Sibylline Insight Series

Sibylline Podcast - South Asia - Ethno-Religious Tension as a Political Tool

November 30, 2018

Sri Lanka’s ongoing political deadlock and recent anti-blasphemy protests in Pakistan underscore the willingness of powerful groups and individuals to exploit religious fault lines in order to further a political agenda. In this podcast we examine the recent evolution of this trend in South Asia and explore the affiliated security risks.

Key points include:

  • The presence of more hard-line religious sentiment in Pakistan
  • The resurgence of ethno-religious tensions in Sri Lanka
  • The likelihood of Hindu Nationalism increasing ahead of India’s 2019 elections


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