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Far-right BJP bites the dust in Delhi Elections

The centrist Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party), which formed its first government in Delhi in 2013 by building on the anti-corruption movement of 2011, secured 62 out of 70 seats in the assembly elections held on February 8

India’s data protection bill: from protecting data to a surveillance state

India’s Personal Data Protection bill provides some protection against big digital companies, but none against big government. The objective is a surveillance state where any criticism of the government would be considered sedition

India’s government is going to war against its own people

The brutal assault on those protesting the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Law takes place even as India is going through an unprecedented economic crisis

Explained_Indian electoral bonds Electoral Bonds: India’s Democracy on sale

The critics of this system point out that it legitimises the role of big money in elections and destroys any possibility of transparency in political funding.

West Bengal workers Indian state of West Bengal gears up for workers’ long march

The 283-km long march has been called by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) with the slogan “Save Public Sector”, against the government’s ongoing spree of selling and privatizing public sector undertakings

India partially lifts internet ban in Kashmir with strict conditions for users

Users are being asked to sign an informal bond which includes conditions restraining them from uploading all encrypted files that contain any videos or photographs, in addition to disallowing the use of social networking sites, proxies, VPNs and WiFi

Education in India Why India needs an absolutely free public education system

In order to make all public institutions of higher learning and research absolutely free, the government has to pay hardly 1% of GDP (i.e. less than Rs 2 lakh crore or USD 30.76 billion)

In India, police brutally attack JNU students protesting fee hike

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi were baton charged and detained as they marched to parliament demanding the complete roll back of a massive fee hike

nso pegasus Did the Indian government use Israeli spyware to target activists and journalists?

WhatsApp has filed a case against the NSO group, the Israeli developer of the Pegasus spyware which can be used to steal information from targets. At least 1,400 people were targeted with this spyware, according to WhatsApp

Protests break out in Kashmir during visit of right-wing European delegation

The delegation of Members of European Parliament comprises representatives of far-right wing parties which are known for their Islamophobic and anti-migrant stances

Hate crimes are soaring in India Hate crimes are soaring in India and oppressed castes are the prime targets

According to Amnesty International’s Halt the Hate website, 181 hate crimes were recorded in the first six months of the year. In 121 of these instances, Dalits (the formerly untouchable castes) were targets

Why are millions of Indian workers preparing for a national strike on January 8? Why are millions of Indian workers preparing for a national strike on January 8?

At a national convention on September 30, 10 central trade unions called for a countrywide strike on January 8 against the anti-worker labor reforms that are being introduced by the Narendra Modi government

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