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What are some drawbacks of this new political system? [closed]

Evidently, representative democracies of today are far from perfect. The main issues I see are:- The majority of voters being poor, undereducated, lacking interest and education to choose the most ...
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Did any superpower or great power ever did anything covert or extra-diplomatic in the Republic of India? [closed]

A substantial number of people in China have an opinion that the USA and the West tried to interfere with Chinese politics. It is widely agreed upon in Turkey that USA was instrumental in 2016 coup in ...
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Why does the Indian government seem reluctant to appoint a new CDS?

The post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) remains vacant after the death of India's first CDS, General Bipin Rawat, in December 2021. The post was advertised to be extremely crucial when it was created....
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Why does the Tamil Nadu government want to release Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, and why does the Indian government oppose it?

The Union Government of India seems to be against the will of the government of the state of Tamil Nadu regarding the release of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. For example: The ...
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Can the difference in development between India and China be explained on one of them (China) embracing free markets before the other?

They both have similar levels of population although one is projected to rival the USA for superpower status while the other still has huge rates of poverty. Authoritarian countries seem to have ...
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Did India ever try to change regimes in any country? [closed]

From Wikipedia - Regime change is the forcible or coerced replacement of one government regime with another. Regime change may replace all or part of the state's most critical leadership system, ...
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G7 countries - Can India become a member of the Group 7 (G7)?

G7 countries Can India become a member of G7 countries with the odd number 7 becoming a even number 8. To become a member of the G7 will there be a casting of votes by the existing G7 countries ...
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Did China retaliate for the seizure of its ship by India?

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back DRDO confirms Chinese ship India stopped was carrying nuclear-capable equipment to Pakistan The above article ...
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Why is India able to continue buying Russian oil despite sanctions like CAATSA?

India buying Russian oil is not sanctioned. Why is CAATSA or other violations not applicable here? At a time like this, this seems odd. Even during peace buying S400 was much discussed as to sanction ...
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How did India and Pakistan avoid war when India accidentally launched a missile at Pakistan?

India claims that on March 9, 2022, it accidentally launched a missile at its neighbor and frequent adversary Pakistan. The two countries: have fought three wars and have engaged in numerous military ...
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(Why) was there no litigation if Pakistan didn't grant India MFN status, even though both are WTO members since 1995?

As Reuters informs us: The World Trade Organization's 164 members commit to treating other members equally so they can all benefit from each other's lowest tariffs, highest import quotas and fewest ...
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Why are Pakistani and Turkish students pretending to be Indians to flee Ukraine? [closed]

There are reports of Pakistani and Turkish students using the Indian Flag to flee out of the war in Ukraine. Why are they not able to use the flags of their native countries to flee of out of Ukraine?
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Why had Soviet Union always sided with India?

Soviet Union and present day Russia is always regarded as close ally of India. It is well demonstrated by the 6 Soviet vetoed UN resolutions against India. Even when India declared it's policy of non-...
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Is it first time in history that ongoing war was halted for few hours to evacuate people?

I am referring to Indian Prime Minister Modi second phone call to Putin during Russo-Ukraine conflicts, to get help to evacuate stranded Indian Students in Ukraine. So Putin halted his war for 6 hours....
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Why has India abstained on the UNSC resolution on Russia in Ukraine?

Why has India abstained on the UN Security Council resolution condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine? EDIT: The Finantial Times published India sticks with Russia after Vladimir Putin’s invasion ...
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How can India reconcile with the new reality as to the relationship with Russian Federation?

Over the last few years, India has been getting closer with the US camp while also maintaining a relationship with Russia as to arms trade. According to a US report, India has been the largest ...
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Why does the Govt. of Maharashtra not use Moḍi as the official script of the Maraṭhi Language?

The Moḍi script was extensively used to write Maraṭhi during the rule of the Maraṭha confederacy. But during the British rule, Balbodh (बाळबोध) replaced Moḍi(𑘦𑘻𑘚𑘲) for Maraṭhi documentation in the ...
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What does the wealth distribution among India's lower caste and upper caste look like?

It is well known that UC Hindus own 41% of assets in India when being about 30% of the population, and, the remaining 59% of assets is distributed among the 70% of the UCs. My question is, how exactly ...
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Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to end the trucker protests in Canada. Did he previously speak in support of similar protests in India?

The BBC's Trudeau vows to freeze anti-mandate protesters' bank accounts What began as a rally against a new rule that all truckers must be vaccinated to cross the US-Canada border, or quarantine upon ...
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Why is that for Indian Muslims, wealth and upward social mobility is not associated with greater female seclusion?

India has one of the lowest female labour participation in the world (ref), this twitter thread says that as Indian families become wealthier, they tighten female mobility to buy respectability in ...
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What motivated the formation of a non uniform civil code in India?

In the forming of the Indian constitution, the main leaders and Nehru himself was in support of the idea of Uniform civil code. Yet, finally, for reasons unknown, Non uniform civil code was what came ...
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Are the Indian government, politicians, and patriots more vocal against Pakistan rather than China?

I have a feeling that the Indian government, national institutions, and politicians, in general, are more vocal in the case of anti-Pakistan rhetoric, rather than anti-china rhetoric. For instance, ...
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Does reservation based affirmative action really help in reducing inequality?

In India for example, caste and economic based affirmative action is used in political seats, education etc. My question is, have these methods of affirmative action in general (independent of India) ...
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How has demonetization affected India in hindsight?

On 8 November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. It also announced the issuance of new ₹500 and ₹2,000 banknotes ...
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Why does India continue to be a single country without splitting up into many?

