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The Indian National Congress (INC) ruled Assam's legislative assembly from 1951 to 2016 when control switched to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Only three weeks have passed since the coup but protesters have already used various creative methods to express dissent.
'Editing a Google Doc in support of farmers is an act of sedition in this country now,' a writer said.
"Today the people of Myanmar are rising up against the military regime, demanding democracy. This is no longer a protest. It's an uprising."
“The proliferation of armed men, the uncontrolled circulation of illegal firearms, and growing insecurity touch every aspect of life in Haiti"
With millions of tweets, Brazilians have a mixed impact on politics but show fervor for transparency, equality and anti-racism.
Attempts to increase visibility of the LGBTQI+ community in Haiti are being stifled
Global Voices interviewed the leads of four projects that aim to help women facing violence during the pandemic.
The BJP was elected in the rural state in 2016 on promises to create jobs and clean up corruption. Four years on, the government faces shortcomings on both fronts.
"In this struggle for life, which dates back to our ancestor's memory, we will continue to demand the fulfillment of our rights."
Nepal finds itself in the line of fire of the China-US trade war and the Indo-China border conflict.
"The independence of these countries where we Aymara live did not mean the liberation of the Aymara, but a change of 'master'."
Millions of Indian students sit university entrance exams after government disregards protests to postpone them
Students protested throughout the entire month of August, citing concerns with COVID-19 transmission and reduced transportation in quarantined zones.
The letter says the updates to the Environmental Impact Assessment norms will encourage projects with no prior clearance to commence operations and eventually get regularised by paying a fine.
“If I could go back to Venezuela, I’d hug my family. But it’s a dangerous road back home, and it’s even more dangerous once we get there”.
"[...] The gang leaders are seemingly free from persecution so long as they help keep the peace in the neighborhoods they control."
India experiences another episode of real-life violence triggered by online hate speech.
The ethnic tensions of Meghalaya – and many more of India's north-eastern states – can be traced back to the 'outsider' narrative.
The president went on costly helicopter rides to 'bless' cities during the pandemic, with passengers that included priests, evangelical pastors and legislators who brought along holy water and religious statues.
In 2020, anti-fascist demonstrations have emerged as a counter-offensive to recent protests organized by President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters.
"We want to dream. We are the generation that fights and loves its community, despite the social conflicts and inequalities, we live in a constant learning process."