Ruthless Indian Democracy

Rajiv Kumar

Rajiv Kumar is a professor at the University of Heidelberg. He served on the faculty of Kashmir University from 1984-1990. He can be reached at rajivk100@hotmail.com.
Rajiv Kumar

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Democracies in the West took a long time to brew and evolve with foundations based on oeuvre of philosophical underpinnings with many convulsions and wrong starts and restarts before being established firmly. Even after centuries of those traditions, the established democracies become lacking upon challenges from lawless groups and individuals and require unstinted vigil and […]

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AUTHORITIES IN KASHMIR SAY 90% OF VALLEY FREE FROM RESTRICTIONS BUT STREETS REMAIN DESERTED

After a serious backlash from various nations of the world, international organizations and humanitarians, Indian authorities chose to shed light on the present day to day life in Kashmir. Authorities in Indian Kashmir said the Valley was free from day-time restrictions but people still chose to stay indoors as streets remained deserted with security personnel […]

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MAYAWATI MAKES KEY ALLIANCES TO CHALLENGE MODI IN UPCOMING INDIAN ELECTIONS

Dalit leader Mayawati has been stitching together key alliances to mount a formidable challenge to Narendra Modi’s BJP in the upcoming general elections. In a bid to consolidate the divided vote, Mayawati has forged ties with key regional players including her arch-foes Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal party. Mayawati rose to prominence after her […]

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MODI ISSUED A STERN WARNING TO TERRORIST FORCES TARGETING INDIA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday issued a stern warning to terrorist forces targeting India, saying the country cannot keep suffering forever. “Enough is enough,” he said, while referring to the terror attacks in Pulwama and Uri. “We cannot keep suffering till eternity.” “When the neighbor is very hostile but does not have the capability […]

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PAKISTAN DEMANDS ICC ACTION AGAINST INDIAN TEAM FOR WEARING MILITARY CAPS

Pakistan has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to act against Indian cricket team for wearing military caps in its match against Australia. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in a statement, said that it is ICC’s responsibility to take notice of India’s politicizing the sport. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry, in a tweet, said if […]

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INDIA’S NARRATIVE HAS NOT EVEN BEEN ACCEPTED BY INDIANS: QURESHI

Pakistan has reiterated that it wants peace with India, despite its recent escalation. But Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, speaking to reporters in Sukkur, warned that Pakistan would a give a befitting response to any further Indian aggression. Qureshi noted that India’s posture is so belligerent that its cricket team wore army caps during a […]

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Enough evidence now to prosecute the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale Scam

In India, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has said that there is now enough evidence to prosecute the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale Scam. In a tweet, he said the trail of corruption begins and ends with him. Rahul Gandhi said that crucial Rafale files incriminating him are now reported “stolen” by the Government […]

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PM MODI HAS “BLATANTLY POLITICIZED” ESCALATION: INDIAN OPPOSITION

India’s opposition parties have expressed “anguish” over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “blatant politicization” of the escalation with Pakistan. In a statement issued after a meeting in parliament, twenty-one opposition parties criticized Modi for exploiting the sacrifices of India’s armed forces. The opposition parties warned Modi that national security must “transcend narrow political considerations”. Please follow […]

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