The UN Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan’s request on Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region’s semi-autonomy a year ago. The United Nations’s most powerful body did not take any action or issue a statement after the virtual meeting[…]
The death toll in the worst religious violence to hit India’s capital in decades has risen to at least 25, according to a health official. The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law were attacked. Nearly 200 people have been injured during four days of violence[…]
India begins counting votes today for the largest democratic exercise in the world, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi widely expected to win following a grueling contest that focused squarely on his leadership after a military clash with rival Pakistan. The Election Commission of India will start counting at 8:00am local[…]
Millions of people across India are voting in the second phase of the staggered general elections in which opposition parties are trying to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi from winning a second term. More than 155 million people are eligible to vote in the second phase, which covers 95 parliament[…]
In the village of Maharajpur in Ghaziabad, an industrial hub on the outskirts of India’s capital New Delhi, Hafiz Abdul Qavi felt dejected after casting his ballot. “There was no rule of law in this country for five years,” the 63-year-old shopkeeper told Al Jazeera on Thursday. “Whoever forms the[…]
Two South African groups want Indian prime minister Narenda Modi to be arrested for war crimes should he set foot in South Africa for the Brics Summit later this month. The Muslim Lawyer Association and the South Africa Kashmir Action Group (SAKAG) have jointly lodged a complaint and request for[…]
Sridevi, one of India’s most celebrated actresses, has died of cardiac arrest in Dubai. Family members confirmed to the Indian Express website that the actress had passed away on Saturday morning while attending a family wedding. “It is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here [India], I was[…]
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due on Friday to meet President Jacob Zuma on the second leg of an African tour aimed at boosting ties in a region where rival China has a strong presence. Modi, who arrived from Mozambique on Friday, will head on to Tanzania and Kenya[…]
Na’eem Jeenah says SA’s Muslim community could face disasterous consequences if people take up the call to register as Non-Resident Indians, as India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants. I often tell foreign friends or foreign audiences that I speak to that the Muslim community in South Africa is quite unique[…]
For many South Africans of Indian origin, D-day has arrived – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Waterkloof Airbase on Thursday night for his much-anticipated visit. Thousands have participated in the SAWelcomesModi campaign, and over 10 000 will congregate at the Coca Cola Dome on Friday night to hear[…]
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