Muslims in India protest attacks on citizenship rights

Vol. 84/No. 10 - March 16, 2020

Opponents of the rights of Muslims organized a series of assaults against protesters and others in predominantly Muslim areas of northeast New Delhi Feb. 23-25. They set fire to shops, a mosque, cars, buses and makeshift dwellings. Using rocks, metal…

Mass actions in India protest anti-Muslim law

Vol. 84/No. 2 - January 20, 2020
Mass actions in India protest anti-Muslim law

Large actions continue to rock the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, protesting his push to implement a new anti-Muslim citizenship act, undermining India’s secular constitution. As many as 200,000 demonstrated in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Jan. 4,…

India protesters demand repeal of anti-Muslim act

New law makes religion the basis for citizenship
Vol. 84/No. 1 - January 13, 2020
Rally in Kochi, India, Jan. 1 protests government moves to undercut united, secular state.

Hundreds of thousands took to the streets across India protesting the push by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to enforce a new Citizenship Amendment Act passed Dec. 11. The sectarian law makes religion the criterion for who will…

Protesters in Kashmir say, ‘India get out of our country’

Vol. 83/No. 31 - August 26, 2019
London protest Aug. 7 against direct rule by Indian government in Kashmir.

BIRMINGHAM, England — Thousands have taken to the streets of Indian-occupied Kashmir to protest the imposition of direct rule by the Indian government. The actions are the latest in a decadeslong struggle by the Kashmiri people for self-determination that has…

Brutality of British rule in India reflected in Amritsar massacre

Vol. 83/No. 21 - May 27, 2019
Above, visitors at Nehru Centre in London April 12 view Amritsar massacre exhibit. One photo, right, shows the “Crawling Lane” in Amritsar where Indians were forced by British colonial soldiers to crawl on their hands and knees following the massacre.

LONDON — On April 13, 1919, troops of the British Empire’s colonial Indian Army fired on thousands of unarmed protesters in Amritsar, capital of the Punjab. The turkey shoot lasted without pause for 10 minutes leaving hundreds dead and thousands…

New tensions erupt between rulers in India and Pakistan

Vol. 83/No. 11 - March 18, 2019
Indian soldiers survey wreckage of air force helicopter in Budgam, Kashmir, Feb. 27, during renewed military friction between rulers of India, Pakistan. Six airmen died in the crash.

A potentially serious military clash between the rival nuclear-armed capitalist governments in India and Pakistan was defused after a captured Indian pilot was returned by Islamabad March 1. His jet had been downed on Pakistani territory during retaliatory cross-border air…

Uber drivers strike in India, demand fares they can live on

Vol. 82/No. 45 - December 3, 2018
Uber and Ola drivers strike and rally Nov. 19 in Mumbai, India, demanding higher fares, guaranteed minimum income. Two-day strike was suspended when government promised talks.

Thousands of drivers for Uber and Ola resumed their strike against the bosses at these app-based companies in India Nov. 17, snarling traffic. They are demanding higher fares, a guaranteed minimum base pay and more sustainable work hours. After a…