Indians took to Twitter and questioned Modi's idea of India and freedom on India's 74th Independence day.
Modi also launched a national project to roll out health identities for each citizen.
One way is to start imagining the kinds of local, direct democracy that will also challenge class, caste and gender hierarchies and structures of power.
Describing the Modi government as a 'tyrannical minority hiding inside this confected majority', Roy said the current regime represented a moment of rupture in the history of independent India. "We have not yet seen the formal re-writing of the constitution, but we have seen the constitution being entirely set aside," she said.
Dr Kafeel Khan’s unending ordeal is a vivid illustration of how the BJP has bent India’s institutions to incarcerate anyone who dares to point out the government’s failings.
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Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil is the 12th person to be arrested in the Elgaar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case.
Turbans have been a highlight of the prime minister’s sartorial choices at Independence Day and Republic Day events.
During Thursday’s parade, there were fewer than 500 spectators, most of them from the security forces or government officials.
The prime minister spoke for nearly 90 minutes and still managed to miss a whole bunch of crises the country is dealing with.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps saying that Jammu and Kashmir will develop after the abrogation of Article 370, but reports from the region paint a grim picture.