Much has been written, discussed, and delineated on the orgy of violence perpetrated by law enforcement in the wake of anti-CAA protests. By the time this piece finds space, it is estimated that 25 people were killed in police brutalities, mainly in UP, as the Hindu chauvinist CM Yogi Adityanath vowed revenge against the protesters. Aligarh Muslim… Read More Beyond the Protests
We are witnessing a watershed moment transpire. The Citizenship Amendment bill 2019, now a law essentially dismantles the ethos and the premise of India. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I were to say, what we saw yesterday was a betrayal of the idea of India many signed up for. The edifice of secular democracy… Read More Whither Future? Towards Hindu Rashtra
In an alternate universe, the Babri Masjid verdict by India’s Supreme court would have created ripples globally. The Apex court has condoned the heinous act of razing the 16th-century mosque and the violence in its aftermath that claimed an upward of 2,000 lives (mostly Muslims). India’s descent to a Hindu-fascist majoritarian state seems relentless, unchecked,… Read More India’s descent to Hindu-fascism
We have had a generation grow up under the shadows of the carnage around the destruction of Babri Masjid claiming an upward of 2000 lives across (mostly Muslims) Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kanpur, Delhi, Bhopal, Ranchi, and Jamshedpur. What followed was hastened ghettoization of Muslim communities across North and Western India perpetuating a sense of alienation… Read More When Hate Wins
The past few months have been troubling for those who follow the Indian socio-political situation closely. Mob lynching in the name of cow-protection has morphed into a Frankenstein’s monster. The state of Jharkhand in Eastern India is now turning out to be the epicenter of mob-justice & utter lawlessness. The ruling party including the incumbent… Read More Daily Takes: The Spectre of Mob Lynching In India
Come 15th August, India would mark its 71st Independence Day. That we as a nation have come a long way is an indisputable fact; a robust economy, a burgeoning middle- class & an aspirational youth that craves more opportunity are only a few among the long list of achievements of the world’s largest democracy.