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"narendra modi" Discussed on The Big Story
"China sea and of course other historically issues all done but beijing guys have earlier nodded off the vm. Scott morrison calls for an independent investigation into the source off the vitus from one. Even though new delhi and beijing how they go clam standoff. That was reset with the media. One and mama put them but of course we know about the doll run. The dock clashes which of course exacerbated tensions were level that we haven't seen before because they'd be known debts on the border before but in the troops. But now it's got to the point where they're still attend. Sandra for him to india and china played Relations with china have not been as bad as religion have been however that is still that That that lack of understanding china's perspective. Because what. I want to say fundamentally there's a fundamental shift away. China is the dang thing china credo hide your strength and by your time whereas xi jinping china's like gun hiding its iron n november. It's sense a ignatius nece and that has gotten a lot of fox's right up an ankle that is a metal madness of the co-ord- coming together the way it's come together however i don't think the fords notion as let's walk towards dissolution of anyone party or or call them anyways where whereas nato apart from protecting against cutler's but in the dissolution of recruitment was a four year old how the western powers run how capitalism block survived it required. Zero-sum game I don't think it is based on zito. Some game reporters for opening pacific also signs. A cord may try to contain the chinese military as well just days before the court summit divall was greeted with the unexpected announcement of the australia. Us you could defense agreement also known as aucas where the us new cable now share nuclear. Somebody technology with australia and the agreement does not stop at somebody's but also covers cybersecurity. Nc l. launch missiles in short it significantly increases australia's military capacity in the pacific for the next few decades now quad members have been very careful stating that alliance between the four countries is of quote unquote like-minded partners dedicated to advancing a common vision and to ensure peace and prosperity but in the context of cord doesn't new military lines between us. australia overshadow court and dilute the impact. The summit would have had actual greeted us basin said because we don't took the world by storm in the last week in september between fifteen to seventy inch and the fact that the quad summits now ford. So it's definitely in some ways i'm gonna think of fordham damocles hanging over the quad. But you. I actually argue. It's very different. Somebody's given the cord motive impeccable. Because what you study. Demarcate grows because almost single daughter military alliance when not in the asian inca were not meant to to ninety. One body at aucas is thankfully of military trilateral pact..
"narendra modi" Discussed on The Big Story
"Discussions. Prime minister narendra. Modi's three day visit is jam-packed however this was an also comes in the backdrop of an array of joe palca developments from the fallout of the coniston reason strategic alignments between the us in australia and the uncertainties revolving around the panic button into this visit will be the first in person meeting of the quad and alliance between india us. Australia and japan the group which has only met sporadically since it was formed in two thousand seven is officially committed to a shared vision of a quote unquote indo pacific region. That is free open resilient and inclusive by strengthening its relations on supply chain communications technology and climate change projects. But it's recent revival trained seventeen and again forty one is seen largely due to the growing social china in the indo pacific region and that all countries have respected motivations to dilute china's military presence in the region and now given the geopolitical flocks region. The fallout in anniston and industrial relations with china. Posted one clashes twenty twenty. What is expected out of the courts summit and what role can india planet do all of this. For today's episode. We spoke to journalists and visiting fellow at the observer research foundation off actual greater us and.
'The Coming Christian Persecution' by Thomas D. Williams
"Professor you have a book. I think you just let it out of the bag that you have the manuscript back from the publishers super exciting. The title is the coming christian persecution. I'm not trying to be funny here. What do you mean coming. Isn't it already happening if we look at what happened onto isis. What's happening on the boko haram in africa. What's happening to church. Being closed down by the canadian authorities the police in california. I don't mean to belittle the title talk to us. They'll give us a little bit teaser. Of what the books. Main thesis will be well. A teaser would be this. That i look at the beginning on what we understand by the age of christian persecution as so many people still today thank when they think of persecution anything that the roman empire i the martyrs and the coliseum they think of the lions they think of the witness of those early critics which was spectacular. The witness in blood but what they don't realize is the persecution that is worldwide at this point. How many christians in the world live under active persecution. Both authoritarian states and growing way in formerly democratic principled formerly former christendom the west in other words and i think that what they don't realize is that this is very very bad right now. The worst that it's ever been in history and it's not getting better for two main reasons. The drivers of christian persecution are growing stronger every day whether they'd be radical islam with they these still the atheist communists of of north korea and china whether it's something like the hindu nationalism that we see in india especially under narendra. Modi all these things. They're not growing smaller growing greater. But this is happening simultaneously with a lack of willpower on the part of the west to oppose this. We no longer believe that. This something the last acceptable prejudice is the prejudice against christians. And this is something where people wikipedia actually has an entry for This syndrome of christian persecution in other make fun of it as if this is something that doesn't really exist but some people pretend that it
Landslides in Western India Kill 47, While Floods Trap More
"Several hundred people have died after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flooding in western India was more than a thousand people trapped by flood waters were rescued at the fifty died from flooding in western Maharashtra states many of those who were rescued was stranded on rooftops and even on top of buses on highways more than thirty people were missing after landslides dozens were also killed in Satara district houses collapse was swept away by raging floodwaters prime minister Narendra Modi's said he was anguished by the loss of lives disasters caused by landslides and flooding are common in India during the June September monsoon season when heavy rains weakened the foundations of stocks is that are often poorly built I'm Karen Thomas
How the Worlds Great Vaccination Hope Crashed
"When i see pictures of india now with thousands of people dying every day and crowds desperate to give vaccinated. I keep thinking back to this moment in january first. Allow me to congratulate you on your handling of the pandemic and launch the biggest Vaccine drive into this swedish executive. And he's congratulating narendra modi india's prime minister on what seemed at the time like a victory against covid moody was speaking in hindi to international thinker types at the world economic forum in davos which was held online mag gap nick or nuggets part told the crowd that india quote succeeded in saving the lives of the maximum number of its citizens. When moody was talking. About davos i think a number of indians would have looked at what he said what. He said that he was sort of broadly. Right that's some on super manian journalists with courts that you know on the evidence of the pass gio the bus nine months india had done relatively speaking better than many advanced western countries with much better healthcare systems but the plan as it was laid out in dallas wasn't just to sit back and enjoy india's apparent cova successes vaccines coming online and india would undertake the world's largest vaccine dr if india had a massive challenge on its hands one point three billion people needing two point. Six billion doses. It also had huge advantage over everyone else. The serum institute of india the serum institute or sl is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer and it's not an exaggeration to say that it has helped vaccinate people in more than one hundred countries and that was the plan for cove it too.
Indian Government Faces Lockdown Calls, Contempt Charges
"India's Supreme Court has ruled it in his government submits a planning meeting New Delhi hospitals oxygen requirements within a day meanwhile throughout the health crisis sweeping the nation Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's government pushed ahead with elections I refuse to counsel the giant Hindu festival the catastrophic such as badly dented Modi's political image up to you to praise last year for moving quickly to look down India's nearly one point four billion people when outdoors the iron due to way has cooled Modi's actions a crime against humanity efforts to scale up the vaccination drive a hand picked by the shortage of doses India so far has any administered a hundred and sixty million doses I'm Karen Thomas
Devastating Virus Surge Spreads Impact Into India's Politics
"India has recorded over three hundred and sixty eight new coronavirus cases and over three thousand deaths in one day Johns Hopkins University put the total death toll it over two hundred and eighteen thousand the latest figures come a thirteen politicians have urged the government tax now Bible to get free vaccination drive I'll provide an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals in New Delhi many hospital authorities pushed for legal proceedings of oxygen supplies as a local doctor Allen has been extended by another week to contain the spread prime minister Narendra Modi's government has been severely criticized over the handling of the sites which has pushed India's already fragile and under funded health system to the brink I'm Karen Thomas
How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media
"Are holding elections this month. The party of Prime Minister Narendra Moody is trying to win control of some of the last bastions of opposition role to do that it is doubling down on social media betting the voters these days maybe influenced more by what's on their smartphones, then by the reality on the ground, but Social media is also where politics can sometimes cross over into disinformation as part of our series on fighting disinformation around the world. NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last year looking into how Indians are confronting it. Hard Mama Mama. At an election rally last month in West Bengal, eastern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bragged about the crowd. He dream, the man helicopter said. They're riding by helicopter. I couldn't see any free space. MODY, exclaimed. Officials from the prime minister's Barty, a janitor party, BJP. Tweeted out photos of massive crowds. The problem is that the photos were from an opposing party's rally in 2019 and the real footage. Promoters event actually did show some free space and a slightly smaller crowd, and all we had to do is just run. It was miss such that traced it back Swastika. Chatterjee is a fact Checker at Boom in Indian website The debunks fake news. Within hours. She traced the rally photos and tweeted out the correct once. But the damage was done. News outlets as far away as France were running reports of Modi's huge crowd Nice, Barris, fasting and troops. Troop comes crawling after so that's our problem. Debunking disinformation like this can sometimes feel like a drop in the bucket too little too late. The fact checkers don't have as many followers, his political parties and no politician in the world has a many followers is Moti his party invested in the digital world two decades ago before most Indians wherever online the BJP has always
How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media Ahead of Elections
"Are holding elections this month. The party of Prime Minister Narendra Moody is trying to win control of some of the last bastions of opposition role to do that it is doubling down on social media betting the voters these days maybe influenced more by what's on their smartphones, then by the reality on the ground, But social media is also where politics can Sometimes cross over into disinformation as part of our series on fighting disinformation around the world. NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last year looking into how Indians are confronting it. Hard my body's heart of my money. At an election rally last month in West Bengal, eastern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bragged about the crowd, he dream man. Helicopter said they're Karaha to arriving by helicopter. I couldn't see any free space, MODY exclaimed. Officials from the prime minister's Barty, a janitor party, or BJP tweeted out photos of massive crowds. The problem is that the photos were from an opposing party's rally in 2019 and the real footage. Promoters event actually did show some free space and a slightly smaller crowd, and all we had to do is just run. Every was amiss such that traced it back Swastika. Chatterjee is a fact checker at Boom in Indian website The debunks fake news. Within hours. She traced the rally photos and tweeted out the correct ones. But the damage was done. News outlets as far away as France were running reports of Modi's huge crowd lice. Paris fast in Angel's drug comes crawling after so that's our problem. Debunking disinformation like this can sometimes feel like a drop in the bucket too little too late. Fact, checkers don't have as many followers, his political parties and no politician in the world has a many followers is Moti, his party invested in the digital world two decades ago before most Indians wherever online the BJP has
Violence breaks out in fresh Bangladesh protests
"During the third day of protests sparked by a visit by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At least 15 people were injured as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators who blockaded roads and torched vehicles in Bremen barrier where five people were killed. On Saturday, passengers were hurt as angry crowds managed to stop an express train. The president of the
4 die in clashes set off by India's Modi visiting Bangladesh
"The prime minister of india is in neighboring bangladesh celebrating fifty years of that country's independence but his visit has sparked violent protests there and four people reportedly died sushmita. Potok has the latest as malady. She leaders welcomed indian prime minister. Narendra modi's advocated the airport demonstrators. That mosque in the capital. Hukou were waving as a sign of disrespect. Bangladesh has a muslim majority and protesters accused moore these hindu-nationalist party discriminating against muslims in india. According to bangladeshi media police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters as clashes broke out between them. Dozens of people were reportedly injured in a similar protest on thursday. On the eve of bangladesh's historic independence day celebrations validates used to be a part of british colonial india and later pakistan for npr news. I'm sushmita potter. in
India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?
