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India wants African students – but they are learning that rampant prejudice awaits

A clash between students and authorities in Bengaluru last month is just the latest in a series of attacks on and alleged police brutality towards African nationals.

A clash between students and authorities in Bengaluru last month is just the latest in a series of attacks on and alleged police brutality towards African nationals.

India wants African students – but they are learning that rampant prejudice awaits
9 Sep 2021 - 8:26PM
India’s asylum seekers vulnerable to Covid-19 infection with no access to vaccines

However, activists are concerned that advocating for vaccination for refugees could backfire if the issue becomes politicised.

However, activists are concerned that advocating for vaccination for refugees could backfire if the issue becomes politicised.

India’s asylum seekers vulnerable to Covid-19 infection with no access to vaccines
1 Aug 2021 - 9:13PM
New Delhi shanty town blaze exposes plight of India’s Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in their homeland of Myanmar have repeatedly been referred to as illegal infiltrators and threatened with deportation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in their homeland of Myanmar have repeatedly been referred to as illegal infiltrators and threatened with deportation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

New Delhi shanty town blaze exposes plight of India’s Rohingya refugees
21 Jun 2021 - 1:57PM
As India’s coronavirus cases surge, volunteers step in where government failed

Putting their differences aside, volunteers are helping cremate bodies, source oxygen or simply sending meals to those quarantining alone.

Putting their differences aside, volunteers are helping cremate bodies, source oxygen or simply sending meals to those quarantining alone.

As India’s coronavirus cases surge, volunteers step in where government failed
5 May 2021 - 3:02PM
‘Your existence is reason enough’: in Modi’s India, Muslim journalists face harassment, threats and assault

India has seen a steep spike in anti-Muslim sentiment since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014, and journalists have not been spared the hatred.

India has seen a steep spike in anti-Muslim sentiment since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014, and journalists have not been spared the hatred.

‘Your existence is reason enough’: in Modi’s India, Muslim journalists face harassment, threats and assault
3 Apr 2021 - 3:00PM
How India’s first transgender doctor to head a Covid-19 vaccination centre inspires, one dose at a time

Dr Aqsa Shaikh, who is also a professor, writer, volunteer and social activist, says transgender people still face barriers and discrimination in India.

Dr Aqsa Shaikh, who is also a professor, writer, volunteer and social activist, says transgender people still face barriers and discrimination in India.

How India’s first transgender doctor to head a Covid-19 vaccination centre inspires, one dose at a time
11 Mar 2021 - 5:50PM
India allows Kashmir pilgrimage to go ahead despite Covid-19 risks

Public health experts say there is still a risk of transmission, even though the authorities have limited the duration of visits to the Amarnath cave and the number of people allowed.

Public health experts say there is still a risk of transmission, even though the authorities have limited the duration of visits to the Amarnath cave and the number of people allowed.

India allows Kashmir pilgrimage to go ahead despite Covid-19 risks
12 Jul 2020 - 9:15PM
George Floyd death: what India can learn from Black Lives Matter

Thousands of African nationals currently live in India, but few would recommend it given the blatant racism they face on a daily basis.

Thousands of African nationals currently live in India, but few would recommend it given the blatant racism they face on a daily basis.

George Floyd death: what India can learn from Black Lives Matter
7 Jun 2020 - 8:38PM
Muslim, pregnant and in jail as coronavirus sweeps through: India says this woman is ‘key conspirator’ in citizenship act riots

Police claim Safoora Zargar was a ‘key conspirator’ in riots against the citizenship act. Activists allege a cynical attempt to silence dissent under the cover of lockdown.

Police claim Safoora Zargar was a ‘key conspirator’ in riots against the citizenship act. Activists allege a cynical attempt to silence dissent under the cover of lockdown.

Muslim, pregnant and in jail as coronavirus sweeps through: India says this woman is ‘key conspirator’ in citizenship act riots
14 May 2020 - 10:01PM
Coronavirus: India’s lockdowns are a matter of life and death for its 450 million informal workers

As Prime Minister Modi looks to curb the spread of the outbreak, some who work in the sector are facing weeks without pay, housing or food.

As Prime Minister Modi looks to curb the spread of the outbreak, some who work in the sector are facing weeks without pay, housing or food.

Coronavirus: India’s lockdowns are a matter of life and death for its 450 million informal workers
7 Apr 2020 - 11:55PM
Amid coronavirus pandemic, India faces another danger

As India bars most visitors for a month to stem the coronavirus outbreak within its borders, it faces another battle that can be difficult to contain: the spread of fake news and xenophobia.

As India bars most visitors for a month to stem the coronavirus outbreak within its borders, it faces another battle that can be difficult to contain: the spread of fake news and xenophobia.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, India faces another danger
7 Apr 2020 - 11:59PM
In Modi’s India, families of Muslims killed by Hindu mobs lose hope for justice

Hundreds of Muslim families who have fled and lost their relatives say the Modi government is to blame for a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in India.

Hundreds of Muslim families who have fled and lost their relatives say the Modi government is to blame for a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in India.

In Modi’s India, families of Muslims killed by Hindu mobs lose hope for justice
4 Mar 2020 - 9:03AM
In India, protests over new citizenship bill as Muslims fear further persecution

A politician says the new citizenship amendment bill is a clear attempt to disenfranchise Muslims, and what happened in Nazi Germany will not be allowed in India.

A politician says the new citizenship amendment bill is a clear attempt to disenfranchise Muslims, and what happened in Nazi Germany will not be allowed in India.

In India, protests over new citizenship bill as Muslims fear further persecution
11 Dec 2019 - 1:45PM
The home schools teaching Kashmir’s unwritten history amid Indian lockdown

These volunteer schools offer a glimmer of hope to young people in the valley. Among the topics discussed are why students cannot go to their regular schools – and why they haven’t been able to see their friends for months.

These volunteer schools offer a glimmer of hope to young people in the valley. Among the topics discussed are why students cannot go to their regular schools – and why they haven’t been able to see their friends for months.

The home schools teaching Kashmir’s unwritten history amid Indian lockdown
3 Nov 2019 - 12:03PM
In India, Kashmir’s transgender community struggles to survive under the shadow of conflict

The curfew and internet blackout has robbed the marginalised group of much-needed support and contact, with many unable to leave their houses.

The curfew and internet blackout has robbed the marginalised group of much-needed support and contact, with many unable to leave their houses.

In India, Kashmir’s transgender community struggles to survive under the shadow of conflict
28 Sep 2019 - 3:21PM
In Kashmir, the Indian government is always watching

Constant surveillance, long a mainstay of New Delhi’s approach to managing the restive state, has whipped residents into near paranoia as drones fly over Friday prayers in mosques and police inspect journalists’ cameras.

Constant surveillance, long a mainstay of New Delhi’s approach to managing the restive state, has whipped residents into near paranoia as drones fly over Friday prayers in mosques and police inspect journalists’ cameras.

In Kashmir, the Indian government is always watching
8 Sep 2019 - 11:07PM