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Donald Trump and Hindu Sena have common woes: illegal immigrants and Muslim extremists

An enemy’s enemy is a friend. This is a phrase Vishnu Gupta, head of the Hindu Sena, firmly believes in. Gupta, who was out of action for more than four months, has found an unlikely ticket to land in global media: Donald Trump!

Recently, the Hindu Sena organised a havan in Jantar Mantar to pray for Trump’s victory in the upcoming elections. Donald Trump, the pompous Republican presidential frontrunner of the US would change his gait into a lovely dance, throwing his yellow flicks into air, when he hears of such adulation coming from India. The parallel between the two men? Muslim-haters!

Hindu Sena organised a havan in Jantar Mantar to pray for Trump’s victory in the upcoming elections
Hindu Sena organised a havan in Jantar Mantar to pray for Trump’s victory in the upcoming elections

A self-proclaimed Hindutva ‘protector’, Gupta and his gang of thugs were in news last January for vandalising the office of Pakistan International Airlines in New Delhi. While other right-wing politico wannabes must be cursing their luck for not getting such a brainwave as Gupta’s, the man in question has already grabbed headlines in Time.

Gupta is not perturbed by the fact that the firang presidential candidate that they are praying for, is not particularly fond of India. Trump had attacked American businesses outsourcing jobs to India. In a rally last month, the presidential frontrunner expressed his displeasure at India’s outsourcing industry by affecting a call centre worker from India.

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Trump’s inflammatory comments on Islamist extremists and Muslim immigrants echo the sentiments of India’s current Hindu nationalist movement

Gupta already has found apparent parallels between India and America’s woes: immigrants and Muslims. Trump’s inflammatory comments on Islamist extremists and Muslim immigrants echo the sentiments of India’s current Hindu nationalist movement, and illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who filter through the porous borders.

However, Gupta certainly has done something that his peers might not applaud. He has made a brutally honest comment that “Prime Minister Modi’s influence is limited in tackling Islamist terror. But Trump’s influence can cross boundaries and ending menace in Iraq and Syria.”

While Modi supporters will squirm at such remarks, for calling their leader’s powers limited, the billionaire businessman with a yellow scanty yellow mop for hair might be chuckling at such worldwide popularity, and beaming with a self-important smile.

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Abhishek Dinman

Abhishek Dinman

Writing and reporting on national security issues may arguably be one of the most difficult beats for a journalist, and my transition from a sports journalist to being TVON’s editor was definitely not without effort. I designed content for ESPN STAR Sports and extensively covered tournaments nationally and internationally. I was also an investigative journalist for ZEE’s India’s Most Wanted’. But I have been deeply impacted by rising threats to India’s national security, resulting in loss of numerous lives. This has both saddened me and helped in reshaping my thought process. I’m acutely aware of the changing geopolitical dynamics today and never afraid to speak my mind. My interface with policy makers and national security experts gives me perspective and insight, helping me provide context and statistics to stories about terrorism and national security policy.
On the side, I spend time with recovering addicts and help them heal.

He focuses on social affairs and the dynamics and theory of how people receive and react to different forms of information on a variety of subjects.

He loves exploring hidden beaches in South East Asia, counseling and spending time with recovering addicts. He spends most of his TV time on watching National Geographic and old episodes of ‘Friends’.

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