In this post, it was answered that the formation of India was mainly motivated by becoming strong enough to be kicking British. Now, at this point, with no countries going around colonizing others, ...
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What are the risks involved with linking Voter Card with Aadhaar for Indians?

With the passing of THE ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021 in Rajya Sabha on Dec 21, 2021, the new sub-sections were added in section 23 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, according to ...
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Is India's purchase of Russian weapons a strategy or necessity? [closed]

I know that India has been a traditional customer of Russian weapons. However, they have almost all the options open, like, American, European, Korean, Japanese, Singaporean, etc. Why does India ...
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Why do countries like India donate so many covid-19 vaccines when they have such a large population?

India has a population of more than 1.3 billion people, with about 42% of its population vaccinated. Considering it still, has a long way to go in vaccinations and the potential requirement of a ...
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Is India able to annex full or part of Bangladesh? [closed]

According to some Indian politicians, India should invade Bangladesh. India should invade Bangladesh if the torture of Hindus does not stop West Bengal BJP leader urges Narendra Modi to take steps to ...
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Can Government Emblems be used by non-governmental entities such as PM cares fund?

This question is regarding an earlier question: Why is "PMO Cares" in India not under Right to Information? The accepted answer was that since PM cares fund is not itself a government entity,...
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How do India and Pakistan justify wanting the whole of Kashmir?

If you ask any Indian or Pakistani citizen, most would say that British rule was a cruel thing, and that freedom was inevitable. Now, if you look at the Kashmir situation, even though India have "...
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Why is India diverting its resources to build its second mission to Mars?

The only gain I can think of for going to Mars is that it will bring glory based on the achievement. Are there any tangible benefits for India going to Mars with respect to common people? Note: ...
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What is Uniform Civil Code?

India wants to bring Uniform Civil Code into the country. Current Narendra Modi Government has mentioned in their manifesto as well for the implementation for the UCC. One of the state in Goa has ...
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What are the obstacles to the Modi Government implementing "One Nation One Election"?

Prime minister of Republic of India Narendra Modi has emphasized on multiple occasions for the need of "One Nation One Election" Programme. In India some kind of election is always happening ...
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Is there any reference which tells media/government of Pakistan or India don't show actual facts whenever there are ceasefire violations on LOC? [closed]

Every time I read any Indian newspaper or online news about ceasefire violation on LOC (Line of Control), I read "Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and Indian troops responded accordingly&...
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Does the US policy towards 5 smaller countries in South Asia depend on the final say of India?

according to the following link: Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson, deals with U.S....
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What was the USA's response to Indian intervention in Sri Lankan civil war?

Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan Civil War Did the USA see this intervention favorably, Or, did the USA didn't care about whatever India was doing in Sri Lanka (as if Sri Lanka was not a very ...
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For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council?

For what reasons, doesn't the West push for the inclusion of India as a member of United Nations Security Council? India is more powerful than France or Britain and India is against China and pro-West ...
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Why was the Telangana Legislative Council able to come to existence but not the ones of Assam or Rajasthan?

From this article, The Assam Assembly in 2010 and the Rajasthan Assembly in 2012 passed resolutions for setting up a Legislative Council in their respective states. Both Bills are pending in Rajya ...
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I have come across the term Presidency in a number of cases in India. What does this mean?

In my country(India) I have come across a number of times when the word Presidency is used. How is Presidency related to India that way? Like we had Presidency banks, Presidency University etc. What ...
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Why is Pondicherry divided into so many names and exists in so many states?

In Tamil Nadu it is called Punducheery. Yanam is in Andhra Pradesh and again I guess there is another territory where it exists. A slightly detailed insight into this will be most welcome.
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Why do Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus frequently move across the borders but Indian Dalit Hindus don't?

There is a notion in the media that because of persecution, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Afghan Hindu/Sikh minorities migrate to India to seek Indian citizenship. Why Pakistani Hindus leave their ...
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Why doesn't India mass-produce COVID-19 vaccines?

I read (mirror): [January 5, 2021] India has one of the largest vaccine manufacturing capacities in the world (including the largest vaccine producer - Serum Institute of India) and has secured ...
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Why don’t China and India open at least one border crossing?

China and India are well know for their border dispute but at the same time it appears that not all of their border is disputed: So why not open some road/rail crossings along the parts of the border ...
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What is the role of the Kaladan project?

The Kaladan project it seems is the one of the wonders taking place. However I really do not understand what is the point connect Myanmar with India for a route that will connect the main Indian ...
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Why does the Executive make (promulgate) laws? The laws should be made by the legislative

The Executive, as its name suggests, should be working for the execution and in the Polity, I think, it would be executing the laws. The laws are made (or consented, if you like) by the legislative (...
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Why is the USA so much concerned about the human rights violations in Xinjiang, but less so about Kashmir?

Kashmir is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Xinjiang is controlled by China (it might be worth noting that India also claims ownership, but has no power there). Kashmiris want ...
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What does India not being a member to the 1951 Refugee Convention mean?

What does India not being a party to the protocol mean in the context of legal documents pertaining to refugee protection. A slightly detailed insight to this is most welcome. https://www.unhcr.org/...
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Why did they bring back paper ballots in the 2021 Andhra Pradesh local elections?

In this video, CBI Ex JD Laxmi Narayana says they brought back paper ballots in the 2021 Andhra Pradesh local elections. This is a translation of his words: He saying they introduced ballot box again,...
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Is it legal to talk about former Chief Justice of India (CJI) in the Parliament of India?

On 8 February 2021, Mahua Moitra said the following in her speech in Lok Sabha during the discussion on motion of thanks on the President's address: The sacred cow that was the judiciary is no longer ...
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