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Departing Indian vice-president contests BJP elite on minorities

On the eve of his departure from office as vice-president of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari on August 8 took on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the situation of India’s minorities. In a remarkably candid television interview, he deplored trends involving cow vigilantism, beef bans, “love jihad”, lynchings and so on directed against minorities, saying these […]