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Does Modi Threaten Indian Democracy? - The Wall Street Journal

Does Modi Threaten Indian Democracy?The Wall Street JournalNew Delhi Here’s something most Indians can agree on: Narendra Modi’s re-election last week with an enhanced majority in Parliament makes him the country’s most powerful leader in at least 30 years. Here’s what we don’t know: How will the prime minister use the virtually untrammeled power he now wields? For Mr. Modi’s many fans, his rule promises strength, stability and prosperity. On the campaign trail, voters often praised his reputation for integrity and decisiveness. They also extolled his welfare programs, including subsidized toilets and cooking-gas cylinders, and quickly processed lo...

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Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new Cabinet - Scroll.in

Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new CabinetScroll.inKerala caste killing: Government cancels order reinstating policeman who allegedly delayed inquiry The Kerala government has cancelled an order reinstating a police officer who was suspended for alleged lapses that led to the killing of a Dalit Christian man last year. The order reinstating MS Shibu, issued earlier this week, was cancelled by the home department on Thursday on the instructions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Mumbai medical student’s death: All three accused doctors sent to judicial custody till June 10 A Mumbai court on Friday sent all three doctors arrested on the char...

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Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in Gujarat - Firstpost

Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in GujaratFirstpostWeddings are a joyful occasion but in many villages, in Gujarat, Dalit weddings are becoming about asserting their rights which in turn is leading to caste conflicts in the villages. Dalit grooms who are riding a mare in their wedding processions are angering the upper and other dominant castes, which in turn is creating caste conflicts and also leading to boycotts. Representational image. Getty images This is the marriage season and Dalit weddings where they are planning to ride a mare during the wedding procession are seeking police protection in their villages to avoid caste clashes in G...

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Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even today - Firstpost

Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even todayFirstpost"My birth is my fatal accident... I always was rushing. Desperate to start a life... I am not sad. I am just empty. Unconcerned about myself. That's pathetic. And that's why I am doing this" — these were the last words written by Dalit PhD student Rohith Vemula before he committed suicide, alleging discrimination by hostel authorities at Hyderabad Central University. Vemula's death in 2016 brought to the mainstream a grave concern that has plagued India's educational institutes. The death of Dr Payal Tadvi, a 26-year-old resident doctor at Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital, brings back unpleasant ...

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Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?” - Feminism in India

Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”Feminism in IndiaAsking questions like “Have you faced caste discrimination?” is itself a sign of neglect on the part of those non-Dalits who have thrown it in my face directly and ...

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Appointment of Amit Shah as India’s home minister sparks concern among minorities - Arabnews

Appointment of Amit Shah as India’s home minister sparks concern among minoritiesArabnewsBullets: The announcement on Friday that the BJP president had been appointed home minister was widely criticized on social mediaarticle author: Sanjay Kumar NEW DELHI: Amit Shah’s appointment as India’s new minister of home affairs less than a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in for his second term in office on Thursday has sparked concern in India’s political circles. Shah — a close confidant of Modi and president of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — is a controversial appointment, not least because of his alleged links to extrajudicial killings during his tenure a...

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Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new Cabinet - Scroll.in

Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new CabinetScroll.inKerala caste killing: Government cancels order reinstating policeman who allegedly delayed inquiry The Kerala government has cancelled an order reinstating a police officer who was suspended for alleged lapses that led to the killing of a Dalit Christian man last year. The order reinstating MS Shibu, issued earlier this week, was cancelled by the home department on Thursday on the instructions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Mumbai medical student’s death: All three accused doctors sent to judicial custody till June 10 A Mumbai court on Friday sent all three doctors arrested on the char...

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Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in Gujarat - Firstpost

Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in GujaratFirstpostWeddings are a joyful occasion but in many villages, in Gujarat, Dalit weddings are becoming about asserting their rights which in turn is leading to caste conflicts in the villages. Dalit grooms who are riding a mare in their wedding processions are angering the upper and other dominant castes, which in turn is creating caste conflicts and also leading to boycotts. Representational image. Getty images This is the marriage season and Dalit weddings where they are planning to ride a mare during the wedding procession are seeking police protection in their villages to avoid caste clashes in G...

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Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new Cabinet - Scroll.in

Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new CabinetScroll.inKerala caste killing: Government cancels order reinstating policeman who allegedly delayed inquiry The Kerala government has cancelled an order reinstating a police officer who was suspended for alleged lapses that led to the killing of a Dalit Christian man last year. The order reinstating MS Shibu, issued earlier this week, was cancelled by the home department on Thursday on the instructions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Mumbai medical student’s death: All three accused doctors sent to judicial custody till June 10 A Mumbai court on Friday sent all three doctors arrested on the char...

