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One nation, under gods? Indias divisive temple

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:55 min | 1 d ago

One nation, under gods? Indias divisive temple

"Off. Today India's Prime Minister Narendra. Modi. Traveled to the northeastern city of yoga which was hung with saffron flags and more than one hundred, thousand jobs. He came to lay the first stone of temple to Rahm incarnation of the Hindu God vishnu with believed was born in the city. This isn't the standard fare of a politician pressing the flesh for a photo op. It fulfils a promise Mr Moody made as a young politician to return to iota only when construction on a new temple began. Key. Speech at the dedication broadcast into the whole country he said the temple would be a symbol of unity that the weight of centuries and today. Agreement nation. Idea A symbol of unity. It is not the weight of centuries as Mr Moody and his BJP party see it goes back to the founding of a mosque on the site that was razed to the ground nearly thirty years ago. When we're talking about a Yoda today, we're talking about a very specific place just a couple of acres off the center of town where there was a great big mosque built in the sixteenth century and destroyed by Hindu activists in nineteen ninety-two. Alex. TREBEK's is the economists India correspondent based in Delhi the site of that former mosque is what's under contention? It's been the most controversial. Acre. In all of India. Ever since and the question is whether or not Hindus may bill the temple to Rahm right there and so how did things progressive since nineteen ninety two when the the mosque was destroyed how does that end up as a temple concentration today? It's been a terribly. Tortuous story through the courts after decades of legal stasis and very bizarre humiliation the supreme. Court. Last November, few months after Narendra Modi Wins, wapping reelection decides that the most crucial part of the ground ought to be given to the Hindus go ahead and build the temple that you've been clamoring for these decades. The court noted that the demolition of the mosque illegal in sort of compensation that no one appreciated very much allocated several acres of idle land outside the town to Muslims. In effect, the court just gave the Hindus white they had wanted and I mean the Hindu nationalists, the very groups that had clamored for the destruction of the mosque and eighty is a ninety S. And so what precisely is happening today then so today is the last of three days of the ceremony. Put. In which people most notably the prime minister are doing various prayers, offering ritual sacrifices, and so on. Around the site itself most spectacularly in the middle of all the Prime Minister Narendra. Modi ritually lifted into place the forty kilograms silver brick, which serves as temples foundation stone. Now it's consecrated and all its left is to keep on raising money and build the actual structure itself and what's the reaction been from Muslims about this this contentious building. You know in a way Muslims and everyone cares about civil rights and the secular foundation of India knows what to say no. One's happy about it. firebrand Muslim leader in Parliament Assadi. Noisy has criticized the prime minister going to a religious event and it's indeed striking that the prime minister should be there on the temple grounds with a bunch of priests and Politicos all mixed in as if they were a single class, it's shocking if you've been sleeping under a rock as India's changed in recent years and in fact, I was Struck that there have been no mass protests by Muslim groups either after the Supreme Court's decision last November nor today it doesn't mean they're happy about it. But at this point, the thing to protest, we talked a lot about Narendra Modi's brand of Hindu nationalism I. Guess This is kind of a pinnacle. Then for his aims I mean what? What does this mean for him and his party it is a pinnacle of sorts but I think it's more important to look at this as the end of a long first stage of Hindu nationalism. Movement. In India. We're looking at something more like a capstone than a foundation stone and at the same time this date August fifth was chosen for quite obvious reason. It's the first anniversary of this government very bold move to strip the state of jump in Kashmir India's only Muslim state a year ago of its status as a state and rule it directly from Delhi that was one of the main three goals that the Hindu nationalist movement had till. Now now, the third of those goals creating a uniform civil code that would bind. Muslim family law into line with Hindu and secular family law governs most of the rest of India is a less inspiring goal and it's been half accomplished. Already what Mr Moody is going to need in future is another another series of rallying cries like build the temple and where he's GonNa find them it's just not obvious at this point. So today's ceremony is is not a cause for for great triumph. This is this is not the the the end of this long road for the Jay he's hindu-nationalist goals and therefore mission accomplished. This is a triumph. Yes. By all rights Mr, Modi a good one to be taking the victory lap for his party is ideologically movement but that's also very backwards looking Mr Moody was elected with a terrific share of the parliamentary seats in two thousand fourteen in the first place. Because of these hindu-nationalist goals which attracted the devotion of his base, but because Indians were eager for change for economic development and good technocratic governance of a sort that he seemed specially poised to offer, there are various reforms for which he and his government can claim credit over the past six years. But there are many many more disappointments and in particular over the past two years say before the covid nineteen pandemic and then much much worse since it's begun, India's facing an economic crisis, it's every indicator is worse than they've been in a generation. So there's GonNa be a very strongly felt need. A week the opposition to come up with some way of rallying the country some nationalistic theme or series of themes to distract from the sort of impasse in India finds itself had economically this Hindu. Nationalist ideology offers no guidance towards what India's trade policy ought to be say or how environmental law to be fixed or scrapped. They've got a steady ideology, but it's not tacked onto any particular policies at this point i. think that the government we have in place right now strong government but in dark turbulent times is going to be almost desperate to find something to replace the impetus with. Altogether, though these changes that have already gone through, do you think it chips away at the basis of modern India's government? The the idea that religion shouldn't be a part of it. Yeah I think that India as we know it maybe as an idea we almost to retire Mahatma? Gandhi. Still on on every currency note but this is not Ghandi's India anymore you might almost say that the the anti-secularist of one it's now very ordinary to see symbols of state power mixed with. Symbols of sectarian dominance over the hindu-majority expressing itself often revanchist terms, which is why this template a Yoda really does. Alex thanks very much for joining US Jason. Thanks very much.

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Indian PM Modi to lead temple ceremony

BBC World Service

01:03 min | 1 d ago

Indian PM Modi to lead temple ceremony

"A ceremony is getting under way in which the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were laid the foundation stone off a new Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya. Both Hindus and Muslims claim ownership over the site. The construction of the temple for the God Ram was a key election promise of Mr Modi's Hindu nationalist B. J. P Targeted LeMay reports from Mumbai. Ayothya has been decorated with flowers, lamps and murals for the event. For many, it's a day of celebration. Others see it as a sign of India turning towards Hindu nationalism. The holy site has been at the center of one of the most violent disputes between Hindus and Muslims in the country. Historic mosque that stood at the location was destroyed in 1992 by people who believe it was built over the birthplace of one of Hinduism's most prominent gods. This triggered religious rites in many parts of the country. Last year, India's top caught allowed a Hindu temple to be built at the site.

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Indian PM Modi at virtual Int'l Yoga Day event

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Indian PM Modi at virtual Int'l Yoga Day event

"Yes it is yes is celebrating international yoga day at home this year amid the corona virus pandemic Indians tend to mark international yoga day with math yoga sessions but that hasn't been possible this year because of code but nineteen so many of them followed online give the classes instead Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's address the nation to mark the day telling people that yoga does not discriminate eight goals be Andres Isla gender a trade and investment species came to international yoga day is yoga at home reflecting the need to comply with social distancing measures in place to limit the spread of the new coronavirus I'm Sarah basses

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India's Prime Minister Announces $270 Billion COVID-19 Rescue Package

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:09 sec | 3 months ago

India's Prime Minister Announces $270 Billion COVID-19 Rescue Package

"India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a two hundred and seventy billion dollars economic package to help the country cope with the impact of the corona virus.

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India's prime minister announces huge virus relief package

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:11 sec | 3 months ago

India's prime minister announces huge virus relief package

"India's prime minister Narendra Modi's has announced a two hundred sixty billion dollar corona virus package pretty scant details so far on what it entails India has also re open parts of its huge

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

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08:26 min | 4 months ago

"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.

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

02:23 min | 4 months ago

"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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05:07 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Of the mody cabinet, pressured business owners and private corporations to stop buying ads on NDTV as well. The station was forced to lay off a quarter of its staff while good journalists lost their jobs, and in some cases, their lives Narendra Modi continued to pump money into his social media operations two thousand Nineteen Moody Fans. Stay up on. Your cells gotta stay up on the social associates, Sushmita, and mead's. Into Nineteen Moody faced re election. He spent as much as five billion dollars on his campaign regular fucking. Bloomberg, over yeah I mean it's a big company country, so you do have to like spread it out more. yeah, pouring money into his propaganda efforts to mitigate the fact that India's economy actually took a bit of a dive under his leadership. It's like fascist aren't actually good. At the one thing fascist, crazy wild. He was helped along in this an attack by a suicide bomber on Kashmir on February, fourteenth, two thousand and nineteen, which killed forty Indian soldiers. Moody's online propaganda machine swung into action video went viral of Mody, consoling the widow of a soldier, that recording was actually from two thousand and thirteen, but the truth never gets in the way of spreading a good meam. They're like She's a widow widows. One as good as another. They're always saying. Throw it out there. motor used anger over the attack as an excuse to ratchet up his anti Muslim rhetoric. He gave speeches claiming that the blood of the people is boiling and sent thousands of troops into Kashmir on the pretext that India's only semi-autonomous muslim-majority state had to be crackdown on for the safety of the people twelve days after the attack, the prime minister ordered a series of air strikes, and what he claimed was a terrorist training camp in a town called. Balakote predictably. Predictably online mody supporters hailed this as a massive success in the battle against terrorism, claiming that more than three hundred Islamic extremists had been killed viral pictures of smoking corpses spread throughout social media, but journalists who investigated found only a few holes in the ground, and no evidence that anyone at all had died. The viral photos were actually just pictures from the aftermath of a deadly heat wave..

