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Religious freedom important for the poor

International Yoga Day was held on 21 June with hundreds of people doing Yoga at different iconic locations around the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Rajpath in Delhi. It was promoted by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and represented the spread of ‘Hindutva’ – understood as Indian culture, not necessarily Hindu religion.

Chris Sugden

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi practising Yoga | photo: IndianExpress.com

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s platform when he won his overall majority in the Indian Parliament was and is ‘development’. It was a simple and straightforward message, building on his achievements over ten years as chief minister in Gujarat. But this development is strictly limited to economic development.