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Why Maneka Gandhi, Anant Hegde were dropped from Modi cabinet - India Today

Why Maneka Gandhi, Anant Hegde were dropped from Modi cabinetIndia TodayNarendra Modi was sworn-in as the Prime Minister for a second term on Thursday in gala event that was attended by over 8,000 high-profile guests. A total of 58 ministers took oath of office along with PM Modi. Amit Shah and S Jaishankar made headlines by joining the government. On the other hand, some former ministers who had earlier dominated headlines with their controversial statements missed the bus. From Maneka Gandhi to Anantkumar Hegde, many ministers of the first Modi government have been dropped this time. Maneka Gandhi, who was in-charge of the Women and Child Development Ministry...

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Top stories of the day: Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram, Narendra Modi to be sworn in as PM on May 30, and more - The Hindu

Top stories of the day: Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram, Narendra Modi to be sworn in as PM on May 30, and moreThe HinduMuslim man beaten up in Gurugram, told to remove skullcap and chant Jai Shri Ram Mohammad Barkat, 25, was returning to his shop around 10 p.m. on Saturday after offering prayers at Jama Masjid in Gurugram when a group of about half a dozen men allegedly accosted him outside a sweet shop and told him to remove his skull cap. “One of the men called me with an offensive word and told me that skullcap was not allowed in this area. When I told him that I was returning from a mosque, he slapped me. He also asked me to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Jai Shri Ram. When I refused, he threatened to fee...

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China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controls - The Hindu

China deploys Confucius in bid to boost religion controlsThe HinduChina has begun five-day Confucian culture immersion courses for religious leaders in the sage’s hometown as part of a campaign to extend government control over faith communities through a process of sinicization. The ruling Communist Party’s United Work Front Department said in a news release issued on Monday that the activity was designed to ensure the primacy of traditional Chinese values above all. “To hold activities here ... is a collective tribute to excellent traditional Chinese culture and a conscious identification and integration with Chinese culture,” said the release, posted o...

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India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean? - International Policy Digest

India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean?International Policy DigestAlmost immediately after winning a second term in office on May 23, India's Prime Minister Modi gave a speech making light of parties and individuals who had ...

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Homeless Britons Are Turning To The Generosity Of The Sikh Community For Food - South Asian Link #sikhlivesmatter

Homeless Britons Are Turning To The Generosity Of The Sikh Community For FoodSouth Asian Link“We come here because we get food… A hot meal. It's a luxury for me.” John Davidson is 55 and homeless. He is one of 250 people who have just received a ...

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When reporters have time for a big think: Where is world religion heading, anyway? - GetReligion

When reporters have time for a big think: Where is world religion heading, anyway?GetReligionBaylor University historian and Christian Century columnist Philip Jenkins set forth 21st Century prospects in his book “The Next Christendom: The Coming of ...

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Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new Cabinet - Scroll.in

Top news: Nirmala Sitharaman gets finance ministry in Modi’s new CabinetScroll.inKerala caste killing: Government cancels order reinstating policeman who allegedly delayed inquiry. The Kerala government has cancelled an order reinstating ...

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India's Prime Minister Modi pursues politics of Hindu nationalism – what does that mean? - The Conversation - US

India's Prime Minister Modi pursues politics of Hindu nationalism – what does that mean?The Conversation - USAlmost immediately after winning a second term in office on May 23, India's Prime Minister Modi gave a speech making light of parties and individuals who had ...

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Graphic novel explores history of Sikh veterans in the Great War - Rocky Mountain Outlook #sikhlivesmatter

Graphic novel explores history of Sikh veterans in the Great WarRocky Mountain OutlookA new graphic novel from Canmore-based Renegade Arts Entertainment sets out to explore the history British Indian Army and Sikhs in the First World War and ...

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Top stories of the day: Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram, Narendra Modi to be sworn in as PM on May 30, and more - The Hindu

Top stories of the day: Muslim man beaten up in Gurugram, Narendra Modi to be sworn in as PM on May 30, and moreThe HinduMohammad Barkat, 25, was returning to his shop around 10 p.m. on Saturday after offering prayers at Jama Masjid in Gurugram when a group of about half a ...

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INDIA Mumbai doctor commits suicide because of colleagues' caste discrimination - AsiaNews

INDIA Mumbai doctor commits suicide because of colleagues' caste discriminationAsiaNewsPayal Salman Tadvi, 26, was pursuing post-graduate studies in obstetrics and gynecology. Her harassers, three doctors, have been suspended. People should ...