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"The memorial to Martin. Luther King junior mode claim to admire during his stay moody had a dinner meeting with Obama, but he presented White House chefs with a dilemma. He was fasting for number. Autry a Hindu festival at the meeting. He consumed only water. which obviously like makes them look really good is very religious basis like he's not even going to eat at this white, house, feast and stuff. So, pretty awkward to have a full dinner friend of a man that now I'll have water. Thank you knew when this meeting was happening. We could like pick different day. I done dinner, but we don't admit. Invite a lot of like the leaders of Muslim countries over during Ramadan or if we do, we do like the night thing that you're supposed to do like we could work this out, but can just done like. A T meeting in the Rose Garden, he might not be allowed to consume t during it kind of depends like different levels of fast we'll never mind should've just rescheduled. Yeah. Well. Modi's early days were relatively unproblematic on the outside. There were numerous clear signs that he was still exactly as much of a fascist..

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"It's almost better than sports. We're back so moody has just joined the BJP which is the political wing of the RSS and he started at the bottom of the party but his skill isn't organizers ensured that he rose rapidly but the nineteen eighties he had become a senior figure in the BJP's Gujarati Chapter at the time the BJP was still definitely fringe. It had only two seats in parliament. The party leadership looked out at the political situation in India. And saw that they needed a cause to crystallize the divisions between Hindu and Muslim in the country. And they found this cause in the city. Yoda that holy city had a mosque called the Babri? Masjid masjid sorry the Babri masjid which had been built by the Muslim Mughal emperor. Babur in fifteen twenty eight for a variety of confusing reasons. A number of local Hindus had grown convinced over the years that this mosque was built over the site of an Old Hindu temple and some of these people begin to claim that Rahm Avatar Vishnu had been born on the spot. And I'm going to quote now from a New Yorker article laying out what happened next in September nineteen ninety a senior. Bjp member named L K Advani began calling for the Babri masjid to be destroyed and for a Hindu temple to take its place to build support for the idea. He undertook a two-month pilgrimage. Called the Ron. Raf Yatra across the Indian heartland traveling aboard a Nissan cheap refitted to look like a chariot. He sometimes gave several speeches a day. Inflaming crowds about what he saw as the government's favoritism towards Muslims sectarian riots followed in his wake leaving hundreds dead Advani was arrested before he reached iota but other. Bjp members carried on gathering supporters in donations along the way on December Sixth Nineteen ninety-two. A crowd led by RSS. Partisan swarmed the Babri masjid and using axes and hammers begin tearing the building down by nightfall it had been completely razed so they destroyed this mosque. Well Sue and Narendra Modi was still pretty low on the totem pole. At this point but it skills an organizer earned him a place Organizing the RAF Yatra that like chariot march across the country. It was his job to organize the Gujarat section of the chariot March and the ROM. Yata sparked a series of horrifically bloody hindu-muslim Riots. All across the subcontinent. The violence took weeks to die down and it was particularly bad in Mumbai one of India's largest cities Muslims were forced either by mobs or I basic self-preservation to move out of neighborhoods. Their families had occupied for generations. Many moved into what were effectively ghettos the riots and dislocation caused by the RAHM raw theatrics aftershocks contributed to the growing violent polarization of Indian society. One survivor the New Yorker interviewed reported. Feeling as if Mumbai had been transformed by all this. That is the first time I ever really thought about my identity. Our entire neighborhood. Our friends were going to kill us in all this was fucking bank for the RSS by Nineteen ninety-six nine years after mody joined the BJP had grown to become the single largest party in parliament as it ever does. The writing and racial hatred sparked by this fascist organization. Convinced more people to join it as they grew to consume the Indian political system. A few forward thinking I academic began to study the Party and its members. One of these was a Sheesh Nandi and I'm going to quote again from the New Yorker here a trained psychologist. He wanted to study the mentality of the rising Hindu nationalists of those he met was Narendra. Modi who was then a little known. Bjp Functionary Nundy interviewed motive for several hours and came away shaking his subject. Ninety told me exhibited all the traits of an authoritarian personality puritanical rigidity a constricted emotional life fear of his own passions in an enormous ego that protected annoying and security during an interview. Mody elaborated fantastical. Theory of how India was the target of a global conspiracy in which every Muslim country was likely complicit. Mody was a fascist in every sense. Nandy said I don't mean this as a of abuse. It's a diagnostic category. Coolant good diagnostic. That I'm sorry GonNa come back to the BJP no way. Sometimes all you can do is laugh about blow jobs when you're talking about fascism. Yep THEY HATE. Blowjobs diagnostic category. That's what she said. Yeah that's what that's what this psychologists and not just being your fash. I'm being. Fascism is a mental disorder. Diagnosing with it. Yeah yeah interesting. So in September two thousand one a month in which nothing else. Historical import occurred Narendra. Modi was appointed to be the Chief Minister of the government of rot which the RSS and BJP had begun to dominate in a series of elections. Modi's rise to power was not due to his own electoral success though It was due to basically his ability to politik internally And he basically undermined over another rival of his in the BJP guy named Keshubhai Patel. I am so sorry about the names here. Yes yes yes So yeah I found a quote from a guy named Vinod Meta which is the former editor of an Indian news magazine called outlook. Who Remembers mody turning up at their office in the year two thousand with a bunch of documents incriminating this rival of his Patel in a scandal quote? I immediately felt this was bad. News there was something sinister about him and the way he spoke and I felt deeply uncomfortable in his presence he complained about Patel and talked about corruption. He came back a couple times but I didn't run the story before I knew what had happened. He was back in Gujarat as the chief minister. And Kiss you by his place so like basically Fox with this other guy. He sees his arrival succeeds in kind of maneuvering amount of power and he winds up as the man in charge on of Gujarat on February. Twenty seventh two thousand and two when a passenger train stops in the city of go drop after departing for Yoga. Many of the people on board the train were Hindu pilgrims who had been visiting the destroyed. Bob remastered mosque in order to advocate. The building of a Hindu temple over its remains most of them were members of the RSS Somehow Muslim residents of Gojra realized that this train was filled with ours activists and the began to shout in. Jira them in the Hindu. Partisans inside began to shout back. The train stalled is at began to depart and this provided time for the confrontation escalate. No one knows exactly what happened next but someone threw something on fire into one of the cars. Possibly like Muslim shop owner like Pasta Stove in there. It's really not known for certain but one of the people in the crowd outside toss something on fire into the into the train and I. I've been on a lot of Indian trains. They they're incredibly crowded and a lot of people wearing long flowing cotton garments and also carrying like piles of clothes and stuff with them like what they own and whatnot. And it's incredibly flammable in there and this catches like members of the group inside catch in the fire spreads. And it's just this this horrific fire and really like before. Anyone knows what's happening. Fifty eight people had either burned to death or suffocated on board the train. Yeah and blame quickly settles on Muslims in general for this horrible tragedy so members of the VHP the religious wing of the RSS The group that most of the people in the train had been part of a petition. Narendra Modi for the right to parade the burnt corpses of their members to streets of metadata the largest city in Gujarat home. What yeah they're like. We WanNA WE WANNA really like make the most of this tragedy. So we want to carry the dead bodies of Our members who got burnt to death and March them through the city to try to spark a fucking riot like. That's the goal here. Excuse me I gotta say that you know I was like oh I'm with them. I'm with them. They're grieving. Wait what you feel like. That really went Nevada. Two hundred real quick. Yeah and the Home Secretary of Gujarat Warns Mody that allowing them to do. This will spark another violent riot telling him things will go out of hand. That out of hand is exactly where mody wanted things to go and sure enough. He allows them to March the corpses of their dead members through the street and this provokes mobs of furious Hindus to take to the streets all throughout the cities of Gujarat shouting take revenge slaughter the Muslims writers cut open the stomach of pregnant Muslim women and murdered babies hundreds of working. Yeah this is where we get the fucking paragraph all right okay touche you son of a bitch. There's mass gang rapes at least one. Muslim boy is forced to drink kerosene and swallow it match. It's it's bad it's bad set of riots. Can you swallow a match? I'm no I'm not? I know that's not the part I should focus on. Not I don't think well she's yeah And also a member of the Congress Party Assange. Afri was caught by crowd and publicly dismembered so like these are really bad but the time it's all over somewhere around two to three thousand people are dead in the vast majority of them are Muslims. And it will. We'll never get an exact death. Toll reports began to filter out in the immediate wake that this violence had not been purely spontaneous just an uncontrollable expression of rage. I'm GONNA quit from the New Yorker again. They appear to have been largely planned directed by the RSS teams of men. Armed with clubs. Guns and swords fanned out across the states Muslim enclaves often carrying voter rolls and other official documents that led them to Muslim homes and shops so they get like government information on where Muslims are living in town to carry out this stuff. Since Very Kristallnacht Motoman in charge of the Gujarati government was nowhere to be found but his influence was felt everywhere. He ordered Indian Army soldiers to post up in their barracks rather than intervene to stop. The violence. Police also received orders to stand down and in many areas. They just took part in the killing one of the very few officers who did not go along with this was Rahul. Sharma the top cop and the heavily Muslim district of Bob Nagar. He later testified that he received no word all from his superiors on how to contain. The riots will which lasted more than three months. Sharma took matters into his own. The riots lasted for more than three months three months of constant street violence. Holy Shit Yeah. It's hard core. It's a bad time in Sharma's WanNa like the few heroes of this time. So he like is being told nothing at all From his superiors of what to do about these murder mobs And it kind of comes to a head when there's huge organized crowd of supporters with weapons start like posting outside a school filled with four hundred Muslim children Eventually ordered six cops to like fire into the crowd which is really maybe the only time I can think of where I'm like. Yeah it's good that the police shot at that crowd Holy Shit but he's successfully saves all these kids like he's a good guy he did the right thing Most police did not The vast majority of Gujarati police let the programs continue unabated as a general rule this to conforms to the standard behaviour law enforcement during acts of ethnic cleansing. All around the world The ones who do not actively participate very often. Sit Back and watch so we can assume anywhere. There is ethnic cleansing occurring. Police will be part of it actively rather than protecting the victims. That's just true. Multiple content or aligning with the opposite of a silver lining. Like a Shit Street. Yeah it's like shit streak. Yeah right yeah like a Shit Street covering one of those thin blue lines yeah So Sharma was shuffled out of his job and criticized by India's home minister a BJP functionary named Advani for allowing too many Hindus to die in his district. So like one of the few cops who like does what up you would hope. A police officer do protects the public gets like basically fired for the fact that too many. Hindus died because like some of his cops had to like shoot at Hindus to stop them from massacring these school children so in the end two thousand people or more were killed in three months of horrific violence more than one hundred and fifty thousand people mostly. Muslims were forced out of their homes as with the earlier. Rioting in September nineteen ninety the roddy riots left a vastly more polarized state in their wake. Muslims were forced out of neighborhoods. They'd long inhabited and dumped into slums for their own safety. One of these formed in the vast garbage dump of the city of amid Abbad citizens village as it came to be known hosted tens of thousands of Muslim refugees would little aid. It received was supplied by volunteers. Narendra Modi's government refused to help when he was asked asked why he had abandoned..

