Image of Asia: Protesting at India’s Parliament
In this photo by Manish Swarup, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh watches as Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and other lawmakers shout slogans against the government during a protest on the Parliament’s premises in New Delhi. The party objects to the one-week suspensions of 25 of its lawmakers on accusations they caused “grave disorder” with noisy scenes inside the house. In ongoing protests, the opposition has been demanding that two leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party resign for allegedly helping a former Indian cricket official facing investigation for financial irregularities. Parliament has been unable to conduct any business for weeks due to the protests.