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.…

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