How an ‘inflammatory’ Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

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Reuters

By Saurabh Sharma UDAIPUR, India (Reuters) – Two weeks before a Hindu tailor in India was hacked to death by two Muslim men who filmed the act, he was briefly detained by police after a rival tailor accused him of an “inflammatory” Facebook post on Prophet Mohammad. Kanhaiyalal Teli’s son told Reuters his father had reposted a Facebook post in support of a now-suspended spokesperson of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, whose incendiary remarks about the Prophet in a television debate had led to national and international outrage in June. “My father was a very good man, he…

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