Within hours of Wednesday’s budget, a video was circulating round social media of Iain Duncan Smith punching the air with delight. Given that even the Daily Mail has noticed the damage the budget is going to do to the poorest,many saw that as yet another sign of the minister’s heartlessness.
Supporters of far-right candidate Narendra Modi have condemned a college principal for speaking up for justice and the environment during India’s parliamentary election. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) complained to the Electoral Commission about Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xavier’s College and a Jesuit priest.
A former close associate of Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has reportedly urged that Muslims be forced out of ‘Hindu areas’. This follows other threats by leaders of the far-right Bharati Janata Party (BJP), intensifying fears about what might happen if he wins power.