"Next on a protest movement movement in India. in India. It has drawn the It interest has drawn of pop the interest stars of pop and stars climate and activists climate activists and sent people and sent into the people streets into for the streets a cause. for a cause. What's fascinating What's fascinating about the cause about they're the cause fighting for, they're fighting for, is how is unfasten how unfasten ating ating it initially it seems, initially seems, farmers are protesting farmers are protesting over new rules over new for rules wholesale for wholesale markets. markets. One of those rules One matter of those rules so much. matter so much. The answer reveals The answer something reveals about something a giant about nation, a giant its nation, past its past and its possible and its future. possible future. NPR's Lauren NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like all day. So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes, Yes. This is far. Good skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're being market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops in auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. It did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Copper supplies water. Not there. That's right. That's water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot off problem is that the production costs off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prizes are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. But Sanjay Cohade is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. He says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat, another man interrupts. We have brought up Narendra Modi's. You will be the King of World nine innings, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country, but that didn what model? Is it? Me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean about me, but not for my tomatoes. Sun up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the man on I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. The last Shin Dae is the founder. Market is ready to pay me back better place then I should capture that market is rapper Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes here's yes. Yes, grandfather and then grape farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove. It Actually long known there was opportunity. So he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who've gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Abby Shake says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been pro testing even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it when I'm just out to get the amulet and the mighty by it guys out the causal Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India
India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?
"Next on a protest movement in India. It has drawn the interest of pop stars and climate activists and sent people into the streets for a cause. What's fascinating about the cause they're fighting for, is how unfasten ating it initially seems, farmers are protesting over new rules for wholesale markets. One of those rules matter so much. The answer reveals something about a giant nation, its past and its possible future. NPR's Lauren Frayer begins at one of the markets in western India. Yeah, I like. Okay, So this is a wholesale market and sort of a dusty lot between looks like warehouses here. Yes. Yes. This is good, Skunk. Oh, yeah, Wholesale agent, but this is all regulated by the government. Yes, they're appointed by the government. They're paying market fees can vote How is showing me around his local wholesale market, one of thousands run by the government where Indian farmers sell their crops Auction. Takes bids for eggplants trucks disgorge bales of collie flower wave through waist high piles of green beans. These markets were set up in the 19 sixties in India's Green revolution. When the government started subsidizing pesticides and irrigation. It helped boost yields and made India self sufficient in food. But it did not lift many farmers themselves out of poverty. My father has not much educated Lord Howe comes from a long line of grain farmers. The average Indian farm is about 2.5 acres. These are not big commercial farms like in the American West, and with climate change, mechanization and rampant development, not to mention the pandemic. Indian farmers are struggling load houses at our place. Water is not Report supplies water, Not there that much water as much as when you go. So exactly exactly exactly lot of problem is that the production cost off. Traditional farming is going higher day by day, so the help the Indian government passed three new laws last year they aimed to deregulate the way produces bought and sold. Wholesalers and grocery chains no longer have to buy it. These government run markets they could do deals directly with farms. Many farmers are not happy, though, because you know Agriculture prices are subject to a lot of volatility. Economists seem a bad lawyer says farmers got used to selling of these government run markets, which guarantee them a minimum price. So it's a safety net for the farmers. When prices go down, the government says it will still set prices for certain crops, and it's not closing these markets just adding more options. That son Jake Ohad is still worried. Ginger Allah Miggy. Eventually he's a middle man who buys from farmers here. Don't he says he's worried big corporations will circumvent these markets and obliterate small traders like him. As we chat. Another man interrupts. We're proud of you will be the King of World Niners, and this is basically what's happened with the farm laws. It's all devolved into political arguments. Agriculture reform has long been the third rail of Indian politics. Successive governments avoided it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to do it now on a national scale. The rules have always varied by state and by crop economist giant ego says mode. I made a mistake by not explaining this well. The amazing thing is that the more the government passed these laws in the middle of a pandemic. They just quickly passed it without any discussion. You could have gone to people talked about it Godfrey back because these are long term proposals proposals now laws that affect the approximately 800 million Indians who depend on farming for a living. There's been a lot of confusion. Farmers here in Western India don't have the same concerns as in the north of the country that they moved more delicious than me getting shit carry those air. The rich farmers from the north you see protest, Ng says a tomato farmer here named um, but a sun up. He's got nine family members to feed. He can't afford to take a day off to protest. The protests have been dominated by farmers from northern India, the country's bread basket. They grow mostly grain and rely on government markets. More than a tomato farmer like sun up who can sell out of the back of his truck. Northern farmers see these laws is the first step toward dismantling all the aid they've gotten since the Green Revolution. Including price guarantees for wheat, rice and 20 other crops. I'm your bony I mean, bony, but not for my tomatoes. Sun Up, says he's never been eligible for the price guarantees that wheat growers get a majority of India's farmers or not. Meanwhile, farmers in several states are already circumventing these government wholesale markets and have been for years well, These conveyor belts are moving quickly. This produce packing collective started more than a decade ago, when eight farmers banded together. Now it has a sprawling campus. It's co owned by more than 10,000 farmers. This is the banana, I think Chambers Banana ripening chamber. This collective bypasses government wholesalers and sells directly to stores. Villas. Shin Dae is the founder market is ready to pay me back. Better place then I should capture that market is Roper. Depending on government. He says he got fed up waiting decades for government reforms, so he took matters into his own hands and started this collective. For others, the pandemic has forced them to consider new ways of selling their produce. So these air your grapes Here's yes. If grandfather and great farmer Abby shake shall kisses. His harvest came right when government run wholesale markets closed last year because of Cove, it actually opportunity, so he and his friends all farmers in their twenties who'd gone to college, started selling on Twitter and got more for their produce. Bobby Shake, says his heart is with his fellow farmers who've been protesting even if they don't share all the same concerns. His head, he says, is on how to solve some of the inefficiencies he sees in the way his forefathers have long done business and he doesn't really trust the government to do it. When I'm just out to get the amulet and no I did buy it guys off the coast of Calabrese. I think our generation is going to have to try to figure this out, he says. Lauren Frayer NPR news in Nash IQ. Maharashtra, India
Scores protest in India against arrest of climate activist
"Let's turn to India now and the single issue which is dominating politics there, the now months long protests by hundreds of thousands of the country's farmers. They are against the series of agriculture laws, which the government says will modernize the sector. The farmers say the change will leave them at the mercy of corporations by taking away the safety net of guaranteed prices for certain crops. This matters because farming employs more than 50% off the country's workforce on this is the most serious political threat to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Opponents say the threat is leading the government to frame it as an international conspiracy. The protests are getting lots of international support. The latest development is that Delhi police have issued arrest warrants for activists. Nikita Jacob And Shantanu. Two days after the arrest of a 22 year old climate change activist the shirt Ravi she volunteers for the climate change group Fridays for future and it's thought she disseminated a toolkit. Relating to climate change to the farmers. I spoke to the founder of the group, but Green Kandari. Toolkit is a very common bomb off communication that is done by most campaigners. They make this tool kids to disseminate information. You know, it's all this by media wings as well, as you know, maybe some tweets. Some kind of information about any particular topic that you're talking about is the shed. So that just simplifies situations for people who are trying to understand or any kind of Happening like this farmers protest. You know which apparently the shark she contributed to it since a very common thing. It's just like a cool large. You know, off information. Do you know what she is being charged with? Yeah, This is sedition charges that apparently we hear from the Delhi police. But more details coming out. I mean, today there is more Information about meeting on his own link with the foundation that is considered anti national. Is it your view that this tool kit that she might have contributed to and disseminated could have anything to do with sedition? No, no, I don't. I don't think so. I mean anything that we've seen on the toolkit. Whatever information was available on the social media didn't show anything that was anti national about it. And what has been the response of her arrest within your own movement. Anger. Disappointment, and the people are disheartened Children who were part of the movement. They're calling and because the parents have asked him to back off, you know if there's a lot of field, you know, apprehension. Now it's taken a toll on the movement.
