Indian elections 2019
The global shift to the right

No matter how successful the right may be in the short-run in mobilizing people around a divisive agenda, it is incapable of leading them out of the current economic crisis. It is only the left that can provide a way out.

CPIM Tripura office vandalised As Modi’s second term begins, violence against minorities, left activists continue

With the announcement of election results, various reports of BJP members inciting violence against minority groups and members of left parties have come to light.

Indian elections 2019 How did India vote and why

We look at the voting patterns and the reasons behind the increasing rightward shift, despite the incumbent BJP failing to solve various working class issues during its first term in power.

As the far-right wins Indian elections, progressive forces vow to resist

The NDA alliance led by far-right party BJP achieved a landslide victory in the historic Indian parliamentary elections

The battle against the far-right: Indian Elections 2019

Peoples Dispatch takes a look the 2019 Indian election process, who are the major actors, the position of the left parties and what is at stake.

Government-forces-near-the-encounter-site Ahead of general elections, dozens of youth detained in Kashmir

“They will be released after election ends in their districts on May 3,” police say.

Indian elections see attacks on left party cadre

Widespread rigging and intimidation of voters was reported in the States of West Bengal and Tripura where the left is a strong force

Hyderabad teachers meeting Teachers detained in India for holding meeting demanding release of activists

The teachers were holding a meeting demanding the release of nine activists arrested last year on charges of association with the Communist Party of India (Maoist)

Indian digital rights groups seek monitoring on online spending during elections

The groups demanded that the Election Commission prevent the misuse of social media and digital platforms, and make public information regarding election spending by political parties

Biweekly bar on civilian traffic on highway sparks anger in Kashmir

Political parties and civil society have lashed out at the government’s decision to allow only military vehicles and convoys to use the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Sundays and Wednesdays till May 31. Residents alleged it was a move to turn Kashmir into another Gaza

Ahead of elections, India’s manual scavengers release manifesto

The manifesto lists the specific demands made by the manual scavengers to break the shackles of caste, patriarchy, and for the recovery, reconstruction, and reclamation of their fundamental right to live with dignity.

“If women will not rise, oppression will”: hundreds march against Modi in India

The Women March for Change that was held in Delhi on April 4 sent out a message to the Indian government that polarization in the name of religion was unacceptable. Similar marches will be held in 100 locations across India

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