India’s Muslim community, part 1

Fellows Fall 2009

By Miranda Kennedy

November 24, 2009

Aired on PRI's "The World"

One year ago this week, 10 militants arrived from Pakistan by boat in Mumbai, India. They fanned out across the city. They attacked hotels, a train station, and other targets. It took almost three days for the Indian authorities to end the violence "“ by then,166 people were dead. Mumbai's Muslim community immediately hunkered down, terrified of a backlash. Fortunately for India's Muslims and for their country, that backlash never came. Miranda Kennedy has the first in her series of reports about the lives of India's Muslims.

Miranda Kennedy's stories from India were funded by a grant from the International Reporting Project (IRP).