Scores Are Feared Dead In India After Himalayan Glacier Breaks Away
"Massive search and rescue operation is underway in northern India after part of a Himalayan mountain glacier broke off and triggered landslides and flooding. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports at least 125 people are missing. It started when part of the Nanda Davey Glacier broke off. Blasting through a hydro electric dam. Video recorded by witnesses shows an avalanche of mud, water and debris rushing through a ravine in India's Tera con state. Many of those missing are believed to be workers at that Damn, one local resident says. It happened so fast. There was no time to alert anyone. The military has been called in to help villages are being evacuated downstream. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he's praying for everyone's safety. This is an area of the Himalayas, where environmental experts have cautioned against building such dams and
1 tweet from Rihanna on farmer protests gets India incensed
"Star Rihanna have to do with farmers in India? Well, she's added her voice to the growing number of Americans supporting the protests in India against that country's prime minister. Double the one my sees a rune vinegar Paul reports on the evolving relationship between the two nations and how it's playing out in the Biden administration in 2008. Days after the election of Barack Obama, an article appeared in Counterpunch, a leftist publication about a member of the president elect's transition team. So anal Shaw The article titled Obama's Indian sided Shaw's involvement in the 19 nineties with Hindu nationalist groups in the Indian diaspora. That and the fact that our parents remained highly active in those groups. As a controversy grew shot, says she turned to powerful people on the Obama team like John Podesta. When I first raised the issue because I had seen what was happening, they sort of laughed because I thought it was dumb. And literally, like, laugh me out of the room and said, Don't waste your time on that stuff we've got other work to do now. Shaw is once again in the news, an Indian publication, said President Biden was blocking any appointees with links to Hindu nationalist groups. Aggressive groups claim this as a victory. But Shaz says she's not interested in a White House job, and an official in the Biden White House told me there is no such policy. The rumor, however, continues to circulate throughout the Indian news media were now taking every single person in South Asian origin that either may want to work in government or want to run for office. And we're holding a test to them. That has nothing to do with what they actually do. In addition to being wealthy Indian Americans now have political clout and representation visibly in the form of the new vice president. There are over four million people of Indian descent in the country and the largest population is right here in the New York City region. 60% of the community views India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably, according to a recent survey, But a rising left leaning movement within the community is challenging the majority last year that translated into protests in New York and 30 other cities against a controversial law in India that critics say could disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims. Yes, it is a preemptive Effort. On our part, he said. India's Muslims face an existential crisis and that President Biden and newly confirmed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken cannot afford to be soft on the Mod administration. When 200 million lives are at stake. We don't want to wait until it's too late and somebody Very senior in the Tony Blinken administration happens to be, you know, good friend of muddy we had to take preventive action in putting it on the table. So Chitra Vision is a human rights lawyer based in New York and runs the Polish project. An organization that documents state violence in India. Everybody has been silenced. Opposition is completely wiped out, and this includes him off India's most well known thinkers, writers, lawyers, scholars. So now we are in an actual authoritarian regime, where everybody has been silent. That includes much of the Indian media, which is why a single tweet by the American singer Rihanna had such an impact. Now. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted through the foreign celebrities remarks on the farmers protesting the vested interest groups. Trying to enforce their agenda and unprecedented statement by the External Affairs Ministry and tweet. Every had Adriana had shared a link to an article about the Indian government shutting down Internet access in response to massive protests by farmers against the motive, government. She asked. Why are we talking about this? The U. S the rising tensions air forcing people to take sides. Hello, Subject. This election man. Got a partner. He bet No America publisher wanted. Jonah. Hi. No matter in what language on Tuesday, let's all speak in one voice and get out the vote. An Indian American Democrat Sri Preston Kulkarni, just ran for Congress in suburban Houston. He out, raised his Republican opponent by a ratio of 3 to 1, and when that came to light, certain Muslim groups and South Asians withdrew their support for Kulkarni, then lost. A man who voted against certifying the electoral College vote for Joe Biden. Rishi Botha is a Hindi community leader who supported Kulkarni and also supports motive. There has to be away for Our communities to be able to work together, knowing that we will have some differences on some foreign policy issues. But recognizing in the domestic policy room that are issues are very much aligned. On Wednesday, the U. S. State Department issued a statement calling for dialogue between the two countries. And noting that peaceful protests are a hallmark of any thriving democracy to
Indian farmers begin hunger strike amid fury against Modi
"Farmers and their leaders are spearheading a more than two months long protest against agriculture laws, and they started a daylong hunger strike amid growing fury against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He and his government Farmer leaders say the strike will reaffirm the protests against the agriculture laws were peaceful.
Angry farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to Modi
"Begin today in india where the anger of farmers is intensifying. Today is india celebrated national holiday. Tens of thousands of farmers marched rode horses and drove tractors into india's capital delhi. The farmers stormed an iconic historic site. The red ford kind of take that to prime minister. Narendra modi for two months now. Farmers across india have been protesting peacefully for the most part. They're furious about new laws at removed fixed prices for their goods. Prime minister modi says. The changes will benefit farmers. Farmers are not buying
What Is Populism?
"For years now. Populists have been popping up all over the globe from india and europe to the philippines in south america and of course into the united states politicians with populist leanings. And those who have gone full-fledged populist in their quest for power have been making a lot of noise and a good deal of trouble think marine le pen in france. Victor bon in hungary rodriguez do taste in the philippines. Former venezuelan president who chavez india's prime minister narendra modi end yes by many people's definition donald trump and the united states. But what is a populist. What is populism answering. That is notoriously difficult. A part of the difficulty arises from the fact that populists can come from all parts of the political spectrum. there are leftist populists around the world who combine various forms of socialism with their populist message. There are those on the right who push anti immigration and anti lgbtq plus platforms in their populism populism in general refers to a to ordinary people as a political ideology or approach it involves emphasizing. The wants needs voices and good qualities of the common people and it usually does so by contrasting this idea of the good common people with the bad elite working against them. Best case scenario a populist leader would be honestly looking at the issues that ordinary people face and helping create solutions for them bus making the will of the people law and that is what populist leaders tend to promise unfortunately what tends to happen and what political scientists have observed in the aforementioned places is these populist leaders bending the definitions of both the common people and the elite in order to gain power with an democratic system and then undermining the very fabric of that democracy in order to stay in power de emphasizing some of the crucial parts of the democratic process such as the articulation of varied interests and the thoughtful mediation of those interests it can be incredibly effective for the leader and incredibly damaging for the democracy that they're distorting and anyone who lives within that democracy who isn't in the group that the leader has defined as the common people so worst case scenario populism redefines the common people as a group with narrow interests and then insists only there will matters a we spoke with political scientists on a malla busa a professor at stanford university and the director of the school's global populisms project which published a white paper in march of twenty twenty called global populisms and their challenges addresses the threats of populism and identifies several possible solutions. According to the paper populism is growing across the globe because of the failure of major political parties to address the thorny issue that ordinary people face. today's world immigration economic inequality and globalism. Just to name a few. This gives populist leaders a sort of foot in the door to claim that not only. The elite members of those political parties are bad but that the whole system is bad. Populist leaders climb to prominence by dividing society splitting it into two not just separate but opposing factions the people and and the elite a university of georgia political scientist by of cast mood explained it this way in an article for vice quote. The key distinction between the people and the elite is not based on class. Our power but on morality is always the pure against the corrupt but again the people is often an exclusive group a to quote the stanford paper populists redefine the people often by excluding vulnerable ethnic or religious minorities immigrants and marginalized economic groups. The result is majority rule without minority rights. Once in power populist leaders attack not only the rights of individuals who don't fit into the defined majority but the very foundations on which the country lies that includes the paper's authors wrote quote the takeover and taming of courts and oversight institutions and new laws that limit the freedom of the media and civil society. We've seen this in the united states with trump calling the press the enemy of the people criticizing judges resisting congressional oversight claiming that elections are rigged flouting laws and claiming that a deep state of bureaucratic actors is out to get him to deny the will of the people he represents. It happens with other populist leaders all over the world schmila busa explained the mindset saying the position is the of the people. Why would you listen to them. The media is the swamp. Why would you listen to them. Everything is fake everything is suspect and no one is to be trusted except the populace end that populous remember does not include voices of the populations minorities or anyone who disagrees. With the labeled majority. Leader's malibu said this is not about making poor people wealthy. This is not about punishing me lead in redistributing wealth. There's almost nothing in the populist program that actually makes every day people's lives better populists don't do that. They simply don't. It's not the people who have suffered the most who support populist parties. It's really sort of the people who fear dropping further down inside of prestige and economic status. Populist leaders often don't spring from the working class roots of what's thought of as being the people though considered trump is a self professed billionaire real estate investor. Brazilian president shire dinar is a longtime congressman and military leader. Francis lapenne is the daughter of a career right wing politician. The philippines to therapy spent decades as mayor and lawyer and india's muddy came from humble beginnings. But he's been in politics more than forty years.
