Under fire by Indian government, Twitter is facing high stakes in a country of 1.3 billion where it has millions of users and is ardently used by PM Modi, his cabinet ministers and other leaders to communicate with the public.
Kangana Ranaut, a staunch Bharatiya Janata Party supporter, called farmers protesting controversial agriculture laws terrorists in a tweet, which was one of two that the platform had removed.
Both sides are trying to reach an agreement on the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed but talks have failed seven times so far.
Protesting farmers in northern states fear new legislation will dismantle India's regulated markets and trigger a loss in income.
Human rights defenders say Indians must speak up now as the world's largest democracy is "in the danger of turning into a fascist state."
Officials estimate about 200,000 domestic and international tourists cancelled or postponed their trip to the Taj Mahal in the past two weeks, one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions.
India deploys thousands of police and shuts down mobile internet services across many cities to control protests against a new citizenship law, with flashpoint Friday prayers passing largely peacefully.
There are fears the database could be used to build a controversial citizens register. Many Indians say the citizenship law combined with a register of citizens could be used against the Muslim minority.
From India to Algeria to Lebanon, people are protesting both against their governments and their controversial policies. Here's a quick look into what's happening on the ground.
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