HRW: BJP leaders publicly promoting Hindu supremacy


NEW DELHI Jan 19 (TNS): Senior leaders of India’s ruling party have publicly promoted Hindu supremacy, which has led to attacks against Muslims and other minorities.

This has been reported by a prominent international human rights group, Human Rights Watch said in its report on human rights in 2017.

The report said Indian government failed to promptly or credibly investigate the attacks, while many senior BJP leaders publicly promoted Hindu supremacy and ultra-nationalism, which encouraged further violence.

HRW said there were at least 38 attacks against Muslims and other minority communities over the trade or slaughter of cows for beef in 2017 and at least 10 people were killed.