Will Modi Deport Non-Hindu Refugees?

Newly installed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being anxiously watched over the treatment of millions of non-Hindu refugees and asylum seekers who have made their homes in the country for decades. It isn’t certain. It is very difficult at this stage to forecast what Modi will do in any area - first because he is turning himself into a responsible statesman so doesn’t want to do anything extreme, second because there are forces in the Bharitiya Janata Party that will try to make him more hardline, and third because he may himself want to take hard lines but may not want to show this till later in this five-year government or till the next one. He has also expressed a public wish for good relations with neighboring Bangladesh.

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