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India: Hindu group invokes the gods to help Donald Trump00:28

India: Hindu group invokes the gods to help Donald Trump

India, New Delhi
May 12, 2016 at 04:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around a dozen members of the Hindu Sena group gathered to call on the Hindu gods to help Donald Trump win the US presidential election, in New Delhi on Thursday.

The group supports what they see as Trump's opposition to "Islamic terrorism," according to a banner they hung at the event. The presumptive Republican nominee has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US and for more aggressive policies to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, winning him the support of the Hindu Sena devotees.

A member of the group anointed the forehead of a picture of Donald Trump with a Tilaka, as worshippers chanted mantras and lit a ritual fire to invoke the gods.

India: Hindu group invokes the gods to help Donald Trump00:28
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Around a dozen members of the Hindu Sena group gathered to call on the Hindu gods to help Donald Trump win the US presidential election, in New Delhi on Thursday.

The group supports what they see as Trump's opposition to "Islamic terrorism," according to a banner they hung at the event. The presumptive Republican nominee has called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US and for more aggressive policies to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, winning him the support of the Hindu Sena devotees.

A member of the group anointed the forehead of a picture of Donald Trump with a Tilaka, as worshippers chanted mantras and lit a ritual fire to invoke the gods.

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