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‘He’d be horrified at discrimination today’: new film revives message of India’s Dalit champion

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is revered as a founder of modern India and for his work fighting the caste system. A new documentary looks at his lasting popularityThere may only be a few people outside the subcontinent who have heard of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar…

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Arundhati Roy is being hounded by the Indian state. This is a test case for its democracy | Meena Kandasamy

That the author could be prosecuted for comments made 13 years ago is absurd – but also a deadly threat to freedom of speechThe climate for media and free speech in India is in a dangerous place. The country is already ranked 161 out of 180 countries i…

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‘Whether it costs our lives or not’: killing of Canadian Sikh leader reignites historic fight

Decades-long separatist movement gets new fire with ‘credible allegations’ that India is behind murder of Hardeep Singh NijjarYellow and blue smoke filled the air as protesters in Vancouver tried setting fire to a damp Indian flag. As the flame eventua…

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