India’s day of mourning: Government moves away from colonial past

India's day of mourning: government moves away from colonial past

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “India’s day of mourning: Government moves away from colonial past” – below is their description.

India is observing a day of mourning on Sunday in honour of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

India was a British colony for nearly 200 years, and is now the largest nation in the Commonwealth.

But lately, the right-wing government has tried to move away from its colonial past.

Al Jazeera’s @Pavni Mittal reports from New Delhi, India.

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

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