John Oliver's deep dive on India's prime minister is a real eye-opener

Tech 24-2-2020 Mashable 23
John Oliver's deep dive on India's prime minister is a real eye-opener

So Trump's off to India this week. And given that he's previously referred to the country's prime minister, Narendra Modi, as "the father of India," John Oliver thought it would be a good time to examine that statement.

The 19-minute segment above starts with a very entertaining aside about Trump's idea of what "father" might mean, then segues into a more serious discussion of Modi's recent political actions — including his highly controversial (and widely-protested) citizenship law, which notably excludes Muslims.

"Since Modi came to power there has been an overall rise in attacks against minorities — and it is incredibly depressing to see India heading in this direction," Oliver says, before showing interview footage of the people who are demonstrating against Modi's law. Read more...

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