A man wearing a mask of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves a flag of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party during a rally in December 2019. Photo: AP
A man wearing a mask of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves a flag of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party during a rally in December 2019. Photo: AP
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UK mob violence exposes deep, disturbing reach of India’s Hindutva agenda in diaspora

  • Clashes in Leicester and elsewhere highlight deep divisions caused by Hindutva groups, who use hardline nationalism to help diaspora ‘hold on to their roots’
  • Displays of Hindutva nationalism are likely to be more frequent, violent as such groups extend reach in diaspora communities, analysts note

A man wearing a mask of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves a flag of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party during a rally in December 2019. Photo: AP
A man wearing a mask of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves a flag of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party during a rally in December 2019. Photo: AP
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