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Since Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist and leader of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), became prime minister of India in May 2014, groups of radical Hindu nationalists have been terrorising religious minorities across the country. According to a leading Christian rights group, at least 600 such attacks took place between Modi's election and August of this year. One-hundred-and forty-nine of these assaults were against Christians; the rest were targeted at the country's Muslim community. The attacks, say critics, are being orchestrated by radical groups affiliated to Hindu nationalist and political pressure group: the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Prime Minister Modi is a lifelong member of the RSS and the backing of its members was crucial in helping his BJP p...

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