Protesting farmers threaten to block railway tracks if demands not met
"Hundreds of thousands of indian. Farmers have been protesting outside new delhi for the past. Fortnight they're demonstrating against prime minister. Narendra modi's nufemme policies which they believe will hand. Their agricultural land overtook business. The unrest is spreading throughout the country and echoes. The recent demonstrations over the new citizenship law. Well is this now becoming a test for modi's groupon power to tell us more we're joined by tricky kapila who teaches indian history and politics at the university of cambridge. Good morning to schutte. What are the government plans for culture. Hello are so for some time for some long time. There has been a line on side of economic reform was in india that its agricultural sector needs needs to form so it's a complex system because the pricing of particularly wheat and arrives essentials tour staples is also set by the government. So it's a very complex system of procurement and pricing which is now being opened to as tour of corporate interests of big business. So it's really in a way for for decades because one of the things that happens in its becomes. Independent is that the farming sector is is left tax to kind of overcome the colonial legacy which had been seen a series of famines and as a result the first independent government in india decided. That farming will be taxed. So it's it's it's part of a knock history to buck. These reforms are pretty a pretty as it will. I wouldn't brutal but they're quite. Yeah it's one of about about. They're pretty brutal. They will allow. they will not allow the small farmer. The one acre farm off owns say just a little bit of land to survive and So the government is trying now to open talks it did not expect such a backlash it. It did expect some backlash to come a from a couple of northern states. It was prepared for that but it had it wasn't prepared. Moody was not prepared for aid holding power of off these farmers. Because they've actually gonna come a come and taken over the borders of the capital of the city the capital city in in deady and there are you know the camped up there and so it's it's interesting and because of the farming psycho but because farmers are not due to any great amount of farming till april. This could be a long haul. This protest is not gonna go anytime soon. And i mean it's not just about farm as the government's been trying to push through other reforms to the two sectors which the government has been interested in this particular has been interested in one us label laws and the other is a farm laws. Now movie if you recall has never blinked. He democratized the calling me overnight. This has come without as the parliament's sitting the winter session of parliament has not sat down. It has come to an ordinance so it's pretty as it were direct legislation the prime minister himself and his and his office. And we'll see whether this policy unlike say this ship amendment act which of course in the buddhist of that got interrupted partly because off the off the pandemic. Roberto bet that also is on the chef. But this this is really a set of laws are going to be a test of modi's true political metropcs the keys thus far he has been he's been pretty brazen in putting his agenda forward and pushing it through and taking the cost as an whether it's international opprobrium or criticism from intelligence. He's kind of brushed that aside. This is different because this this matters to a vast vast vast majority of north indian and usa bits of southern farmers So how rattled is mode. I mean is this a real threat to his power. I mean it's hard to say because aden he's not due to face a mandate for another four years so he's fine at that level but it is also interesting that every winter as your opener stated now does the second winter where there are there are large scale protests in the capital city over now a different a different issue. It took me shows that his agenda is not one of consensus his agenda whether it is in the economy because people fear that this would bring in a big corporate interests people who backed him like embodies audio danny's who will then as it were by big land takeover farmland but also take over a not just land but it was the entire system of buying and selling them into into the retail sector. So i think that real dangers in terms of the way in which corporate corporatization of indian agriculture and on the side but he has had some positive as it were support from the economic liberals in your delhi's intelligence circles or policy circa. This is a brief set of reforms. And he should it dozen this debate both in terms of the the policy world. But i think the scale of the protests are we seeing signs of blinking on the side of moody because he has now had got his representatives to talk to a farm and the leaders of these these and they cut across party lines. These the is these unions that have come come today so but those talks now. They've had two or three series of talks all failed. So let's see. This is of that moment whether he will make some concession. Particularly on pricing is what one gathers. There might be some concession. But i don't think the laws which is what they want. These three sets of laws to repeal. The farmers demand is pretty high. So i'm not sure where the room for maneuver is going to come from. And i mean the purchase had a knock on effect. I mean for instance. I understand that chon sports being badly affected. Yes i mean. The city is all the deli sort of sits between two or three very major. You know it's it's the route into central india. And the barricades have been erected before the i was going to come and you know because there there's so many farmers just lifted the barricades them aside and took over a the entry level the entry point into city so that we know that means good Goods shocking all of that is affected. And you really can't get out of the city lock as it were neighboring states in you know look at can bring in goods into into into the capital so i think a transport of course is a deeply affected but it's also very bad for moody to see You know the this kind of resort and it's not bad for his image if you have hundreds of thousands of peasants with their families you know it's not just been but the families a camping actually doorstep and and if if he looks like he he he doesn't engage with them he will also come across someone who's not die logic something. He's not met journalist. For instance. i think that will that will dent his it identifies image if he so. We'll see it's kind of interesting moment In whether he. I said whether he not concede something blink. Make some concessions. Or whether he's going to sue the remain ideologically a commit did to these reforms and we'll take the political slack as it comes
"narendra modi" Discussed on KCRW
"As Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ian for the national flag. Usually tens of thousands of people are dead more these Independence Day address to the nation. Today, there were only about 4000 guests seated six feet about In his speech money highlighted India's efforts to develop a code in a virus vaccine and praised health workers. India has the third highest score with 19 caseload behind the U. S and Brazil. For NPR News. I'm such me that bottle in Mumbai, South Korea's set to begin implementing stronger social distancing rules for the capital in the surrounding area. The measures air set to go into effect tomorrow despite a surgeon krone virus infections 1000 stage demonstrations of downtown Seoul today. Japan today marks 75 years since its surrender in World War two during an annual ceremony Emperor Nero he, too, expressed remorse for his country's wartime past. Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae in is offering talks with Japan to resolve wartime grievances. He spoke in a nationally televised speech today. Saying his government has left the door open for talks over compensation for a Korean subjected to wartime forced labor. This is NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation Commemorating Fred Cooper by supporting public radio programming that highlights issues including diversity, racism, equality, anti Semitism and sexism. And the N E. E. Casey Foundation. Zocalo Public square presents when women vote a three event Siri's marking the 1/100 anniversary of the 19th Amendment with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County on.
"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"A monthly shows a stand up. And it's like Austin hard finding the time I mean. I think it might be easier to be dictator of India than a standard sow dictators. Actually the wrong word. We'll get to that in a little bit. While Modi's role in the Gujarat riots saw him dimmed by the international community. It seems as if nothing he does now will be met by any real condemnation around the world on February Twenty Fifth Twenty while President Donald Trump visited New Delhi the city was convulsed by a wave of mass violence that is probably best described as an anti Muslim program it started with protests against the expansion of the Citizenship Amendment Act. The Law Moody used to remove the citizenship of some two million Muslims citizens. And I'm going to quote now from coverage by the print an English language Indian news site. This is about other right. Start off quote. The women's sitting in C Lamport muslim-dominated slum area rightly felt. It was no use just sitting there. The women decided to move their protest to erode underneath the robot metro station Saturday night. This blocked a road unless you block a main road. How do you get the attention of the mainstream? This is not the first time a road has been blocked by a group protesting people but BJP's Kapil Mishra said that the blocking of a road was somehow a matter series enough for the people to take law into their own hands. He demanded that the road be cleared in both jaffer bat and the nearby Chanda Bog. What unfolded then was it clear. Diabolical plan look like a clash between pro and anti CA supporters. The clash goes violent. Muslims provoked in response to respond self-defense. It looks like a riot. Use the violence. As an excuse to clear the protests the peaceful democratic protests when the robot protests that was cleared a chop BJP R. S. leader Declared Victory Bs on thought is the BJP's general secretary a post reserved for the s representative. Here was his tweet just as news came in if the Jaffer bad site being cleared Jefferson Metro protest area totally cleared. The game starts now. Rioters need to be taught a lesson or two of Indian laws. Pretty cool that it's a game. Yeah and sent deleted the tweet later and to remove game starts now and replace it with time to enforce the law in its entire spirit in a new tweet. The mask was a little bit to offer them. At least forty. Two people were killed during this game and probably a lot more but we don't know yet. The vast majority fun Game Fun game. I do play a lot of games. That killed forty two people but everyone everyone knows when we play tennis. You know. There's a risk. Sometimes you get shocked. People sign the waiver signed the waivers with a knife. The only way to the forty two people were killed the vast majority of the Muslims and once again the police stood by or actively aided the it is not a coincidence that the Delhi police report directly to the Home Minister of India one. I'm at Shaw on nil. As I write this the fallout from this program has not fully fallen out it took three days from od to even make a statement on the matter. The Delhi Police have made a lot of noise about holding reconciliation meetings to try to radicalize people and it is worth noting that Modi's muted response a tweet that said we cannot allow vested interest groups to divide us and create disturbance smack more than a little bit of fear and uncertainty in a massive expulsion of public rage that he and his party inspired but cannot fully control because the frightening reality of the situation in India. Today is that while Narendra. Modi enjoys almost unchecked power. He's not really a dictator. It seems more accurate to say that he and his propaganda have inflamed a huge chunk of the electorate enough that they have vested him with unprecedented power so long as he uses it to hurt the people he has worked to convince them they hate one of the Journalists New Yorker talked to a guy named Prasada. The editor of an Indian magazine called Outlook said this of his country. It's very different now. The institutions have crumbled universities investigative agencies. The courts the media the administrative agencies public services and I think there is no rational answer for what has happened except that we pretended not to be what we were fifty sixty years but we are now reverting to what we always wanted to be which is diplomacies to push them into a corner to show them their places to conquer Kashmir to ruin the media to make corporation servants of the state and all of this under a heavy resurgence of Hinduism India is becoming the country. It has always wanted to be. That's Irian Sad. Yeah hopefully not true. Hopefully not true but I do find a lot identify with in this fear of life. We're not reverting here in the US. You know to the way we were before the civil rights movement before the rights movement before all these gains were made were becoming the country. A lot of US always wanted us to be like that's a terrifying thought it has cooling. Good Sophia. How you feeling feeling good feeling good as hell. Yeah Yeah stabbed myself with this. Don't do that don't do that. What keep it ready for a Nazi? It's true if I go taking at least one Nazi with me that is what George Orwell. There's a fun quote from Georgie. Like that I said if I go if I go because I believe I believe in the seniority and I'm like well if we'd on all day I'll be we've got to get rid of before the singularity otherwise we get fascist robots truth. Yeah I don't want that now. That doesn't terrifying. Yeah I mean fascists are also really inefficient so maybe like a machine would be fundamentally anti-fascist because it's just frustrated by the the inefficiencies that they generating system they control or if machines. Dinner is against us and they were fascists that because they're so poorly made there'd be like a one flaw that would be very easy to hack and they were just all die at the same time either that or we'd wind up in like an. I have no mouth but I must scream sort of situation. No yeah again like Shit Street. Yeah it's rough silver lining. Dude turn into shit streak right away. Yeah I guess. The silver lining is any jam. Really love the lead in from Shit streak guys. If you WANNA keep this Shit Street going you can find me on twitter and Instagram at the Sofia as so f I Y A and You can listen to me on my two podcasts. One with miles of gray of the daily guys called four twenty day. Theon say and the other one with Courtney Kozak called Private Parts known.
