Can Narendra Modi stop hate speech in India? | Inside Story

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India’s history contains centuries of diversity and coexistence between different groups.

But its present times are marked by violence and hate speech against minorities.

Some politicians, especially those with ties to the governing BJP party, are accused of inciting and promoting that violence.

Indian and global human rights watchdogs say the frequency of attacks has been on the rise since 2014 – the year Narendra Modi became Prime Minister.

Some opposition parties accuse him of ignoring the issue.

And they’re warning Modi the fallout could devastate India’s cultural diversity.

But will he act?

Presenter: Kim Vinell


Sudhanshu Mittal, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and author of RSS: Building India Through Sewa.

Imran Ahmed, Founder & CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate.

Saba Naqvi, an independent journalist.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

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