Days of deadly riots in New Delhi have pitted Hindus against their Muslim neighbours, in the worst sectarian violence to hit the Indian capital in decades. How did we get here? And how much blame can be attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist agenda? We sit down with Indian historian, novelist and filmmaker Vijay Singh.
While the visiting US President was hailing Indian Prime Minister Modi as a "defender of religious freedom", lynch mobs were gearing up for a third night of rioting, the worst Delhi's seen in decades. What had started Sunday as clashes over the Hindu nationalist government's new citizenship law has since turned into a full-blown anti-Muslim rampage. With police accused of standing idle, opposition parties are calling for the resignation of Home Secretary Amit Shah. We'll measure the government's response
Police officers detain protesters in buses and police vans as they demonstrate in New Delhi against a citizenship law considered anti-Muslim. Twenty-seven people have died in two weeks of at times violent demonstrations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government made it easier for non-Muslims from three countries to be naturalised.
Since the COP21 climate conference in Paris in 2015, India has wanted to emerge as a major player in the fight against climate change and is betting on a transition to clean energy. The country is indeed seriously threatened by climate disruption, with melting glaciers in the Himalayas, droughts, torrential monsoon rains and severe air pollution. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faces a daunting challenge: how to reconcile economic growth with clean energy initiatives. Our reporters went to
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared the country of 1.3 billion people free of open defecation. But despite huge progress, experts have expressed scepticism about the claim, saying millions still lack access to a toilet, and that because of old habits many of the new facilities are not being used.