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Opinion: India was a miracle democracy. But it’s time to downgrade its credentials.


<b>Opinion: India was a miracle democracy. But it’s time to downgrade its credentials.</b>With the rise and consolidation of an aggressive Hindu majoritarianism, many rightfully worry about India’s future as a multicultural democracy.
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Should the Indian democracy be downgraded because of aggressive Hindu ultranationalism and majoritarianism? Written by Ramachandra Guha, a historian of modern India and biographer of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Tim Hortons 2019-08-25 at 05:46

Is Narendra Modi India's Donald Trump?

Why white supremacists and Hindu nationalists are so alike


White supremacy and Hindu nationalism have common roots going back to the 19th-century idea of the 'Aryan race'.
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Tim Hortons 2019-08-25 at 05:42

Narendra Modi is exacerbating communitarian divisions.

Focus - Ultra-nationalist Hindu militias target Muslim beef traders


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking reelection as 900 million Indians cast their votes to elect a new parliament. Ever since he came to power in May 2014, critics have accused him of exacerbating communitarian divisions. These past five years, ultra-nationalist Hindu militias have become more visible and emboldened. Those who defend sacred cows even carry out police-style operations, actively hunting down beef traders - a majority of whom are from India's Muslim population.
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