Interview with a Hindu Leader

Pravin Togadiya is general secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the Hindu movement blamed for the upsurge in religious bloodletting in India. Last week in New Delhi he spoke with TIME's Meenakshi Ganguly.

TIME: Why are you upset with Muslims?
Togadiya:
It is a cultural conflict against Islamic fundamentalists. Muslims enjoy more rights than Hindus. But Islam is an armed doctrine. Hindus feel there is no one to protect them, so they have started to take the law into their own hands. The country is heading toward anarchy.

TIME: What is the...

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