Bharatiya Janata Party

Why the Arab backlash against Prophet comments rattled Modi
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Ashraf Engineer June 11, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, shows no remorse when its leaders indulge in Islamophobia, minority bashing and hate politics. In...
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Audio podcast: Election done, winners will now have to deliver
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Ashraf Engineer March 19, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Bharatiya Janata Party, or the BJP, emerged as the big winner in the recent Assembly elections. Retaining a majority in Uttar Pradesh, even...
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Audio podcast: Manipur state poll – AFSPA, insurgency, jobs dominated the campaign
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Ashraf Engineer February 26, 2022 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Last week, we talked about the state elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. Manipur is the fifth state holding Assembly elections and...
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Audio podcast: Attacks against Christians on the rise in India
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Ashraf Engineer December 18, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. A few days ago, members of Hindutva organisations attacked a church in Haryana’s Rohtak district, alleging that it was the site of...
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Audio podcast: Why are right wingers so afraid of stand-up comedians?
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By Ashraf Engineer December 4, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. What is it about comedy and stand-up comedians that gets the Sangh Parivar and right-wingers so wound up? Recently, several shows...
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Audio podcast: What farmers taught us about democracy and inclusiveness
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Ashraf Engineer November 27, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past seven years, as the juggernaut of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party has rolled on, democracy...
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Audio podcast: Why the BJP government is targeting Amnesty International
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Ashraf Engineer July 24, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Over the past few days, as the media blew the lid off the Pegasus internal surveillance operation, the Bharatiya Janata Party government...
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Audio podcast: Mamata destroys myth of Modi invincibility
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Ashraf Engineer May 8, 2021 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The recent Assembly election results have put the wind back in the Opposition’s sails. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which hoped to increase...
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Audio podcast: Amid under-reporting of cases, India gasps for breath
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Ashraf Engineer May 1, 2021 Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. At the time of making this episode, India had reported 18 million cases since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year. As if that wasn’t...
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Audio podcast: Why the NRC is a threat to the idea of India
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Ashraf Engineer March 24, 2021 The National Register of Citizens, or NRC, makes it extremely tough to prove citizenship – often disregarding documents generally considered valid for it. Those excluded from the NRC are to be lodged in detention centres,...
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