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Hannah Ellis-Petersen

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until...

Facebook allowed a network of fake accounts to artificially inflate the popularity of an MP from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), fo...

'India's soul at stake': West Bengalis vote in divisive el...

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, addresses a campaign rally in Kolkata In the sleepy, swampy surroundings of Nandigram, West Beng...

How pandemic may finally sink Kashmir's famous houseboats

Building and repair ban had turned Dal Lake into graveyard for sinking boats even before coronavirus and Delhi crackdown Ghulam Nabi Butt may be...

Delhi Muslims fear they will never see justice for religio...

Muslims offer Friday prayers at a mosque in Mustafabad, Delhi, two days after last year’s riots. Photograph: Xavier Galiana/AFP via Getty F...

India: activist arrested over protest 'toolkit' shared by...

The Indian climate activist Disha Ravi. She co-founded the Bangalore branch of Friday’s for Future, a global movement for social justice begun...

Roaring crowds, roti and Rihanna: the view from a Delhi fa...

Puffing out his chest, his lime green turban luminescent in the morning sun, Surinder Singh made it clear he was a man who would not easily be moved....

Twitter concerned for staff in India after row over accoun...

Farmers taking part in a three-hour ‘chakka jam’, or road blockade, as part of protests against farm laws on a highway on the outskirts...

Daniel Pearl murder: Pakistan supreme court orders release...

Pakistan’s supreme court has ordered the release of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the British-born Islamist militant who had been sentenced to death...

Violent clashes as Indian farmers storm Delhi's Red Fort

Farmers protesting against new agriculture laws in India broke through police barricades around the capital and entered the grounds of Delhi’s h...

Amazon Prime drama agrees to changes after Hindu nationali...

An Indian political drama on Amazon Prime has been forced to edit out scenes that were accused of being an “insult to Hindu gods”, the fir...

Mahatma Gandhi's killer venerated as Hindu nationalism res...

Indian police paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi in 2008. Since the BJP came to power in 2014, his vision of equal rights for all religions has been er...

Public outrage grows after Indian army kills three in Kash...

Ghulam Mohammad Lone, father of Zubair Ahmad, 22, who was killed by the Indian army. Photograph: Kamran Yousuf Surrounded by mourners who gathere...

Indian news channel fined in UK for hate speech about Paki...

The comments were aired on a show hosted by Arnab Goswami (pictured in car), who was arrested in India in November on an unrelated matter. ...

Pakistan approves tough anti-rape law amid outcry over vic...

A gang-rape in Pakistan in September prompted outcry, fuelled by police blaming the victim. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters Pakistan’s pr...

Muslims targeted under Indian state's 'love jihad' law

Police in India have rounded up Muslim men and disrupted interfaith marriage ceremonies under new laws prohibiting so-called “love jihad”....

Muslims in Sri Lanka 'denied justice' over forced crematio...

Muslim and Christian families in Sri Lanka whose relatives were cremated during the coronavirus pandemic in violation of their religious beliefs say t...

'They are custodians of the jungle': anger as Kashmiri nom...

Shabir Swathi and Naseema Akhtar outside their hut at Mamal Wuder in south Kashmir. Photograph: Azhar Qadri The winter snow falls heavily on the...

India tries to shake off pro-Trump image in run-up to US e...

Narendra Modi with Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper, in Delhi on 27 October At a podium in Delhi on Tuesday, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, an...

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional chan...

Sri Lanka’s parliament has approved constitutional changes that give more power to the president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, leading to fears the autho...

Kashmir protests erupt after alleged cover-up of death in...

Police in the Indian state of Kashmir have been accused of killing a young man in their custody and then staging his death as an accident. Protests e...

India says 20 soldiers killed on disputed Himalayan border...

Twenty members of India’s armed forces have been killed in a “violent face-off” with Chinese soldiers on their disputed Himalayan...