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I don't think we can beat back government unaccountability and whimsical biases, actions and worse till we truly OWN the country and demand that the government deliver or go.

We shouldn't hesitate to voice our problems just because they haven't become unsurvivable enough yet.

What would have happened if we had engaged in mass protest after demonetisation instead of waiting for four years, endless devastation only to tell the govt "we told you so, please do better"

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Reminder that the term was made up by a third-rate filmmaker frightened by free-thinking academia, media & individuals. The HM, frightened by the same things, turns an anti-intellectual smear campaign into national/internal security policy. thehindu.com/news/national/ami

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I've seen some others say that they are having lower engagement here than on the fascists-are-welcome social media site.

For me, it has been the opposite. I've been able to gather and answer questions about Indian history here. Real questions, real answers, without the barrage of hate.

Mastodon has freed me to engage on my areas of expertise.

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Being in a position of privilege and declaring that loan waiver is bad economics is so damn ugly. Especially when you lauded the 3000 crore statue which was made to make them feel better about themselves.

The “middle class” feels they are being kind to agree to “donate their taxes to help farmers” but they are okay with their tax compensating the incompetence of the capitalist failing at his business.

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People who like graphs, here is the recent spike of activity thanks to India discovering Mastodon in the context of the last 6 months of mastodon.social

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The decides nothing about ancient history (that being the realm of historians). But it communicates quite clearly modern India's values and the permissibility of using mob violence against religious minorities. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/in

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Suggestion to the Muslims. Wait for the Ram Mandir to be completed, then make an even taller Ambedkar statue than the Mandir, with his hand pointing down at it.

A fitting tribute and an everlasting insult to the religion of Savarnas.

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This is a historic day for the Hindu Rashtra, a narrow political vision built on hate, false history, and the use of violence to force adherence to majoritarian norms.

bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-

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RT @suchitrav@twitter.com

Most women I know, including myself have received rape &death threats.
It’s not easy, & it’s painful when you worry about the safety of the people you love & work with.
@twitter@twitter.com is extremely toxic and unsafe for women esp if you don’t have privilege of caste , class or race. twitter.com/twitterindia/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/suchitrav/status/1

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RT @ppurva@twitter.com

I am a Hindu, I want a masjid and only masjid at Babri.

Otherwise the message will be that we bow to mobs and terrorism and don't care about justice.

I also want all perpetrators of violence to pay monetary compensation to families of victims from their own pockets. twitter.com/amitbehere/status/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/ppurva/status/1192

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RT @amitbehere@twitter.com

I am a Hindu, I want a masjid and only masjid at Babri.

Otherwise the message will be that we bow to mobs and terrorism and don't care about justice.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/amitbehere/status/

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I'm seeing a few new people cautiously say things like "let's enjoy this place before the bad people get here" and I just want to say:

Don't worry! They're already here! But thanks to the heroic work of your instance moderators and admins, you will never see them. And if they do show up then your mods will get rid of them: unlike Twitter, the reporting functions here are reviewed by real people who don't care about turning a profit, and instead focus on enforcing community guidelines

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Pratik Sinha to Mastodon users:

A word of caution for those using Mastodon. Your DMs are not encrypted and the admin of your instance can technically access your DMs. Not that they're encrypted on Twitter. For private messaging use more secure alternatives like Signal or Matrix.

@Deepsealioness is that a verification mark you have? The green tick?

Tomorrow is more like a verdict on the direction the country is going.

I wonder if Modi, to score over his anti muslim image, will actually would have told SC to give the verdict in favour of a masjid? Wishful thinking. But then he would have to cope with the ire of the hindutva group.

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Anyone who will post provocative stuff on any kind of Social Media will be charged under NSA (National Security Act).

Guys, be careful, trolls will try their best to incite hatred, we all should just mute/block them.

No need to engage with hate mongers. NO reaction.

I will avoid twitter tomorrow.

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