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India's Modi under fire for election 'hate speech' against Muslims

Critics blast 'infiltrator' remarks by popular leader in campaign trail speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under some heat for his inflammatory comments over the weekend that critics felt were anti-Muslim. 

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under fire for campaign-trail comments blasted by critics as hate speech against Muslims, triggering anger and fear among the minority group.

On Sunday, just days after India kicked off a six-week election process in which Modi is seeking a rare third term, the 73-year-old leader addressed a rally in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.

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