Bharatiya Janata Party

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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Audio podcast: What is the ‘Gupkar Gang’?
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Ashraf Engineer December 12, 2020 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. A new term has been introduced into the political lexicon – ‘Gupkar Gang’. What exactly is the meaning of this term coined...
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Audio podcast: The false war against imaginary love jihad
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Ashraf Engineer November 20, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Madhya Pradesh is introducing a ‘love jihad’ law, ostensibly to discourage conversions at the time of...
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Audio podcast: The UAPA sword hanging over our freedoms
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Ashraf Engineer September 22, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. The recent arrest of Indian student activist Umar Khalid (pictured above) brings into focus yet again the controversial and draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, better...
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