Essay

Muslims and police

Print edition : December 26, 2014

The journalist Iftikar Gilani (right) and his lawyer coming out of the court in New Delhi after his release in January 2003. He had been charged in the Parliament attack case for possessing documents that were available in the public domain. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Mumbai, November 2011: Muslim youths accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case at a press conference in Mumbai following the release of seven of the nine accused on bail after they had spent five years in jail. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Mumbai, January 1993: Riot victims on their way to a relief camp. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

In January 2012, Gary Dobson (above) and David Norris were found guilty of the 1993 murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. These are undated photos released by England's Crown Prosecution Service. Photo: AP

In January 2012, David Norris (above) and Gary Dobson were found guilty of the 1993 murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence. These are undated photos released by England's Crown Prosecution Service. Photo: AP

Commissions of inquiry have sometimes exposed shocking details of communal bias in the functioning of the institutions of law enforcement. Yet, little notice is taken of them.
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