Muslims in India are suffering disproportionately from the COVID-19 pandemic, due to communalism and discrimination whipped up by Narendra Modi's right-wing government, writes Kavita Krishnan.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government
Long-time feminist and socialist Kavita Krishnan speaks on the failure of Narendra Modi’s government to act to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and its unplanned and draconian lockdown, which is compounding the threat to the lives of millions of India’s poorest and most marginalised people.
On a one-kilometre strip of road in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood, hundreds of people, predominantly Muslim women are holding a dharna — a non-violent, sit-in protest against the Narendra Modi BJP government's fascist citizenship laws — which has inspired a new mass pro-democracy movement, writes Gauri Gandbhir.
Students, mostly from leftist unions, at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi were brutally attacked on campus in an ambush led by a mob of right-wing thugs on January 5.
The Indian left is facing tough challenges following the reelection of Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.
Elections in India will take place from April 11 to May 23. Green Left Weekly’s Susan Price spoke to Kavita Krishnan, a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI-ML) about their campaign to challenge Narendra Modi’s far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.