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India's caste system: Weakened, but still influential - Deutsche Welle;

India's caste system: Weakened, but still influential - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleIndia's caste system: Weakened, but still influentialDeutsche WelleDespite laws that aim to create equality, the caste system in India continues to have a strong impact on society. DW explains how it evolved and what the situation in the country is now. Indien Hindu-Tempel in Ahmednagar (picture alliance/DINODIA PHOTO ...and more »

Member of 'untouchables' caste expected to be India's next president - Daily Sabah;

Member of 'untouchables' caste expected to be India's next president - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahMember of 'untouchables' caste expected to be India's next presidentDaily SabahRam Nath Kovind, nominated presidential candidate of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), delivers a speech during a welcoming ceremony as part of his nation-wide tour, in Ahmedabad, India, July 15, 2017. (Reuters Photo). Lawmakers were voting ...and more »

Indian Presidential election 2017: All you need to know - Connected to India (press release) (blog);

Indian Presidential election 2017: All you need to know - Connected to India (press release) (blog)

Connected to India (press release) (blog)Indian Presidential election 2017: All you need to knowConnected to India (press release) (blog)As lawmakers vote to elect the 14th President of India today, experts say the result is almost a foregone conclusion given the dominance of the electorate shown by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies. Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official ...and more »

Narendra Modi distances himself from cow vigilante attacks - Financial Times;

Narendra Modi distances himself from cow vigilante attacks - Financial Times

Financial TimesNarendra Modi distances himself from cow vigilante attacksFinancial TimesNarendra Modi has distanced himself from a spate of mob attacks in the name of “cow protection” that have mostly targeted Muslims, urging India's state governments to act against what he called “hooliganism”. Addressing his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya ...and more »

Member of India's lowest caste expected to be elected president - The Guardian;

Member of India's lowest caste expected to be elected president - The Guardian

The GuardianMember of India's lowest caste expected to be elected presidentThe GuardianRam Nath Kovind is presented with a garland of flowers at a welcoming ceremony in Ahmedabad, western India. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters. India. Member of India's lowest caste expected to be elected president. Ram Nath Kovind, nominee of Narendra ...and more »

Indian Americans express outrage over mob lynchings in India through protests across US - Bhatkallys;

Indian Americans express outrage over mob lynchings in India through protests across US - Bhatkallys

BhatkallysIndian Americans express outrage over mob lynchings in India through protests across USBhatkallysWashington: The Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella coalition of progressive organizations across the United States and various coalition partners today held protests in three cities across the US, to express their outrage over ...and more »

Why is 14 years of jail for killing cow and 2 years for death due to rash driving okay? - DailyO;

Why is 14 years of jail for killing cow and 2 years for death due to rash driving okay? - DailyO

DailyOWhy is 14 years of jail for killing cow and 2 years for death due to rash driving okay?DailyOContent warning: The article contains graphic details which some readers might find disturbing. May not be suitable for right-wing alt-truth seekers. Parental guidance (from Nagpur) advised. Let's take you on a tour of the smelly "automated abattoirs ...and more »

Trump and Modi's silence on hate crimes provides shelter for criminals - TRT World;

Trump and Modi's silence on hate crimes provides shelter for criminals - TRT World

TRT WorldTrump and Modi's silence on hate crimes provides shelter for criminalsTRT WorldBoth US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to destroy "radical Islamic terrorism”, while ignoring repeated crimes against Muslims. The silence from both leaders provides protection for violent Islamophobes.and more »

Indian politicians vote to elect new president - Aljazeera.com;

Indian politicians vote to elect new president - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comIndian politicians vote to elect new presidentAljazeera.comTwo candidates from the lowest rank of Hindu caste system vying for largely ceremonial post. 17 Jul 2017 09:19 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Ruling BJP candidate Kovind ...and more »

Parliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate Ram Nath Kovind favourite - Reuters;

Parliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate Ram Nath Kovind favourite - Reuters

ReutersParliament elects president, BJP-backed candidate Ram Nath Kovind favouriteReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's parliament began voting on Monday for a new president in an election likely to be won by a candidate backed by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), tightening its grip over top political positions. Ram Nath Kovind's ...and more »

