India: Mobs Burn Ruling Party Offices to Protest Military Recruitment Plan

Mobs of angry young men set fire to two offices of India’s ruling party, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in eastern India’s Bihar state this week as part of nationwide protests against New Delhi’s recent decision to alter the guidelines of traditional military recruitment in the country, India Today reported on Friday.

KOLKATA, INDIA JUNE 18: All India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO) members burn placards and stage protest against Agnipath recruitment scheme for central defense forces on June 18, 2022 in Kolkata, India. The protests against the new defence recruitment scheme continues across the country. The violent protests which erupted in parts …

Indian Opposition Leader Protests Against His Own Corruption Probe

Rahul Gandhi, a senior leader of the opposition All India Congress Committee (AICC), on Monday protested against a corruption probe launched by the majority BJP Party that accused Gandhi and his mother of money laundering. The AICC denounced the probe as a “well-planned conspiracy” to destroy BJP’s leading opponents with false charges.

Indian police stop opposition Congress party workers from heading towards Enforcement Directorate's offices during a protest in Mumbai, India, Monday, June 13, 2022. The party workers were protesting against Enforcement Directorate summoning Congress party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for questioning in a money laundering case. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Indian Lawmaker: iPhone Factory Riot Was Chinese Conspiracy to Hurt India

Sadappa Muniswamy, a member of the Indian parliament who belongs to the governing BJP party, said Monday that recent labor disputes — including the December 12 riot at a factory near Bangalore that supplies components for Apple iPhones — have been instigated by Chinese saboteurs who want to dissuade foreign companies from relocating their operations to India.

People exit from the gate of Wistron, a Taiwanese-run iPhone factory at Narsapura, about 60 km from Bangalore on December 13, 2020. - Authorities vowed to crack down on workers who went on a violent rampage at a Taiwanese-run iPhone factory in southern India over allegations of unpaid wages and …