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India's Top Court is Cracking Down on Critical Jokes, Cartoons and Tweets
The Supreme Court launched a criminal contempt of court against cartoonist Rachita Taneja and stand-up comic Kunal Kamra for posts that criticised it.
What It’s Like Using Indian Twitter, Called Tooter
The Indian microblogging site is also being compared to Parler, the infamous American Twitter rival that is home to far-right extremists and Trump supporters in the U.S.
Amnesty International Halting Operations in India Signals Crackdown on Dissent
This is the latest in the series of curbs aimed at silencing human rights defenders in India. Activists are concerned about how far the government will go.
Inside India's Investigation Into Facebook’s Hate Speech Allegations
Indian lawyer and tech policy expert Sarvjeet Singh breaks down why the probe into Facebook’s alleged role in Indian politics is significant, and whether it would lead anywhere.
Here’s Why Kashmiris Fear That a Demographic Change Is Imminent in the Region
Changes made by the Indian government to Jammu and Kashmir’s domicile and land laws could end up changing the region’s identity.
Timeline: A Year of Siege in Kashmir
A year after its autonomy was revoked, Kashmir continues to be a mess of human rights violations.
How Indian Pride Festivals Have Become Political Battlegrounds
Last month, sloganeering by a group of queer people led to sedition charges against 51 of them, while the organisers stood by and watched. Now, young, vulnerable LGBTQ folks are worried about speaking up too.
Photos of Indians Protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act Despite a Violent Crackdown
Protesters are being beaten up, fired at by tear gas, and even getting shot at directly. They’re getting detained and arrested en masse. But they persist.
Tear Gas and Batons: Protests Against India's 'Anti-Muslim' Law Have Turned Deadly
The government also deployed troops and disabled the internet in some parts of the country.
This Islamic School in India Is Giving ‘Nationalism Classes' as a Form of Self Preservation
The founders of Madrasah Rahimiya Global Academy in Jalalabad, Uttar Pradesh, say that the one-hour lectures were made mandatory after recent reports of mob lynchings and lockdown in Kashmir.
What It’s Like Being a Political Graffiti Artist in India, and Getting Away With It
“How many times in your life have you seen your Prime Minister painted on a wall in a funny, satirical manner? Probably never. Maybe nobody has the courage to do it. Maybe nobody thinks it's important enough. But I think otherwise.”
Modi 2.0: Here's What Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Reelection Means for India
A lowdown on the rough and tumble of Indian politics to see what the future might have in store for us.