Bharatiya Janata Party

Can the Bharat Jodo Yatra revive the Congress and Brand Rahul?
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Ashraf Engineer October 1, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Gandhi undertook the Dandi March as part of the Salt Satyagraha more than 90 years ago to energise the freedom struggle and...
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World’s largest democracy is among the worst for journalists
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Ashraf Engineer August 20, 2022 EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. On Independence Day, a little girl stood on her school stage and said: “I am Mehnaz Kappan. Daughter of journalist Siddique Kappan,...
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‘Hate content on FB so toxic, it was like PTSD hit us when we studied it’
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Ashraf Engineer August 3, 2022 Recently, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, released its first annual human rights report that covers the use of its platform for hate speech – especially in India – and the action taken to curb it. However,...
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Scrap the useless Anti-Defection Law, overhaul electoral process
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Tushar Gandhi July 12, 2022 Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram, the phrase that came to be identified with political defections, or as it is more appropriately expressed in Hindi, Dal badlu, originated from a real-life incident. A Congress MLA in Haryana,...
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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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