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Questions tagged [india]

Questions relating to the government or politics of the Republic of India.

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Why was Gandhi not awarded the Nobel peace prize?

Mahatma Gandhi is known worldwide for his non-violent approach and for his efforts in gaining India's independence through peaceful methods. Many past winners have publicly acknowledged Gandhi's ...
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Why is Rajasthan pro BJP in the LS elections but not in the state elections?

The Congress had won the state elections in Rajasthan, and the people were extremely disappointed by Vasundhara Raje's governance. However, most political analysts say that BJP will win a majority in ...
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Privacy of voting in India

Is the voting process in India really a private affair? Recently, an MLA belonging to the ruling party has threatened voters that Prime Minister Modi has installed cameras in the polling booth ...
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Veterans appealing against politicization of the army

Recently, veterans of the Indian army had written a letter to the President of India complaining about the politicization of the army and its operations. The ruling government had denied about this ...
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Why did France waive the tax dues for Reliance? [closed]

The French authorities made a settlement of 7.3 million euros instead of 143.7 million euros with Reliance immediately after the controversial Rafale agreement between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...
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Are village-by-village elections results published in Indian General election to the Lok Sabha

Is it possible to find out from published returns, or otherwise, how an individual village voted in the Indian Elections to the Lok Sabha? Maneka Gandhi, one of the sitting MPs in India belonging to ...
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Lying in election affidavits

The former education minister of India, Smriti Irani has been caught lying in her previous election affidavits about her educational qualifications. She had at times, claimed to be a Yale graduate, a ...
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Reasons behind selective filtering of immigrants by India

The president of the ruling party (BJP) promised during election campaigning that only refugees belonging to Hindu, Sikh and Buddha will be allowed into India. The government also seems to be thinking ...
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Why won't UK Prime Ministers formally apologise for the Amritsar massacre?

A BBC article today recalls the trapping and shooting to death of 379 - 1000 Indian protesters by British troops in 1919. While Winston Churchill called it "monstrous" in 1920, David Cameron paid his ...
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Is there any sign of the BJP endorsing Imran Khan after Khan endorsed Modi?

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has all along led the allegation that Pakistan was funding and supporting the opposition in India. BJP followers in India have been attacking Imran Khan for ...
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Is it allowed to invoke religion while campaigning in India?

I have seen a lot of politicians invoking religion while campaigning for elections in India. They usually drive up an "us vs them" mob mentality. While I feel that this is ethically wrong, is this ...
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Failure of Ujjwala Scheme (LPG subsidies) in India

Despite massive publicity, the Government of India's much-hyped Ujjwala scheme which had promised to wean away rural women from using wood as fuel in the kitchens has failed big time. What are the ...
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Manifesto Preparation by Political parties in India

I was browsing through the manifesto of INC for the parliamentary election, 2019. There were some really good ideas in all areas. The promises and plan of action were spread across all types of topics ...
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Wealth disparity in India

Why is the wealth disparity increasing in India despite it being a socialist country? Is India a socialist country only in name? Even though the preamble to the constitution of India explicitly ...
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Why shouldn’t citizens in India elect their president?

When the Presidential election of India rolls around, The people aren’t involved in the electoral process but it is the MPs and MLA’s of the State and National Assemblies who elect the President. So ...
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Contesting from multiple places

Why is it allowed for politicians to contest from two places, then is it only limited to two or more than two is allowed? Also once they win both, they will have to resign one place and pick another, ...
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What happens in transfer of technology in defence deals

As per an article, Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), Mumbai, is manufacturing six Scorpene submarines under technology transfer from Naval Group of France under a 2005 contract. I don't understand the term ...
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Why China is blocking ban on Notable Terrorist Masood Azhar?

As per the todays latest update, China blocks Masood Azhar's listing as global terrorist for the fourth time. This guy is accountable for number of attacks and loss of lives. Apart from that there was ...
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Did India break any international law or UN charter by violating LoC and Pakistan's airspace?

On 26th February 2019, Indian government demanded that they conducted an air strike on alleged JeM terrorist camp in Pakistan. India stressed that fact that they didn't target either any military or ...
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Why can't we use freedom of speech and expression to incite people to rebel against government in India?

In India we are not allowed to incite people to rebel against the government. Why are we not allowed to do so?
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Why would citizens of a country crave warfare against a nation that holds nuclear weapons?

If two countries both possess nuclear weapons, what reasons are there for why inhabitants in one of the countries would crave warfare against the other? Isn't that completely illogical, since warfare ...
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Why does the western world consider Jaish-e-Mohammed as a terrorist group (as opposed to insurgents)? [duplicate]

Jaish-e-Mohammed is a radical group based in Pakistan which operates mainly in Kashmir against India. Its professed goal is to reunite all of Kashmir with Pakistan. It often takes responsibility for ...
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Does the IAF have 1000 kg smart bombs? [closed]

According to NDTV... The aircraft dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on terror training camps, completely destroying them, reports said. in the recent LoC incursion. Does the IAF have 1000 kg ...
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For what reasons does India not provide proof that it attacked terrorists on Pakistani soil?

