India elections 2019

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Key Modi rival Rahul Gandhi among potential Indian targets of NSO client
Leak suggests Indian opposition leader among hundreds selected for possible surveillance by Modi government

Michael Safi

19, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Modi’s citizenship law: dangerous for all | Editorial
Editorial: New Indian legislation purports to help those fleeing persecution abroad – but deepens communal divides at home


17, Dec, 2019 @6:30 PM

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Arundhati Roy: 'I don't want to become an interpreter of the east to the west'
After The God of Small Things made her a global star, the novelist turned to political writing and activism. Gary Younge finds out why

Gary Younge

31, May, 2019 @10:59 AM

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Narendra Modi and identity politics | Letters
Letters: Randhir Singh Bains says the ruling BJP is the only party in India that is challenging communalism and sectarianism


24, May, 2019 @4:07 PM

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The Hour of Lynching: vigilante violence against Muslims in India – video
Rakbar, a Muslim farmer, was murdered by a Hindu mob who thought he was taking a cow to be killed for meat. The hate machinery of rightwing Hindu nationalists works overtime to legitimise the killing. Set in a remote village in India, The Hour of Lynching sheds light on a global problem: communities turning on ‘the other’ – sometimes with extreme violence

Charlie Phillips, Jacqueline Edenbrow, Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya

24, May, 2019 @12:01 PM

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Rahul Gandhi loses his seat in Congress party landslide defeat
Party leader’s north Indian constituency was bastion of support for his famous family

Michael Safi in Delhi

23, May, 2019 @3:46 PM

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India election results 2019: Modi claims landslide victory
BJP Hindu nationalist leader brushes aside economic woes to claim another term

Michael Safi in Delhi

23, May, 2019 @12:45 PM

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Narendra Modi: from impoverished tea seller to master of political theatre
Indian prime minister’s stark popularity stems from image as outsider who courts the masses

Michael Safi in Delhi

23, May, 2019 @12:10 PM

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Beware of the lions: a comedian's guide to the Indian election
What do the Stay Awake party stand for? Could anyone vote cauliflower? And will officials in the Gir Forest get out alive? As the world’s biggest election ends, one comic reveals how it gives him a lifetime of material

Anuvab Pal

22, May, 2019 @12:50 PM

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Praise for Gandhi assassin caps acrimonious Indian election campaign
PM admonishes candidates who lauded Mahatma Gandhi killer as a ‘patriot’

Michael Safi in Delhi

17, May, 2019 @2:28 PM

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The two MPs of British descent who do not have to stand in Indian election
Anglo-Indian George Baker, who occupies one of two reserved seats that are a relic of colonial rule, speaks to Michael Safi

Michael Safi in Delhi

16, Apr, 2019 @12:00 AM

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India: high-profile candidates banned from election trail over hate speech
BJP star campaigner and regional Dalit leader among four barred for caste and religion comments

Michael Safi in Delhi

15, Apr, 2019 @4:42 PM

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