Watch: Invoking Netanyahu and Putin, Indian right-wing group hails Trump

Group's president says "there is a rise of right wing leaders in the world and Islamic extremists should either disappear or this group will finish them."

By REUTERS
January 19, 2017 16:47
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Indian right-wing group rejoices ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration

Indian right-wing group rejoices ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration

Hindu Sena, an Indian fringe group, went into a celebratory mode on Thursday in New Delhi ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th US president.

National president of Hindu Sena, or Hindu Army, Vishnu Gupta, applied tilak or religious mark, on Trump's forehead in the poster during celebrations at Jantar Mantar - New Delhi's answer to London's Speakers' Corner.

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The group members also offered sweets to Trump's poster and raised slogans in his honor.

Gupta said the rise of right wing leaders in the world will bring an end to Islamic extremism.

"Tomorrow, there is the swearing-in ceremony, so a day before, we have anointed (symbolically) him here. These four photos of Donald Trump, (Vladimir) Putin, (Narendra) Modi and Israel's (Benjamin) Netanyahu are group through which we want to send a message that there is a rise of right wing leaders in the world and Islamic extremists should either disappear or this group will finish them," Gupta said.

Modi, during an event in New Delhi a couple of days ago, said he had spoken to Trump to deepen strategic ties between the two countries.

The two countries are finalizing agreements that would make it possible for their militaries to cooperate more closely, and for US defense manufacturers to both sell and make high-tech weaponry in India.

Trump has won passionate supporters and vitriolic detractors for his blunt talk and hardline proposals, including his call for targeting families of Islamic State fighters to take on the fighters and a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

The billionaire real estate developer has positioned himself as the answer to growing Islamic radicalism across the world.


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