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Questions tagged [india]

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

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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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Concessions to Dassault for 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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Should India engage with the Taliban? [closed]

In an interesting article in a leading newspaper of India the authors express their views on how the US’s plan to pull out of Afghanistan is an appropriate time to re-examine the idea of enabling its ...
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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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Viability of Statue of Unity [closed]

How viable it is, for a country like India to invest more than 3000 crore (30 billion) rupees, in building a gigantic statue? Is there an assessment about its profitability?
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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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Can India directly elect its Prime Minister & Chief Minister for states? [closed]

At present MP's will elect a prime minister and M.L.A's will elect Chief Minister in the floor. Can Indians get chance to vote directly for a Chief Minister & Prime Minister?
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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?
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Why is China investing in Pakistan, considering the security considerations and corruption?

See this video from 4:53 featuring an analyst from IRIS named Olivier Guillard. Can anyone explain the logic thrown by this analyst? Anchor: How did this idea come about for Pakistan and China to ...
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What influence does India have on Bangladesh?

In South Asia, India has clear influence on Nepal, and Bhutan. It won't be an exaggeration to say that India controls their affairs. India is also active in Afghanistan. Regarding Sri Lanka, India's ...
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Who has the right to form the government in Karnataka after the election results?

Karnataka state election results for 2018 were as follows: Bharatiya Janata Party: 104 Indian National Congress: 78 Janata Dal (Secular): 37 Others: 3 Total: 222 BJP is the single largest party ...
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Why did Muslims and Hindus stay in India and Pakistan respectively rather than migrating? [closed]

AFAIK, both Jinnah (after the Bihar riots/ Direct Action of 1946) and Ambedkar, wanted a full population transfer. Recently, Hafiz Saeed suggested that, following which Rajnath Singh (the Indian home ...
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Why couldn't India take any action on Pakistan for alleged perpetration of several terrorist attacks?

India says that Pakistan was behind the planning and implementation of several terrorist attacks on India. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Indian_Parliament_attack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What is the Indian government doing to combat rape?

Rape is a very prominent issue in India for the last few years. Delhi is called the Rape Capital of India where 5 women gets raped each day. Recently, two girl were raped and tortured to death which ...
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Why weren't any sanctions imposed on India for not signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons?

Why weren't any sanctions imposed on India for not signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons?
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Special autonomous Regions

Hong Kong and Macau are Special Autonomous Regions of China and are economically prosperous. Has the economy of mainland China benefited from these SARs? If a country like India give similar autonomy ...
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Why has India lost its influence on Maldives?

Looks like there has been a chaos going on in India-Maldives relations: Maldives is returning a helicopter gifted by India. Maldives Declines India's Offer to Participate in Defence Expo Maldives, ...
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Why China didn't annex Sikkim to incorporate it as a Chinese state?

It seems really odd that China annexed Tibet but left Sikkim. Sikkim is present on the Chinese borders and was an independent nation until 1975 when it joined India as one of its states. What might ...
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How large would be the impact of economic sanctions made by China and India on other nations?

Economic sanctions are primarily made to stop a certain nation's economic activity in face of an adverse action caused by a nation. And nations primarily using this process are western nations with ...
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Why are Justin Trudeau and Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Bollywood actors?

Recently, Justin Trudeau and Benjamin Netanyahu met with Bollywood actors during their respective visits to India. Given that these meetings won't persuade Bollywood to make movies in Israel or ...
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How do political parties which identify with castes, languages or religions comply with India's RPA Act, 1951?

The Representation of People Act, 1951, of the Parliament of India states, Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, defines a corrupt electoral practice as follows: “The ...
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Is it accurate to compare the nuclearization of North Korea with that of Pakistan and India? Why or why not?

I heard a prominent university professor say on the radio the other day that we shouldn’t worry about North Korea going nuclear, because Pakistan and India both went nuclear peacefully - is this an ...
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India's problem with Palestine Ambassador's meeting

According to The Wire India protested when the Palestine Ambassador met Hafiz Saed. What is the reason behind this? Even though Saed is a wanted person, it seems absurd that a person is not allowed to ...
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Finance Bills being introduced in the lower house

In India and probably some other countries, it is mandatory for finance or money bills to be introduced in the Lower House. What is the reason behind this? Although the Upper House also votes upon the ...
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Why did India conduct Pokhran II in 1998, despite having already proved itself a nuclear power in 1974?

India was already an established nuclear power, as proven already in 1974 in Pokhran-I. Depsite the fear of economic sanctions and worldwide condemnation, Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to go on with ...
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Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card?

Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card, especially when "mobile theft" is a big business in India ?
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What is the Swachh Bharat Mission doing to reduce pollution in India? [closed]

Does the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) have any solution to India's problem of pollution? The primary focus seems to be on building isolated toilet complexes or units in rural areas. ...
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Why doesn't India give shelter to Rohingyas?

Bangladesh and India both have borders with Myanmaar. India has way bigger landmass, financial resource, and manpower. Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world. https://www....
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Why does China accuse India of occupying Arunachal?

China won the 1962 war decisively. Why did they release all the occupied land (i.e. Arunachal) in favor of India? If they released the land, why do they still accuse India of occupying Arunachal (...
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UK foreign aid to India

In 2012 there were quite a few headlines in the UK press around the commitment to end financial aid to India by 2015 e.g. this article from the BBC. Did this happen? My own Googling can only show ...
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Are schedules part of Indian constitution?

I was looking at a PDF of India's Constitution and started wondering about some of its details. One thing that confused me was ~200 pages of SCHEDULES section. Are they actually officially part of ...
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To what extent do Kashmiri people desire independence?

This is a link to an Indian debate show, where they discuss a "shocking poll" that reveals "73% of people in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir want freedom from Pakistan". Question: Is this true, and what ...