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Indians hold a torch-lit procession to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India. Photograph: Anupam Nath

Indian opposition leaders strongly criticised prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on Thursday ove(...)

India’s president Ram Nath Kovind (left)  administered the oath of office to  Narendra Modi   at a grand ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Narendra Modi was sworn in on Thursday for a second consecutive five-year term as India’s prime minister at a grand ceremony in New Delhi attended by (...)

Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress Party: calls for him to step down have intensified among demoralised party workers. Photograph: Pursuance Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

The remarkable election victory by India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), devised by prime minister Narendra Modi, has imperilled the(...)

BJP leader and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi speaks in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has pledged to scrap a decades-old statute that confers special rights on the people of (...)

Election staff check electronic voting machines at a distribution centre ahead of the fifth phase of India’s general election at Sirohi district in the desert state of Rajasthan yesterday. The   machines have had to be transported across vast terrain by high altitude porters, elephants, camels and bullock carts. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

Polls to elect 543 MPs for the next five years to India’s 16th Lok Sabha, or people’s lower house of parliament, are taking place in the world’s la(...)