Chaos and hunger amid India coronavirus lockdown

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India’s strict lockdown of 1.3 billion people disrupts lives with migrant workers facing hunger and forced to walk home. A migrant worker carries his son as they walk along a road with others to return to their village, during a … Read More

How Hindu supremacists are tearing India apart

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Members of India’s Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at a rally near Hyderabad. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images For seven decades, India has been held together by its constitution, which promises equality to all. But Narendra Modi’s BJP … Read More

In secular India, it’s getting tougher to be Muslim

New Delhi, India (CNN) On the eve of India‘s independence, the man who would soon become the country’s first Prime Minister outlined an aspirational vision. India would be a nation where people of all religions had equal rights, privileges, and obligations, … Read More

India’s elections will be a struggle for the country’s soul

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Congress party supporters hold party flags during the launch of the party’s campaign in Punjab ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at a Congress rally in Killi Chahlan village near Moga on March 7, 2019. Source: Narinder Nanu/AFP INDIAN … Read More