India citizenship law protests: All the latest updates

Protests against India‘s new citizenship law have spread across the country as 200 million Muslims fear the legislation is part of the Hindu nationalist government’s agenda to marginalise them. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from neighbouring countries. Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Christians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and[…]

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India votes Modi back with landmark mandate

New Delhi, India – Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on course to a landslide victory in the Indian elections and is set to return to power. The BJP, which ran a presidential-style campaign with Modi as its mascot and based its campaign on a hardline Hindu agenda, won 208[…]

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Kumbh Mela: Millions of Indians begin holy dip

Millions of people have taken to the waters at the confluence of the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers at the Kumbh Mela festival – humanity’s largest gathering. At least 15m people are expected on the first day alone. Officials project about 120m visitors over 49 days. Hindus believe bathing at[…]

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