Angry Indians Confuse Rafael with Rafale, Burn Nadal Effigies

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Angry Indians Confuse Rafael with Rafale, Burn Nadal Effigies

Illustration: Arati Gujar

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wo days after former French President François Hollande riled the entire country up by claiming that the Indian government had forced Reliance into the Rafale deal, hordes of pro-government activists stormed the streets in protest of the French government.

Since the details of the Rafale deal are as ambiguous as Rahul Gandhi’s plan for 2019, protestors decided that they would raise slogans against the country of France, and announced a boycott on any word that sounds like Hollande. A few splinter groups burnt effigies of 17-time Grand Slam champion Nadal, confusing Rafael with Rafale.

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