Others have been less fortunate. Eight people were beaten by right-wing vigilantes Sunday after failing to stand at a cinema in Chennai, according to the AP. After they were beaten, the news agency said, they had complaints registered against them by police. In October, Salil Chaturvedi, a disability activist who uses a wheelchair, was assaulted for not standing during the national anthem in Goa. Thiruvananthapuram is in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Google Maps The assaults come after a rise in right-wing nationalism in India one of several country's where Trump has business interests . Following its election in 2014, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been criticized for conflating Indian nationalism with Hindu nationalism accused of leaving the country's 200 million Muslims out in the cold. Amnesty International has censured Indian authorities for clamping down on civil society groups that are critical of government policies. "Religious tensions intensified, and gender and caste-based discrimination and violence remained pervasive," the rights monitor said. "Censorship and attacks on freedom of expression by hardline Hindu groups grew." According to Charu Lata Hogg, an associate fellow at London's Chatham House think tank , this "unhealthy sense of nationalism that's been growing in India" is a cautionary tale for the U.S. if Trump plans to crack down on unpatriotic behavior.
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on Friday, December 23. First Lady Michelle Obama reads holiday stories to children during a visit to the Children's National Health System on Dec. 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Paul Morigi/Getty Images As previously reported, Taylor took to Facebook shortly after President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in this years election to express her elation over the exCelebrity Apprentice host and wife Melania Trumps future move to the White House. หนังสือพิมพ์ข่าวสด In the process, she insulted the current FLOTUS. PHOTOS: Celebrities' Political Affiliations It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House, Taylor wrote, according to NBC affiliate WSAZ . Im tired of seeing a Ape in heels. In response to Taylors offensive Facebook post about Obama, thousands signed an online petition to have her terminated from her position. As of Tuesday, the petition has garnered more than 199,000 signatures. After her post went viral, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services state commissioner Robert Roswall warned that any discrimination of staff or the customers [they] serve could jeopardize funding of the nonprofit, which serves the elderly and is funded partially by state and federal money.
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