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Modi Follows a Menacing Neo-Nationalist Trend

Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Kathleen Miles

Less than two years into Modi's first term as Indian prime minister, an alarming brand of hyper-nationalism is rising. Ministers and right-wing followers of his Hindu nationalist ruling party are labeling a growing number of student protesters, intellectuals and activists as "anti-national" simply for criticizing the government. Modi's party appears to be a part of a neo-nationalist trend as inequality rises and economic challenges mount in India, China, Russia, Turkey and beyond. The governments of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have also recently ramped up nationalism and cracked down on dissenters in an attempt to retain legitimacy. (continued)

PHOTOS: Thousands Protest Brutal Assault

Posted 12.28.2012 | World

Thousands of college students, teachers and activists rallied in New Delhi over the weekend, clashing with riot police near the India Gate. The p...

Man Accused Of Brutal Bus Gang Rape: 'Hang Me'

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

One of the six men accused of brutally gang-raping a young woman and assaulting her male friend in New Delhi stunned the court on Wednesday with a sta...

The Diplomat: Why India's Prime Minister Should Resign

The Diplomat | Rajeev Sharma | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Imagine this scenario. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh puts his government on the line, as he did in July 2008 over the Indo-US nuclear deal. This time...