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The Terrifying Implications of India’s Election Results for People and the Planet

In a sweeping victory, the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Narendra Modi has returned to power in India’s elections. It’s a profoundly disturbing development. The most pressing concern about the BJP government is its systematic persecution of India’s minorities, particularly Muslims. What’s even less known about the Modi government outside India is its abysmal environmental record.

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A Giant of India’s Environmental Movement

In September 2000, a journalist from Mumbai began investigating an indigenous resistance movement against bauxite mining in India’s Orissa state. Darryl D’Monte’s commitment galvanized his position as one of India’s most prominent environmental reporters. D’Monte, a giant of India’s environmental movement, passed away after an illness on March 16.