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India's top court bars campaigns based on identity politics

January 2, 2017 The New York Times

Ashutosh Varshney, professor of international studies, commented on India's Supreme Court decision that candidates running for political office cannot appeal to voters on the basis of religion, caste, community or language, and called the recent decision "very mystifying."

India's top court bars campaigns based on identity politics (comments by Ashutosh Varshney) – The New York Times