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04:01 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"He was back in Gujarat as the chief, minister and kiss you by his place so Narendra like basically Fox with this other guy he sees his arrival succeeds in kind of maneuvering amount of power, and he winds up as the man in charge on of Gujarat on February. February twenty seventh, two, thousand and two when a passenger train stops in the city of go drop after departing for Yoga many of the people on board, the train were Hindu pilgrims who had been visiting the destroyed Bob remastered mosque in order to advocate the building of a Hindu temple over its remains. Most of them were members of the RSS Somehow. Muslim residents of Gojra realized that this train was filled with RSS activists and the began. Began to shout in them. In the Hindu partisans inside began to shout back. The train stalled is at began to depart, and this provided time for the confrontation escalate. No one knows exactly what happened next, but someone threw something on fire into one of the cars, possibly like Muslim shop owner like pastas stove in there. It's really not known for certain, but one of the people in the crowd outside. Toss something on fire into the. into the train and I I've been on a lot of Indian trains. They incredibly crowded and a lot of people wearing long flowing cotton garments, and also carrying like piles of. Clothes and stuff with them like what they own and whatnot, and it's incredibly flammable in there, and this catches like members of the group inside catch in the fire spreads, and it's just this this horrific fire, and really like before anyone knows what's happening. Fifty eight people had either burned to death or suffocated onboard the train. Yeah And blame quickly settles on Muslims in general for this horrible tragedy, so members of the HP, the religious wing of the RSS the group that most of the people in the train had been part of a petition Narendra Modi for the right to parade, the burnt corpses of their members to streets of metadata, the largest city in Gujarat..

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Behind the Bastards

06:59 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Don't agree with this. And they state that was like after he went on pilgrimage to the Himalayas that he came back and he joined the RSS. We don't know the official biographies talk about stuff. Like when he was nine years old there was flooding in a river and he built a food stall to donate the proceeds to relief work And that during a war with Pakistan and his youth engaged in acts of charity serving soldiers passing through the railway station. That's what they focus on the official biography that he's like this very patriotic kid. Who dedicates a lot of his time and effort to to helping his fellow? Hindus and it's entirely possible that if he did any of this stuff it was actually at the behest of the S. And he was doing it as a child activist. I really don't know it's kind of impossible to tell whatever the precise truth. We know that at age seventeen. Narendra abandoned his wife and left on a pilgrimage of spiritual enlightenment. When he came back he set up teacart at a bus stand to make ends meet in began working for the RSS in a in an official capacity as a porch aric which was essentially a street propagandist so pallor and his wife. When you got back. I don't so I don't think they saw each other rude. Come by and say like Hey. It's going to be weird. I'm selling tea in town. I'm back you know I'm Barry. I'm Kinda Dick. Probably you don't WanNa be with me anyway. So this is the best. But I'm working Siemian towns slinging t to the Nazis. Don't don't feel weird about it. Don't make weird. I have to say I've never fucked so. This is critical for me so they may not have heat. He might be completely honest about the whole chase. Nece thing like it's kind of hard to tell because it's hard to get like a real hint of what the man is but he might actually be like a no nut. Sorta dude like really committed to that proud boy. Don't come. Sorta SORTA thing fascists hate coming so weird so yeah he starts working preach aric which is basically like a street propagandists like he's giving speeches and stuff to try to like rile people up and get them involved in this nationalist movement and really teaches them how to like stir up a crowd and work one and projects like mody were expected to remain chaste living like monks and dedicating their every waking hour to the party so in mody was not delivering speeches and spreading the RSS Gospel of intolerance against Hindus. He cleaned out the living quarters of senior officials in interviews today. Mody claims that finding the irs S. basically saved his life quote. I got the inspiration to live for the nation from the RSS. I learned to live for others and not for myself. I owe it all the RSS so fascist parties like the RSS de facto idolize. The military and leaders in such organizations either have to have a military background of their own or as we saw with people like Hitler Mussolini or they need to come up with a very good excuse to why they did not serve that still reinforces their Bona Fides as like a A lover of the military. I was busy not fucking. I was busy too busy. Getting off to the military you got in the military's a we kind of see this. With trump's bone spurs in his bizarre insistence that the time you spent in the military school was essentially the same as being in the military. You've got to find a way to kind of connect yourself to the military if you're going to be this sort of authoritarian strongman and mody never served but his biography really tries to thread that needle and I'm going to quote from it right now. As a child Narendra Modi had one dream to serve in the Indian army for many youngsters of his type. The army was seen as the ultimate means of serving mother India. As luck would have it. His family was dead opposed the idea. Narendra Modi was very keen to study in Sinek school located near by Jamnagar but when the time came to pay the fees there was no money at home surely. Narendra was disappointed but fate had different plans for this young boy who was disappointed on not being able to wear the uniform of John Soldier. Over the years he embarked on a unique path that took him across India in pursuit of the larger mission to serve humanity so he wanted to be a soldier but like they couldn't make the funding workout and stuff and thankfully he found another way to serve. That's just like being a soldier but doesn't risk him getting shot in a border war with Pakistan. So that's cool so just like that just like that. It's the same. It's the same only he doesn't die anonymously in a trench copying ordered to charge machine got so that is very same. It is the same exactly the same but very fortunate for him. So in nineteen seventy five. When mody was twenty five years old India went through a period of economic collapse. In the attendant civil unrest. That comes with it the RSS saw this as an opportunity to recruit and disturbed disintegrates. The ruling Congress Party Prime Minister Indira Gandhi responded to all this by suspending parliament and instituting emergency rule a widely unpopular into legal. That was rightly condemned by many during her time as de facto dictator. Indira Gandhi had RSS Leaders Arrested and persecuted and the Organization itself was banned. Moody went into hiding at this time addressing a seek in a turban and what appears to be a fake beard. I've got a picture of him in disguise and almost certain that that's a costume. Pc's way let me see the veered look at that little lion on there that makes it. Looks like it's a fake weird or he's got like a thick version of a chinstrap go. Yeah I can't really say for certain if it is a fake beard or not but it's the only question that considered a wild choice. Either way I think the mustache is the message. Israel you can see the tape. Yeah it's weird. It's a weird look. Sunglasses help yeah. They do help. I mean it's not grow a beard or he has one now I think so late the fuck did I mean. He was younger than some men. It takes a while before it comes. Yeah I'll accept that so Indira Gandhi's period of emergency rule eventually ended and the RSS was unbanned and rather than being harmed by their period of persecution. Ghandi's targeting of the group legitimize him in the eyes of many Indians who had not identified with organization previously the R. S. began to grow in the loyal Narendra Modi moved up the ranks quickly in nineteen eighty seven. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP and the BJP the electorally political so member of the BJ. Pay Up Dude. Bj's sorry yeah but it's the in this case the BJP is the electorally political wing of the RSS Noodles. GotTa tell me about Robert Robert. Thank comfortable. It's great you can all join lush. Bjp FEE. That is so cute. Oh Lord in Heaven you're adorable you know what else is adorable? And that's that's exactly right. All of these companies will blow you in the capitalistic sense by sending you products in exchange for currency. Hey I'm andy if you don't know me it's probably because I'm not famous but I did start.

