Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi.

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A girl pumps water at a camp in Kutba, scene of much of last year’s violence

India elections: Muslims fearful of returning home to villages as country returns to the polls

Andrew Buncombe in Kutba talks to the men and women who fled the violence last September at the hands of the Hindus in Uttar Pradesh

Arvind Kejriwal, centre, greets supporters while campaigning in New Delhi

Fears for safety of India's election candidates as anti-corruption campaigner attacked again

An anti-corruption campaigner targeting the frontrunner in India’s election campaign said he feared he might be killed after he was attacked for the second time in five days.

Villagers wait in line to cast their votes during the first phase of the Indian general election yesterday. India’s five-week, multi-phase parliamentary elections began with voting in Tripura and Assam

Indian election 2014: Hammer and Sickle banners line the road as voting begins in remote Communist-controlled Tripura state – a final bastion of the Left

With some 814 million voters, India’s general election is a democratic event of huge significance – and staggering  complexity. In the first of a series of dispatches on the five-week process, Andrew Buncombe reports from Khowai

Indian election 2014: Campaign turns bitter as India goes to the polls in massive general election

People in parts of the north-eastern states of Assam and Tripura went and cast their ballots in the first of nine days that have been set aside for voting

Ruling Congress party scion Rahul Gandhi (left) is being challenged by nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi in the nine-day elections

India elections: Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi sling mud as country prepares to vote

The leaders of India’s two main parties heaped fresh attacks on one another in an increasingly bitter campaign prior to the first of nine days of voting.

New start: The makeshift school by the Yamuna Bank station

India elections: A better future for Indian children lies under the railway arches

As the country goes to the polls, Andrew Buncombe visits a Delhi school which changes young lives

Indian villagers listen as they are addressed by election candidate Kumar Vishwas

India elections 2014: 814m voters registered – 100m more than last election

Around 120m will be first-time voters

Narendra Modi at an election campaign rally near Jammu, India

Could Muslims hold the key to India’s upcoming election?

Voting gets underway in the biggest-ever democratic process next Monday and ahead of the first of nine polling days, the ruling Congress party has been reaching out to India’s Muslim groups.

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With ‘Rohingya’ not an option on census forms, Burma’s new democracy is facing an identity crisis

Recently, discrimination has turned to violence, especially in Rakhine state

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Pakistan's former leader Pervez Musharraf pleads not guilty to high treason

Charges carry the death penalty, should the trial proceed that far

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