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Is Pakistan controlled Kashmir (AJK) an independent state?

There are two parts of Kashmir, one is Azad Jammu and Kashmir also called Pakistan controlled Kashmir and another is Indian controlled Kashmir. Pakistan controlled Kashmir (Azad Jammu and Kashmir) ...
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What should civilians do if the state and judiciary completely fail to protect their rights? [closed]

We are experiencing that India is moving towards fascism, and minorities are completely ignored by the state, executive, and judiciary. People from minority communities have to face discrimination at ...
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Are GCC countries dependent on India in any way?

In the past, India was the largest source of revenue in Gulf countries in the form of pilgrimage. When oil was discovered, they turned the table. Millions of Indians migrated to GCC countries, and ...
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How can India keep a balance of relationship with both Russia and the USA after signing 4 pacts with the USA? [closed]

Historically India has very good relationships with USSR/Russia. India uses a lot of Soviet/Russian weapons, aircraft, ships, and sub-systems. In recent years, India decided to shed its non-aligned ...
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Why is Donald Trump trying to sway the Indian-American voters in his favour for the upcoming Presidential Election? [closed]

Donald Trump has been for months, continuously advocating for India and speaking in favor of Indians. Why is this so as the Indian diaspora constitutes merely 1% percent of the US population and they ...
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Has there been a movement to make US judicial appointments apolitical?

The judicial system in India and some other countries is independent of politics in the sense that it is not the party in power that influences who will be a Supreme Court judge, but judges among ...
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Why has India suddenly decided to change its non-aligned posture?

Historically India had been a non-aligned country. It had been convenient for India. For instance, India managed to purchase weapons from major weapons suppliers while distancing itself from American ...
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Is China still in control of the Galwan Valley in Ladakh?

In the beginning, I read that China encroached 60sqkm land inside India near the border. Then they killed 20 Indian soldiers. Then Indian PM declared that China never occupied any land. Now, I see ...
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Is there any Indian lobbyist group in North America?

Is there any Indian lobbyist group like Israeli or Saudi lobby in North America in general and in the USA in particular?
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Why don't the USA and India invest around the world as China does? [closed]

I heard on many occasions the political commentators from countries like US, India, Australia etc. accusing China of predatory investment practices called the Debt Trap Diplomacy. One solution to ...
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If India imposes similar measures as the USA against China, what would be China's options? [closed]

India is a huge market for Chinese products. Recently, India imposed bans on 59 Chinese mobile apps. Even though Chinese investments are deeply entrenched in India, India is mulling on restricting the ...
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Why has China suddenly decided to station troops in the disputed Ladakh / Aksai Chin region?

The northeastern part of India known as Ladakh in India and Aksai Chin in China is a disputed territory between India and China. There is no international border between India and China in that region,...
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How does the state government's organizational structure chart look like in India? [closed]

Need to understand the categories and positions like a flow chart from Chief minister to the low-level cadre of the Government in India. I searched for it in Google but nowhere found it.
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Having problem in grasping a feature of Directive Principle of State Policy

I am reading 'Indian Polity' by M Laxmikanth, chapter on 'Directive Principles of State Policy'. Please explain the following Stanza with help of an example "The Supreme court has ruled many a times ...
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Why is “PMO Cares” in India not under Right to Information?

Why is PM Cares fund not under the purview of right to information yet being managed by the prime minister's office (PMO). Does the prime minister of India have the option to not answer RTI? During ...
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How has India become the primary source for Hydroxychloroquine?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, suddenly India seems to have become relied upon as the world's primary producer of the drug Hydroxychloroquine, promoted by Donald Trump as a potential means of ...
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Why didn't India stop incoming flights in early Feb 2020 to prevent COVID-19 infections?

Everyone agrees that COVID-19 did not originate in India and came from international travellers. Why didn't India ban incoming flights in early Feb 2020 till the virus problem is over ? Is there any ...
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Why has COVID-19 affected less people in India than in the USA? [closed]

Both countries have declared a lockdown. So what went wrong in the USA? Why has COVID-19 affected less people in India that in the USA?
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What were the scheduled districts under the British Raj in India? What was their purpose?

I am reading 'Indian Polity' by M Laxmikanth, chapter on 'Union Territories'. The author says, During the British Rule, certain areas were constituted as scheduled districts in 1874. Later they ...
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Does Pakistan play a disproportionate role in Indian elections compared to the role India plays in Pakistani elections?

This question is inspired by this tweet, by the NYT South Asia correspondent Maria Abi-Habib: I'm always surprised by how big a role Pakistan plays in Indian elections. The BJP is now making Delhi ...
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What events led to the 2020 North East Delhi riots?

This article from the BBC describes appalling violence in the Indian capital, which has led to a death toll of 27 at the time of writing. The article mentions that the spark that ignited the riots ...
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Why did Bhutan end free entry for Indian tourists?

Recently Bhutan stopped free entry for Indian citizens. What is the reason behind this action?
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What are the implications for India with EU Parliament getting 2020/2519(RSP) resolution discussed and passed?

I came across certain news articles from Indian media outlets mentioning a motion for passing a resolution 2020/2519(RSP) - on India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, that would be discussed in the ...
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Why are the State legislatures in India ratifying 126th Constitutional Amendment Bill?