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02:22 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"The RSS saw this as an opportunity to recruit and disturbed disintegrates the ruling Congress Party Prime Minister Indira Gandhi responded to all this by suspending parliament and instituting emergency rule, a widely unpopular into legal move that was rightly condemned by many during her time as de facto dictator Indira Gandhi had RSS Leaders Arrested and persecuted and the Organization itself was banned, Moody went into hiding at this time, addressing a seek in a turban, and what appears to be a fake beard. I've got a picture of him in disguise and almost certain that that's a costume PC's wearing. Let me see the veered. Look at that. Little Lion on there that makes it looks like it's a fake weird or he's. got like a thick version of a chinstrap. Go. Yeah, I can't really say for certain if it is a fake beard or not, but it's the only question that considered a wild choice either way. I think the mustache is. The message Israel Bugliosi the tape. Yeah, it's weird. It's a weird look. Sunglasses help. Yeah, they do help I mean it's not. Grow a beard, or he has one now I think so late the fucked in I mean he was younger than some men. It takes a while before it comes right yeah. I'll accept that, so Indira Gandhi's period of emergency rule eventually ended, and the RSS was unbanned, and rather than being harmed by their period of persecution. Ghandi's targeting of the group legitimize him in the eyes of many Indians who had not identified with organization, previously the RSS Begin to grow in the loyal Narendra Modi moved up the ranks quickly in nineteen, eighty seven. He joined the. Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP and the BJP the electorally political member of the BJ pay cuts up dude. BJ's sorry, yeah, but it's the. In this case, the BJP is the electorally political wing of the RSS Noodles gotTA. Tell me about. Robert. Robert thank comfortable. It's great you can all join lush. BJP. So Cute Oh Lord in Heaven. You're adorable. What else adorable and That's that's exactly right. All of these companies will blow you in the capitalistic sense by sending you products in exchange for currency..

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Behind the Bastards

05:12 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"The Congress Party the Party of Gandhi, basically held power for the first fifty years of his life. They stood for a SEC. secular democratic values directly opposed to the RSS as you might expect from a violent fascist movement. The was initial RSS, was initially a high caste endeavor, organized by wealthy men but in. In, order to expand their membership base after the partition of India, the RSS quickly found itself recruiting new members of Lower Castes, and one of those recruits was a young boy named Narendra Modi. It's hard to say when he first got involved with the RSS I've heard some sources that claim. He was eight or nine years old when they when they went with him his. fell. That's real fucking early. Yeah! His official biographies don't. Agree with this and they state. That was like after he went on pilgrimage to the Himalayas that he came back and he joined the RSS We. Don't know. The official biographies talk about. Stuff like when he was nine years old, there was flooding in a river, and he built a food stall to donate the proceeds to relief work, and that during a war with Pakistan in his youth engaged in acts of charity, serving soldiers passing through the railway station. That's what they focus on the official biography that he's like this very patriotic kid who dedicates a lot of his time and effort to to helping his fellow Hindus. and. It's entirely possible that if he did any of this stuff, it was actually at the behest of the S, and he was doing it as a child activist I really don't know it's kind of impossible to tell whatever the precise truth we know that at age seventeen Narendra abandoned his wife and left on a pilgrimage of spiritual enlightenment. When he came back, he set up teacart at a bus. Stand to make ends meet in began working for the RSS in in an official capacity as a Aric, which was essentially a street propagandist, so pallor and his wife when you got back, I don't so I don't think they saw each other. Rude. By buying. Say Like Hey, it's going to be weird. I'm selling. T in town I'm back. You know I'm Barry I'm Kinda Dick. Probably you don't want to be with me anyway, so this is the best, but I'm working..

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Behind the Bastards

05:30 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Yeah, let's let's get a couple of knives more knives in here Sophie. Narendra Modi was born in vinegar. A small town in north. Gujarat Manzana district on September seventeenth nineteen fifty. He was the sick of a third of six children, and he was not born into wealth and privilege. His family was of the cheek cast, which put them about as low on the cultural totem pole is one could go without literally being an outcast traditionally, members of this caste pressed vegetable oil for A. A living, but Ninjas father supported his family by running small China shop at a local railway station. The Moody family were incredibly poor and live together in a forty by twelve foot single-story house when Indra was old enough, he worked at his father's teashop to help support the family. He would get up early to work alongside his dad and then cross. The train tracks to head to school later in the morning. The modern political propaganda around mody often emphasizes the fact that he was is unmarried and chased essentially portraying him as something of a monk dedicated purely to his work on behalf of India, a man who sacrificed even love for the love of his country. We know being chased. Actually can be a real problem. Maybe something shows that. People should just maybe. but this whole like presenting himself as a monk. does kind of keeps with a broader trend propaganda on motive. For example. This has website Narendra Modi Dot in describes his childhood. As a child Narendra Modi balanced his studies, not academic life and his contribution to the Family Tea stall his schoolmates recalling are injured as a diligent student with enchant for debating and reading. He would spend hours and hours reading the school library among the sports. He was very fond of swimming. Narendra Modi had a wide range of friends from all the communities as a child. He often celebrated both Hindu and Muslim festivals. Considering the large number of Muslim frenzy had in the neighborhood. Yet his thoughts in his dreams went way beyond a conventional life that began in the classroom and ended in the environs of an office he wanted to go out there and make a difference to society to wipe tears and suffering among people at a young age. She developed an inclination towards renunciation asceticism. He give up eating salt chillies oil in Jaggery, so that's kind of how he's portrayed in his official propaganda. Right so they also. Hit Tons of Hindu or Muslim friends. He's not racist and he did. If your God doesn't want you to eat chilis. Abandon your God. It's not that because like obviously, chilies are like a traditional Hindu food. It's this idea that like. The air better than people because you don't need chilis that because you sacrifice comforts of the flesh. You're a holy man like that's kind of what make, and that's not just Hinduism. That's like a huge in Christianity and Islam like this not that. You're not fucking at least chilies. If you're knocking at least half Chili hot sauce, what are you even have? That's a t shirt or not fucking. Chili's yeah. You gotTA Anyway Chili's or fucking. Both to fascism yeah. so it was however revealed during his first campaign for Prime Minister Narendra was legally married and had been virtually his entire life he was like a married as a child of actually moved in together at the age of seventeen, but the only cohabited for three months the Narendra abandoned his wife to wander around the Himalayan mountains on a pilgrimage and he never returned. So. Till death. Do US part just kidding. No until I wander away forever, it's it's a little bit weirder than that. Because I can't put this on Narendra because he didn't get to like choose to marry his wife. It was like. His family because family's very traditional and they thought that like they should..

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

11:46 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Thurs hello dear friends. I made the previous joke about Ted Cruz. Quarantining and then being exposed again and immediately re self quarantining back in earlier distant age when such things were a little bit more funny seeming We are not in a position where that super funny right now so I would like to replace the bit that Sophia and I did about that with this new bit which is a joke So there's this pirate and he walks into a bar and the pirates. The the bartender looks the part and he's got like a steering wheel in his pants and the bartenders like. Hey what do you got that steering wheel in your pants for and the Pirate Response? Yar is driving me nuts. That is the joke..

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Behind the Bastards

03:41 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Now that you're Leon. On only dead children episodes. You know it is Sophia. I. You know when you when you when you get into a new relationship with somebody ladies stay with what's comfortable for awhile and so we stayed on the dead baby trained for a little one feel safe could made me feel safe, but now I'm willing to experiment with fascist foreign political leaders. You want to invite a fascist to our relationship. Yes, I do there's always a point in every relationship where you invite a fascist strongman freaky. Let's do this. That's why they keep winning actually. Just WanNa, fuck and bring him Yup. You can't keep them out of your bedroom. He just liked to dom, and I appreciate that about. Oh, boy, this is gonNa feel so much less comfortable after we get to all the murder people. I mean that's really getting it in right now, so I'm going to start by talking a little bit about Nazism in India. As Know Big Fan Big Fan Nazism in India used anywhere really. A Jew, nothing worth my heart. So. In India a long strange history. That's really really difficult to talk about As we discussed our Savitri Devi episodes, the Oji Nazis were obsessed with India is land of the ancient aeriens that they idolized in the SS on an airbase, which was like the SS archaeological division, actually sent expeditions into Tibet and northern India to seek out the origins of their mythical superman, so like how heartwarming that they had enough time to like follow this. They really dial. There were like murdering all across. Europe is just so sweet that they were like you know what? Let's explore a little bit of some something mystical. Yeah, this was when they were sending this. That was kind of slow murder period where they were like they hadn't because there weren't that many Jewish. People actually in Germany proper so they they really hadn't ramped up the killing yet, and they were mostly doing weird shit and murdering their political opponents. In Kristallnacht. No but it's. It's pre- Invasion, of Poland and stuff, so it's it's like pre the start of actual hostilities, so they've the. They're definitely killing a lot of people, but like by Nazi standards. They haven't really got into. The moves. Bouche Yeah Yeah. Let's have a little bit of archaeology with our. Our murder appetizers just like like a slow ramp up. Yeah, yeah, lately, I'm not GonNa make an in common here so while the ideological underpinnings of Nazism did not get relief any purchase in the Indian subcontinent during the nineteen thirties and nineteen forties many Indian Nazi Germany as a potential ally in their battle against British imperialism, so one of the tough things to understand this is also true, an ex, a different kind of extent with like Ukraine is. Was a number of folks in India who supported the Nazis during the period with the Nazis were in charge, not because they cared about Nazism, but because they hated the British empire, which is like yeah okay. I mean. Everybody hates the British Empire. Yeah, if you're like a Hindu nationalist or an Indian nationalists in like a reasonable person like nineteen thirty, you can look at the Nazis well I'm sure they've done bad stuff, but like. Let's look at what the British Empire spent doing right like I think that's a long history of terrible a lot more reason to be concerned. so that's part of the support here in that aspect of it, the the part where it's like kind of understandable of the Nazis reached. It's height with the Index Legion or the Indian Volunteer Legion of the SS. This was an all Indian military force aimed formed at the guidance, Indian nationalist leader Subhas Chandra Bose the forces were initially formed of Indian..

