India: Hindu Tailor Murdered Amid Religious Tensions

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    The Facts

    • On Tues., a Hindu tailor named Kanhaiya Lal was beheaded by two Muslims in a religious killing that took place in Udaipur, a district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

    • This comes amid rising tensions between Hindus and Muslims across the country after the now-suspended spokesperson for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nupur Sharma, made derogatory comments about Islam's Prophet Muhammad in May.


    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    While this barbaric incident can't be justified, it comes as a reaction to Modi's regime policies. As India's democracy turns into Hindu fascism, its 200M Muslim community faces disproportionate punishments while being treated as the country's main enemy.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Rajasthan is the perfect example of why the BJP is right not to appease Muslims. Policies carried out by the Congress party are turning it into a Talibani state as terrorists feel comfortable to attack Hindus and to issue threats against national authorities.


    Establishment split

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