A young man’s dreams of becoming a lawyer in India were dashed when he and his wife were denied a loan for an apartment.
In the same year, an elderly man and his daughter were murdered by an armed mob.
And a young boy’s life was transformed when he was killed by his brother after he was injured in a car accident.
These are just a few of the cases of violence that have taken place during the country’s ongoing nationwide protests.
The story of one young man in particular, who took up the fight, has become a symbol of hope for the movement.
On October 26, 2017, when Narendra Modi took over as India’s prime minister, he made the country a pariah.
In a country where one in four adults is illiterate and where millions of children have been denied schooling, the country was a dangerous place to live.
The riots were the most extreme manifestation of a nationwide movement that began in the early 2000s.
In his campaign to be India’s first ever prime minister from 2019, Modi vowed to make the country an “equal society.”
He pledged to end casteism, gender discrimination and violence against women.
But the protests quickly turned into a riot that left more than 100 dead, nearly 20,000 injured and millions homeless.
Modi’s promises were soon shattered.
The protests started with peaceful protests against the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, which left a Muslim-dominated area of south Delhi as a holy site for Hindus.
At the time, the Muslim population in the city was almost double the Hindu population.
But after the demolition, the government’s actions resulted in thousands of Hindu men fleeing to the nearby state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The protests turned violent, with thousands of men and boys dying and hundreds of women and girls being raped.
In 2005, after Modi came to power, he set up a committee to probe the violence and make recommendations for the city.
The committee also recommended that the city government implement laws and policies to curb the spread of communal violence.
The Modi government then implemented laws and ordered a review of all the laws, ordinances and regulations to make them more inclusive.
It also mandated the state government to set up committees to study and draft new laws and ordinances.
But after several years of deliberation, the state parliament failed to pass the bill.
In August 2019, riots erupted in the Indian capital, with people smashing windows, looting and torching shops and restaurants.
On September 1, 2019, at least one person was killed and nearly 20 others were injured.
Many people died, including women and children.
On September 11, the first day of the holy month of Ramzan, a group of Hindu extremists in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which borders Jammu, allegedly set a truck on fire.
That same day, at around 11:30 p.m., a group in a bus attacked a police station and opened fire, killing seven people and injuring more than 30 others.
On the evening of September 16, another attack took place at the police station in Uttar Pradesh, killing a police officer and injuring a dozen others.
In January, a mob attacked a hotel in New Delhi, setting fire to it and injuring scores of people.
In December, after several months of inaction, the police finally arrested a mob of people for setting fire, looting, and vandalizing businesses and vehicles.
But when the men were eventually released, they were released without charge.
After a series of appeals, the case was finally dismissed by a judge on November 10, 2019.
In early 2020, a young girl named Naveen was beaten and raped by a group after she was accused of wearing a skull cap during a demonstration.
The next month, another girl, Anjali, was assaulted and raped in the same way.
After the attacks, hundreds of people gathered in the streets of New Delhi to protest the deaths and injuries.
On December 18, another demonstration took place in the heart of the city, where hundreds of youths gathered in an open space, demanding an end to communal violence and for a fair trial.
The crowd was not allowed to march.
On February 6, 2019 in Bengaluru, a woman was assaulted in front of her husband and her two sons, who were in the car with her when the attack occurred.
She died in the hospital on March 13.
On March 23, a 20-year-old man, who had gone to the market to buy a packet of rice, was killed when a mob hit him and his friend with bricks and iron rods.
Later, a man named Arvind, who was a student at the same college, was beaten to death in his home after being accused of committing a crime.
On March 29, the Supreme Court had issued a stay on the execution of the death sentence imposed by a special court in Nagpur, in Uttarabad, which