Today, India carried out an airstrike against an alleged terrorist camp based in Pakistan. After the strike, India claimed they killed about 350 terrorists. India has not provided any proof of this. ...
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Surgical strikes by India

Surgical strikes against Pakistani terrorists have been happening for a long time by India. What used to be clandestine operations are now publicised by the present government. What brought about this ...
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Government Schemes - Indian Context

In the Indian context, What exactly are government schemes and how are they different from laws made by the parliament ? Are the schemes solely executive action or parliament permission is needed ...
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Does India have something similar to a referendum proposition?

I am an Indian student in the US, and I have recently witnessed an election here. In California and Florida (I have seen a ballot for that state), the voters also vote on some key issues in addition ...
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Press conference by SC judges

Is the historic press conference by four senior-most SC judges a sign of government interference in the workings of the judiciary? References - https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/supreme-...
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What concessions did India make to get jets 9% cheaper in the Rafale deal

The Modi government claims that the Rafale deal it brokered is cheaper than the original deal by 9%. How did it achieve this? What concessions did Modi give to Dassault in order to get the deal at a ...
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Money bills cannot be sent back by president in India's parliamentary system

In Indian parliament, the president cannot send the money bills back for reconsideration of the houses but he can withhold them permanently (pocket veto). What is the logic behind this rule? What is ...
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Legal basis of religion for Citizenship Amendment Bill

According to the website http://www.prsindia.org, about the Citizenship Amendment bill that India recently passed in Lok Sabha is states that The Bill amends the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make ...
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Regarding the Economically Weaker Section ( EWS ) 10% quota approved by the Indian Parliament

I am reading an article in a leading newspaper of India, in which the author says: As per the India Human Development Index ( IHDS ), the annual household incomes of 98% of households are less than ...
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Why is Economically Weaker Section not considered backward under Art 15 and Art 16 by Supreme Court?

I was watching a YouTube video explaining the need for 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS). In this video, the speaker explains that the Supreme Court of India doesn’t count ...
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What are the end cases of the Rafale controversy? [closed]

Every day Rahul Gandhi keeps making allegations and BJP leaders keep giving unsatisfactory answers. The facts that are undisputed are: There was an earlier (unofficial) deal of the UPA government ...
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Why are public institutions perceived as being inefficient?

I have experienced the carelessness of the government bureaucrats. The assurance of them not losing their jobs no matter what, makes them behave utterly careless (at least in India, say in a ...
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Need of electoral bonds in political funding

What was the need of electoral bonds in India when an entity (individual/company) could have anonymously donated to any political party via electoral trusts? What purpose does it serve which couldn't ...
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Public policy for air pollution in India

Pollution in New Delhi is constantly on national headlines. The last piece of legislation done relating to air pollution, as far as I could tell was in 1980. If I am not wrong, the ministry ...
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Autonomy of Delhi Police

What kind of control does the Delhi government have over the Delhi Police? I just read an NDTV news report that a Delhi MP slapped a police officer in uniform in front of a crowd: Was Pushed, Says ...
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Why does BJP want to know Rahul Gandhi's gotra?

Why is the BJP so concerned about what caste and gotra Rahul Gandhi belong to? Every party in India claims to remove casteism but why does the BJP repeatedly bring up the caste and the religion of the ...
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Why does the government pose a Ban on things which have not been Scientifically proven to harm us? [duplicate]

A High Court bench of my country, on Oct 24, 2018, passed a law which asks telecom providers to block all pornographic websites. The 1961 international treaty Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs ...
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Why is there no separate law for husband in domestic violence in india?

There is a law for wife for domestic violence in India, but there is no law for husband for domestic violence. Here is the Wikipedia link for 498A which is used for Indian wives.
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How can Indian government afford highly unpopular decisions such as banknote demonetisation?

This question deals with the consequences of 2016 Indian banknote demonetisation and it seems that this decision severely impacted dozens of millions of people (especially farmers). It is clear that ...
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How were farmers affected by demonetization in India?

In 2016, The India government declared ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series invalid. This announcement led to significant economic disruption. It is said that farmers were affected ...
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Does Russia have real-time encryption communication agreement with India?

I was reading this article and I quote: [...] It will give U.S. communication systems to India and allow real-time encrypted transmissions between compatible U.S. and Indian ships and aircraft. [......
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How do people decide which political party is good for them?

There are 2 main political parties Congress and BJP. Right now the situation becomes worse. Social media became boring - if I open Facebook and check I see lots of post regarding political things. It ...
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Gilgit-Baltistan is disputed territory, then how is it that Pakistan administers that area? [closed]

According the the Instrument of Accession (Jammu and Kashmir) signed by the ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is a part of ...
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Is India moving towards capitalism? [closed]

These days we see the current government of India (led by the National Democratic Alliance) favoring and profiting Indian and foreign capitalists. Is India moving again towards the direction of ...
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Pakistan's diplomatic relations with Israel

India has diplomatic relations with both Palestine and Israel. Pakistan has with Palestine but doesn't have any with Israel. Is it because Pakistan 1. doesn't want to (e.g. a notion that Israel is ...
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Why US wants India and other countries to stop oil imports from Iran?

Why does US wants other countries to stop oil imports or else face sanctions? As per news, "Without question, they should be reduced. That's what we've been telling them in our bilateral ...
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Is there an Indian equivalent to State of the Union speech?

The US President usually gives an annual State of the Union speech during a Joint Session of the Congress. Is there an Indian equivalent to the US State of the Union speech?