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Ghar Wapsi, Ban On Worship Of Non-Hindu Gods: The ‘Adivasi Life’ - The Quint

Ghar Wapsi, Ban On Worship Of Non-Hindu Gods: The ‘Adivasi Life’The QuintThe arrest of tribal theatre activist Jeetrai Hansda in Jharkhand over a 2017 Facebook post, has exposed the fault lines over tribal identity and culture all over ...

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Third child should be devoid of rights, blanket ban on cow slaughter, liquor: Baba Ramdev - Economic Times

Third child should be devoid of rights, blanket ban on cow slaughter, liquor: Baba RamdevEconomic TimesHARIDWAR: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev asserted that in order to contain population growth, the government should bring in a law whereby third-borns should be ...

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INDIA Mumbai doctor commits suicide because of colleagues' caste discrimination - AsiaNews

INDIA Mumbai doctor commits suicide because of colleagues' caste discriminationAsiaNewsPayal Salman Tadvi, 26, was pursuing post-graduate studies in obstetrics and gynecology. Her harassers, three doctors, have been suspended. People should ...

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Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?” - Feminism in India

Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”Feminism in IndiaAsking questions like “Have you faced caste discrimination?” is itself a sign of neglect on the part of those non-Dalits who have thrown it in my face directly and ...

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When reporters have time for a big think: Where is world religion heading, anyway? - GetReligion

When reporters have time for a big think: Where is world religion heading, anyway?GetReligionBaylor University historian and Christian Century columnist Philip Jenkins set forth 21st Century prospects in his book “The Next Christendom: The Coming of ...

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Graphic novel explores history of Sikh veterans in the Great War - Rocky Mountain Outlook #sikhlivesmatter

Graphic novel explores history of Sikh veterans in the Great WarRocky Mountain OutlookA new graphic novel from Canmore-based Renegade Arts Entertainment sets out to explore the history British Indian Army and Sikhs in the First World War and ...

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Iraqi Christian survives being burned alive by ISIS 3 times: '[Jesus] spoke to me' - Fox News

Iraqi Christian survives being burned alive by ISIS 3 times: '[Jesus] spoke to me'Fox NewsAn Iraqi Christian who said Jesus appeared to him twice in his dreams recounts being imprisoned by ISIS, tortured and burned three times by the terrorist group.

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How India’s BJP cultivated a Muslim front for its Hindu nationalism - The Washington Post

Third child should be devoid of rights, blanket ban on cow slaughter, liquor: Baba Ramdev - Economic Times

Third child should be devoid of rights, blanket ban on cow slaughter, liquor: Baba RamdevEconomic TimesHARIDWAR: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev asserted that in order to contain population growth, the government should bring in a law whereby third-borns should be ...

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What Modi’s re-election means for a secular, democratic India - South China Morning Post

What Modi’s re-election means for a secular, democratic IndiaSouth China Morning PostThe triumphant rise of Modi's once-obscure party and collapse of the opposition means Muslims have reason to worry – India no longer embraces secularism ...

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Ghar Wapsi, Ban On Worship Of Non-Hindu Gods: The ‘Adivasi Life’ - The Quint

Ghar Wapsi, Ban On Worship Of Non-Hindu Gods: The ‘Adivasi Life’The QuintThe arrest of tribal theatre activist Jeetrai Hansda in Jharkhand over a 2017 Facebook post, has exposed the fault lines over tribal identity and culture all over ...

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BJP Soared Over Agrarian Distress In Urbanised Maharashtra But Have To Right The Wrongs - Outlook India

BJP Soared Over Agrarian Distress In Urbanised Maharashtra But Have To Right The WrongsOutlook IndiaYet again Narendra Modi's squeaky clean image was a gamechanger in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Maharashtra. The state's young and urbanised voters, ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Dalit girl allegedly raped and burnt alive in Muzaffarnagar, seven men booked - Scroll.in

Uttar Pradesh: Dalit girl allegedly raped and burnt alive in Muzaffarnagar, seven men bookedScroll.inThe Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday booked seven men for allegedly raping and killing a 14-year-old Dalit girl in Muzaffarnagar district, The Indian Express ...

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2019 polls: "Mainstream" Indians accepted Hindu nationalism for their safety, security - COUNTERVIEW

Explained: The making of a Union Cabinet | Explained News - The Indian Express

Explained: The making of a Union Cabinet | Explained NewsThe Indian ExpressBJP enjoys a majority but the PM looks to keep allies on board. Forming the Cabinet has been a complex exercise over the years, with the ruling party looking to ...

