India

India’s Coronavirus Response is a Death Sentence for Millions

This past week, India’s Narendra Modi-led government announced a nationwide lockdown, forcing India’s 1.3 billion people indoors. Without adequate planning or relief, however, the brunt of the coronavirus crisis will be borne by the working class and oppressed.

Mass Protests Erupt in India over Discriminatory Citizenship Law

Last week, the Narendra Modi-led government of India passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act which will provide non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan with a path to citizenship while leaving millions of undocumented Muslims vulnerable. The Act is openly discriminatory and sets a dangerous precedent for religion-based citizenship in the country.

India Plans to Make 1.9 Million People Stateless

Nestled in the north-eastern region of India, sharing its southern border with Bangladesh, Assam has long been home to immigrants. But since August 31, 2019, with the publication of the National Register of Citizens, 1.9 million people risk being stripped of their citizenship and rendered stateless.

Kashmir on Lockdown: India Revokes Autonomy, Occupies Region

On August 5, India’s right-nationalist BJP government scrapped Kashmir’s special status protecting their autonomy and divided it into two regions. While the government paints this as an administrative move to bring progress to the region, the state is occupying Kashmir and actively repressing its 7.5 million Muslim-majority population.