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Opinion

Indian 'live auction' exposes prejudice against Muslim women

Social media platforms must do a better job of policing discrimination

| India
Muslim women walk on a cold winter day in Ghaziabad on Jan. 25: Muslims in India have long been victims of the country's escalating tide of Hindu nationalism.   © Sipa/AP

Quratulain Rehbar is a freelance journalist based in Kashmir.

When the world was celebrating the beginning of the New Year, I found myself among a hundred Muslim women in India whose names and pictures had been uploaded to a bizarre online "auction."

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