I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was:

But in no other country than India has this current anti-minority, far-right politics resulted in a concerted pattern of lunch attacks against minorities.

The word "current" as an adjective (reason why I think it's been used as an adjective is that it is there before "anti-minority". It'd have been different if it was used after that.) means - happening or existing now.

But that seems to make little sense to me because it would mean that it(anti minority) is there for now. But I don't think that is what being implied here.

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The word "current" in the Oxford Dictionaries is shown as


1 Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now.

keep abreast of current events

In the sentence, it qualifies politics, along with the two other adjectival phrases "anti-minority" and "far-right".

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