India’s Farmers Celebrate Stunning Victory As India’s Governing Right-Wing BJP Led By Prime Minister Narendra Modi Finally Scraps Three Neoliberal Farm Laws

After 14 months of huge protests, India’s ruling right-wing BJP government, spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, finally scrapped the three controversial neoliberal agriculture legislation. On the day of the Guru Purab festival, when Sikhs commemorate the birth of the religion’s founder Guru Nanak, Mr. Modi announced the news on national television. Many of the farmers whose barricades and protests have surrounded New Delhi for over a year are Punjabi Sikhs.

Experts Argue That Criticizing China And India For Rephrasing Coal Deal At COP26 Is Unreasonable And That Sufficient Financing Is Required For A Smooth Energy Transition

Climate experts argued Western nations did not play fairly when they chastised China and India for modifying the terms of a coal pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, adding that many developing nations are still lacking adequate energy supplies. To close the gap, wealthier countries must contribute to the financing of poor countries’ energy transitions. China and India were strongly condemned in the Western media for reneging on their coal commitment. At COP26, the coal pledge was amended from “phase out” to “phase down” in a last-minute adjustment.

The Supreme Court Of India Has Ordered The Creation Of An Independent Committee To Probe The Governing BJP’s Use Of Pegasus Spying Software

The Supreme Court of India has ordered an independent investigation into whether the government improperly utilized the surveillance program Pegasus to eavesdrop on journalists, activists, and political opponents. After years of stonewalling by the far-right Narendra Modi administration, the decision on Wednesday to form an independent committee to investigate if and how the Indian state utilized the Israeli spyware technology was a big triumph for privacy advocates.