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Is intolerance on the rise in India? Part 3/4

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has spoken out, expressing his concern over growing intolerance in India.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has spoken out, expressing his concern over growing intolerance in India. Reuters/Thomas Peter

India's "culture wars" have risen to new levels as actors, filmmakers and writers join protests against the right-wing Hindu government's inaction against religious intolerance and violence. Many Indian writers, artists and scientists have returned awards to them by the government. However, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has dismissed the protests as "manufactured rebellion" and "politically" motivated, as our correspondent Murali Krishnan reports in the third of a four part series.