Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone (centre) visits students protesting at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi against attacks on students and teachers, on January 7th. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

When a Bollywood superstar joined students protesting against a mob attack at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, India’s film industry set up an(...)

Kashmiri journalists display laptops and placards during a protest demanding restoration of internet service, in Srinagar. File photograph: Danish Ismail

India’s supreme court ruled that the five-month digital lockdown imposed on the Kashmir region by Narendra Modi’s government is unlawful and gave the (...)

 Students and activists take part in a protest against Sunday’s  attacks on the  Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, in front of Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Demonstrations erupted across India on Monday after a brutal attack on students and teachers of a premier university in the federal capital New Delhi (...)

Congress-JMM alliance workers celebrate results projecting an assembly majority in the Jharkhand state election in Ranchi on Monday. Photograph: Rajesh Kumar/AFP via Getty Images

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) conceded defeat on Monday in crucial assembly elections in easter(...)

A file image of Kuldeep Singh Sengar (centre), a politician who has been convicted of rape in a high profile case in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images.

A former Indian politician has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a teenager, his lawyer said on Friday. Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who repre(...)

A policeman fires a teargas shell during a protest against a new citizenship law at the Seelampur area of New Delhi, India on Tuesday.  Photograph: Manish Swarup/AP

India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act has not only triggered violent protests across the country, but also adversely impacted New Delhi’s di(...)

A police officer throws a piece of brick towards demonstrators during a protest against a new citizenship law in Seelampur, New Delhi on Tuesday. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government has rounded up thousands of Muslims in Kashmir, revoked the area’s autonomy and enforced a citizenship test (...)

Demonstrators shout slogans against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Monday. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Violent protests over India’s controversial new citizenship Bill, which was approved by prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Jan(...)

A bus is on fire following demonstration against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill  in New Delhi. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

More than 100 activists protesting against a new Indian citizenship law were injured in New Delhi on Sunday as they clashed with police who used tear (...)

 Demonstrators shout slogans next to a burning barricade during a protest against the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Bill in Guwahati on Thursday. Photograph:   Biju Boro/AFP via Getty Images

Army troops have been deployed across India’s northeastern region against thousands of demonstrators, who defied curfew, burnt buses and cars and atta(...)

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