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After Muslims, India's Christians the new target of right wing

Modi's government turns blind eye as churches and statues vandalized

NEW DELHI -- Christians in India are increasingly coming under attack by right-wing groups, with the number of violent incidents against them rising sharply in 2021 from a year ago.

On Christmas Day in Ambala in the northern state of Haryana, a statue of Christ was destroyed. Across the country on the same day, seven anti-Christian demonstrations and rallies took place, led by Hindu nationalist groups whose right-wing ideology is known as Hindutva. In two states at least, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh, the rallies were led by Hindu priests who called for Muslims and Christians to be killed.

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