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Behind the Bastards

03:43 min | 4 months ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Thurs. hello, dear, friends. I made the previous joke about Ted Cruz quarantining and then being exposed again and immediately re self quarantining back in earlier distant age, when such things were a little bit more funny, seeming we are not in a position where that super funny right now so I would like to replace the bit that Sophia and I. I did about that with this new bit. Which is a joke So there's this pirate and he walks into a bar and the pirates. The the bartender looks the part, and he's got like a steering wheel on his pants and the bartenders like hey, what do you got that steering wheel in your pants for and the pirate response? Yar is driving me nuts. That is the joke..

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India locks down its 1.3 billion people for 21 days

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:42 min | 4 months ago

India locks down its 1.3 billion people for 21 days

"I'm Anthony Davis. India has begun the world's largest lockdown today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address. Wanting one point three eight billion citizens to stay inside will risk inviting the pandemic into their homes. And pledging two billion dollars to bolster the country's beleaguered healthcare system the move puts nearly one fifth of the world's population under lockdown. The announcement set off panic in many neighborhoods as people rushed to markets to stock up on supplies at many places. Police tried to disperse crowds outside stores. Indian health officials have reported four hundred sixty nine active cases of Kovic nineteen and ten deaths. Officials have repeatedly insisted there is no evidence yet of localized spread but if conducted relatively scant testing for the disease in a country where tens of millions live in dense urban areas with irregular access to clean water experts said local spreading is inevitable but since the World Health Organization declared the corona virus a global pandemic triggering. India's government to invoke a British Raj era epidemic act giving it sweeping powers to contain the disease the cases have been growing rapidly and according to Modi have the potential to spread like wildfire in recent days. India had gradually expanded stay at home. Orders banned international and domestic flights and suspended passenger service on its extensive rail system until the thirty first of March. It was not clear what the

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India goes under 14-hour lockdown to curb coronavirus spread

BBC World Service

00:57 sec | 4 months ago

India goes under 14-hour lockdown to curb coronavirus spread

"Hello Ron Neal newness with the B. B. C. news more than a billion people in India are being asked to stay at home to combat the corona virus pandemic before the fourteen hour lockdown came into effect the prime minister Narendra Modi's told people to avoid crowds and to practice social discontent social distancing three hundred and fifteen coronavirus infections have been recorded so far in India from Delhi here's a pair Ahmed it's unprecedented over one billion people are staying indoors from seven in the morning until nine in the evening on Sunday the was second most populous country is observing the prime minister Narendra Modi's advice of staying in self imposed curfew to fight the spread of coronavirus the otherwise crowded and chaotic streets and bustling bazaars banner completely deserted look

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Namaste Trump: US president fills world's largest cricket stadium for political rally

Correspondents Report

06:22 min | 5 months ago

Namaste Trump: US president fills world's largest cricket stadium for political rally

"Almost two weeks ago the US president. Donald Trump was in India for a quick two-day tour. They were no major announcements expected but donald trump was to speak in front of over one hundred thousand people at huge cricket stadium in the city of Ahmedabad it was an event that piqued the interest of South Asia correspondent. James Ocean Bash. It turns out local media when more than a little curious why an Australian journalist had decided to go along to the spectacle on me. That's the sound of more than one hundred thousand people welcoming. Us President Donald Trump at a new cricket stadium in Ahmedabad not just any cricket stadium the largest in the world. According to seating capacity the president is used to speaking at large political rallies but even hey admitted awake lighter went back in the US that this was something special. This was a political party. Indian style music was blasting people were dancing in the stands paper masks and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and president trump will being worn with glee and they were baseball caps with trump's name on them. Lots of baseball caps the back of the stadium. I'm sitting among many local media and a few other foreign journalists just trying to absorb it all and then something unexpected happened. An Indian TV journalists came up to me and asked if she could interview me a mistrial Ian replied assuming that she thought I was an American. It doesn't matter. She showed me turns out. She wanted a foreign perspective about Modi meeting trump. Why was an Australian journalist here? Does this change the way USTRALIA views? India is big news back home those sorts of questions now. India has a lot of rolling news channels more than twenty. I'm told and that means a lot of hours have to be filled with content on. Saint Live crosses done here for less so when I figured why. Not and within a minute of saying yes. We relies when all of this about say the cell but I will give you a sense of that. Maybe guests with me right now. James Lee Denisov Eaton. That's fine birth names off food related daily. Denise these all Geisha going to spawn in with ABC The Australian Broadcasting Corporation. James. I want to ask you. You obviously definitely give me the foreign media perspective. Paul you wheeling this particular democracies these elitist. Then you've seen a lot of billboards around which summit ipod nausea you've got the world's largest democracy welcoming the first democracy in fact the most powerful democracy so I certainly pro-meta Strategy and perspective with a lot of interest in how they get along and how countries get along as well On. Tv The interviewer and occupying about a third of the screen. Another thirties live pictures of the rally and surrounding. Those two boxes are distracting amount of flashing graphics with the American Flag Waving on screen and headlines about mody welcoming trump constantly changing before the viewers is Indian media is certainly more shoddy than back harm and that includes the news animations anyway back to the interview Australia itself. It's always how to focus on China and you can say that starting to shift quite significantly and even the fries. Indo Pacific is one that you hear a lot more nowadays now. That's the point of made a fair bit recently. In fact the last time I was on this program I said I expected to hear more from India incoming years but if that's true change will surely be gradual industrial change. The Way Australia looks at in there. I wouldn't say a particularly changes to why you've seen to be honest. I likely wouldn't have gone to Ahmedabad either. Weren't for this. Visual spectacle with Donald Trump went on to discuss Australia Mont possibly join India Japan and the US in naval exercises this year or next and that was the end of the interview. Only Latin that perhaps the media not belong to either in America. Third-country thought that would be the end of it. I sat back down waiting for the main event to start but then a man with a golden microphone started chatting to me. He was a reporter with another news station India. Today within minutes on back on the air answering the sign. Top of questions. There was also a bit of Banter about how Australia no longer had the largest cricket stadium in fact that was repeated to me several times in the Strip opposite studio me like this random person who answered a question about Donald Trump explaining that the M. C. J. was no longer the world's largest cricket stadium minutes after the interview with India. Today I had another request for a TV interview and then another eventually. I decided because I had my own reporting to concentrate on now as I mentioned before. There's a lot rolling news platforms in India. Sorry grubbing may or any foreign Janai for an interview. Could just be filler. But it did get me thinking about the rise of India. He had the president of the United States showering India. And it's people with price. I got the sense that this was a proud moment for many here. Regardless of their politics it signified a in. The wider world is viewing India having foreign journalists to report on that reinforce this view but regardless of what the future holds for India. It seems one thing. That's not in dispute. They now have the world's largest Cricket Stadium Great Story there with South Asia correspondent James Oaten.

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Is India becoming a Big Brother state?

FT News

07:28 min | 5 months ago

Is India becoming a Big Brother state?

