A large number of women have joined the protests against new farm laws in India.
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India's farmers have been protesting for months. An expert on India's agricultural sector explains why governments in the past have paid heed to their demands.
Bilateral talks are at an early stage.
The Modi government is more sceptical about free trade deals than previous Indian administrations, as evidenced by its decision not to join the RCEP trading bloc.
As the protests escalate, Modi's grip on India's internet communications remains as tight as ever.
Activist protest against ‘love jihad’ laws being proposed in India.
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India's most populous state has brought in a law to police interreligious marriages, known as the 'love jihad' law. Here is what that means.
Proponents of the new laws claim they will help India’s agricultural sector, but small, rural farmers fear losing their livelihoods.
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New agriculture laws in India could adversely impact the lives of millions of small farmers who struggle with low wages. Farmers are right to protest against laws that jeopardize their livelihoods.
A protest march in Kolkata in support of farmers. Women have been central to the recent protests.
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The active participation of women in India's farmers' protests shows that the demonstrations are not only spaces of resistance and power but also of gender equity and empowerment.
India’s coronavirus toll is rising.
Blocking citizen requests for information on a fund set up for COVID-19 relief undermines public trust in the government's response to the pandemic.
A confrontation on the India-China border this week saw shots fired for the first time in 45 years.
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Relations between the two nuclear states were already tense before China and India skirmished in the Galwan River Valley. There is no simple path ahead for India's leader.
Waiting for a way home.
As both citizens and internal migrants, millions of Indians have been left to fend for themselves.
Donald Trump poses with Bible at a moment of national crisis.
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In appearing with Bible in hand at the time of crisis, Trump is signaling his position as defender of traditional values, while 'othering' detractors. Russia's Putin and India's Modi have done similar things.
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In the shadows of the agenda to accelerate India-Australia trade and investment is the risk of pushing Indian workers into slave conditions.
Australia and India have drawn closer in recent years and there may be more room for economic and strategic cooperation, given recent tensions with China.
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From Kashmir to a controversial citizenship bill and the supression of dissent, the first year of Narendra Modi's second term has been busy.
Police stop migrants from moving in Mumbai during the COVID-19 lockdown on April 28, 2020.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, India's Narendra Modi government has been successful in scapegoating, discriminating against and marginalizing minorities, putting lives at greater risk.
A Kashmiri Muslim man offers prayers on the banks of Dal Lake on the second day of Ramadan during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, April 26, 2020.
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Although the United Nations has called for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, Kashmiris are bracing for a new wave of violence as India accelerates its settler-colonial ambitions.
The government has announced direct cash transfers to poorer households, but major challenges remain in providing for the 500 million employed in the informal economy.
Covid-19 awareness event at a government hospital in Siliguri, Bengal on 21 February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic must be managed in India in a tense economic context and with a largely privatised health system.
India's leader has appealed for 'peace and brotherhood' after last week's violence left 43 dead in Delhi. In Modi's India, however, brotherhood requires religious minorities to know their place.
India's current citizenship policies alter the constitutional notion of citizenship and use it as a proxy for national belonging in othering minorities.