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Narendra Modi's first 100 days, good for business, bad for religious minorities
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, a coalition of NGOs, releases a review of the government's first months in office. Some signs are positive, in areas like poverty, but others are worrisome. The latter include Hindu radicalism and pro-business policies, which could degrade the country's environment and overuse its natural resources.
Sonia Gandhi: Modi government only pays "lip service"
Meeting of the Congress Working Committee, decision-making body of the Congress Party. Presidency of Sonia Gandhi and vice presidency of her Rahul expected to be confirmed. Renewal of the party after the 2014election defeat. Criticism of "anti-farmer" law and Hindu nationalist drift of BJP.
Assam: separatist guerrilla attacks, 56 dead and over 80 injured. Curfew imposed.
Villagers taken from their homes and gunned down in summary executions; women and children amongst the victims. Revenge in response to the army offensive against separatists of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). Condemnation of the Indian Premier and Head of State.
India: "military training" for civilians living on border, to counter China
An idea of the Narendra Modi government to halt the incursions of Beijing. The project involves the creation of paramilitary forces to be attached to the regular security troops "in case of emergency."
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India, one year after lynching beef still source of controversy
The case of the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq has shocked the public and prompted intellectuals and critics of religious nationalism to act. Writers have returned prestigious awards; students demonstrated at universities. Meanwhile, ‘cow protection vigilante groups’ refine their techniques.
02/05/2016 15:29:00 INDIA
May Day in India: justice and mercy in the workplace
Mgr Oswald Lewis heads the Labour Commission of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. He spoke about workers’ conditions, many of whom are unorganised, without health insurance or social security. He stressed the need to eliminate child labour.
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