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15 Nov 2015

Devesh Rasgotra, Global Risk Insights

India’s Tolerance for Intolerance

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...India is an attractive destination for economic investment as it has a population that is diverse in its skills. Yet, with Hindu nationalists curtailing the freedom of those who do not share their ideology that rich diversity is reduced and negatively impacts businesses and investment...If the image of the country is negatively impacted then there will be subsequent effects on economic growth. We have seen Moody’s Analytics call for Modi to rein in and tone down the rhetoric from Hindu nationalists. This is because the credibility of India’s financial sector would be aversely affected.