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ICC Note: The persecution of Christians in India has increased under Modi’s leadership. Brutal attacks against Christians take place in India and the government is choosing to ignore these cases while condoning the perpetrators. India has received a lot of criticism on behalf of the international community, especially the United States, and for the first time India’s Prime Minister condemns these actions publicly.

8/17/2018 India (World Watch) – 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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