According to Article 368 of the Indian Constitution, states in India are required to ratify only those Constitutional Amendment bills which concern with subject-matters listed in sub-clauses (a) to (f)...
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State government debt in India

I had a look at the Delhi Government Budget for the year 2019-20 (see here: http://prsindia.org/parliamenttrack/budgets/delhi-budget-analysis-2019-20), and was wondering about the composition of the ...
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Does the Tenth schedule of the Indian Constitution mean that MPs are not allowed a free vote?

According to Schedule X of the Indian Constitution Members of Parliament can be disqualified under the following condition: (b) if he votes or abstains from voting in such House contrary to any ...
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Are 'state religion' and 'official religion' the same things?

Are 'state religion' and 'official religion' the same things? For example, Pakistan has state religion while Sri Lanka has official religion. On https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_religion , it ...
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Why do we need the Rajya Sabha?

I was reading about how the Indian parliament works, and after reading some articles, a question arose in my mind: why do we need the Rajya Sabha? We have the Lok Sabha, whose members are directly ...
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What powers are vested in ministries in India?

It is an understood fact that for making a law you need to pass it by the The Parliament of India which is composed of Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha in India. In light of this, what all powers are ...
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Borrowing funds or loans by states(provinces) in India

Can a state government borrow loans or funds from other states in India? If yes, does the Union government or the President need to be involved in this? Is there any limitation to this? I searched ...
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How did India replace of pre 1947 currency?

As India and Pakistan got independence from British, there were British Indian currency in circulation. Was that currency banned/replaced in a similar fashion as demonetisation of 2016, where old ...
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If India got independence in 1947, how come there were governments by Indians before then?

I was looking at many early politicians of India and wondered why some of them are listed as Prime Minister, Chief minister, etc. of certain Indian states, before 1947. But I read India received ...
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How long can a President's rule be imposed in Maharastra

Since the parties could not form a coalition government, Governor has imposed a President's rule for next six months. What happens after six months? As per the numbers it is impossible for the ...
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Did Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi really violate a principle of Indian foreign policy in the September 2019 Howdy Modi event?

Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi was in the United States in September 2019 to attend a "Howdy Modi" event, where he said the sentence "AAb Ki Baar Trump Sarkar - his time Trump Government". The ...
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What is the role of the Indian States in implementation of the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019?

The Motor Vehicles Act. 2019 was recently passed by the Indian Parliament but some states like West Bengal have refused to enact the law in their states whereas states like Gujarat have drastically ...
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Why do some states in India have a unicameral legislature and some have a Bicameral one?

I recently learnt that some states in India have a Bicameral legislature whereas some others have a Unicameral legislature. Why is this so? FYI: The Parliament of India (at the national level) ...
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Why is there no willingness in the international community to step in between Pakistan and India?

Pakistan and India are both nuclear powers. And, unlike other nations, such as North Korea vs USA, Pakistan and India genuinely hate each other and have since the two countries came into existence. ...
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Anti defection law, India

Anti-defection law of India states that "A legislator is deemed to have defected if he either voluntarily gives up the membership of his party or disobeys the directives of the party leadership on a ...
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What is the political meaning of “shaheed” in India?

Literally, the word "shaheed" in Arabic means "martyr". But the word also has a more specific political meaning. In the Middle East, the term "shaheed" often indicates a Muslim suicide bomber acting ...
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Scrapping of article 370 from Indian Constitution

The government of India scrapped off article 370 making Jammu and Kashmir an Union Territory. Is it possible on the part of the government to convert any Indian state to a Union Territory?
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Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

After India abrogated the Article 370 and accessed Kashmir to the Indian union, there has been huge opposition from the Pakistani administration. What I want to know is whether Pakistan Occupied ...
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Where can I get census data containing details about each person of a particular village in India?

I am doing research on a project. And for that, I need details like- age, jobs, income, etc. of all persons of a particular village in India. I have already searched for census data , but I got only ...
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Why does India not want any International intervention in the Kashmir Issue? [duplicate]

India is in a strong position always and doesn't want any international intervention in the Kashmir issue. This can also be observed from India's reply given to Mr. Donald Trump's recent remark about ...
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Converting a State to Union Territory

Recently Indian ruling government declared a state Jammu and Kashmir as Union territory by splitting the state into two parts. Why was this done, what are reasons for doing this. Background: This ...
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Is Article 370 of the Indian constitution regarding Jammu and Kashmir a temporary provision? Can it be removed?

Article 370 of the Indian constitution is an article that gives autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Amit Shah, the BJP President, said recently that this provision is temporary, ...
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What will happen to MLAs who were missing for the Karnataka CM HD floor test?

On the floor test day BJP garnered 105 votes of the required 103 since only 205 MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly), out of the full capacity of 222 MLAs, were present on the floor. What will ...
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In India, can cabinet ministers vote in the house that they are not part of?

Cabinet ministers are allowed to visit either of the houses - Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha - to discuss and debate the various bills. After the discussion when the bill goes to the division of votes, do ...
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Does disqualification by defection or by voluntary resignation make any difference to the ruling party in India?

There is a political crisis occurring in the Indian state of Karnataka. According to this article, the Karnataka Legislative Assembly has the strength of 224 elected members, and when the crisis ...
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Can an Indian President/Prime Minister send someone to jail without filing a case?

I'm learning Democratic Politics in 9th Grade. I had this doubt for a long time. Can an Indian President/Prime Minister send someone to jail without filing a case?
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What is the mid-term election in India?

I just wanted someone to explain me in a simple manner what the mid-term election in India is. What are the requirements and how is it conducted ?

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