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India starts voting in the world's largest election as Modi seeks a third term as prime minister

Apr. 18, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader. The voters...

Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power

Apr. 18, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Hindu nationalism, once a fringe ideology in India, is now mainstream. Nobody has done more to advance this cause than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of India’s most beloved and polarizing political leaders. And no entity has had more influence on his...

Voters in Enid, Oklahoma, oust city council member with ties to white nationalism

Apr. 02, 2024 21:53 PM EDT

ENID, Oklahoma (AP) — Voters in the northwest Oklahoma city of Enid ousted a city council member with ties to white nationalism, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday on the Oklahoma Election Board website. With all four precincts reporting in Enid’s Ward 1, results show...

As India's election nears, some Bollywood films promote Modi politics by embracing Hindu nationalism

Mar. 22, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The movie trailer begins with an outline of the iconic glasses worn by Mohandas Gandhi, the leader who helped India win independence from the British colonialists in 1947. In the backdrop of a devotional song that Gandhi loved, the outline slowly morphs into what appears like his...

India announces 6-week general elections starting April 19 with Modi's BJP topping surveys

Mar. 16, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Saturday announced its 6-week-long general elections will start on April 19, with most surveys predicting a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. Voting in the world's largest democracy will stretch...

India announces steps to implement a citizenship law that excludes Muslims

Mar. 11, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday announced rules to implement a 2019 citizenship law that excludes Muslims, weeks before the Hindu nationalist leader seeks a third term in office. The Citizenship Amendment Act provides a fast track to...

Modi visits Kashmir's main city for the first time since revoking region's semi-autonomy

Mar. 07, 2024 09:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made his first official visit to Kashmir's main city since New Delhi stripped the disputed region of its semi-autonomy and took direct control of it in 2019. Addressing a crowd in a soccer stadium in Srinagar, Modi...

Protesters demand Hungarian president's resignation over a pardon in a child sexual abuse case

Feb. 09, 2024 14:02 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Calls for Hungary's conservative president to resign grew Friday amid outrage over her pardoning of a person convicted of covering up a child sexual abuse case, which has unleashed an unprecedented political scandal for the long-serving nationalist government. ...

Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill makes history as the first Irish nationalist leader of Northern Ireland

Feb. 03, 2024 09:27 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O’Neill makes history as the first Irish nationalist leader of Northern Ireland.