The recent killing of a Muslim man by far-right Hindus for allegedly eating beef, has sparked debate within India.

Some place blame on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government for rising tensions, so how worried should the world be about the rise of Hindu nationalism in India?

In this week's Headliner, Mehdi Hasan speaks to Shashi Tharoor, one of India's most talked about politicians, who has accused Modi of failing to address increasing communal violence since assuming power in 2014.

"I believe the Prime Minister, through his silence, has condoned some outrageous statements and ideas by his ministers…" Tharoor tells Hasan. "I believe that he, while he himself has so far not said the wrong thing, his silence, too, is tantamount to not saying the right thing and that's something [for which] as a Prime Minister, he can be held accountable."

The politician also speaks candidly about being hounded by the media since the tragic death of his wife.
"I don't believe anyone would have any reason to murder my wife. I don't believe there was a murder," Tharoor says.

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Source: Al Jazeera