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Latest update : 2016-01-20

Intellectuals in India denounce climate of intolerance

In India, the nationalist BJP-led government has angered many artists and intellectuals, who accuse it of stoking religious tensions, muzzling criticism, and pushing Hindu ideology in the country’s cultural institutions. For more than six months, students at the prestigious Film and Television Institute in the southern city of Pune have been protesting daily against the government-led appointment of their new chairman. Our correspondents in India went to meet them.

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