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India accuses heads of Security Council reform process of obfuscation, opacity - Business Standard

India accuses heads of Security Council reform process of obfuscation, opacityBusiness StandardIndia has lashed out against the heads of the Security Council reform negotiation process, accusing them of "obfuscation" and adopting "opaque methodologies" ...

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India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean? - International Policy Digest

India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean?International Policy DigestAlmost immediately after winning a second term in office on May 23, India's Prime Minister Modi gave a speech making light of parties and individuals who had ...

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Judge Tells Attacker of Indian American Shopkeeper to Study Sikhs as Part of Sentence - India West #sikhlivesmatter

Judge Tells Attacker of Indian American Shopkeeper to Study Sikhs as Part of SentenceIndia WestSALEM, Ore. — A judge May 24 ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for.

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India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean? - International Policy Digest

India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean?International Policy DigestAlmost immediately after winning a second term in office on May 23, India's Prime Minister Modi gave a speech making light of parties and individuals who had ...

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Payal Rohatgi glorifies Sati, attacks Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Twitter is divided - India Today

Payal Rohatgi glorifies Sati, attacks Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Twitter is dividedIndia TodayTwitter erupted in a big debate after actor Payal Rohatgi glorified the age-old tradition of Sati, also known as "Sati Pratha", and called Raja Ram Mohan Roy a ...

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Payal Rohatgi glorifies Sati, attacks Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Twitter is divided - India Today

Payal Rohatgi glorifies Sati, attacks Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Twitter is dividedIndia TodayTwitter erupted in a big debate after actor Payal Rohatgi glorified the age-old tradition of Sati, also known as "Sati Pratha", and called Raja Ram Mohan Roy a ...

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India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean? - International Policy Digest

India’s Narendra Modi Pursues Politics of Hindu Nationalism. What does that Mean?International Policy DigestAlmost immediately after winning a second term in office on May 23, India's Prime Minister Modi gave a speech making light of parties and individuals who had ...

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Judge Tells Attacker of Indian American Shopkeeper to Study Sikhs as Part of Sentence - India West #sikhlivesmatter

Judge Tells Attacker of Indian American Shopkeeper to Study Sikhs as Part of SentenceIndia WestSALEM, Ore. — A judge May 24 ordered an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for.

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Payal Rohatgi glorifies Sati, attacks Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Twitter is divided - India Today

Payal Rohatgi glorifies Sati, attacks Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Twitter is dividedIndia TodayTwitter erupted in a big debate after actor Payal Rohatgi glorified the age-old tradition of Sati, also known as "Sati Pratha", and called Raja Ram Mohan Roy a ...

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Animation movie on sixth Sikh guru: No decision at SGPC meet - The Indian Express #sikhlivesmatter

Animation movie on sixth Sikh guru: No decision at SGPC meetThe Indian ExpressThe Sikh body, sources said, was not expecting any opposition to movie from any sub-committee member. Meanwhile, the date for another meeting is yet to be ...

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Post-poll survey: the 2019 verdict is a manifestation of the deepening religious divide in India - The Hindu #sikhlivesmatter

Post-poll survey: the 2019 verdict is a manifestation of the deepening religious divide in IndiaThe HinduA majority of Hindus said they felt close to the BJP. Four of five Muslims said they disliked the party.

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Cylone Fani: ITI students rebuild homes, Sikh NGOs feed thousands - Moneycontrol.com #sikhlivesmatter

Cylone Fani: ITI students rebuild homes, Sikh NGOs feed thousandsMoneycontrol.comA group of young boys, aged between 16 to 18, have volunteered to help rebuild homes ravaged by Cyclone Fani in Odisha. Thirty-four students, split into ...

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In Tamil Nadu, an ultra nationalist politician who often invokes Adolf Hitler is gaining support - Scroll.in

In Tamil Nadu, an ultra nationalist politician who often invokes Adolf Hitler is gaining supportScroll.inFor most of the last nine years of its existence, the ultra Tamil nationalist political party, the Naam Thamizhar Katchi, was dismissed as a fringe group that would ...

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Release of Imprisoned Christian Offers Hope for Justice for Wrongfully Convicted in India - Christianheadlines.com

Release of Imprisoned Christian Offers Hope for Justice for Wrongfully Convicted in IndiaChristianheadlines.comNEW DELHI, May 28, 2019 (Morning Star News) – When police took Gornath Chalanseth from his home in eastern India early on the morning of Dec. 13, 2008 ...

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