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India's Silent Terror

The rising tide of Hindu extremism that is gripping India, from the stifling of free speech to brutal attacks on religious minorities.

Less than three years after India's Hindu nationalist government came to office, the country is gripped by a rising tide of extremism - from a stifling of free speech to brutal attacks on religious minorities, all in the name of radical Hinduism. Jill McGivering meets the people subjected to the extremism and goes out with one of the notorious "cow protection" patrols - armed Hindu vigilante groups who spread terror and assault those rumoured to eat beef or kill the cows which for Hindus are sacred.

(Photo: An Indian sadhu (Hindu holy man) holds onto a cow at a protest against their killing. Credit: Sajjad Hussain/Getty Images)

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