The Independent labels VHP as a Far-right Indian group

Far-right Indian group launches ‘Hindu protection helpline’

The Independent headlines VHP as a FAR RIGHT GROUP, however On 4 June 2018, the VHP was classified as a militant religious organization by the CIA in its World Factbook‘s entry for India, under the category of political pressure groups.  The VHP reportedly explored legal options to have this tag removed. The World Factbook removed the mentions of the VHP from the entry by 25 June 2018

A far-right group in India has launched what it calls a helpline for Hinduswho are feeling threatened or victimised by “jihadi forces” in the aftermath of two brutal killings in the country.

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