Modi speaks out against ‘menace’ of mob attacks for first time

By World Watch Monitor

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi has for the first time condemned violence against minorities, saying that everyone has a duty to fight the “menace” of mob lynchings.

But his critics say that, after four years in power at the head of a Hindu nationalist government, the comments have come too late.

Under Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the number of violent acts against Christians, Muslims and tribal Dalits (members of the India’s lowest caste) have increased.

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