"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Of us. I'm I'm we. Were doing a lot of hand shaking and popping champagne bottles. I love that. This industry works the way it does. It's great and good and cool. The years in power do not seem to have changed mody. A journalist with the New Statesman interviewed a number of people who work closely with the Prime Minister and they all reported more or less the same thing quote he is teetotal and a Vegetarian. Lives Almost monastic lifestyle. When told me he is extremely focused? When he talks to you he really listens. He can focus like few people I know he calls it a day by eleven and gets up at four in the morning and other aid told me he spends the first ninety minutes of the day happily surfing the Internet for articles about himself. His staff starts getting calls by five thirty latest. He's obsessed with personal hygiene said a third. He changes close at least four or five times a day and he always eats alone always which is weird in India like eating together. Big Groups of people is like a really important thing. That's a very strange fact But also if you look at all the pictures of like even the Democratic candidates eating they all look like none of them know how to eat food like a normal human being. It's bizarre like why can't you? Maybe it's just like being photographed. Makes you look weird eating like you just like get self conscious. I don't know I've never had to eat on camera. I was GonNa Say Happily Surfing the Internet for articles about himself first of all. Obviously that is what trump does but Salih is a hilarious thing to insert in there. I make just then like singing to himself Mr Blue. Yeah Good Times. It is of course impossible to say whether or not all this is true but it plays well with Indian voters particularly young voters who support Narendra Modi at unprecedented levels and mode is already hard at work. Earning the next generation of young boats. He's written a number of books that could be described as dictatorial pop philosophy and had even more written about him that sell him as a management Guru essentially a cross between Tim Ferriss and Hitler Who's also management. There's like Hitler there so psyched about it. Moody even wrote a book specifically aimed at School Age Children called Exam Warriors. This book is innocuous enough on the surface and mostly focuses on urging children to study hard for exams his way to proven improve themselves and do lots of Yoga It includes an autumn out of militant wordplay though not just in the title exam warriors but in chapters with headers like be.
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"narendra modi" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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NYC dot org slash events this is the take away I'm a reinvented go Paul filling in for ten feet of a guy should be back on Monday and Amy Walter is in tomorrow as usual no internet no cell phones no land line for over three weeks India has imposed a media and communication blackout in Kashmir in early August prime minister Narendra Modi's these party embraces Hindu nationalism revoked the autonomy of the Muslim majority state arrested local leaders and impose political rule from New Delhi the blackout has meant that millions of people in the state have not been able to communicate with the outside world so reports on conditions in Kashmir have been scarce what we saw was anger building up in people and there's only so much that people were able to hold back her in seeing is a freelance journalist he's been working with the New York times report on Kashmir he went to sure you know her the largest city in Kashmir and at the heart of one of the world's most militarized conflicts and spoke with us about this black yeah and how he India's deployment of tens of thousands of troops to Kashmir is making a volatile political situation even worse they've basically been asked to stay inside their houses these are young people who have been running businesses these are people who've been going to shops they have work to do and they're being asked to sit at home and they're being asked to stay inside it's almost like a prison some of the people that I spoke with they said if you make us feel like prisoners we have no choice but to come out on the streets in protest and demand our rights people have taken to the streets in protest and they've been met by heavily armed police often use force against protesters the security forces in cashmere have license to shoot with near impunity and we saw security forces reacting to protests with a pellet guns and also tear gas and if your shot from close range people who we spoke ways they said they even had the entire cartridge lodged in their flash C. penetrates the skin be there live pellets when fired diligently sprayed across and anyone can can get hit like children and women people lose their eyesight when when they're shot pellets these injuries have put a strain on the hospital system in Kashmir with the black cat has severely hampered medical services in one hospital alone we heard about sixty cases of injuries and I think the communications blackout also has an effect on the medical emergencies in cash doctors are not able to source medicines because they're not able to communicate with their suppliers hospitals are not able to source prescription drugs these are life saving drugs and then finding out NDS crack down on communication in cashmere is an especially harsh example of something we've been seeing more of around the world digital authoritarianism Alina political over is the director of the Brookings Institution project on global democracy in emerging technology Alina thank you for coming on the take away thank you for having me you've been studying the rise of digital authoritarianism so what did you think when we first learned about the communication blackout in Kashmir when this happened in India it was quite shocking to see a democracy move so aggressively to basically limit sensor and block those residents residing in Kashmir his ability to communicate to talk about what's happening it's a real infringement a violation of free speech and the ability of for free assembly as well so yes India widely considered the world's largest democracy is is not common among so called democracies over the last few years we've seen China experiment was some bands like there's a scene Russia move to try to experiment with these kinds of international from media blogs there are some reports that the Chinese government actually considering either a partial or complete ban on Hong Kong given the protests are going there this is a tool they were seeing authoritarian regimes deploy by in some cases of also sing country look for a long time over this past spring following some quite shocking terrorist attacks Sri Lanka also put a temporary internet ban on parts of the territory to provide and what they said was extremist content and conspiracy theories from spreading on social media sites that would have amplified or misled people about the nature of of the attacks so we're seeing these kinds of bands being experimented with primarily by torturing jeans I think what's becoming troubling with India is that we're now seeing some democracies doing this as well and to what extent do you think that there is a backlash to these models does it actually create more problems than it tries to solve well I think again want to distinguish between a democratic societies are free and fair elections freedom of speech freedom assembly etcetera and again I think was troubling about what's happening India's that we're seeing this when the contents of a democracy and which it raises serious questions what is the role of the digital space and democratic societies during perhaps emergency situations and some would say that you know what's happening cashmere was a problem of the new government so making of course on this not a state of emergency that doesn't justify with the government is doing in terms of banning any access to the internet what is also authoritarian regimes this is where we're seeing the really shocking use of digital technologies things like artificial intelligence algorithms to surveil in a really profound wave the entire population to try to censor people repress their ability to speak out and track people eyes movements throughout the country in China the surveillance state has really grown and at a rapid rate and we don't really even understand them implications of it quite yet and of course in countries like Russia they're trying to replicate this Chinese model with some limited success and other countries are looking on in Africa and South America and they want these kinds of capabilities and technologies as well to be able to control their own domestic populations you write about two models of digital authoritarianism the Chinese model and the Russian model can you briefly describe these two models sure it will be seen emerging China really sends the initial days of internet penetration that country in the mid nineties I was so the Chinese government very very quickly from the very beginning to eliminate and sensor what kind of information was getting into China we now locally call those the great firewall of China but with the relief refers to the Chinese government's interchanging time to hear from twenty years ago to filter the information that is getting in front of Chinese citizens and since then the Chinese government only developed a new forms of surveillance technologies like video cameras there are now coupled with facial recognition software the use of Chinese made social media platforms verses western platforms which are banned in China of course now there's a social score system that the Chinese government is moving to implement the will fully allow the Chinese government at a very micro deep personal level to surveil every single citizen we see in Russia is a little different so in the nineteen nineties Russia had an opening and the internet developed in a relatively freeway and so once you know social media apps are out there other western platforms and technologies already out there being used by the population like YouTube it's really difficult to roll that back and so now we see also a series of protests that would happen last few weeks in Moscow and many of those protesters are using you to to stream instances of police abuse to broadcast their message you too another western outlets have become the key way in which democratic activists and protesters have been able to get the truth across to a broader swath of the population of the Russian government because of that actually sent him a threatening letter to you to to Google threatening them with interference Russian domestic politics because they were allowing protests to stream examples and video from the protest they're not succeeding in the same way that the Chinese are but certainly they are moving quickly to try to replicate the model when we talk about how Russia and China have been exporting their own forms of digital authoritarianism which countries are actually importing them so unfortunately there's a lot of interest across the world in having access to these surveillance technologies we know that at least eighteen countries are currently use Chinese surveillance and monitoring system everything from video cameras to other forms of facial recognition technology etcetera and the Russians are also part of this game they have been exporting their surveillance technologies to places like Venezuela to places like Belarus Central Asia I think this is something we need to be paying a lot of close attention to a because it is a profound challenge to what we think of as democratic governance values and principles going back to situation in Kashmir the communications blackout there has been especially severe but it also seems to have been working from the point of view of the Indian government do you think that we'll see this move imitated and other places including in other democracies I think again the damage does the reputational damage the damage to democratic principles values ideals is really profound people on the ground can find ways to get around some of these bands I think in Kashmir it it is this full blackout ban is on a partial ban that we've seen in some other places before I think democracies in the hand should be paying very close attention to the fact that this kind of band the Indian government's carrying on today in Kashmir only breeds resentment and anger among the residents of that region it's in the long run it's not going to serve democratic principles to impose these kinds of van and certainly goes against free speech and free amendment rights that we have in the United States free speech rights that you have in all European countries so I would be really shocked to see another our democracy implement these kinds of measures and I would certainly hope it doesn't become a pattern Alina play cove is the director of the Brookings institution's project on global democracy and emerging technology Lena thank you for joining us I think you are in alright everyone we want to draw your attention to something we've been working on for some time today the take away in partnership with the intercept is releasing a new investigation on the death of a migrant in ice custody takeaway producer Jose all of ours access to hundreds of pages of records in photos as well as audio and video footage related to the death of a migrant at a privately run ice detention center in Georgia he and reporters with the intercept found that correctional staff may have skirted rules 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"Prime minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist, Bharatiya Janata Party Friday after his victory in national elections, Mody met with his outgoing cabinet as part of a series of post-election formalities before it can be sworn in as India's. New prime minister the election commission announced the BJP one three hundred three out of five hundred twenty five seats in the lower house of parliament after the official vote count finished Friday. That's well beyond the simple majority of party in India needs to form a government. British Prime Minister Theresa may says she's stepping down over failed Brexit negotiations AP's, Charles de LA desma reports the race is now on for contenders. Looking to take her place, as voice broke, she announced she will step down as conservative party. The on June seven sparking a contest to become within the next prime minister, I will show leaves the job that it is being the owner of my life to hold the second female prime minister, but certainly not the lost. I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country. I love may said she will continue as prime minister while conservative leadership. Contest takes place. Charleston desma London. Eighteen radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. A setback for the Trump administration's plan to use a -mergency funding.