"In India. Possible data is snowballing and people are calling for more stringent data privacy laws in response Narendra Modi's BJP led government has devised a new data privacy. Bill that is striking a different path. From Europe's general data protection regulation would GDP all however amid Watsa packing allegations against the government and the rise of facial recognition. Critics of this new. Bill say that it paves the way for a willion levels of state surveillance. Hit to discuss this with me. Is the FTC. Benjamin Parkyn down the line from Mumbai. Hi Benjamin I can you give us an overview of the data privacy conversation. That's happening in India. When did it I come to the foreground? The discussion really goes back about a decade. I suppose noticed when India started building the world's largest biometric identity scheme it's other program so essentially citizens would get a unique. Id that was linked to that fingerprint. So Iris Scan. So is incredibly powerful to and really help to streamline the delivery of government services for example vice minimizing bureaucracy but it was also seen as a dangerous too because there was so much intimate data collected in one place whether it was. You know biometrics nick. Thiel financial data and whatever else separately has been a really in many senses nearly unprecedented explosion of mobile phone use and Internet use over the past few years. I suppose China is nowhere else where hundreds of millions of people who previous had never used the Internet now have phones have facebook accounts. Talk accounts and a shopping. Whatever else definitely their friends. What do you think has been the catalyst for this bill in particular in two thousand seventeen? The Supreme Court in India ruled that citizens enjoyed a fundamental rights to privacy under the constitution that was largely a response to the other program but it created degree of urgency. Around this question of what to do all of the states what protections could citizens expect how could companies and others use it so a committee was formed than a draft personal data protection? Bill was put out in two thousand eighteen and in December the government the IT Ministry puts out a new draft at much change draft of the bill into parliament. So what does this data privacy bill? Acne prepares the bill is in many senses reminiscent of GDP although it's authors had envisioned it as inspired by GDP but taking a new path that would make more sense for developing countries. That's how they framed it. It contains all sorts of strong privacy protections but was also intended to help India's digital economy flourish on practical terms. It proposes separating out certain categories of data such as sensitive and critical personal data which will receive extra protection it has tough rules around. How users can process the data of children for example who had defined as anyone below the age of eighteen and it also has other provisions such as a right to be forgotten the ability to correct and erase your data online. If it's no longer accurate or whatever else so what's been the public reception than to the latest draft of the bill. You wrote that. The man who conceived and wrote the first draft has called it a Walian. Can you tell us why? Yes so. This is justice. Sri Krishna Rutan's who cream court justice. Who was appointed often that privacy ruling to help draw the original bill? He's been extremely vocal about the fact that he's disillusioned with it and that's because while in many respects it's even tougher on say companies than GDP. It gives the government a very broad brush to bypass the bill. Also the latest version includes this provision whereby the central government can exempt any agency from all provisions old privacy implications that would be introduced under this bill while Europe and lot of other countries provide a mechanism for say intelligence agencies to intercept. Communications will collect data. This is subject to legislative of the sites or parliamentary oversight as it was originally intended to in injustice Sri Krishna's bill and now it's not so his words. The government has caught lunch. Have you any sense of what citizens or civil society activists and even corporations have thought about this? Bill IS BEEN MIXED REACTIONS. If THIS BILL PASSES COMPANIES. Stand to have to deal with increased regulation. But I think even many of them recognize. This is a necessary step. However the government exemption which wasn't in the original bill has launched a lot of people particularly in the context of what is happening. India at the moment where they've been a little protests. There has been unrest in been a broader a debate about the state of civil liberties in the country the concern among not just privacy advocates but also people from the corporate world and all sorts of other is that this could backfire case it. Could you tell us you alluded to this? Could you tell us a little bit more about Moody's New Citizenship Law? The protests against it. And whether you're seeing instances over reports of surveillance and reports of people being critical of this sure so in December parliament passed a very controversial law suit provided a fos track essentially non-muslim religious minorities from India's Muslim-majority neighbors I Pakistan Bangladesh Afghanistan to citizenship. This was seen as undermining India's secular constitution it was seen as discriminatory against Muslims. Not least because there are persecuted Muslim minorities in some of these surrounding countries and it was also seen as positive ruled a agenda on the positive Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to promote internationalism. The idea that India is a home. Nine Hindus it's also tied up in concerns that Muslims could be subject to future scrutiny and insecurity in India such as separate plans for Roy Citizenship Registry. By virtue of this bill they would be more vulnerable to Rica cushions from that. So this bill has set off. Huge protests and the response by the authorities has been seen as very heavy handed that bidden violent crackdowns there have been killings the been mass arrests. But it's also put India's civilians capabilities on show for example in Delhi Police started to use facial recognition technology at protests. For the first time something that was originally intended to help find missing children has now been used to help monitor these protests and identify suspected quote unquote rabble rouses and others who are seen as potentially dangerous and this is in itself alarmed. A lot of people.

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Lead intel agency pushes back on reports Russia is aiding Trump

Brian Lehrer

07:17 min | 5 months ago

Lead intel agency pushes back on reports Russia is aiding Trump

"Congressman Maloney is a member of the house intelligence committee that means he was also in the room last week for the briefing in which the committee was reportedly told that Russia is out to help Donald Trump win the presidency again congressman we always appreciate your time thanks for coming on today my pleasure I know that was a classified briefing last week and there are things you can't say what can you tell us about what the trump administration's election security official Selby Shelby Pearson told the committee well I can't speak in detail about what what's the the movie was in a classified setting what I can tell you is that you know Russia interfered in our elections last time it is continuing to do so it is done so around the world by the way in other elections entities and in the news crystal clear that they prefer Donald Trump now I understand the administration wants to shoot the messenger but this is a serious national security issue and and I've said to administration officials you know if you told me that the Iranians you know want to defeat Donald Trump because he killed the general Soleimani I wouldn't say oh you're just trying to make a political argument that the Iranians prefer Democrats I would understand the logic of opposing you know an opponent of the regime in their eyes but I I I by the same measure expect them to recognize that Gladden your Putin who has said publicly he supported Donald trump over Hillary Clinton continues to prefer this president to the alternative it and so they just need to open their eyes and stopped in nine rounds we played the club just before you came on of trump's national security adviser Robert o'brien on television this weekend saying we've been very tough on Russia and we've been great on election security so I think it's a non story do you think they've been great on election security it depends on who that pronoun refers to if you're talking about Paul Nakatani who runs the NSA run cyber command who has the less than a the most important job on defending our elections then I agree that all night sorry the general who runs an essay is great at the agency level they are focused on this problem and I try to we we sure my my my my constituents that they're a lot of good people in your government who still take this stuff seriously we have exquisite abilities that we all pay for and we will deploy them to keep our elections safe and free but it matters a lot the signal they get from the White House it matters a lot that that these agencies not be cooperative the way we've seen at the justice department or the state department by trump loyalists who will say or do anything that could make the president happy there's too much at stake in o'brien did say in the clip even though this was a classified briefing that he has seen no intelligence that suggest Russia is trying to help trump have you seen any such intelligence I can't comment on the content of classified material that I've been retelling what has been publicly reported that I'm aware of suggests that you know that the that the books are statements by the national security adviser he doesn't have a lot of credibility with me most of these people around the president now are there for one regional entities compare it without thinking about whatever the president says for once and that is not the same thing is keeping our country safe will keep in our elections here for the rest of us after all these people accountable another part of that story as we reference just before you came on is that Bernie Sanders has acknowledged that he was briefed the Russia is trying to help him in the democratic primaries and we played a clip of senator Sanders from twenty eighteen a speech at Johns Hopkins called building a global democratic movement to counter Thor tarian isn't that excerpt was also quoted in Michelle Goldberg's New York times column today and she wrote that by contrast under trump the US has abandoned even the pretense of backing democracy and human rights and I see in this morning's news trump is in India in a city that NPR's reporter describes as literally plastered with posters of trump holding hands with their Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi's and I don't think Sanders will be doing that so I gather you're a Joe Biden supporter in the primaries but how much would you describe as a false equivalency the claim that Bernie Sanders would be like Donald Trump when it comes to Russia and enabling authoritarianism yeah well I will neither was I mean in other words I I I don't think that anybody has to be confused that Donald Trump has been cozying up to dictators in a way that is offensive and an unjustifiable but I would feel better if if one of the leading democratic candidates wasn't also for bizarre reasons emphasizing how great parts of the Cuban regime more or or if he hadn't decided to honeymoon in Moscow at the height of the Soviet Union and those are also very questionable choices and and things that emphasize for major American politicians I don't like any of it I wish people were clear that they had these dictatorial regimes are bad and are at odds with American values although as far as it pertains to the president and of course many things have been brought up the Sanders supporters would say about Joe Biden and things that he's said about race and sex it cetera going way back but they went way back then and now we play the clippers all the respect I don't know what that has to do with praising the Castro regime when you might want to win Florida in November so you're saying the things that Bernie Sanders said just recently about the Castro regime being not all bad I think there's something I think there's substantively sort all this analytically very dangerous when the moral imperative each year he's to be Donald Trump and anybody who's involved in themselves in some you know some some Ivy League seminar on what's good and what's bad about being even focus on winning this election and that's what I care about because if we put Donald Trump in the White House for four more years the consequences are devastating for everything we care about from the healthcare people sentenced to the environment okay receive quality climate change you know that everything so I with the Democratic Party would focus on how to win this election and I do not think the conversation about the good points of the Castro regime are helpful in any way so Bernie Sanders is going to be our nominee I hope I hope the focus is on winning you're in a Hudson Valley district that you represent it since twenty twelve

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Trump Says U.S.-India to Sign $3 Billion in Defense Deals

Morning Edition

00:41 sec | 5 months ago

Trump Says U.S.-India to Sign $3 Billion in Defense Deals

"President trump is wrapping up his two day visit to India suggesting the U. S. and India it may be able to reach a comprehensive trade agreement later this year hashish me to Pontiac reports trump met with India's prime minister Narendra Modi's earlier today in New Delhi the two leaders said they had made tremendous progress too it's a trade deal they did announce a defense agreement president trump said India would buy more than three billion dollars worth of advanced military equipment from the U. S. including helicopters at a news conference trump also suggested Democrats opposed to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders presidential bid leaked classified intelligence from a congressional briefing indicating Moscow wants Sanders to win

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Trump heads to India in first trip as president

All Of It

00:56 sec | 5 months ago

Trump heads to India in first trip as president

"President trump is expected to receive a huge welcome in India as he's about to arrive for his first official visit crowds of people are filling a cricket stadium in the western city of Ahmedabad where Mr trump will address a rally with the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi our correspondent a ruling today Mukherjee is there many experts are saying this is that never been seen before for any foreign dignitary this kind of scale and bump around twelve million dollars have been spent on this entire event but having said that there are several critical issues that many experts are also pointing out that still remain between India and the U. S. for instance the trade deal which continues to be a very major sticking point between both nations the other critical aspect would also be some of the uncomfortable questions that are likely to be raised by Donald Trump one of those issues could occur shimmy boxed on as well as the bill that India has introduced which many are seen to be discriminatory towards

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India's New Delhi heads to vote amid protests against citizenship law

