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Under prime minister Narendra Modi, pro-Hindu nationalism and civil rights issues have led to India’s downgrade to an electoral autocracy (according to V-Dem Institute), and many question whether better times are ahead. Those who agree with Modi’s leadership highlight the new strong economic growth as well as his efforts to improve India’s global influence. Those who disagree point to increasingly divisive policies and their effects on the non-Hindu population. Now we debate: Is Modi’s India Heading in the Right Direction?
Arguing Yes: Sameer Lalwani, Senior Expert in South Asia Programs at the United States Institute of Peace
Arguing No: Prerna Singh, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University
Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates
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