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"I'm Mary Louise Kelley and Audie Cornish, the Bulla outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo keeps getting worse. One of the main reasons armed groups continued to attack Ebola responders today, the United Nations secretary, general created a new position in a -mergency Ebola response coordinator, his job is to keep health workers safe. It's a recognition that the only way to stop. This outbreak is to stop violence against Ebola workers. NPR's is Amon is here to talk about why ten months into this outbreak. Where do things stand at this point. Well, it's very worrying. We've got nearly nineteen hundred people infected twelve hundred people dead and over the last several weeks, the rate of new infections has jumped dramatically. We're seeing more than one hundred new cases every week, and that's because there's a lot of violence gunmen storming bullet treatment centers, assassinating health workers. And there's this suggestion. That a lot of the violence is actually coordinated that apple has been used as a political weapon. And that's what's led to this really quite remarkable. You indecision you said remarkable. What's the significance of this decision? Well, until now the outbreak response on the international side has really been led by health officials the World Health Organization, but the UN does have a large peacekeeping force in Congo and the deputy head of that his name is David Gresley that is who they've appointed to this new position that they've created. In other words, it's a recognition that they have to treat this as much as a political problem as a health problem, this is a place where you have a lot of political players who've been jockeying for position against each other, and against factions of the national government, and it seems like a lot of them have connections to these small armed groups all through the area that are said to be behind a lot of these attacks on Ebola responders. Basically, it's a way to destabilize the area as a way to gain power. Against your rivals. It seems like it would be in everyone's interest to get rid of Ebola. Right. Wire they doing this well, because a lot of the players are perceiving that Ebola has actually been used as a political tool against them. So let me give you an example of how my sources say. This is played out when Ebola I hit it looked like the ruling national government was using it as an opportunity to give key jobs in response to its supporters, and then in December the government suspended voting in presidential elections in the two cities most affected by Bola. They used the outbreak as justification, but these are position, stronghold, so again, it reinforces view that Ebola is being exploited for political gain. It's being used by certain political players to make money. And so what we're seeing is a lot of these messages being circulated that Bulla is a hoax, or Bulla is a plot. And people are attributing these messages to local political leaders who presume. Feel that their power is being threatened by rivals who are aligned with the fight against Bola. So the new UN coordinator, what can they do? This appointment is a recognition that the UN realizes they need to treat this as much as a political problem as a health problem, and my sources in Congo say that they might need to get pretty radical because you can't just fight this with guns because if you do that you're just going to play into this narrative that the national government is using A Bola as a way to gain power. You need to spread the message that this is not a political issue that this is something that, you know, affects everyone and so some of the ideas that, that have been talked about, for example, is just really broaden, who gets vaccinated normally you vaccinate people who've had direct contact with someone who has Bola, which makes sense medically right? But it just makes people wonder are the people were getting vaccinated people who have connec. Actions. You know and why isn't everyone getting vaccinated so medically. It might not make sense to do as much vaccinating, but from a public perception point of view, it does. And then similarly, there's discussion that they just need to do even more to really ensure that everybody in the community is given the same resources the same jobs that no one group is benefiting economically from this Ebola outbreak. So really addressing these underlying, perceptions and reality is frankly, as a way to remove Ebola as a political weapon, make it no longer of a reasonable argument that disinfect is just being used by one side to gain power. That's NPR's Rita Eisenman. Thank you. Glad to do it to India now where the counting is nearly done in the country's mammoth six week long election results. All but guarantee that prime minister Narendra Modi will get another five year term his Hindu, nationalist party appears to have won an absolute majority in parlay. Meaning it'll have enough power to govern alone without having to build a coalition. Mody may be sworn in as early as this weekend, and furious Lauren. Freyre reports. I'm in a sterner render moody supporters showered him with rose petals, as he spoke after nightfall at his Bhartiya Janata party's headquarters in India's capital. This is a victory for the who have dreams for the mother who wished for a toilet for every sick person who couldn't afford treatment for farmers who toil for the nation for poor people moving into their first home for every law abiding tax paying citizen, motive listed his signature policies for the poor sanitation health insurance concrete homes for people who previously lived in shanties. He also called for unity after a divisive six-week campaign during which his party played on prejudice against minorities and fear of terrorism earlier. Moody's main opponent Rahul, Gandhi, the science of family dynasty. It's produced three previous prime ministers conceded defeat reporters asked him what went wrong for his Indian, National Congress party frankly, today, it doesn't matter what I think went wrong. What matters is that the people of India decided that Narendra Modi's prime minister, and as an Indian, listen. I. Fully respected Gandhi lost his seat in his family's hometown. The congress party had dominated Indian politics since independence from Britain until Modi's election. Five years ago, his victory today is part of a global trend of right wing populists from the US to Brazil to Italy elected on protectionist anti immigrant platforms. This is definitely the of Stroman Neelam, Dave is a retired Indian ambassador, and director of gateway house, a think tank in Mumbai, what it means for foreign policy. I think we he will be taken even more seriously in conjunction with the fact that the economy remains one of the fast growing economies. India is booming within five years. It's forecast to surpass China's the most populous country in the world. Modi's government has struggled to create jobs for millions of youth to join the workforce each year and unemployment is at a four decade high. In this election campaign mode attacked away from failures on the jobs front and toward putting the country's majority Hindu faith into politics and public life as Modise porter. Celebrate across India tonight, many of the country's minorities, including more than one hundred eighty million Muslims may worry that this is a mandate.
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"There, under the hood, BC exports. Phil folding business investment week consumption is also being constrained little, so you'd have to say that perhaps, the coming months ahead with food, more of a challenge for East Asia region on the fourth quarter and just a quick correction. Estimates were for a point. Two percent contraction escalating trade tensions between the US and China are also hitting corporate sentiment heart and Japan risk assets in Australia rose today after a surprise election victory for the country center. Right government. Bloomberg's Paul Allen reports from Sydney still being counted. But Australian Prime minister Scott Morrison has not only been returned to pow. The also looks. Secured a majority of his ruling coalition Marcin held this win as a miracle, and it's no exaggeration opinion polls, and even internal strategists seconds to this alost Kohl's. But voices rejected sweeping economic reforms promised by the labor opposition than Sydney poll Ellen Bloomberg daybreak. Thank you, in India's prime minister Narendra Modi's ruling coalition is poised for victory in general elections. Bloomberg's Harsha super maniam has the very latest from him by the end the BJP continuted made the dominant force in this country. One big caveat exit polls in this country, haven't gotten a cracker call. They got it wrong in two thousand four the underestimated the magnitude of victory both in two thousand nine hundred two thousand fourteen. So let's to the actual numbers out for now. The markets can heave Othello relief. If the current polling holds analysts say, Mody will have a strong mandate, and ample policy space to tackle economic reforms that struggled to gain traction. In his previous term. So how is all this shaking out in Asia Pacific markets? Bloomberg's David English joins us from Beijing with details. Good morning, David. Good morning. Nathan and Karen, let me start things off with a stray willia- the sex, two hundred roast Mohsen over three months closing at the highest level since two thousand seven investors really embracing risk assets. Following the weekend's shock election result, now, India, positive market reaction. Stocks surged, the rupee strengthened substantially in both cases now in China Shanghai composite falling to three month. Low the impasse in trade negotiations still triggering a round of Selley here on the Chinese mainland in Beijing. They've Iglesias Bloomberg daybreak. David. Thank you. L A gaining as OPEC at us allies Signa plans to keep crude supplies, constrain Saudi energy Minister, Khalid often is urging members of the alliance to stay the course and output cuts. We're going to commit take an extra month on our own hoped my other colleagues were will do the same with jump the gun. And the heels of the OPEC meeting Brent is currently up six tenths percent or forty six cents at seventy dollars. Sixty seven cents a barrel. West Texas intermediate crude is up for ten percent, or twenty seven cents at sixty three oh three turn into corporate news now..