BBC World Service

05:16 min | 6 months ago

India's New Delhi heads to vote amid protests against citizenship law

"World service let's turn our attention to other elections now in India and to be precise daily with fourteen million potential voters are today casting their ballots for the state legislative assembly it's being seen to an extent as a test for the prime minister Narendra Modi's BJP it follows nationwide protests in December over a controversial citizenship law which critics said threaten the secular nature of Indian society the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan is on the line now from dell aged just put into perspective a what's at stake potentially here Reggie I mean as you mentioned you in these assembly elections said there about the kind of state like control old daily they're all seventy seats up for grabs in the deli assembly in the party that wins the most seats will save as the chief minister service sort of equivalent to you a governor perhaps in the United States which we just talking about I'm saying this is a national elections but it maxes primarily in the my with ready because this is the first electoral text in a way all of the B. J. P. on the prime minister made these citizenship amendment act which of course is we reported a loss on the this program has led to protests across India and some of those protesters being focused he in Daddy what you had for example she he in Balkh way you had and hundreds and hundreds of women he's been content day and night protesting the citizenship amendment which they say undermines India's secular constitution also seen police finance as students in Delhi have protested at universities he said in many ways away this is a national issue that's become a policy of these local campaign local issues are also her being about these protests as well on on those local issues beyond that citizenship law what else of people being weighing up over the last few weeks well I mean I think the primary agenda for the BJP's campaign at least has been to put these national issues aren't the forefront and it's worth mentioning that well the BJP on that rental may be with hugely popular at one reelection in twenty nineteen is you know and that's what the board effectively in Delhi in terms of parliamentary seats in the state elections in twenty fifteen they didn't do very well the tool in the Altamonte me policy which is an anti corruption policy got sixty seven after the seventy seats in the arm out coffee is helping to maintain strong cold feet daily you also get back issues Gillian I mean certainly when it comes to the B. J. P. they've had a rule that becomes out to tennis in a way into a national campaign promise the mode the address to rally C. in Delhi I will say you are the home minister on the show all has been speaking at rallies at some of the politicians of many controversial statements yet he and if you know the chief minister of nearby look up her dash said that the protest is that she he balked should be fed bullets not only describe them as terrorists in a way that has been the predominant issue not just for a dental of course but in India but since you asked about the all the on the line concerns for people hate in Delhi will pollution has the one big issue here what is being done by you the assembly members on the state white politicians to address the huge levels of pollution that we see here in Delhi I don't say safety for women so let's see what they if you spray out will get the results which actually what happens the next week I'm couple questions maybe in this year Phil clock I mean I just wonder where daily is a C. T. fits with Marty citizenship law I mean we sold massive protests in all of the major urban centers obviously universities where a hot spot for protest against that piece of legislation I mean it how should we understand daily in the national picture is it more cosmopolitan is it likely to be more skeptical of that kind of appeal to the the Hindu price I I just wonder where it where it fits into that national picture and and how much the citizenship law will shape this current election in Delhi that's a very good question yeah the vast majority though even though this is a a metropolitan city the nation's capital vast majority of faces in Delhi are you I would be living and and yet poverty or white be living in the kind of affluent areas that that you know we kind of associate with the metropolitan city there are a lot of people even under privileged areas safe development actually is another issue I didn't mention to Julian just then which has become a big concern for dinner your question I've only just down and she he bawled actually I decided to check out the polling station back and all I can believe that the line that was going around the block thank you speak of that which is waiting to help to balance its two maybe three or four polling station this morning but she he dog was the one that just had a line stretching around men and women I might say and so in in you know that your question and not since they're all huge pockets of Muslim communities Hey in many ways is United to see a yeah he has become an issue about face away that you know Muslims are being discriminated by this little and set the Muslim areas I'll say drive through John mia milia which is an area whether it be not surprised test as well and they seem to be a healthy turn out there in terms voting today it has to those wages

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Wistron Increasing iPhone Production in India

Mac OS Ken

01:06 min | 6 months ago

Wistron Increasing iPhone Production in India

"As being of India apples push on the subcontinent continues. macrumors says the Cupertino. Thirteen companies manufacturing partner. WISTRON is set to start making an important part for iphone in India according to the peace a Western plant plant opening in April outside of Bengal. Aroo this at the start making printed circuit boards or PCB's for Iphone A.. P. C. B.'s. Where processors assessors memory storage and other such components live in the device? They usually account for about half the cost of a smartphone. According to the report if apple can source those from India instead of importing them it could save a ton on tariffs imposed by prime minister. Narendra Modi's government to boost local manufacturing and create new jobs over the weekend Modi's administration announced that beginning in April it's hiking the import tariff on populated. PCB's from ten percent to twenty percent making westerns timing. Well timely I guess

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Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:22 sec | 7 months ago

Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi

"Masked assailants stormed India as Nehru university in New Delhi Sunday night in a violent attack on students that wrist escalating protests against prime minister Narendra Modi's government members of student groups allegedly affiliated with Molly's political party attacked hospitals at the university with rods and batons injuring dozens of students and some professors according to the all India students

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Indian Prime Minister Defends New Anti-Muslim Law Amid Deadly Protests

Morning Edition

03:45 min | 8 months ago

Indian Prime Minister Defends New Anti-Muslim Law Amid Deadly Protests

"Prime minister Narendra Modi's defending his controversial citizenship law as protests over that loss with the country this new law offers an expedited path to citizenship for migrants in the country illegally who fled religious persecution from three neighboring countries but it excludes Muslims at least twenty three people have been killed as clashes intensified between police and these hundreds of thousands of protesters which these protesters led by students and citizens of all faiths now joining us on Skype from New Delhi is Washington post India correspondent me Hama see welcome back to the program good morning so you've been covering these protest for some time now what what do they feel like right now right so dole it's been a so many days since they began there has not been a loss of momentum in these projects which are happening mine too not just in big cities like teddy and Bobby but also in several small towns in the south in the west in you don't really everywhere and and that's one of the remarkable thing and something that poses a big challenge ultimately the more the government which is not seen such an outpost off public anger in a in the last five years that it's been in charge of so thousands of people are out of their own streets everyday defying various bands like in a L. there are bands on gatherings there is internet has been shut down in several places metro stops are closed and yet people come out the chanting slogans of freedom there is like the national anthem the read out the preamble of the constitution and and really try and register their protest which the against this law which they see as discriminate tree and going against the country's secular constitution now as you also mentioned that there have been twenty three deaths across which have a you know been in situations which have gone to NY island and many of those are from a police fighting impact for also supplement let's talk about the prime minister I mean mode is come out defending this law accusing his opponents of inciting this violence I mean it is is he's actually promoting a Hindu nationalist agenda here with a law like this yes absolutely of the prime minister and his party but the parties and the party has or res full ground that their vision for the country is doing is is offer him to state and not well what the founders of this country envisioned which was a much more secular state and be have you know advanced as several legislations like this will ever since at the cafe and they came back into a bar in meet the seal the first stripped oh gosh mere which was the only Muslim already region off its autonomy in St hold then of course the other longstanding demand of the Hindu right has been to build a temple at the place of a mosque which was raised illegally by Hindu extremists in the nineties the Supreme Court decided in favor of the temple of that's something that the prime minister has no spoken again on the campaign trail and of course now the citizenship act which the prime minister says is not against any religion but if you if you see what his own deputy home minister stop and shop has said repeatedly that this will be followed by a nationwide citizenship registry but everyone will have to provide documentary evidence off being ended well if that does happen critics say the team those with a who get excluded but find a box back but to the Muslims will not and that's why this law is very dangerous any expectation of these protests could could change these policies well as of yesterday when the prime minister for the first time defended it and he did not show any indication that the government is willing to back down but the protests are also not dying out so it to it's going to be difficult situation in the in the days to come to see who's gonna finally going to blink first The Washington Post Mahama see in New Delhi thanks so much for your time

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Main India opposition party to stage protest against new law

Says You!

00:30 sec | 8 months ago

Main India opposition party to stage protest against new law

"In India protesters angered by the new citizenship law that excludes Muslims defied a ban on demonstrations today this as prime minister Narendra Modi's used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the bill as insular decision passed earlier this month at least twenty three people have died in the protests most of them in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where twenty percent of the state's two hundred million people are Muslim mode is accusing the main opposition Congress party of conspiring to push the country into a fear

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Parliament backs Brexit deal in decisive step toward leaving the E.U. on Jan. 31

