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Cow vigilantism has no place in a secular India

Every year, people in India are killed in the name of cow protection.

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Could a two-child policy work in India?

The Uttar Pradesh government is proposing a legislation to discourage couples from having more than two children.

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Failed institutions: How the 2019 elections broke the Election Commission

Free and fair elections are the central pillar of democracy. But do we still trust the Election Commission to be neutral?

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Democracy in danger: the BJP government uses Pegasus spyware for illegal surveillance

The Indian government has been spying on its political rivals and other critics – including activists, lawyers, and journalists – using some of the world’s most advanced spyware.

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The judicial murder of Stan Swamy

India is the only country in the world that locks up its grandfathers on charges of terrorism. The government must be held accountable for his death.

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The CBI has become a tool of the BJP

The CBI has never, in all its history, convicted anyone from the ruling government.

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India: election loss in West Bengal may be start of a backlash against Modi's handling of COVID crisis

BJP chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, recently issued threats to seize property of those spreading “rumours” about oxygen shortage. “There is no shortage of beds, oxygen and life-saving drugs in the state,” he said.

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India today is only “partly free”: the 2020 Freedom House report

The world’s largest democracy is in danger of losing its title.

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Indian farmers are a powerful force in Indian politics, and here's why their protests matter

The government claims that the new laws are meant to raise farmers’ incomes and transform Indian agriculture.

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The BJP used to be a party with values. Today it is allegedly corrupt at the highest level

No honour among politicians: how horse trading became part of political culture

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Narendra Modi's government has failed to reduce corruption.

The BJP promised to tackle the corruption that is so rife in Indian society. Yet six years later, it is worse than ever.

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The BJP doesn't recognise Indians - only Hindus and minorities

Modi's party was founded on principles of secularism, diversity, and equality. Yet it has gone too far down the path of Hindu nationalism.

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