Karunanidhi, Chief Minister and leader of the DMK and his son being removed from his house and imprisoned in 2005/2006, leading to his death? 4. Are there tensions/ violence between DMK and AIADMK supporters throughout India? Are there any states immune to any such conflict? 5. Is there any information about the police providing protection to AIADMK supporters, or about the prosecution of DMK members for violence against IADMK supporters? 6. What is the current situation in Tamil Nadu and other states of India between Hindus and Muslims, and in particular, are there any current reports of violence perpetrated on Muslims by Hindus? If there is, is there any indication that the state is able to protect the Muslims?

10 October 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Is the POTA Act still current? 2. Is the BJP still in power? Who is in opposition? 3. What is Janata Dal and which party is it aligned to, if any? 4. Please provide information about Shiva Sena. 5. Is it against the Janata Dal and/or Muslims? 6. Are Muslims subjected to harassment in India? 7. Please provide details of states where Muslims are most numerous and/or where they have the greatest percentage of the population. 8. Is there fighting amongst Muslims and Hindus at the anniversary of the Babri Mosque incident?

8 August 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

India: 1. Please provide information regarding the treatment of separated Muslim women in India. 2. Please provide information regarding the employment prospects of separated Muslim women. 3. Please provide information regarding the level of state protection for separated Muslim women

7 July 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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