The prime minister and home minister have spectacularly succeeded in cementing the Indian polity across denominations behind the founding secular principles of the constitution
It is hard to watch these young people speak with such confidence and with such chilling precision about their desire to hurt those with whom they did not agree
In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?
As nationwide protests and a general strike have paralyzed the country, the oppressed and exploited peoples of India deserve our solidarity in their fight against authoritarian Hindu nationalism
Besides industries, employees in banks, transport, ports, government offices, scheme workers and farmers and rural labourers stopped work
Will a Second Repeal Follow?
Peaceful protests have been taking place across the country. Every public event seems to be transformed into a demonstration against not only these laws, but the government itself
On August 5 the Hindu-nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took unprecedented steps. Key provisions of the Indian Constitution dealing with Kashmir, articles 370 and 35A, have been revoked. The little autonomy Kashmir had is now evaporated
Such a humanitarian network is crucial at a time when marginalised people feel threatened with the changing legal regime which seeks to redefine the basis of Indian citizenship
Sitting out the chilling night At Shaheen Bagh, you lead India’s second struggle for freedom, shaming men who would come But are held back by fright. Women of India, your resolve Against tyranny once made, Brooks no politic retreat. Firm in mind, you are firm On your freezing feet. A face of impish Read more…