An estimated 50,000 farmers are breaking through multi-layered barricades and crackdown to enter New Delhi, to protest controversial farm laws.
"The trolls know the more they attack me, the more I grow."
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.
Young Nepalis Are Outraged by Their Government's Inept, Corrupt Response to COVID-19, Among Other Things
The country has also been hit by a spate of caste-based killings. Protesters want change.
At a conference in December 2019 addressed by PM Modi, cops were also asked to monitor tweets and speeches.
The school authorities were pulled up for being "anti-national" for having kids in the play say they would throw slippers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he asked them to show their documents.
The most downloaded mobile app in the country shaped a new youth culture. But now with young people leading the nationwide anti-CAA protests, the app content is radically transforming.
Not only are authorities allegedly shutting down the #OccupyGateway protests by detaining dissenters, but they’re also seeking out a woman for having “separatist views”.
As we slip into the holiday season, people across India are finding innovative ways to voice their dissent.
Student protesters leading the movement—who have spent the last few days dealing with death threats, abuses and the impending fear of being arrested—tell us what to keep in mind when going out to protest, especially if it turns violent.
We spoke to Avijit Michael—a founding member of Jhatkaa, India’s biggest homegrown organisation for online activism—about dissent and demands in a dysfunctional democracy.
We Asked Young People If India Is Too Sensitive About What Is Shown in Movies, TV Shows and on Social Media
“Whether it’s a bikini or a new skimpy fashion trend, I won’t be surprised if the same people censoring our social media start claiming that even these go against our culture.”