Sangh Parivar

Sangh Parivar is a collection of Hindu Nationalist organisations inspired by the ideology of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu nationalist paramilitary organization in India. Its members include the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Durga Vahini, Sewa Bharati, Sewa International, Ekal Vidyalaya, Hindu Yuva Vahini, Sanatan Sanstha,Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, Hindu American Foundation among others. The Sangh Parivar has a history of inciting and participating in organised communal violence against Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Dalits (lower caste) in India.

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