Ashok Swain

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

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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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POLITICS

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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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VOICES

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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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India's absence from OBOR forum is testimony of Modi's failed foreign policy

A sensible thing could have been to work with Beijing to get an acceptable deal for it in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

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POLITICS

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Because of Modi government, India can't match China's economic growth

Regional peace and internal stability have suffered a body blow under the BJP regime.

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VOICES

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A time will come when we'll blame Modi for Kashmir crisis

Hindu majoritarian politics of the Centre has also added to the despondency in the Valley.

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POLITICS

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How Modi's Hindi-first is another step to divide India

The central government's glaring push for the language risks widening the divide in the highly diverse country.

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POLITICS

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India has become a subject of ridicule internationally, thanks to Modi and BJP

In the last couple of years, the country's global image on three accounts - being democratic, secular and scientific - has been seriously dented.

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VOICES

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Why young India has stopped looking up to Modi

Unless the country meets the needs and aspirations of the young people, the expected economic dividend can turn into a political disaster.

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