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India: The Modi Question

Season 1
Narendra Modi is the leader of the world's largest democracy. Elected twice as India's prime minister, he's widely seen as the most powerful politician of his generation and considered a key ally to the US and UK. However, as this fascinating documentary series reveals, Modi has been dogged by allegations about his government's attitude towards India's Muslim population. But what is the truth?
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  1. S1 E1 - Modi's Rise
    January 16, 2023
    Narendra Modi is considered one of the world's most powerful leaders. But where did he come from? This insightful documentary tracks Modi's first steps into politics, including his association with a right-wing Hindu organization, his rise through the ranks and his appointment as chief minister of the state of Gujarat, where his response to a series of riots in 2002 remains controversial.
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  2. S1 E2 - Modi in Power
    January 16, 2023
    Narendra Modi and his government reject any suggestion that their policies reflect prejudice towards Muslims. But they have been repeatedly criticized by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International. This revealing documentary examines Modi's plans following his re-election in 2019. A series of controversial policies have been accompanied by reports of violent attacks on Muslims.
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