Ashok Swain

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden.

VOICES

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Why I'm not celebrating Independence Day in Modi's India

Under the prime minister's stewardship, a secular India is now veering towards a Hindu India.

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Why India will never be a successful Hindu Rashtra

The two major providers of the nation's stability are democracy and religious freedom.

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JNU VC Jagadesh Kumar does not seem fit for his job

His continuance as the vice-chancellor puts the university's future at stake.

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POLITICS

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How flawed is India's foreign policy that China is threatening war with us?

The country's refusal to budge over Doklam has forced the Modi regime to give up its swagger and desperately look for a face-saving exit.

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Modi’s visit to Israel is an extension of his anti-Muslim politics

While the PM is avoiding a trip to the West Bank, he has found time to schedule a meeting with Moshe Holtzberg.

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Why Narendra Modi hates the English news media and what it means for India's democracy

There is no doubt that in India, there is very little space left for a free press and that space is shrinking fast.

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For the sake of Indian democracy, Modi should keep Army out of politics

Political opportunism can potentially extend the tutelage of the armed forces and undermine the sovereignty of citizens.

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Unrest in Kashmir is bad for India, but good for Modi government

Continued crisis in the Valley helps the BJP mobilise its support base in the name of Hindu nationalism.

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Three years of Modi government has gifted India public lynching

The regularity of such crime in different parts of India in recent years is not due to lawlessness but because of the state sanction behind it.

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