India

Conflict in the streets and the heart: The struggle of a 20-year-old Queer from Jammu and Kashmir

June is celebrated as Pride month around the world. The people from the LGBTQI+ community are advancing in human rights in many parts of the world, however in many other places life is still not so easy. The dire state…

Why Muslim countries are quick at condemning defamation – but often ignore rights violations against Muslim minorities

by Ahmet T. Kuru   The Indian government finds itself in a diplomatic crisis following offensive remarks by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, on national television about the Prophet Muhammad and his wife, Aisha. The BJP…

India Has a Key Role to Play in a Possible New World Order

In the first half of April 2022, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made some revealing remarks at a press conference in Washington, D.C. He was standing beside U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd…

India’s paradox: 47°C in April and burning coal

The country, which was coming off its warmest March in more than a century, has faced the hottest April temperatures on record while 70 per cent of its electricity is generated by the dirtiest source: coal. By Pablo Rivas/El Salto…

How Assam’s villages use traditional wisdom to guide climate preparedness

The interviews in this article were conducted face-to-face as part of field research between October and December 2021. By Moushumi Basu The northeastern Indian state of Assam is more affected by climate change than any other part of the country.…

CORBEVAX, a new patent-free COVID-19 vaccine, could be a pandemic game changer globally

The world now has a new COVID-19 vaccine in its arsenal, and at a fraction of the cost per dose. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen over 314 million infections and over 5.5 million deaths worldwide. Approximately 60%…

Muslim women unite to change their situation in India

Discriminated against in society and concerned about discrimination against women in their homes, the two women who co-founded the Muslim Women’s Movement of India (BMMA) set up the organisation to promote Muslim women’s leadership in the country and help them…

India: 250 million farmers and farm workers on massive strike (I)

This is a “backstory” and gives a wider context for understanding what could be considered one of the largest nonviolent protests the world has seen. After more than a year of sustained and concerted effort, the farmers have succeeded in…

Indian farmers’ protest continues until the farm laws are satisfactorily repealed

*Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Bulletin* 369th day, 30th November 2021 *Samyukt Kisan Morcha clarifies that all constituent organizations of SKM will take stock of the situation and take decisions about the next steps in the farmers’ struggle on December 4th,…

Non-violent struggle wins: Three anti-farmer Indian laws to be repealed

*Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Statement* November 19th 2021, 10.30am The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced the Government of India’s decision to repeal all three anti-farmer, pro-corporate black laws first brought in as Ordinances in June 2020. He…

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