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"Five thirty five back now to all things considered. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ari Shapiro. And I'm Audie Cornish. The world's biggest democracy. India is holding elections. Prime minister Narendra Modi is running for a second term this week. We're bringing you a series of stories about social issues that matter in this election is a member of a Hindu nationalist party. That's changing the map of India NPR's Lorne fair reports on how the names of Indian cities and landmarks are being changed. And what that says about how Indians view their history. Millions of Hindus splashed into the Ganges river this winter as part of the world's biggest Hindu gathering the Coon Mela. Which for centuries took place in a city with a Muslim name a law. Hobart Indian is a majority Hindu country that was ruled by Muslim empire the moguls for more than three hundred years after that the British the name Aloha came from a mogul emperor in the sixteenth century last year officials from prime minister, Narendra Modi's, Hindu, nationalist, party change, the name of this city to progress name of an earlier Hindu settlement here, it might seem like a merely bureaucratic hassle. High court is keeping the name LA LA. So is the local university at the head post office postmaster from not yet Deb's says he will change the name on the sign outside along with a lot of rubber stamps inside. All the names Albie stamps ought to be it will take time. The issue here though is not just the name of one seat in the past five years, Hindu, nationalist politicians. Have renamed towns streets airports, and one of the country's biggest train stations a generation ago. Bombay was renamed Mumbai Madras became Chen nine, but this is a new wave of name changes. And it's not about a racing colonial titles. It's about a racing Muslim ones. About one in six Indians is Muslim they're the biggest faith group after Hindus in law. Many Muslims trace their lineage back centuries. If Bisky other children headed digits. His some. Businessman. You're speaking more quietly and more quietly. Yeah. Ashraf made is a Muslim IT business owner who spoke furtively when I met him outside his neighborhood mosque this is a country where Hindu-Muslim riots have a ruptured many times has this situation for Muslims changed. No nothing yet. You said, yes. You can almost. This is your nervous. Yeah. Cutting situation on policies. He worries that a racing his hometown's Muslim name is a step toward a racing. His history. His identity disenfranchising India's Muslim citizens Moody's government has also proposed new Indian law that grants citizenship to anyone facing religious persecution in neighboring countries, except if they're Muslim. Done. We cannot let Muslim invaders from centuries ago. Define us today says the man behind many of these name changes Yogi Aditya, NAT the chief minister of India's biggest state who taught process, he's a Hindu priest and a member of prime minister Modi's ruling party, he's frequently railed against Muslims for allegedly committing what he calls love jihad marrying Hindu girls historian hero Chaturvedi was at his office at the university of LA LA when he first heard about the name change, but it was the university, and I was to us. He's a Hindu too. But he's totally against the name change look around the city. He says. Global village. And absolutely intact. View main things Griffey. This is the land of those Muslim emperors and also of the Buddha, and of Gandhi diversity is India's strength Chaturvedi says but in entire lifetime after casting off colonial rule India's now reclaiming its Hindu nece or Hindutva. The push has been led by Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party or BJP, and it's not only renaming cities. It's also rewriting school textbooks..
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"Guarantee in London lamb, good morning. Juliet some breaking news from the lonestar Sudan's. President is reportedly stepping down. This follows months of anti-government protests, say media reports he'll AMIS. Preparing to make an announcement Oma Alba. She would be the Secondly to in the region to quit this month. Food is go to the polls in India today. It's a marathon six week election around nine hundred million photos on eligible that's the biggest democratic election in the world's Bloomberg's in mono says play minister, Narendra Modi's seeking another five-year term each Indian general election is the largest democratic exercise in history and this time there are eighty four million more voters than in two thousand fourteen when prime minister Narendra Modi one office moody is seeking reelection amid a surge of nationalism following a military confrontation with Pakistan in New Delhi. Ian Marlow, Bloomberg daybreak Europe host rarely will hold elections on the eighteenth of may off to the prime minister announced the start of a five week long campaign. Bloomberg's Jason Scott says Scott Morrison is hoping to an assertive him for his conservative government poll show Morrison is facing he'll prevent shift of power to the lift. Leaning opposition labor party. The campaign will be dominated by stock policy differences on cutting Texas, boosting wages and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in camera. Jason Scott, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. And scientists have shown the first glimpse of a supermassive black hole. One scientists involved in the project says it feels like looking at the gates of how the end of space and time the point of no return, Bloomberg's marine Strauss reports the event horizon titties cook released the first results of its finding in what he calls a groundbreaking discovery that open questions about conventional physics the imagery shows the shadow of the black horn in the misery eighty seven star at the center of glowing plasma in Brussels mines horse. Bloomberg daybreak Europe cleverness twenty four hours a day on Aaron took on Twitter pump by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts symbol, the one hundred twenty countries. I'm yeah guarantee. This is Bloomberg. Juliet, thank you Lianne with this morning sport. He is George Ullman. Manchester United states to win away in Barcelona. If that's progress in the Champions League fatal swan hills, the Spanish side and the first leg, of course, a final asshole traffic last night's soul and Chelsea Aaron Europa league. Final.
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"That such jaunty campaign. Tune from India's ruling BJP party, according to the song the word in everyone's mouth, the BJP should form the government the good people have confirmed their view Narendra Modi should be the leader. Well, the BJP headed by Narendra Modi is in charge right now, but will India's election which kicks off in April change the position of the parties when the Hindu nationalists came to power five years ago, they won by a landslide crushing the alliance led by the Indian National Congress. The BJP had dismissed the opposition as the party of the Elise an economic stagnation this time the party's portraying itself as the party of economic success national security, but it's also been accused of unleashing ethnic tensions and restricting human rights. Congress says the BJP's destroying India's secular ideals, and it frames this note as a battle India's soul. Congress takes a musical approach to campaigning to that song claims everyone is calling out for congress. This time. We'll bring an end to joblessness and hunger and make the farmers confident. Again, the policies dynastic leadership is fighting back with Rahul Gandhi at the helm, he has his father grandmother and great grandfather to look up to as former prime ministers of India, the BJP congress and the myriad of regional parties, which are growing in importance at an level have begun nominating candidates, and we'll be launching their manifestos very shortly. So what's at stake in this election for India to discuss the social economic and religious ideas, which are likely to be thrown up in the course of the next few weeks. I'm joined by Sonoko Kilani, professor of politics and director of the India Institute at King's College in London. He's in Washington bureau Riddick akara associate professor in the economics of public systems group at the Indian Institute of management in the Bob, which is where she joins us from. And with me in the studio, Dr unindo area London-based orthopedic surgeon and vice president of the UK chapter of the overseas friends of the BJP, welcome to you all if I can begin Sonoko Noni by asking you to describe the scale of India's election, how long does it take and how many people participate India's electorate is around about eight hundred million plus to get that many people to the ballot box is logistically very complex exercise, the elections start in April and we'll run to late may. And there's a lot of security issues involved as well to make sure the elections are held peacefully. So security has to be moved around the country, the mount of money spent on elections also is massive people estimate that this election might well be the most expensive election ever held in a democracy, even more expensive than US elections. So logistically, it's a huge exercise hundreds of millions off. Voting through electronic voting machines. Which is also remarkable the number of polling stations more than a million and they ensure that no one ever has to travel more than two kilometers. That's about one point two miles to get to a polling station. That's right. And you always have stories about these voting booths sitters stablishment for three voters in the middle of the mountains, or in a very remote area where they'll have to have by law of voting booth available to people there, so yes, it's picturesque and massive. So the scale is undeniable Riddick care, what do you think is the most important issue or idea at stake in this election? The most important thing is that the election should be free and fair in letter and spirit at are all kinds of anxiety is about the role of money, but also just the amount of money that is going to be spent in the manner in which is going to be spent that's one concern, the others the use of social media. Now, there's a news reports of how. Facebook is promoting advertisements for one party, not necessarily directly by the party, but their supporters, so how is it going to deal with these new issues merging because of technology and social media? Those are ideas, we will definitely come back to during the course of the program, Dr unin aria, what would you choose the most important issue or idea that's at stake? I think this election is all about Modi on one side. There is people who say yes, we want to bring the moody back and on the other spectrum. The people says we want to remove the movie, we do not know what happens after that. But we want to remove the movie, I think in the two thousand fourteen election. The Modi's victory was a surprise to everyone, especially his getting absolute majority. And now the major team in the election is more. The will come back on me would not. So a prime minister, but a presidential contest say, what will the campaign strategy of the beach? J p b a question for one of its national spokespeople in Cali for the BJP. It's going to be the charismatic leadership of prime minister Narendra Modi, the work that his company has done over the last five years looking at every segment of society. Whether it's farmers women people from different communities in terms of electricity in terms of minimum guarantee. Sex park will be obviously when we announce savaging document or manifesto, the BJP's very proud of its economic record. But he's is an issue on which you may face some tough questions, for instance, the level of job creation. Yes. Of course in democracy. Everyone's entitled to ask questions, however, Soviet of the confederation of Indian industry estimates that between thirteen point nine and fifteen point four million jobs were created every year if it was so bad, then how is it that doesn't translate into social unrest? Well, let's pick up on that question of jobs rigor as an econ. Economist job numbers are actually quite controversial. Aren't they economics and statistics have become quite politicized are there? More jobs other fewer jobs in India. Would you say so you know, the jobs they dining has always been not particularly great the most reliable sources, the national sample Survey Organisation and the report that had been cleared by their own body. Does national statistical commission wasn't being released for a whole year. And finally, the heads of that organization resigned in protest, and then somehow the report was leaked and the numbers were really bad. So I think according to that report the unemployment rates were the highest in forty five years or something like that. And then what ensued was actually more worrying? I mean, you're not I'm very happy to hear Mr. say that they're allowed to ask questions, but in fact, one hundred eighty communists, we had raised some questions about the jobs numbers and also the GDP growth rate, and what we got in response. Was little clip from the finance minister, Mr. ruined Jaitley who said that we are so called economists and beer compulsive contrary. And just basically not addressing the issues that were raised. It's an old Kanani. You heard nothing Coley. There suggests that actually there is an unrest. Well, I think it's