Violent clashes erupted in Delhi amid allegations a new citizenship bill discriminates against Muslims and undermines the secular foundations of India, with protests over the legislation spreading to regions
It was 81 days ago that Kamal Hussain Mondal, a 32-year-old brick factory worker from a remote village in West Bengal, took his own life. He had been a carefree man and attentive father to his two young
Two protesters have been shot dead by police in the Indian state of Assam during unrest over legislation that will allow for Hindu but not Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to citizens
Indian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan – but not if they are Muslim. Critics of the government said the legislation undermines
This week, as the Guardian Weekly was being delivered to readers, Britons voted in the first UK election to take place in December since 1910. At the time of writing the result is (perhaps blissfully)
What is most sinister about this narrative is the way it whitewashes the undeniable history of the police's own rapes On 27 November, a group of men raped, smothered and then burned the body of a vet her
Protesters in north-east India have set fire to tyres and cut down trees to block roads in a shutdown across the region hours after lawmakers approved the government’s new citizenship bill. The legislation,
The situation is getting worse, not better. We are seeing more and more second and third generation children being born with such disabilities Rashida Bee From the beginning the government has protected
A fire has swept through a market in Delhi in the early hours, killing at least 43 people and prompting an outpouring of grief and anger. Witnesses said the fire took hold so quickly that there was little
Stay indoors, lock all the windows Rachna The only thing to do is ignore it Daniel Salazar The east coast of Australia is in the grip of a bushfire and air pollution crisis. But plummeting air quality
“Stop rape. Stop rape.” The chants rang out over the Samta Sthal memorial as hundreds of women from Delhi and beyond raised their fists in a show of collective rage. Among them sat Leena, 35. “I was six
A 23-year-old rape victim who was set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapist, has died in a New Delhi hospital, the doctor treating her said. The woman was on her way to board a train
We children of migrants all have family legends. Mine is of a young man on a ship in 1959. He had £5 in his pocket and a sweetheart who could only join him a few years later, once he had worked and saved
Her family called her Twinkle. In the dry desert brush of Rajasthan where her body was found, blood spattering her tiny legs and brown school uniform and a belt fastened around her neck, she lay among
Indian police have shot dead the four men accused of the brutal gang rape of a young vet in Hyderabad in circumstances that have been described as “suspicious”. The four had become high-profile objects
An Indian woman has been set on fire on her way to a court hearing to testify against two men who had allegedly raped her. The 23-year-old is in a critical condition in hospital with 70% burns after she
A fugitive guru and self-anointed “godman” who is facing charges of abduction and rape in India has established his own island nation, reportedly off the coast of Ecuador. Nithyananda, who built up a spiritual
The bat looks at you with bright black eyes, shining with intelligence. The artist has turned this natural study into a portrait, giving what was surely a dead specimen a personality and inner life that
A Nasa satellite orbiting the moon has found India’s Vikram lander, which crashed on the lunar surface in September, the US space agency said on Monday. Nasa released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance
Hindu worshippers have begun killing thousands of buffalo in what is reputed to be the world’s biggest animal sacrifice, held every five years in a remote corner of Nepal, despite efforts to end the bloodshed.
Outrage has continued to grow in India over the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, with protesters taking to the streets and politicians calling for the offenders to be “lynched”. Demonstrations
The gang rape of a veterinary doctor whose body was set on fire and dumped under a bridge has sent shockwaves through India, with hundreds of women taking to the streets in protest. The charred body of
City Football Group has acquired a majority stake in its eighth football club. The group, which owns Manchester City, has agreed a deal to take a 65% stake in Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League.
Female activists in India were violently attacked by protesters and stopped by police as they attempted to make a pilgrimage to a Hindu temple which was controversially ordered to open its doors to women.