Hyper-nationalism in India & Indo-Pak Relations

The second consecutive victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the general election of 2019 was a successful culmination of a decades-long campaign to leverage Hindu nationalism in contemporary Indian political discourse. The democratic process has been used as a vehicle to achieve political objectives. In the run-up to the 2019 elections, the ruling BJP disseminated a planned narrative to dissuade the Indian populace, overwhelmingly comprising Hindus, and convinced them that the Indian National Congress (INC) was not a secular party and hence not a guarantor of secular India. Read More….

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