actually not quite correct to say, the isn't unrest. I mean, what you've seen some massive farmers protests in the past few years, and I think this points to one of the core issues going back to your earlier question about what's at stake in this election. I mean, India is still vastly an agrarian economy. Most of the people still live on the land. Although it's not a very productive agrarian economy growth has been stagnant or worse in Indian agriculture, and that's a major major issue at this election. And in fact, you've seen lots of grand protest. The question is is that going to continue one of the important points to note about India at the MoMA? And why this is such an important moment in Indian history is that India's a demographic inflection point. It's one of the last major societies in the world with a large youthful population. And really the challenge for Indian politicians and leaders and governments is is that youth bulges. It's cold going to be productive for Indian society in the Indian economy, or is it going to become something that is a threat in the sense that it can be channelize into forms of hyper nationalism or social unrest and in a variety of other undesirable forms. I think so the question of jobs the question of growth, particularly in the countryside. I think are all crucial issues, and as Redeker has suggested the problem at the moment is that we don't really have very reliable figures and statistics about this. Let's hear a little bit about congress envy. Reggie Gowda is one of the party's national spokesman if you look at the government there. Their record has been terrible. The economy is in terrible ships. We've been hemorrhaging jobs. What we have is. Now, not blessed growth, but job loss, girl. We have eleven million people who have been estimated to have lost jobs just in the last year, then this acute distress in rural. India farmers are not even able to recoup the costs of production. You will see growth actually being much lower and sliding down and the biggest blows to the economy where d- monetization for which Mr. moody is singularly responsible which shaved two percent growth of ADP and heard a large number of people not sector caused immense damage for no reason other than his own personal glory. Lots of criticism there don't aria from the congress perspective. Do you think that the BJP can politically defend? It's economic record with these given the questions about jobs the questions raised by democratization, and this issue of rural poverty and pharma suicides. And so on India's problems has not been created in the last five years. India has mismanagement of past sixty seventy years has tried to tackle them in terms of jobs. I can simply say that there is a bit confusion. What you mean by jobs? There's a lot of jobs have been created for the people by self employment. People who could never think of getting a loan from a Bank. Those people have got loan and started their own businesses that need to be included. But I agree with the earlier comments that there is no reliable system in the India do include all these things which create livelihood. So I would say in that terms. These situation is much much better in terms of the macroeconomic data. We can see that inflation is down. The goatherd is up. The India's ease of doing business has remarkably improved. And India has done much much better. If you compare to the Riddick, I if I can bring you back in this is an issue this track question of a track record won the innocence. The BJP has been able to deploy very successfully that congress was in power for many many years and actually during that time growth levels before poverty was rampant. It has been a very powerful message to communicate to the voters. It may be a powerful message to communicate. But I'm not sure if it's factually true. So I think in terms of controlling the narrative, the BJP is fantastic. I mean, they're just unparalleled. But I do think that ultimately people do say through because you know, they can't see around them that this messaging isn't really matching their own reality. And so you know, it may reflect in the way they walked they may not say openly what they're thinking. But in fact, because they're experiencing joblessness or the insecurity is at cetera. They would very differently. The congress track record on growth has not been abysmal. I can't see very clearly about the job creation, etc. But on growth, the congress hasn't done particularly badly. And you know, I think every decade the average growth rate goes up by one percent also. Thank you. I just wanted to come in and say, you know, yes, I think Donna is right in the sense that, you know, the the Modi government has done some things that have been positive for the economy. Not least the introduction of more more rational still to be further rationalize tax system for the whole country. And I think that's building on earlier policy initiatives, civilian governments, and it has introduced an important bankruptcy law, which is allowed Indian companies to be wound up which couldn't be done before. So they have been important moves in terms of making more pro business friendly atmosphere in India, but at the same time, I think whether moody has been in favor of markets themselves is questionable. For example, India's continued to be protectionist tariffs. And so on so certain Indian corporations and capitalist businessmen have done very well in the current climate. The fact is India now has but one hundred and twenty billionaires at the same time as it has extremely. Deprive people. So it's true that some have done well in the current climate and Modi's certainly has promised development, his great promise in the two thousand fourteen election was development for all that I think is much harder. Claim to sustain on the evidence. It's been development for some ridic- as an economist again who works on anti-poverty policies are there anti-poverty policies that positively work. Yes..
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"In India will be getting money under an interim budget announced by prime minister, Narendra Modi's government. The plan calls for a cash handout for small farmers of six thousand rupees or eighty-five US dollars annually, the interim budget also includes a pension scheme for informal workers and a doubling of tax relief for the lower middle class. The announcement comes ahead of national elections due before may India's finance minister laid out the plan in parliament Friday, must reports that the government was suppressing data the employment rates hit a forty five year. High of six point one percent. The government says the data are premature and officials figures will be given in March. There are more monarch butterflies taking a winter vacation in Mexico this year compared to last Mexico's national Commissioner for protected natural areas said the population of monarchs in central Mexico's up one hundred forty four percent. Scientists have warned the jumped doesn't mean the butterflies migrate from Canada. And the United States are out of danger. The director of World Wildlife Fund in Mexico cautioned that the butterflies like other insects see their annual populations rise and fall and the monarchs have had a declining trend this year is number was positive. But there's no guarantee it'll continue for example, above average temperatures in Texas next year old caused problems for the monarch production last spring cold temperatures north of taxes cut the butterflies there to lay their eggs. But when it's warmer, they wander farther north too soon and the population doesn't grow as well. Vice media says it's cutting two hundred fifty jobs globally as it seeks to shore up its profitability in the latest layoff announcement to come from the media industry. A company spokeswoman says the cuts will affect about ten percent devices staff, which is about twenty five hundred employees. She says vice does plan to add jobs in departments such as sales and digital news as it focuses on its units with potential for growth demands. For governor to resign. I'm Tim Maguire, the AP newsmen at Democrats and Republicans say Virginia democratic governor. Ralph Northam should resign after his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook photo page show him either in black face or a Klan robe. He has apologized admitting to being one of the two in the photo. He did not say he would resign democratic presidential hopefuls Juliane Castro and Kamala Harris as well as the NWC P all say he should step down. President Trump is withdrawing the. US from a nuclear arms treaty because Russia's defied the nineteen eighty-seven pack for years. They hope that we're able to get everybody in a very big and beautiful room and do a new treaty that would be much better. But because certainly I would like to see that the treaty eliminated medium range nuclear armed weapons. Russia has six months to get back into compliance before the US withdrawal is complete. I'm Tim McGuire..
"narendra modi" Discussed on The Good Fight
"Of that. But what has happened in practice is that through electoral politics group identities become stronger and stronger through successive government patronage, and as the state has expanded as the government is expanded sought to create clients with different kinds of identity groups Johnson's not just religious groups, but also cost groups nine which groups in different full. Of groups that politics had tried to, cultivate, in order to cover that electoral majority that you spoke about an as it's done that it's all for different kinds of salts. And I give you a recent example, there was a recently film made on a warrior Queen Araj, food queens. But the and the Raj food cost rose up in all of this film is, you know, damaging our sentiments and new politician had the guts or had the garbage to stand up this violent identity militia, which went on the rampage responding buses in attack school, Boston the riding on the streets or because of this one fill did said to behead the actor. It's into job of the news of the director, and they would threatening violence recalling for violence, very specific fret. So this specific violent treads in the state would not stand out to these people. No politician could stand up to this book because they were worried about losing the vote. So that brings us a little bit into a situation now. Right. So I think we sort of up to speed on, you know, the basic religious settlement around nineteen ninety and that was a brilliant overview of ad. So then, of course of nineteen ninety s in particular, you see a rise of BJP and you see emergence of Narendra Modi describe to us the nature of the GOP envy to social movement of assess which feeds on and the figure of Narendra Modi. How are we to understand the emergence of that kind of more openly liberal force in an impolitic? Yes, it's openly. Illiberal it's actually quite brazen. Illiberal and just to carry on from our point about what we were talking about the Bob remastered, the Babri mosque which came out in ninety ninety two is, you know, there was a big movement kind of a journey that the Hindu forces undertook from the western bottom India to that mosque in predation idea, and that most impact was demolished by these religious groups in by the religious militia, which had been Galvan. Ernest by the BJP on the platform of Hindu rage that Hindus were angry. They would raging because they had been ignored all this time by liberals, akilah governments. Their concerns had not been mentioned Muslims were getting away with everything and Muslim who take advantage of the law and the Hindu-majority was suffering. Silence. They had galvanizes Hindu rage. Average ended up in the destruction of the most now off to that. Of course, the BJP good you to grow in strength now as you rightly pointed out the role of the RSS now, the ARA says, not sure what kind of equivalence, reducing western society. It's really not as fringe Kook Klux Klan, but it is a cultural majoritarian body. It's an all main brotherhood, which is dedicated to Hindu nationalism. It just dedicated to creating Hindu VAR nationalism in what they call a Hindu, not Hindu. But he knew what was it was different the differences Hindu trois is a police. Ical ideology draws from the writings of Viti Salvador who spoke about India should not be a secular liberalization. It should actually be a Hindle nation. Hindu Rostro that is majority Hindus established that nation with pride and on our, and they don't have anything to do with this kind of weak kneed willy nilly secularism, which was seen as a westernized relive very narrow van kind of foreign import. So so is a stink tion between what's Hindu hindered for a little bit like for difference between Islamic Islam or between the idea of Christianity itself of Christian fewer Crecy is is that essentially, similar exited. The of course is not self carrying arms. Although there are lot of splinter groups within the organization now jar armed and dangerous. And there are certain groups within that larger Hindu body you on our used of killing as you note, three rationalists into the journalist, Gordon Casuals. Recently motor for her anti Hindu views, but I'm running ahead of myself. I'm basically, honest has been very organization of intertwined eulogy. It used to be a Ray secretive shadowy fours in it was banned several times by congress governments was banned during their dependence movement. It was seen as advocating violence seen is advocating separation division..