BBC World Service

10:16 min | 8 months ago

Parliament backs Brexit deal in decisive step toward leaving the E.U. on Jan. 31

"Will looking ahead to twenty twenty and one thing we do know is going to be on the agenda again is brexit Britain's departure from the European Union and re elected conservative government in London is pushing full steam ahead for the political deal by the end of January and a full trade deal with the European Union by the end of the year one of the old Meredith crowding I think it's possible to get a trade deal done in eleven months the question is what it would contain and so I think a comprehensive trade deal is very unlikely it took Donald Trump two years to renegotiate the US Mexico Canada agreement and that was after they already had a very well established draft taxed so you know less than a year for U. K. seems very ambitious and I think difficult I think if they don't have a very comprehensive agreement if they limited to certain areas like trade in goods maybe a little bit of trading services and will be more likely that they can get it through my best prediction is that you know we will have a break set but that there will still be some negotiations going on to make more substantive longer lasting agreement is that your is that your instinct and from yeah I I totally agree I think I would add two points if the UK wants to stocks the rolled down to deregulate its own economy I think the instinct T. on this side of the channel in Europe would be no way we can agree on a comprehensive deal and the other point is if the U. K. was to sell its crown jewels to China and really stocks entering into a an intensive face off negotiations and even an opening up to what's China that's very comprehensive think the you will will also be extremely reluctant to come to a conclusion with the okay so the the you really wants the U. K. as a strategic long term partner and not as a competitor well I mean it sounds as though if the worst case scenario seems to be disappearing as a likelihood of around breaks in the European Union right around rocks and this is another reason perhaps from moderate optimism in more general macro economic terms I mean one thing we haven't yet discussed on the show is the more general state of the global economy a year ago you were here speaking to me meditating on the potential risks of a global downturn in twenty nineteen phone deal curves what kind of turning the wrong way when they that never really happened the stock market is actually been amazingly buoyant in the last few months when we were much more watered in August and and September and then with some of the noise on trade going away as well as the federal reserve turning fully back to accommodation that has taken off some of the risk off the table it is clear that the central banks have lost any appetite for normalizing in the near future they probably won't until they see inflation staring them up front and center so that risk has been taken off the table what does that leave us that leaves some of the issues we've talked about trade but also geopolitical wrist let us not forget that something drastic in Hong Kong or in some other parts of the world in Saudi Arabia could come back to hurt the rest of the world matter does it it's the first decade I was reading since the eighteen fifties the United States has not had a recession the first deck I mean that's that's kind of why now isn't it it is and I think the risks remain I just don't seem coming up immediately there is a lot of political uncertainty I think with the democratic side new US election it's not clear if that's going to become a more leftist government or more moderate centrist government but I think even on the US side one of the things that looks clear as I think whether you get a Democrat or Republican in the White House next the US is shifted its gaze in word and so that something also it's kind of looming on the longer term horizon of two or three years out that there's less interest in engagement with the world and that could lead to more political risk abroad the one area of climate change we haven't yet touched on Gregory Raj and you've written about this recently it's an an extraordinary area at the time when as mentioned where old governments appear to be kind of pulling in the the drawbridges and not really speaking to each other as they used to of course the world is clamoring it would appear the people on the streets so many of them all clamoring for more engagement when it comes to international agreement on climate absolutely and we need action on climate change now the problem of course as you just pointed out with the governments looking to make the country's great again but not looking to what what's what's the world we have two big issues in front of any climate agreement one the countries that are willing to take action through things like carbon taxes are worried that the rest of the world would not follow suit if I may reduce the amount of coal plants for example in Europe but China continues building coal plants then perhaps the action itself is being vitiated so is it what is it is it than just the the the the CUSIP nous of individual politicians countries that have just thought this tool out against doing climate action that is just undermining everything I mean you know we've got willing governments in Europe but no where else is that what we're saying and I'm not just that I mean I I think if you ask Americans for example a fair number would say yeah we think it's an important issue but everybody else should also be doing something there so I think there will be more support for a global agreement but of course the poor countries say without the guys who put the carbon in there why do you want us to take stringent action which limit our own groups of we need to resolve these and this is what has in a sense stored climate she'd actions so far good travel who we just overstated the importance of public anger we just need to sit and wait until the current generation of politicians disappear no I don't I don't think so I mean we can't sit and wait I mean this problem is urgent and needs to be resolved by our generation and not by the future generations the U. S. now trying to push forward a very ambitious agenda of course that would be lots of a position within Europe on this as well but I think one key element is how to deal with exports and imports and term the exports of the European Union already contain less CO two than the imports another rates we consume more calling **** site then then be produce and an additional takes domestic tex would of course increase that imbalance so one has to find ways of adjusting for it intensity of imports and exports at the border and so this couple border adjustment is one way of trying to also chief war global leverage so because I mean you're saying that if the E. U. takes the stand it will set an example to the rest of the world well it for sure on that it's more than an example I think it's also a kia cost it's almost like a tariff unless you really make your production as efficient as its standard mystically you will find it very difficult to do to compete in the European market and so in that sense it provides the key financial incentive also for other countries that do business with Europe to adjust at the border of course it's going to be extremely controversial and especially the port emerging economies will claim that it's unfair and will try to jeopardize that at the WTO but I think this is going to be one of the big debates in trade actually next year another debate in trade maybe the pan African free trade agreement provides a religion it formally comes into being in July twenty twenty of because it's been in the making for some time aiming to create a three trillion dollar market can we be that optimistic around Africa's prospects with free internal trade when we have been getting more and more optimistic this is a young continent and there are increasing examples of businesses that are successful across multiple countries in in Africa so I think this is a very very welcome development I think that Africa me in fact be the continent of the future but it's sick extremely important that some of the things they've done very well of reducing the amount of conflict it cetera continue because that creates the environment full full commercial growth and there are some examples of new businesses in Africa which often offer a lesson to some of the other emerging economies for example impasse so which is the more by payment structure in in some parts of Africa I have actually been translated into India and a full written example which in fact is increasing inclusion in India today endear itself of course has seen slightly reduced for costs for growth in recent months I mean are you bullish about India's prospects at the school of course its prime minister Narendra Modi's been reelected this year and tensions appear to be growing ethnic que in parts of the country I mean does that have an economic risk attached to it the thing program it undoubtedly undoubtedly has and I have been advocating a refocusing on economic development and economic growth rather than focusing on the political agenda which the government has been following and I'm hopeful over the medium term India will regain the foss growth that it has been known for finally it has been a generally prediction free look ahead I think today I've been very gentle and all three of you can I as I always do ask each of you to make a tangible full costs small or big if you will for twenty twenty control well I think one of the big media mega trends that will drive also twenty twenty is artificial intelligence and the tremendous progress we are seeing in computing power all in machine learning and the way that will reshape all economies services service sector at all daily work life balance daily work

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"narendra modi" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on AP News

"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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"narendra modi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"We want them to hear that in Mumbai. Let's do it again. Now. When. This is a government prizes style and showmanship over substance, very often ministry of external affairs. India's farm ministry has become slapping pictures of Mody up on its website. That's not a usual thing that very much. This little cult of Mody going on amongst these ministries, and it's newspapers and in foreign policy is positive that. We would never have imagined Manmohan Singh. The spoken form of finance minister who had a doctorate from offered from putting himself in Madison Square golf. No, Wembley stadium. The throngs of the Boura and yet Modell's that. So they're very much a triumph Stilo the substance. Sometimes. Then welcoming prime minister Narendra Modi Dade. The renter. Modi's obvious enjoyment of the spotlight, and he's at best relaxed attitude to manifestations of can apply. Kapoor sinology cults. He remains a curiously bold off character. He does not take journalists on his travels and has never held a press conference little is known of his personal life. Or even if he really has one Millon John McCall Modi's biographer union people on also not so much concerned as to what people do in the personal lives, especially even if. Provided. It does not really become a scandal movie has been able to keep his scandals about his personal life. He was married, but he has never lived with his wife. He was mad at video of any was young boy you'd be about sixteen seventeen years old. But then often he did not for whatever reasons he doesn't talk about it and vanilla journalists have tried to prove he has not been very nice to them after all the elections only two thousand fourteen when Mr. moody to sign legal document that he did make a mention of spouse's name. She definitely is known. She has been featured knowing the last four years on television, which generally does not heap. Very high profile contains very provide next year. Narendra Modi will face India's voters in his first general election as prime minister Modi's will. Be hoping that it's too soon to be talking about his legacy. But what kind of record? Can he put to India's people and will convince them he would not be the first nationalist populist to discover that it's easier to run as an outsider as the ultimate insider shirty Kapila from the university of Cambridge. If you lead the financial times, it will still say that this is a good place to go and invest and the like, but I think there is a new problem that India is facing in its image. And which is that it does seem to be a little bit more intolerant. It seemed to be a country which has lost its grip on just very ordinary forms of violence, not necessarily big collective rages of the kind in the eighteenth of riots and so on. But there is you are around women security there is around minorities and their protection. And I think that in a way is overshadowing some of perhaps what may be moody wants to project for India by bought from the growth quite about from the investment. What about from the so-called reforms he may or may not have gotten? So he's got a hard place in terms of policy direction at the moment. Nine months, just before the elections and de monetization, which was supposed to be kind of big bang reform was an utter failure. So he's facing not say corruption, which was the big problem under the last government. But corruption has also surfaced particularly around some of his closest allies and their family members. So I would say it would be things like cost would be things like the broad coalition between the young between minorities. But also people who seem now quite restless, quite impatient. With the lack of as it were any progress for them in a context, which feels utterly hostile towards the marginal. And I think that this is twenty nineteen no one would have in two thousand fourteen said that this was a mandate that was going to be frittered or there was going to be a real contest and twenty nineteen. But I think too. One thousand nine hundred and the next big general election is going to be a tough one for more. The it's not going to be a smooth running.

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"narendra modi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"narendra modi" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"His ratings are very very high and the high eighties. But then it is paradoxical because the mandate dove, very high in terms of seats is the lowest that any party has ever got an Indian democratic history. So he got only thirty one percent the BJP only thirty one percent of the vote. So he's paradoxical figure where the party is. Actually, quite unpopular is not neither here, nor there is actually facing an identity crisis. But he loons he is the figure that people have put faith in. Here's mellon. John McCall joy Modi's biographer, again, I think the biggest change which has happened in the last four years the extent of hatred animosity towards any form of dissenting voice in India. You'll also see a huge amount of centralization of power. This government has definitely started a large number of programs, which are fifty fine and fancy dumps slogans, but in terms of that actually achievement. Portions as to whether they're really chief opposite onto. If Narendra Modi the politician is frequently criticized for being concerned with appearances it's because one of the few things known about Narendra Modi's. The man is that he's concerned with appearances he has been known to change outfits several times in a day, the twenty four seven politician. He actually instance heaps Olympics. He's driven by Zaid. Why political policy I have had very you Asians of newsmen with him. But I know that he has had some close friends I knew that used to like politically kind of little music in Gujarati. And this is evident even when he was very young party activist somebody else, high fashion spectacles and as on this. Granted Benz as well as watches. He's a man who does not fair on personal expenses..

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