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US Official Calls Religious Intolerance in India ‘Frightening’

WASHINGTON — Religious discrimination in India, the world’s largest democracy, has reached a “frightening” level, and some experts warn that the country must change its course or face targeted sanctions from the U.S. government. “India has done better in the past and has to change course because the cycle of downward spiral in a country …

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The Indian State of Manipur Is on the Verge of Civil War. Modi Hasn’t Said a Word About It

The Indian state of Manipur is on the verge of civil war. In the last few weeks, more than 250 churches have been torched, more than 100 people killed, and more than 40,000 people displaced. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t said a single word in public about it—let alone visited the conflict-ridden region. The …

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US envoy Garcetti flags ‘human concerns’ about deaths in Manipur, offers help if asked

The ambassador did not elaborate but India’s east and northeast are strategically important to the US because of America’s interest in establishing maritime supremacy in the Bay of Bengal US ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on Thursday spoke about his country’s “human concerns” about the strife in Manipur, before offering to assist if asked and …

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‘Resistance is possible’: Ravish Kumar, the broadcaster risking his life to tell the truth about India​ today​

The eminent journalist’s fearless reporting on India under Narendra Modi cost him his job and freedom. Now broadcasting to millions on YouTube, he is the subject of a new documentary Ravish Kumar was born near the same Indian city – Motihari in Bihar – as George Orwell. In his early years as a TV journalist and nightly …

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Modi Supporters’ Hate Speech Belies Claims of Indian Democracy During US Visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States included yoga at the United Nations, an address to the U.S. Congress that promised strides in the bilateral partnership, and a lavish state dinner at the White House with 400 guests. President Joe Biden spoke of the “unlimited potential” of ties between India and the United States. What might have …

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Intensifying religious persecution in India and the U.S. response

In a joint statement released by the White House on June 22, President Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced several new technology, defense, and research initiatives that are set to bolster the economic ties between the United States and India. The statement came during Modi’s recent visit to Washington, D.C., signaling the Biden administration’s clear intent …

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