The infamous Indian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that came into power on the 11th of December, 2019, has incited protests all over the country. It seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from three Muslim majority countries – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Indian citizens are out on the streets protesting against the Act, while the plunge into theocracy continues.READ MORE
Unprecedented hostility is taking place towards Indians coming from the state of Kashmir.
These violent attacks are happening in several states following a deadly suicide attack on the Indian forces in Pulwama – India-administered Kashmir.
Clothing manufacturers are preying on the developing world for their cheap capital and labor to maintain speedy production. Fast fashion, the business model behind this, has increased demand for cotton used to produce most garments. Indian farmers provide a cheap version of the crop, a version genetically modified by seed monopolist Monsanto, which has created an inescapable dependency on the company; perpetuating bankruptcies, illnesses, and ultimately suicides.READ MORE
India is the world’s largest provider of affordable medicine to developing countries. Given its ethical and economic implications, should India join a partnership agreement containing a provision as damaging as TRIPS Plus?READ MORE
Since 2010, South Asia has witnessed a resurgence of the long standing Indo-Pakistani territorial dispute over Kashmir. Yet, while the conflict has oft been simply characterized as friction over Pakistani support for the regional Muslim self-determination movement, underlying water sharing concerns also play a significant part in the prolonged tension between the nuclear powers. The climate-change induced Bengali migration and water scarcity that affects these nations will only worsen. The resulting stress on resources portends longer-term threats to South Asian stability – the extent depends on whether the region hoards or cooperates.READ MORE