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.
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.
“I ask Meera if she can tell me in one phrase or less what she feels India’s biggest moral/political problem is.
“Apathy,” she says without hesitation.””
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