A day after five Janata Dal (United) MLAs from Manipur merged with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), party leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said that the state has become JD(U)-free. He exuded confidence that the BJP will very soon break the “Mahagathbandhan” alliance of Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya…
If Draupadi Murmu is elected president, she would be the first tribal politician and the second woman to hold that office in India’s history. She is pitted against Yashwant Sinha, who quit the BJP in 2018.
Authorities in New Delhi are being criticized for a heavy-handed response to violent protests by Indian Muslims after senior government officials made remarks allegedly insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
India’s government is renewing a plan to create a uniform legal system that would replace a patchwork of religious codes. However, there is concern the UCC will be used to further entrench policies favoring Hindus.
Critics say BJP governments in several states are attempting to introduce a new syllabus in schools that aligns with the Hindu nationalist party’s worldview.