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“Is Kairana not an is­sue? Is Kash­mir not an is­sue? If this coun­try’s ma­jor­ity, Hin­dus, are tor­tured, is it not an is­sue? But if a thorn pricks the foot of some­one from the mi­nor­ity com­mu­nity, it be­comes an is­sue. This politics is strange.” YOGI ADITYANATH, ad­dress­ing a rally in Sahibabad in western Ut­tar Pradesh on Jan­uary 30, com­pared the ‘ex­o­dus’ of Hin­dus from Kairana to the forc­ing out of Kash­miri Pan­dits in 1990. Adityanath praised Vladimir Putin for stand­ing up to Mus­lims, telling them to “go where they like Shariat law”. Will the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion take no­tice? Or is this the lan­guage of devel­op­ment for all?

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