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  • Hindu Sect Is Accused of Using Forced Labor to Build N.J. Temple0

    New York Times   Federal agents descended on the massive temple in Robbinsville, N.J., as a lawsuit charged that low-caste men had been lured from India to work for about $1 an hour. The BAPS temple opened in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2014 and is still under construction. Credit…Annie Correal/The New York Times By Annie Correal May

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  • Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore0

    India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. Ravish Kumar, managing editor of NDTV’s Hindi news channel, anchoring an evening newscast at the studio’s headquarters in New Delhi in February.Credit… By Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman

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  • The Roots of the Delhi Riots: A Fiery Speech and an Ultimatum0

    • Blog
    • February 27, 2020

    A local Hindu politician told the police to evict a group of Muslim protesters or he and his men would. Now, 25 have died in some of the worst violence in years. By Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj and Sameer Yasir Published Feb. 26, 2020 New York Times NEW DELHI — To many in the eastern

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  • How to Fix Pakistan’s Crashing Economy0

    • Blog
    • February 16, 2020

    To redesign its economy, the country’s leaders must take on the moneyed elite and religious extremism. By Atif Mian December 10, 2019 If an airplane took off a dozen times only to come crashing down each time, the only logical conclusion would be that the aircraft requires a fundamental redesign. Pakistan’s economy, like the airplane,

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  • India Isn’t Letting a Single Onion Leave the Country0

    By Jeffrey Gettleman, Julfikar Ali Manik and Suhasini Raj Oct. 1, 2019 NEW DELHI — Truckloads of onions are being turned back at the Indian border. Officials are threatening raids to prevent onion smuggling. India’s neighbors, reliant on hundreds of millions of pounds of the crop, are reeling from the news: Not a single onion

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  • The Silence Is the Loudest Sound0

    Opinion The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout. Indian security personnel on the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir, last week.CreditCreditAtul Loke for The New York Times By Arundhati Roy Aug. 15, 2019 Ms. Roy is a writer and lives in Delhi. NEW DELHI — As India

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  • India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.0

    By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar Aug 17, 2019 NEW DELHI — More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line Hindu nationalist agenda that has challenged the country’s pluralist traditions and aims to redefine what it means to be Indian. The hunt for

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