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Rahul Gandhi vows to fight powerful Hindu group in court

Rahul Gandhi

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (12) to defaming a powerful Hindu supremacist group closely linked to the ruling party of prime minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi will fight charges in court that he defamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation when he accused the Hindu movement of assassinating Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi. A member of the RSS — a Hindu umbrella group which is the ideological inspiration for Modi’s rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party — sued Gandhi for the remarks made in 2014. Gandhi is unrelated to freedom legend Mahatma Gandhi but both hail from Congress, India’s…

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