Thousands rally in protests against new citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim, while Hindu nationalist ruling party releases video with animated Muslim characters as part of publicity blitz to try to bust "myths" around the law.
Nine people killed in northern Uttar Pradesh state in clashes between police and protesters, officials say, raising death toll in more than a week of unrest triggered by a citizenship law widely seen as anti-Muslim.
The fear of losing everything gives many Indian Muslims the courage to speak up against the Modi regime, even though they are facing a violent police crackdown.
India’s Supreme Court postponed hearings challenging the constitutionality of a new citizenship law, which has sparked violent protests in the country and widespread condemnation over the last week.
The student protests in India are the first major signs of local resistance to the Hindu-nationalist policies of the Modi government.
Visit curbed amid tensions in northeast region, where he was due to hold summit talks with his Indian counterpart.
Indian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated illegally from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The bill, which looks all set to become law, will for the first time distinguish citizens of India on the basis of religion.
Sabah Hamid resigned from the foundation after realising it was willing to award Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite his increasing authoritarian grip on power, infliction of state violence and communication shutdown in Kashmir.
Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released in India's northeastern state of Assam. The list includes the names of the people who could prove they were living in the country before 1971 while the rest are "ineligible."
The BJP's re-election leaves India divided and gives an even broader mandate to a party accused of tearing apart India's founding principles.
Another five years of the BJP spells disaster for the soul of Indian democracy.
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