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Ni­ha­lani says, “At one point, Prof. Sen talks of In­dian democ­racy and refers to Gu­jarat’s ‘crim­i­nal­i­ties’. We’ve asked for ‘Gu­jarat’ to be re­moved. [Then] there’s a ref­er­ence to the en­emy in In­dia be­ing re­li­gious lead­er­ship. We’ve asked for ‘In­dia’ to be re­moved here. The third word we’ve or­dered [to be] cut is when [he] speaks of In­dia be­ing in­ter­preted as ‘Hindu’. We’ve asked for ‘Hindu’ to be re­moved. The fourth cut is that of the word ‘cow’, where Prof. Sen, while speak­ing of re­li­gious in­te­gra­tion, makes a friv­o­lous ref­er­ence to ‘cow’. The fifth change is in Prof. Sen’s line about the Vedas be­ing used in a sec­tar­ian way these days. We’ve asked for the words ‘used’ and ‘these days’ to be re­moved. And fi­nally, Prof. Sen refers to the Hin­dutva view of In­dia as ‘ba­nal’. We asked for the of­fen­sive ad­jec­tive to be re­moved.”

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