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Global Hindu Gathering Draws Crowd, Protest in Chicago

posted on September 11, 2018

Religion News Service’s Emily McFarlan Miller reports on a protest that occurred during last weekend’s gathering of the World Hindu Congress near Chicago, which featured 2,500 people from 60 countries. The Coalition for the Defense of the Constitution and Democracy, which includes human rights activists and progressive Hindus, accused some Congress participants of “promoting the agenda of Hindutva fascism under the cover of ‘Hindu resurgence.’” Miller writes, “The congress confirmed several people were arrested Friday after creating a disturbance during a panel discussion on collective efforts for Hindu resurgence.”

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