Alex Traub

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NEW DELHI, INDIA AUGUST 28: Narendra Modi during the oath ceremony of New Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(Photo by Pankaj Nangia/India Today Group/Getty Images)

The rule of law in India has been imperiled ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in 2014. Some threats, such as vigilantism by Hindu extremists, have been largely ignored by the state. Others, like the intimidation of journalists, have often featured Internet trolls encouraged by BJP leaders. The most troubling instances have come directly from the government: when it has used investigative agencies to prosecute political opponents—which, in the case of the Indian state of Bihar, enabled the BJP to join the ruling coalition—or when it has elevated people accused of violent crimes to the top rungs of leadership, such as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath.…  Seguir leyendo »