A Humans of New York-inspired parody is infuriating India’s far right

In the age of alt-facts, it is becoming increasingly hard to tell the news apart from parody.

On April 18, when a picture of Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister Yogi Adityanath appeared online, threatening to hand beef eaters a hunk of paneer, several Facebook users did a double take. Was this a new way to promote dairy products in an increasingly cow-revering nation? Thankfully, it really was parody.

The post appeared on a page called Humans of Hindutva (inspired by the famous Humans of New...

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