Most frightening rise of nationalism in India, says billionaire George Soros at Davos
Billionaire US philanthropist George Soros Thursday cited India as an example to illustrate the rise of nationalism, which he called the “great enemy” of open society. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros, an advocate for international cooperation, said the “biggest and most frightening setback” was in India.
“The biggest and most frightening setback occurred in India where a democratically elected Narendra Modi is creating a Hindu nationalist state, imposing punitive measures on Kashmir, a semi-autonomous Muslim region, and threatening to deprive millions of Muslims of their citizenship,” he said….
He opined that the responses to these challenges by politicians who “exploit” the situation for their own purposes are “unlikely to correspond to people’s expectations”, and therefore, have already caused “widespread disappointment”….