India's new citizenship law and its plan to conduct nationality tests sparked popular fury across the country, which the far-right BJP government is trying to muzzle with brute force.
Demonstrations continue against controversial law seen anti-Muslim even as leader of volatile northern state and hardline Hindu monk, Yogi Adityanath, defends mass arrests, sealing of properties, and heavy fines, to quell protests.
Government of northern Uttar Pradesh state sent 230 notices to people, mostly minority Muslims, also demanding heavy fines over damage to public property during protests over a controversial citizenship law.
The othering of Kashmiris in mainstream discourse is vital to suppressing their self-determination.
The rising wave of Hindu nationalism and Islamophobia in India threatens to sweep up Muslim-majority Kashmir in its wake
Critics accuse the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to silence media through violence and coercion, while the recent arrests of three journalists for "defaming" a monk-turned-chief minister triggered public outrage.
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 police diktat has triggered a public debate with some defending the ban and some opposing it.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be seeking a second-term in the upcoming May 2019 polls. For the past three decades, the BJP and other associated Hindu outfits have resurrected the Ayodhya issue before elections.
Chief minister of northern Uttar Pradesh state, Yogi Adityanath, receives a certificate from Guinness World Record officials who monitored the attempt in the state's Ayodhya city with drone cameras.
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Local media reported that the deaths of at least 72 children were caused in part by oxygen shortages, after a private supplier cut the supply over unpaid bills.
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