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.
US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a cricket stadium, in Ahmedabad, India.
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During a recent visit to India, Trump spoke at the world’s largest cricket stadium. Cricket came to India in the 18th century through British sailors and is a revered cultural institution in India.
President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, India.
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A shared commitment to democracy was always key to the India-US relationship – until Trump. A foreign policy expert explains what’s on the agenda for Trump’s trip to India and what’s missing.
Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir in February.
India has rejected recent offers on mediation over Jammu and Kashmir. But it should think again.
Not first class.
The Modi boom was built on sand – and now the tide has come in.
Students across India have protested against the attack by intruders at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi in early January.
A history of Jawaharlal Nehru University, and why its students are fighting to protect the radical roots of its founding ethos.
Indian students of Jamia Millia Islamia University shout slogans as they march during a protest, in New Delhi, India, Dec. 18, 2019.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Indian student protests suggest Indian universities have successfully educated youth to participate and lead in public life. For exercising this right, students have been beaten and detained.
Protests have engulfed Assam since the National Register of Citizens was published in August 2019. They have intensified since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed by the parliament. Central security forces, pictured here, have been sent in to repress the spontaneous protests by different citizens groups.
India has been working to expel or repress Muslim minorities. Nearly two million residents of India’s eastern state of Assam are at risk of losing citizenship.
India’s new citizenship law has sparked massive protests across the country.
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India’s updated citizenship act violates its constitution by allowing discrimination on religious grounds.
Activists and local volunteers meet and console Assamese villagers who might have lost their Indian citizenship.
Anuradha Sen Mookerjee
As new citizenship law will further discriminate against people on religious basis in India’s north-eastern Assam, local activists are uniting across the region to help distressed residents.
Two autocrats: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, left, and Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, right, in Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 7, 2019.
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Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian’s latest methods to grab and hold power.