Emboldened by the support of the State, Hindu nationalists have unleashed violent attacks on religious minorities in India. Constant state propaganda and communal violence have led to the development of a ‘Nazi conscience’ among the Hindu majority, which now perceives violence to be morally righteous, argues Amit Singh
The hegemonic rise of Hindu nationalism and Hindu populism in India has trapped Indian Muslim minorities. The secular Indian state appears to be developing into a Hindu authoritarian state, and one where violence against Muslims is normalised, argues Amit Singh
PhD Candidate, Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra
Amit's doctoral research is focused on the conflict between human rights and religion, centred on Hindu nationalism, Hindu populism, secularism and freedom of expression in India.
His research interests are right-wing extremism, populism and human rights, and he has written several research articles and books.
Amit is a Sylff fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, Japan, holder of a Slovakian national scholarship, and a research associate at the Centre for the Study at the Indian Languages Society in India.
He regularly writes opinion articles and appears in public debates.