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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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Why does India want Kashmir so much?

Pakistan wants Kashmir because at the point of the partition (and still is to this day), Kashmir was a predominantly Muslim region. Therefore, Pakistan is looking out for what it considers its people (...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't the Indian government hold a referendum in Kashmir?

In 21 April 1948, there was a resolution adopted on Kashmir in UNO. According to that resolution, India should hold a referendum in Kashmir. Given the current chaotic situation in Kashmir, why doesn'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 is the military so much involved in Pakistan's establishment as compared to India?

Both India and Pakistan got independence at the same time and started their progress, but there is a clear contrast between Military's involvement in Politics/Establishment between the two countries. ...
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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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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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Why was the Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian Flag on India Republic Day

I want to know the political reason why was it done so? Indians, especially the government in power, follow Hindu ideology. Why would a Muslim country do that? Does it have anything to do with the ...
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Why is India branded as not a very liberal country? [closed]

Despite being a democracy for 70 odd years, India scores low in many social rankings. Some examples: India is 87th of 144 in the Global Gender Gap Report, below average. India is 98th of 133 in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the nature of the “communist government” that West Bengal had for 34 years?

Till 2011, the Indian state of West Bengal had been under what the papers called "communist rule" for 34 years. I never really understood what this meant. In a socialist country, how can a state have ...
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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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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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Did Gandhi ever make a statement on South African apartheid?

Did Mahatma Gandhi ever publicly declare his opinion on the racist segregation under the apartheid regime in South Africa?
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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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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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Why is India gradually becoming a Hindu country?

Although late, the Indian constitution incorporated secularism in 1974, technically, India had no bar in functioning as a Hindu country, as according to Wikipedia, ... neither India's constitution ...
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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 ...
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Sino-Indian War of 1962

What was the reason behind Sino-Indian war of 1962? Was it a Communist invasion of Indian territory? Another version I heard was that it was the forward policy of India which provoked PRC for a war. ...
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The “Basic Structure” of the Constitution of India and the other constitutions

Indian Constitution has something called 'basic structure', defined by Basic Structure Doctrine. This doctrine is based on, and evolved from, the Supreme Court of India's decision in the most ...
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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 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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What is the total amount of defense deal between USA and India right now?

What is the total amount of defense order that the USA has bagged from India in billions during Obama and Trump's presidency? How does it compare to the Indo-Russian contract during the same time?
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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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Where lies the line of legitimacy between which actions by nations are accepted by world community or actively opposed? [closed]

China annexed Tibet, and it is widely accepted even though people still host Dalai Lama for tea now and then. I was exploring the idea of legitimacy, and of where is the threshold, where people(...
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What are the historical claims to Kashmir from India and Pakistan?

A current map of the world shows that Kashmir within India's borders. However some parts of Kashmir are claimed by Pakistan. What historical claims do Pakistan and India make to Kashmir?
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Is retaining control of Jammu and Kashmir an example of sunk cost fallacy?

When Hari Singh requested India’s help after he was outnumbered by militants in Kashmir, why didn’t Indian leaders ask him to approach UN? Why did they swallow the mess of J&K instead? What did ...
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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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