India's ruling BJP accused of discrimination with 'bulldozer politics'

On April 20, the Supreme Court ordered a stop to the demolition of houses in a New Delhi locality hit by communal riots. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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NEW DELHI - A new kind of "demolition politics" is taking hold in India.

Dubbed "bulldozer politics", the authorities in at least three states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been criticised for levelling houses in areas affected by small-scale communal rioting. The moves were seen as an immediate punitive measure.

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