Role of Hindutva Ideology in Escalation of Extremism in India: A Comparative Analysis of Congress and BJP Govt. (2009-2019)

Authors

  • Muhammad Akif Rashid Ph. D. Scholar (International Relations), School of Integrated Social Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Rashida Abbas Ph. D. Scholar (International Relations), School of Integrated Social Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Fazal Elahi Bilal Ph. D. Scholar (International Relations), School of Integrated Social Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)83

Keywords:

Escalation, Extremism, Hindutva, Ideology, Nationalism, Secular

Abstract

The objective of this study is to investigate the role of Hindutva Ideology in the escalation of extremism in India through a Comparative Analysis of the Congress and BJP Govt. Extremism in India has increased enormously in the last few years. The violence of extremism is due to the cause of Hindutva ideology, which foremost purpose is to transform an Indian secular state into a Hindu state. This study was conducted through the use of qualitative content analysis. This study concludes First, how the Hindutva ideology affected the escalation of extremism. Secondly, how BJP instrumentally shapes the Hindutva sentiments for its political motives. Thirdly, looks at what was Congress's secular policies to counter extremism in India and determined with a comparative analysis of Congress and BJP Govt. counter-extremism policies This study recommends that the Indian State has to take steps to stop such escalation in the society and create religious harmony and tolerance in Indian society.

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2022-06-30

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How to Cite

Akif Rashid, M., Abbas, R., & Elahi Bilal, F. (2022). Role of Hindutva Ideology in Escalation of Extremism in India: A Comparative Analysis of Congress and BJP Govt. (2009-2019). Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 983–993. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-II)83

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