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“It is done most directly to Muslims…”: Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt’s hatred towards minorities in US event

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Congress former chief Rahul Gandhi has slammed Narendra Modi government for promoting atrocities against the Muslim community, other religious minorities, Dalits and Adivasis in India in a U.S event.

“It is being felt most strongly by the Muslim community, because it is done most directly to them. But in fact, it is done to all communities. The way you (Muslims) are feeling attacked, I can guarantee Sikhs, Christians, Dalits, and tribals are feeling the same,” Gandhi said, during an event in San Franciso on Wednesday.

The Congress leader was responding to a question concerning Muslims in India.

“Also, this is a periodical thing. What is happening to Muslims in India today happened to Dalits in the 1980s. If you went to UP in the 1980s, this was happening with Dalits…We have to challenge it, fight it and do it with love and affection and not with hatred and we will do that,” he added.

He went on to say: “The poor and people from minority communities feel helpless today…Indians do not believe in hating each other. A small group of people who control the system and the media are stoking the flames of hatred.”

Rahul Gandhi is on a six-day visit to the United States to interact with the Indian diaspora.

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