Indian writer Arundhati Roy accused the Indian government of using social unrest during the coronavirus crisis to encourage “genocidal” behavior toward Muslims. Many political experts say Roy’s criticism goes too far.

Source: Religious tension in India aggravated by coronavirus | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 21.04.2020

Opinion:

When studying India we were required to take a mandatory course on Islam. The professor seemed like a reasonable man, perhaps a touch stern. But being just about the only Muslim in the Hindu dominated school, perhaps now I can better understand his severity. When we’re psycho-spiritually ostracized or attacked we often firm up our views and put up walls to survive the heat or alienation.

So was the Muslim professor just stern to begin with or was his seriousness exacerbated by being a lone salmon among a school of tuna?