In the state that Modi is building, no one – not even Hindus he claims to speak for – will have rights. Or a voice.
Apoorvanand teaches Hindi at the University of Delhi. He writes literary and cultural criticism.
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Modi turned the state election into a referendum on himself. He lost. And southern India is now free of the BJP.
PM’s party is editing textbooks to portray fantasy of India as Hindu-only nation that has always been loving and just.
It has united India’s opposition for the first time since Modi came to power. Gandhi must now unite the nation.
It is no coincidence that Bilkis Bano’s rapists were released on India’s Independence Day.
The anti-Islam insults by high-ranking BJP staffers, which caused a diplomatic storm, are hardly anomalies.
But resistance to the violent and divisive politics of Hindu nationalists is also growing.
The ruling party is trying to demonise the farmers’ protests by portraying them as a Sikh conspiracy.
The new ‘anti-conversion’ laws remove agency from women and put a target on the backs of innocent Muslim men and boys.
I documented and wrote about the Delhi communal riots. Now I am being portrayed as conspiring to incite violence.