India PM To Hail Clean India Scheme As Success Amid Allegations Initiative Incited Violence, Abuse
The Guardian: Narendra Modi to face down critics by hailing Clean India scheme a success
“Narendra Modi is to declare that his flagship sanitation program has ended open defecation in India, amid accusations that the scheme has sparked violence and abuse. India’s prime minister will make the announcement on Wednesday at an event in his home state of Gujarat, attended by 20,000 village chiefs and international dignitaries, according to the government. But Modi’s claims about the success of his Swachh Bharat (Clean India) program mask a bleaker reality, with reports of intimidation, harassment, and violence…” (Doshi, 9/30).
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