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Is Nepal’s Secularism Under Threat?
September 01, 2021

Is Nepal’s Secularism Under Threat?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Growing calls for a Hindu state underline popular dissatisfaction with Nepal’s long stretch of political instability.

Delhi’s Anti-Muslim Riots Robbed Dozens of Children of Their Fathers
August 20, 2021

Delhi’s Anti-Muslim Riots Robbed Dozens of Children of Their Fathers

By Tarushi Aswani
For the families of the 53 people killed in the February 2020 riots, the violence has left a deep and permanent wound.
Lakshadweep: Trouble in Paradise?
June 01, 2021

Lakshadweep: Trouble in Paradise?

By Sudha Ramachandran
A series of controversial changes by a BJP appointee is causing concern on the island chain.

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific
October 03, 2020

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
How will internal developments in India affect its foreign relations?

Modi Lays Foundation of Hindu Temple at Razed Mosque Site
August 06, 2020

Modi Lays Foundation of Hindu Temple at Razed Mosque Site

By Associated Press
India’s prime minister attended the ground-breaking for a controversial temple built on the site of the demolished 16th century Babri mosque.

Ram Temple and the Triumph of Sangh Parivar
August 04, 2020

Ram Temple and the Triumph of Sangh Parivar

By Avishek Jha
The groundbreaking on the controversial temple is a testament to the Hindu nationalist movement’s total dominance of society and politics in India.

US Religious Freedom Watchdog Highlights ‘Campaigns of Harassment and Violence’ Against Minorities in India
April 29, 2020

US Religious Freedom Watchdog Highlights ‘Campaigns of Harassment and Violence’ Against Minorities in India

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom gave India its lowest rating in the annual report for 2020.
Why India’s Ruling Party Is Cultivating the Memory of Deendayal Upadhyaya
March 30, 2020

Why India’s Ruling Party Is Cultivating the Memory of Deendayal Upadhyaya

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Upadhyaya’s Integral Humanism looms large over today’s BJP.

Delhi’s Displaced Muslims
March 25, 2020

Delhi’s Displaced Muslims

By Yashraj Sharma
For many Muslims displaced by February’s violence in the Indian capital, solace and stability are remote.

Critics of India’s Modi Government Face Sedition Charges
March 06, 2020

Critics of India’s Modi Government Face Sedition Charges

By Associated Press
Freedom of political expression remains under siege in Modi’s India.

Is the Pakistani Government Really Worried About Indian Muslims?
February 27, 2020

Is the Pakistani Government Really Worried About Indian Muslims?

By Umair Jamal
As India’s Muslims come under siege, will Pakistan’s concern amount to anything more than opportunism?
Did Trump’s India Visit Keep the US-India Relationship on Track?
February 27, 2020

Did Trump’s India Visit Keep the US-India Relationship on Track?

By Ankit Panda
Trump is the fourth consecutive U.S. president to visit India. Does his visit mark a turning point in the relationship or continuity?

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