In the midst of a national panic and fear, reports of racist attacks on migrants from Northeast India have escalated, including physical abuses captured on social media.
Existing commentaries have focused especially on the impacts of the lockdown on general poverty or access to food. It’s impact on people’s capacity to obtain healthcare is also a critical issue.
With just four hours’ notice, the government instructed everyone to remain in their homes, banned public events, closed schools and colleges and shut commercial and industrial outlets across the country.
This paper elaborates upon three of the several challenges faced by the most powerful electoral management body in the world – the Election Commission of India (ECI), and how it proceeded to solve them.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a surprisingly emphatic win in the national election. The elections concluded last week after seven rounds of voting which took six weeks and mobilised more than 600 million voters. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) increased both its seat and vote share to win a resounding majority, while the main …