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Response to LA Times April 20th 2024: "Hindu nationalism is now mainstream in India"

This Letter to Editor was in Response to LA Times April 20th 2024 Page A 2 "Hindu nationalism is now mainstream in India"

Re http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=512d5642-e0b3-4a2c-a894-a69938319b92 - Hindu nationalism is now mainstream in India by Krutika Paathi and Sheikh Saaliq

 Dear Editor

Modi’s India still prides itself on pluralism and secularism as evidenced by the key findings from the Pew Research Center’s “Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation”  study showing all minorities in India feel free to practice their religion.  

The Modi led government has maintained a balance, serving all sections of society, including Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs. Hindus, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs have coexisted peacefully for generations, participating in each other’s rituals and celebrations, a testament to the inclusive spirit of Modi’s India…  Savio Rodrigues: Sanatan Advocacy from Christian Perspective - Hindu DveshaUnfortunately, the loudest voices in society, amplified by the media, tend to overshadow this harmony, misleadingly portraying minorities as endangered.

If Times still insists that Modi’s BJP has squeezed the journalists and the opposition, here’s a suggestion: Get together with Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy to discuss ways to prevent “fraud” in India’s elections in 2024.  

Geeta Sikand

Irvine CA 92620

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