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Is India a fascist rogue state?

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, like so many other Bharatya Janata Party stalwarts, makes no bones about having been a member of the RSS. The RSS is ubiquitous in all states and Union territories. Without its consent, no-one can get a party ticket. :

The RSS is a conglomerate of disguised terrorists. The Indian media dare not focus on its violent activities But it is sometimes exposed by viral images of violence by RSS workers. Images show the RSS participating in Delhi riots, lynching suspected beef eaters, or Muslim prayergoers. RSS militants get identified while chanting religious slogans. Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse, was an RSS member. It was the RSS which spearheaded demolition of the Babri mosque on December 6, 1992,

The present-day advocates (pracharak) of the RSS claim that their organization is pacifist. However, an ideologue, M.S. Golwalkar, referred to Christians and Muslims as “internal threats”. He praised Nazi Germany as an example of “race pride” from which India could learn. Satish Misra, a political analyst at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi says, [Indian prime minister] “Modi is the most loved child of the RSS.” Neerja Chowdhury, a political commentator and columnist reported, ‘The party advocates that to be a true Indian one has to be a Hindu. It describes other religious minorities, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, as part of India, because their faiths originated there. They believe that even India’s Muslims are actually Hindu because their Hindu ancestors were forced to convert to Islam’.

In a statement, Arena, the Chair of the European Parliament’s human rights panel, reminded India that as a sitting member of the UN Human Rights Council, the country had pledged to “continue to foster the genuine participation and effective involvement of civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights”.........

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