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CAA- Inclusion vs Exclusion Analyses & Assessments

CAA- Inclusion vs Exclusion

The recently amended citizenship law dictates who is eligible to be a citizen. In the absence of a domestic refugee law, how does India deal with its asylum seekers?

AFRS: The Hawk Eye Analyses & Assessments

AFRS: The Hawk Eye

India is closer to install the Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS) to aid law enforcement agencies to track and nab criminals. While it will strengthen the fight against crime, stringent…

National Register of Citizens of India Analyses & Assessments

National Register of Citizens of India

The announcement of a nation-wide NRC by the Home Minister has been received with mixed emotions. Is the Nation prepared for this mammoth exercise?

Ayodhya: Seeking Closure Analyses & Assessments

Ayodhya: Seeking Closure

27 years after Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court of India has ruled in favour of the building of Ram Mandir in its place. What is next for Ayodhya?

POK- The Unfinished Agenda Analyses & Assessments

POK- The Unfinished Agenda

The withdrawal of special provisions granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the biggest political gamble. For decades, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) occupied a back-seat in the…

NRC-Citizenship in Question Analyses & Assessments

NRC-Citizenship in Question

The National Register of Citizens (NRC), rendering 1.9 million stateless, has thrown up serious questions on how applicants can submit proof of citizenship in a region that is evolving and…

Ladakh: The New Union Territory Op-Eds

Ladakh: The New Union Territory

Ladakh, for the most part, is a sparsely populated, semi-arid, high-altitude desert. It lies in the Himalayas, between the Zanskar and Karakoram mountain ranges. The mighty Indus River and its…

The Removal Of J&K’s Special Status Op-Eds

The Removal Of J&K’s Special Status

When India and Pakistan gained Independence in 1947, the Princely state of J&K had not joined either country. On 22 October 1947, tribal militias from Pakistan invaded the state, intending to…

Modi’s bold Kashmir gamble Analyses & Assessments

Modi’s bold Kashmir gamble

The withdrawal of special yet temporary provisions granted to the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) biggest political gamble in the five…

Criminalisation of Triple Talaq Analyses & Assessments

Criminalisation of Triple Talaq

In an attempt to empower Muslim women, the Indian government has criminalised 'Triple Talaq' which is a personal law.

Saubhagya Scheme misses December target                 Analyses & Assessments

Saubhagya Scheme misses December target

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has missed its target to electrify every home by the end of 2018. 1.05 Million homes in four states still lack power. The government is likely to achieve its…

Rafale Verdict Analyses & Assessments

Rafale Verdict

In an apparent victory for the Modi government, India’s Supreme Court said there was "no occasion to doubt" the procurement process for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation.…

PM Modi’s rising expenses Analyses & Assessments

PM Modi’s rising expenses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hectic travel schedule and his government’s advertising blitz over the past four-and-a-half years have cost Indian taxpayers about 65.9 billion rupees ($920 million).…

Mallya to be Extradited to India Analyses & Assessments

Mallya to be Extradited to India

A UK court has ruled that Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India. Indian Investigators have demanded that Mallya, who defaulted on $1 billion in bank loans, be brought back…

Election roundup: Madhya Pradesh Analyses & Assessments

Election roundup: Madhya Pradesh

India’s heartland voted on November 28 to kick off a year-long election cycle in the country which will include the important General Elections in April/May 2019. India is a federal parliamentary…

AgustaWestland Accused Extradited to India Analyses & Assessments

AgustaWestland Accused Extradited to India

Hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed the extradition of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, with her counterpart in the…

Mob Lynching in India Analyses & Assessments

Mob Lynching in India

Inspector Subodh Kumar and a local youth were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr when a mob went on a rampage over allegations of illegal cow slaughter. The officer was the investigating officer…

Farmers March on Delhi Analyses & Assessments

Farmers March on Delhi

Thousands of Indian farmers marched to the capital to demand that government bring in legislation providing a guaranteed minimum support price for their crops and freedom from debts. Farmer suicides…

Government wants committees to oversee RBI Analyses & Assessments

Government wants committees to oversee RBI

India’s government is seeking to form panels to monitor the functions of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which could escalate tensions between the finance ministry and the bank. The Reserve Bank of…

Centre Replaces Dissenting NNML Soceity Members Analyses & Assessments

Centre Replaces Dissenting NNML Soceity Members

The Indian Government replaced 4 members of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society. The members who were replaced had previously opposed the governments decision to add a Museum for Prime…