The time to prepare was yesterday; today may already be too late.
The muzzling of critical media and suspending labour laws are all worrying signs for Indian democracy.
Health experts fear that crowded facilities such as prisons can prove deadly, threatening the lives of detainees and guards, as well as the outside population.
When the country was heading into the pandemic, the ruling party was busy toppling an elected government in Madhya Pradesh, a state that's fast turning into a coronavirus hotspot.
Most of the country's 450-million-strong workforce in the informal economy have no means of reaching home and staying indoors for the 21 days of shutdown.
Political opposition in India is all but fading away as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bulldozes laws through the Indian Parliament and 'convinces' politicians to defect to his party.
The ruling BJP has been accused of toppling elected state governments led by the opposition parties either by buying or intimidating the lawmakers in order to pass controversial bills in the absence of a strong opposition in the parliament.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, the BJP, doesn't win the election, there are still no guarantees that society will be able to moderate itself.
The former chief minister of the country's most populous Uttar Pradesh state tells TRT World that the ruling BJP ‘has created a wall of hatred,’ which like-minded alliances must demolish.
Protecting cows and banning beef consumption was one of the measures by India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to shore up support across the country. Instead, it is creating a backlash, even among Hindu farmers.
Corruption allegations surrounding the Indian government's aviation deal with France have the potential to lead to a defeat for Modi's government in the upcoming election.
India's grand old Congress party hopes Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's appointment will be a game-changer in the upcoming national elections.
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