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Rising Hindu nationalism ‘eroding’ India’s secular nature: US Congressional report

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is the fountainhead of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party that believes in a Hindu-first ideology. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Rising Hindu nationalism has eroded India’s secular nature, claims a  US Congressional report, adding that social media platforms provide “both tacit and overt sanction” for rising incidents of “majoritarian violence” in the country. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) – an independent and bi-partisan research wing of US Congress – mentioned cow protection vigilantism and perceived assaults on freedom of expression and operations by non-governmental organisations as harming India’s secular traditions, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The CRS report is neither an official report of the US Congress nor does it reflect on the view of Congressmen. They are prepared…

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