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Questions tagged [india]

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

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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 ...
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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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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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Why is Modi establishing bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad?

A special and expensive project like this is usually undertaken to connect the capital and the other most important city (e.g. a financial center, or a port city, or a strategically important city.). ...
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Why would a bullet train launch need a military parade?

The Indian government did a military parade. It almost looks like independence day. Well it is not independence day, it is just a bullet train launch. Why did the Indian Army show off like this? (...
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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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Why would the government care about sex-selective abortions?

It is often claimed that China and India have tens of millions of women "missing" because of sex selective abortions and that apparently this is a "very large issue". But why exactly would it be a big ...
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How effective is the fight against skewed sex ratio in India?

Sex ratio is the ratio between female births and male births during a given period in a given area. The sex ratio "naturally" observed in most populations is between 950 and 1000 girls for 1000 boys. ...
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Do feminists oppose sex-selective abortion?

It is well known that the human sex ratio (men/women) is high in India and China due to gender-based abortion and infanticide (e.g. India and China). Under certain interpretations of the word, this ...
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Why is there a need to set up air route between India and Afghanistan?

Recently India and Afghanistan set up an air freight corridor to by pass Pakistan's presence over their mutual trade. Why they need to do so, if they are sharing borders. What is the exact role of ...
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Linking of rivers in India [closed]

While some parts of the country is experiencing floods, several other parts are experiencing drought like situation. What are the problems and issues expected if rivers are linked across India apart ...
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What is Doklam's strategic importance for India and China? [duplicate]

These days it's the hot potato, and often daily in the news that there is a 7 week long stand off in the Doklam plateau. And today also there is some news that Indian army, as well as China's PLA, has ...
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India's huge human capital flight

According to the data published by WEF in 2016, India's position is 105/130. Other neighboring countries are, Sri Lanka - 50 China - 71 Iran - 85 Bhutan - 91 Kenya - 102 Bangladesh - 104 Nepal - ...
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Why do Pakistan and China maintain LOC, and LOAC with India respectively?

Here are the lines I am talking about, My point is if Pakistan and China control some territory of Kashmir, why are they keeping those issues dangling for years rather than establishing international ...
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Why do countries like Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have a parliamentary form of democracy?

Why do countries like Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh have a parliamentary form of democracy?
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In what ground are Indian troops in Doklam against China right now?

Refer to this, and this report. This is a territorial dispute between Bhutan and China. According to the map, Doklam is not near the Indian border. There is no hard evidence that, Bhutan requested ...
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Why does India import a lot of military productls instead of developing and producing them locally like China?

This has been going on for quite a while now that Indian PM, Mr. Narendara Modi, is periodically visiting Russia, USA, Japan, EU, and Canada to sign contracts of multi-billion dollars of defense ...
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Why did Indian Parliament members stay up to 12:00 AM to launch GST bill?

I have been following Indian bills since my childhood. What's the big deal about this bill? I have never seen Indian Parliament members stay up to 12:00 AM to launch a specific bill. They even ...
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Why did the British not want India's allegiance to be completely dissolved from Britain?

India wasn't given independent status on 15th August, 1947. India & Pakistan were given status of dominions under monarch George VI. Look at the wordings of independence act of India. An Act ...
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Why didn't Britain, France & Russia object India on the successful test of Pokhran-II?

After the successful Pokhran-II nuclear test series, India was sanctioned and heavily criticised by all powerful countries except Britain, France and Russia. From the Wikipedia page, ...However, ...
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Why Indian Government need permission from Bangladesh to visit Thailand through sea ways?

My General Knowledge professor told me, Indian Government need permission from Bangladesh to visit Thailand through sea ways. Why they would need permission even Thailand is far away from Bangladesh?
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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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Why did the government (s) of India fail to protect Babri Mosque from demolition by Hindus?

The main task of demolition started in 1990. That was expedited and completed during the regime of P. V. Narasimha Rao in 1992. Wasn't the demolition of Babri Mosque unconstitutional under Indian ...
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Why is the government of India probing Dr Zakir Naik for connection with terrorism after 26 years?

According to Dr Zakir Naik's biography, he started his preaching and founded IRF in 1991. Even though numerous terrorist incidents took place in India and Bangladesh during the last 26 years, nothing ...
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Why did the government of India prefer to keep silence on the matter of corruption in the armed forces?

On 9th January 2017, BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav posted a video which instantly went viral and brought the corruption of BSF into the spotlight. Then came the viral video of CRPF Constable Jeet ...
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What is Indian government doing to protect African foreign students in India?

African students have been periodically suffering violence in India which goes back to the 2010s. African students and African envoys say that these attacks are related to racism. Indian politicians, ...
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Why is Netaji Subash chandra Bose a Forgotten hero? [closed]

Netaji Subash chandra Bose played a Big role by Forming Indian National Army and created pressure on British but why is he still a Forgotten hero?
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What are the main differences between the China and India? [closed]

In recent years, China and India have similarities in that they both have huge populations and have experienced extraordinary economic growth over the past decades. However, In many ways, China is ...