BJP’s ‘Hindu Nationalist Themes’ Might Trigger Communal Violence Before National Election: US Intelligence

United States Intelligence has warned that India might see communal violence ahead of the 2019 parliamentary election if the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stresses on “Hindu nationalist themes.”

In a recently released report, 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment Of The U.S. Intelligence Community, Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence, has said that Hindu nationalist state leaders might “incite low-level violence” to garner votes.

“BJP policies during Modi’s first term have deepened communal tensions in some BJP-governed states, and Hindu nationalist state leaders might view a Hindu-nationalist campaign as a signal to incite low-level violence to animate their supporters,” the report said.…

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/bjps-hindu-nationalist-themes-might-trigger-communal-riots-before-national-election-us-intelligence_in_5c5169dee4b00906b26edc2d

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https://www.firstpost.com/india/politics-gives-clash-in-madhya-pradeshs-khujner-communal-tone-as-villagers-demand-ban-on-entry-of-muslims-6002251.html

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https://indianexpress.com/article/india/bjp-can-instigate-riots-says-up-ally-sbsp-5565369/

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Odisha: In Kendrapara, playground sparks communal tension (Jan 28, 2019, Indian Express)
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