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
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
I’ll tell you one thing; Muslims in India particularly in the past two decades have finally realised that they are falling behind in most of the social indices from education to jobs & wealth. With a waning political clout, they now know that if they won’t act fast, they risk being crippled permanently as the… Read More What Is The Next Big Thing About Islam/ Muslims In India?
That religious chauvinism is very much a part of Indian psyche could hardly be debated. With the ascendance of Modi led ‘Hindu Nationalist’ government at the centre & its repeated condoning of heinous acts of Right- wing zealots accentuates a tactical understanding between the regime & their handymen.
As the ‘Ram Janambhoomi Movement’ began gathering steam in 80’s propelling BJP led coalition government to power after a series of communal riots across the nation. Muslims of India would develop a sort of paranoia towards Right wing political entities. In the 90’s as the communal cauldron simmered Muslims would tread on the devious path… Read More Muslims & The Dangerous Game Of Ideological Warfare