In India, Protesters and Modi Tussle Over Who Can Claim Gandhi – By Maria Abi-Habib
The protesters who are challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-centric vision for India liberally evoke the legacy of a national icon: Mohandas K. Gandhi, who wanted a country where Hindus and Muslims lived together and a secular government kept the peace.
So it has been galling for them to watch Mr. Modi and his allies claim Gandhi’s mantle to promote their own agenda, including the issue that set off the protests – a contentious citizenship law that critics say blatantly discriminates against Muslims.
With Thursday the 72nd anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination, Mr. Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party have deployed his name and image at an ever-faster clip in an information campaign meant to counter the protests and drum up support for the citizenship law.…
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