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste - Gulf Times;

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste - Gulf Times

Gulf TimesIndia votes for next president from lowest Dalit casteGulf TimesIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves after casting his vote to elect President at Parliament House in New Delhi. Text Size: A A A. AFP/New Delhi. Indian lawmakers voted Monday to pick the country's president, who is certain to come from the ...and more »

India's Turn Toward Intolerance - New York Times;

India's Turn Toward Intolerance - New York Times

New York TimesIndia's Turn Toward IntoleranceNew York TimesIndian police officers clashed with students during a protest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ban on the sale of cows for slaughter in May. Credit Arun Sankar/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. Narendra Modi's landslide victory as prime minister ...and more »

What Kovind's rise tells us about Modi's leadership - Governance Now (registration);

What Kovind's rise tells us about Modi's leadership - Governance Now (registration)

Governance Now (registration)What Kovind's rise tells us about Modi's leadershipGovernance Now (registration)Ram Nath Kovind is widely tipped to get elected as the 14th president of India. His elevation will not be without surprise. Prior to his nomination as the NDA's candidate, few in the political circles had any idea that he would emerge as the final ...and more »

Low-caste Dalits face off in Indian presidential contest - Deutsche Welle;

Low-caste Dalits face off in Indian presidential contest - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleLow-caste Dalits face off in Indian presidential contestDeutsche WelleIndian lawmakers are voting between two presidential candidates from the lowest Hindu caste. PM Narendra Modi hopes his candidate will help Hindu nationalists get support from Dalits ahead of the 2019 general election. Ram Nath Kovind (Reuters/A. Dave).and more »

Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP ally - ABC News

Indian lawmakers choose president, likely a Hindu BJP allyABC NewsIn this June 19, 2017, file photo, Ram Nath Kovind, center, waves to media upon arrival at the airport in New Delhi, India. Kovind, 71, is the former governor of the eastern state of Bihar and a longtime associate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ...and more »

Indian Lawmakers To Vote For New President - Interactive Investor

Indian Lawmakers To Vote For New PresidentInteractive InvestorNEW DELHI (Alliance News) - Indian lawmakers were set to vote for the country's next president on Monday, with two politicians from the lowest rank of the Hindu caste system - Dalits - vying for the largely ceremonial post. The candidate from the ...and more »

Indian Christians join protest against mob lynching over Hindu radicals' 'cow devotion' - Christian Daily;

Indian Christians join protest against mob lynching over Hindu radicals' 'cow devotion' - Christian Daily

Christian DailyIndian Christians join protest against mob lynching over Hindu radicals' 'cow devotion'Christian DailyChristians in India have joined thousands of people from other faiths in their chain of protests against mob violence stemming from Hindus' devotion to cows. This came after a teen Muslim was stabbed to death for allegedly eating beef. (REUTERS / Rupak ...and more »

#NotInMyName echoes in US cities too - The Hindu;

#NotInMyName echoes in US cities too - The Hindu

The Hindu#NotInMyName echoes in US cities tooThe HinduThe diaspora participate in a 'Not in my Name' protest in Washington D.C. against the growing communal polarisation in India, on Sunday. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement · Varghese K George. Washington, July 17, 2017 09:22 IST. Updated: July 17 ...and more »

The Morning Wrap: Doggedly Controversial; Malaria-Free India By 2027? - Huffington Post India;

The Morning Wrap: Doggedly Controversial; Malaria-Free India By 2027? - Huffington Post India

Huffington Post IndiaThe Morning Wrap: Doggedly Controversial; Malaria-Free India By 2027?Huffington Post IndiaThe Morning Wrap is HuffPost India's selection of interesting news and opinion from the day's newspapers. Subscribe here to receive it in your inbox each weekday morning. Essential HuffPost. The meme by All India Bakchod casting Narendra Modi in a ...and more »

Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them) - The Conversation US;

Hinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them) - The Conversation US

The Conversation USHinduism and its complicated history with cows (and people who eat them)The Conversation USWendy Doniger does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.and more »