India: Narratives of division and hate

Aug 8, 2022 | Religious Persecution

From: The Listening Post | Al Jazeera
A documentary edition of the show looks at rising intolerance and xenophobia in India as toxic narratives flood the airwaves and the internet. India is at a dangerous moment. The voices of Hindutva – Hindu supremacy – are ascending, spreading division and hate speech. It has worked its way through the body politic like a slow-acting poison. And the effect on the secular fabric of the Indian republic and the lives of minorities – especially Muslims – has proven toxic, at times deadly.
Kanchan Gupta – Senior adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Manisha Pande – Executive editor, Newslaundry Arvind Rajagopal – Professor of Media Studies, NYU Shahrukh Alam – Advocate and columnist Gregory Stanton – President, Genocide Watch