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Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?
May 17, 2022

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?

By Grant Wyeth
Engagement with the growing Hindu community is essential for Australian politicians, but there is an obvious tightrope to walk.

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials
May 14, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials

By Sudha Ramachandran
Although the Narendra Modi government said it will “re-examine” and “re-consider” the sedition law, its apparent change of heart is unconvincing.
Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges
March 15, 2022

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges

By Sheikh Saaliq
While the ban applies only to the state of Karnataka, the court ruling could set a precedent for the rest of the country.

India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections
March 11, 2022

India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
Winning four of five state assembly elections, the party is comfortably positioned for national elections in 2024.

The BJP Has the Edge in the Electoral Race in Uttar Pradesh
February 24, 2022

The BJP Has the Edge in the Electoral Race in Uttar Pradesh

By Kavita Chowdhury
However, its principal challenger, the Samajwadi Party, could still stage an upset.

Farmer Anger Will Test Modi as Punjab, India’s ‘Grain Bowl,’ Votes
February 21, 2022

Farmer Anger Will Test Modi as Punjab, India’s ‘Grain Bowl,’ Votes

By Sheikh Saaliq
Protesting farmers forced Modi to repeal controversial farm laws last year. Will they defeat him now in the state assembly election?

Parties Vie for Votes With Promises of Jobs in Punjab Assembly Elections
February 17, 2022

Parties Vie for Votes With Promises of Jobs in Punjab Assembly Elections

By Tarushi Aswani
This is an old promise that parties and politicians repeat every election. Will voters be impressed?
India’s Descent Into a Spiral of Genocidal Hate
January 28, 2022

India’s Descent Into a Spiral of Genocidal Hate

By Kavita Chowdhury
‘Trads,’ or traditionalists, are highly radicalized members of the Hindutva hate machine who are openly calling for the genocide of Muslims.

India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?
January 13, 2022

India State Assembly Elections: Where Is the Level Playing Field?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Multi-phase assembly elections will give parties with deeper pockets like the BJP an undue advantage.

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?
January 13, 2022

Will the Ruling BJP Be Ousted in Uttar Pradesh?

By Kavita Chowdhury
Its principal rival, the Samajwadi Party, has stitched together alliances with parties representing the Backward Castes, Dalits, and Muslims.

India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims
January 12, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Intervenes in Hate Speeches Against Muslims

By Ashok Sharma
The apex court intervention relates to calls for genocide of Indian Muslims made at a Hindu religious conclave last month.
Uttar Pradesh 2022: A Blueprint for the Yogi’s Hindu Rashtra
December 11, 2021

Uttar Pradesh 2022: A Blueprint for the Yogi’s Hindu Rashtra

By Antara Chakraborthy and Pravin Prakash
The expected victory of Yogi Adityanath in India’s most populous state, offers valuable lessons abut the BJP’s aspirations for national hegemony and an ethnic democracy.

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