India’s nationalist government has started to identify Rohingya refugees in Jammu & Kashmir, seeking their repatriation to Myanmar, where they escaped genocide and would likely face further persecutions under the military junta. The UN and human rights advocacies are pushing to hold New Delhi accountable to international refugee protection obligations.
- An innocent kiss between a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy on the backdrop of a Hindu temple sparked controversy in India, and fury from the ruling BJP.
- Narendra Modi’s recent anti-Muslim moves are only the latest, explicit signs of an alarming trend. Yet India’s democracy is endowed with meaningful antibodies
- It has been one year since Kashmir was left numb, besieged by 38,000 additional troops adding to those already patrolling what is considered the world’s most militarized area. Without a voice, without reach, the world seems to have forgotten the Kashmir region and its people.
- The sudden announcement of a lockdown triggered the biggest exodus India has ever witnessed since the Partition. 120 million migrant workers have remained with no protection, in the grip of hunger.
- While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was smiling and shaking hands with President Donald Trump, India witnessed a new wave of violence that targeted the Muslim minority in New Delhi. To what extent is its ruling party responsible for this?
- A long-awaited verdict by India’s Supreme Court fails to punish the perpetrators of the most dreadful act of sectarian violence in the country. A new worrying page for India’s Muslim minority.
- Two months after Rahul Gandhi first offered to resign, the Indian National Congress is still staring at political uncertainty. After a second, humiliating defeat in general elections, the party desperately needs a new strategy, narrative, and leader.
- The electoral defeat of the BJP does not mark the end of Hindu nationalism as such, not even its retreat
- At a national executive meeting in New Delhi last September the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah said that the party would remain in power for the next 50 years if it won the 2019 general election. Was he just dreaming?