Tag Archives: India

  • Supreme Court gives government more time to explain divisive citizenship law

    The Supreme Court declined calls to suspend the implementation of a new citizenship law on Wednesday, deciding that a constitutional bench of five judges was needed to hear all the challenges to legislation. ...

  • IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India’s Modi

    A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies. ...

  • Indian Christians protest against ‘anti-Muslim’ law

    More than 8,000 people from the Christian community took to the streets in eastern India Monday to protest against a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims. ...

  • US President Trump considering visit to India next month

    US President Donald Trump is considering visiting India next month, for what would be his first visit to the world’s largest democracy since he took office three years ago, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. ...

  • Supreme Court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

    The Supreme Court said on Friday that an indefinite shutdown of the internet in Kashmir was illegal, rebuking the government for the communications lockdown imposed after it withdrew the Muslim majority region’s autonomy in August ...

  • India grants diplomats access to Kashmir for first time in months

    Foreign diplomats visited Kashmir on Thursday for the first time since New Delhi stripped the region of special status in August, but some nations declined to go after being refused permission to travel independently. ...

  • Sikh youth killed in Pakistan; India condemns ‘targeted killing’

    A 25-year-old Sikh man has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan, police and the victim’s family said on Sunday, a day after a mob attacked Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Lahore. ...

  • India celebrates New Year’s Eve with protests against citizenship law

    Thousands of Indians ushered in the New Year by demonstrating against a citizenship law despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to dampen protests that have run for nearly three weeks. ...

  • Tourists stay away from Taj Mahal, other Indian attractions as protests flare

    India’s tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests against a new citizenship law that have rocked several cities this month, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Majority rule or mob rule — India has to decide

    Government has responsibility to put down the negative elements with all force at its command. This would not be against the spirit of democracy but in favour of protecting the image and tradition of democracy. ...