John Oliver on India’s Narendra Modi

On his show Last Week Tonight a month ago, John Oliver took the opportunity of Donald Trump’s visit to India to give us an in-depth look at what its prime minister Narendra Modi is doing. Trump seems to like Modi a lot and even called him the ‘father of India’ which should alert anyone that Modi is bad news, since Trump loves divisive authoritarians.

Calling Modi the father of India is an outright insult to the memory of the highly admired Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, people who were key players in India’s independence struggle against the British and were strong believers in creating a secular India that would enable the unification of the highly diverse ethnic and religious elements that make up that nation, whereas Modi is a divisive Hindu nationalist whose party seems to have a virulent hatred of Muslims.


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