According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), some instances of violence and brawls were reported in a few areas and some arrests have been made
More than 225,000 have died from the coronavirus, while lockdowns have left millions in economic dire straits. Racial wounds, bared during a summer of protests, fester, while Republicans and Democrats in Washington bicker and backstab.
"We (must) not bow down easily to the herds that want to betray the trust of the people in the last general election."
Tensions are escalating between the US and Iran after Iran Maj Gen Qassim Suleimani was killed in an American drone strike
In a tweet in Hindi, Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilizers, said on Friday: "In Kutch, Gujarat, met refugees from Pakistan and gave citizenship certificates to seven refugees."
The Rohingya, whether they fled unrest in Rakhine state in 1978, 1991-92 or this year, do not feel wanted anywhere.