Overcompensatory manhandling, dragging, pushing, idiotic sedition charge...This is the kind of reflexive overreaction that plays right into the hands of those who want to ensure reflexive underspeaking.
They can't run the economy, they have embarrassed India again and again, but nobody can take away from the #BJP its discipline and team spirit in the violent repression department. #CAA_NRCProtests
People need to understand this. There aren't any queues of people standing at the borders looking to enter India.
CAB is not really directed at them.
It is directed at Muslims who live in India. First use NRC. Then deny them citizenship by exclusion from CAB. It's a poll campaign
Which is not to say it doesn't discriminate between those seeking refuge. It does.
But that's incidental. The real targets are in India
27 years ago, to the day, a Hindu mob destroyed the Babri Masjid, thereby robbing all Indians of a priceless piece of their cultural heritage.
This year, what the mob began extrajudicially, the Supreme Court finished through judicial opinion. My latest -- https://caravanmagazine.in/religion/ayodhya-babri-masjid-ram-mandir-supreme-court-audrey-truschke
The jubilant reactions to the extra-judicial murder of the Hyderabad rape accused is the clearest demonstration of why Modi is so popular and forevermore will be so. Everyone knows the encounter was fake. The people cheering it on are fully cognisant of the lies, but their bloodlust is satisfied and that is all that matters. This is the prism from which they view this government also.
I find it hard to believe we would have seen the same celebration as we are seeing today IF rape victim was Muslim or dalit and those accused of rape were upper caste/ middle class.
The same people celebrating now would have readily found an excuse to defend them... Either "they couldn't have done it" OR straightforward "he is one of us anyway", "boys will be boys" etc.
What happens when you reward lawlessness merely because it appears momentarily heroic to some.
Police force brags about encounter as a means to deliver "justice". Lawmakers call for lynching as a means to deliver "justice". They're playing to the galary. We are the galary. Abetting this barbarism.
Shashi Bhushan Mehta is a @BJP4India@twitter.com candidate in Jharkhand. Mehta is out on bail because he murdered a woman who taught in his school & dumped her body by the roadside. He was recently inducted into the BJP & her family was beaten up for protesting. This is no country for women
"Three of the contracts under the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Railway project went to Gujarat-based firms that donated to BJP in the past," writes @AdityaMenon22@twitter.com.
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