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Protests Erupt in India’s Parliament Over Spying Scandal
July 21, 2021

Protests Erupt in India’s Parliament Over Spying Scandal

By Sheikh Saaliq and Krutika Pathi
A recent global investigation found spyware called Pegasus had been used to target opposition figures and journalists in more than 50 countries, including India.

Indian Activist’s Arrest Spotlights Crackdown on Dissent
March 10, 2021

Indian Activist’s Arrest Spotlights Crackdown on Dissent

By Associated Press
Modi's government has increasingly brandished sedition against critics, with police arguing that words or actions of dissent make them a threat to national security.
India’s Fight Against ‘Copying’ Candidates 
December 21, 2020

India’s Fight Against ‘Copying’ Candidates 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
In Indian politics a candidate may get his name, his symbol or party symbol copied by his rivals. 

India’s Ruling National Democratic Alliance Is No Longer Quite ‘National’
October 08, 2020

India’s Ruling National Democratic Alliance Is No Longer Quite ‘National’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s ruling party, the BJP, has hardly any alliances worth the name left – but it may manage without it.

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?
September 01, 2020

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The BJP supplies 55 percent of lawmakers in the federal Parliament but just 31.6 percent in state legislatures.

Suspension of Indian Labor Laws to Hurt Low-Income Workers
June 23, 2020

Suspension of Indian Labor Laws to Hurt Low-Income Workers

By Adil Bhat
Proposed changes to India’s labor laws are both a COVID-19 mitigation measure and a step backwards.

Black Lives Matter Should Be a Wake-Up Call for India
June 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Should Be a Wake-Up Call for India

By StoriesAsia
The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States should remind India that it has much soul-seeking to do on issues of race and identity.
Addressing Race in India and Abroad: Colorism, Surveillance, and Reckoning With Police Impunity
June 16, 2020

Addressing Race in India and Abroad: Colorism, Surveillance, and Reckoning With Police Impunity

By Bansari Kamdar
Indians abroad are weighing in whether to attend the Black Lives Matter protests in the U.S.

Did the Controversial Citizenship Amendment Act Affect India’s International Position?
June 02, 2020

Did the Controversial Citizenship Amendment Act Affect India’s International Position?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s new citizenship law was criticized in various countries, but did it lead to cancelled deals or sanctions?

COVID-19 and Shrinking Press Freedom in India
May 29, 2020

COVID-19 and Shrinking Press Freedom in India

By Bansari Kamdar
Amid the pandemic, India’s crackdown on press freedom continues unabated.

Assessing the Indian Government’s Response to COVID-19
May 22, 2020

Assessing the Indian Government’s Response to COVID-19

By Ankit Panda
Will the Indian government be able to stave off the worst economic consequences of the pandemic?
Some Traffic Returns to Roads as India Eases Virus Lockdown
May 19, 2020

Some Traffic Returns to Roads as India Eases Virus Lockdown

By Associated Press
A gradual easing in parts of the country has allowed some activity to pick up.

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