Opp calls Sanatana Dharma ‘dengue and malaria’, must be punished: Modi

Narendra Modi

Launching a blistering attack on the opposition bloc INDIA, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Tuesday said this election is to punish those who are against India’s Constitution and opposing the GoI’s efforts to make India a ‘Viksit Bharat’.

During his speech, Modi stated, “The opposition calls Sanatana Dharma ‘dengue and malaria.’ Such words cannot be tolerated. Those who make such remarks must be punished.” His comments have ignited a debate on freedom of speech and religious tolerance in India, with many questioning the Modi’s stance on the issue.

Critics argue that Modi’s remarks are an attempt to stifle dissent and criticism of the government by equating it with an attack on Hinduism.

The opposition parties have condemned Modi’s comments, accusing him of trying to polarise the electorate along religious lines for political gain. They argue that the statement undermines the principles of secularism and freedom of speech enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

Human rights activists and political analysts have also expressed concern over Modi’s remarks, warning that they could further divide an already polarised society. They argue that political leaders should promote dialogue and understanding between different religious and cultural groups, rather than resorting to divisive rhetoric.

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