Chris Hedges: The Rise of Right-Wing Populism in India

Chris Hedges: The Rise of Right-Wing Populism in India

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Mar 7, 2020

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of The Wire, about the rise of right-wing populism in India and its disturbing parallels to the right-wing rise of populism in the United States.

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India Pakistan relations stable

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With the violence in Mumbai at an end, and the city beginning to return to normal, the question of response is moving to the front of the conversation. Siddharth Varadarajan believes that there is plenty of evidence to suggest that the attackers were from an Islamic fundamentalist group based in Pakistan known as Lashkar-e-Toiba, which means Army of the Righteous. Siddhartha, drawing on a previous interview he conducted with the leader of that group, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, believes that the group is after more than Kashmir, but would like to see numerous other Indian states with significant Muslim populations ruled according to the group’s interpretation of Sharia law.

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