Lakshmi Sarah

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Category Archives: Global Voices

Students of Northeast India Protest Imposition of Hindi Language

In India, language politics have a long history. According to The Economist, the number of languages spoken in India is 438. However, the constitution recognizes only 22 scheduled languages. Controversy arose as Delhi University … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Delhi Gang Rape Victim’s Death Prompts Vigils Across India

This article originally appeared in Global Voices. The victim of a gang rape on a bus in Delhi died yesterday in a hospital in Singapore. The Delhi gang rape occurred on the 16 of … Continue reading

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Women Banned from Using Mobile Phones in Indian Villages

The article originally appeared in Global Voices. A village council in the Indian state of Bihar banned the use of mobile phones by women in the Sunderbari village, roughly 385 kilometers (239 miles) … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

India: Haryana Rape Cases Prompt March Against Violence

This article originally appeared on Global Voices. In recent months, rape in the Indian state of Haryana seems to have become commonplace. In October, the Deccan Chronicle, in an article titled ‘The Haryana … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

India Reacts to the Re-Election of US President Barack Obama

The recently concluded US presidential election generated much interest in India. At the government level, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulatedUS President Barack as did Sonia Gandhi, the President of the Indian National … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mobs Burn Dalit Homes in Response to Intercaste Marriage in India

This article originally appeared in Global Voices. On 7 November 2012, up to 2,000 people attacked three Dalit settlements in the Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu in India, according to … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

India: Conflict Over Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Continues

The Atomic Power Project in Koodankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has started operations last month amidst protests (see Global Voices report). The plant … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment


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