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A family watches Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on a television at their home in Amritsar on March 24.

Leaders Can’t Lift Lockdowns Without Public Trust

Germany’s reopening is working because Angela Merkel treats citizens like adults; China’s is succeeding because people see results. In India, there’s no trust—and little evidence of progress.

People in need stand in queue as volunteers distribute free food packets in Guwahati, India, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown against the spread of the coronavirus.

Modi’s India Isn’t Prepared for the Coronavirus

New Delhi’s lockdown has stalled the spread of the pandemic but a lack of planning has led to hunger, uncertainty, and panic.

Stock trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Narendra Modi’s Sisyphean Quest for Global Coronavirus Cooperation

India’s prime minister is pushing for a regional response while facing a growing crisis at home.

A Muslim man walks inside a burned house in a riot-affected area in New Delhi on March 1, 2020, after violence broke out in India's capital.

In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.

For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced persons camps can protect them now.

Mourners gather around the body of Mohammed Mudasir, who died in sectarian riots in New Delhi

India’s Muslims Accuse Police of Targeted Killings

As protests against a new citizenship law sweep the country, signs that the authorities are condoning and even instigating violence have India’s Muslims alarmed.

Security personnel patrol a street.

Why India’s Muslims Are in Grave Danger

An expert on communal riots says the country may well be witnessing the start of a larger pogrom.

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The 3 Most Polarizing Words in India

“Jai Shri Ram” was meant to be a celebration of a Hindu deity. But the phrase is turning into hate speech—and a dog whistle for attacks on Muslims.

A protester holds a placard during a demonstration against India's new citizenship law in Mumbai on Dec. 27, 2019.

Back to India’s Secular Future

Protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act are rallying Indians of all stripes around their country’s foundational principles.

Demonstrators protest India's Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Dec. 10.

Secularism Is Dying in India

Both houses of parliament have passed a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) gestures after taking his oath as the country's new prime minister towards his brother, the newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (R), during a ceremony in Colombo on Nov. 21.

The Rajapaksas Will Ruin Sri Lanka’s Economy

Virulent ethnic nationalism and hateful rhetoric toward minorities might win votes, but it will lead the country to economic ruin.

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