Harsh Mander’s selection of movies that looked at India with empathy and hope.
“Doing so will clear the moral pathways of the civil disobedience I intend to carry out against the graded hierarchy of citizenship.”
Finding land to build a mosque or temple was never the question. It was whether those who razed the mosque should be punished, or rewarded for their illegal act by being allowed to erect a temple at the site of their crime.
It is now abundantly clear that the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah leadership views the emphatic expanded mandate which they seized in May 2019 to be one to remould India into a majoritarian, authoritarian, militarist and amoral Hindu nation.
The fact that you could be punished in this way holds a mirror first to the craven collapse of the integrity and independence of India’s institutions of criminal justice
The Supreme Court recently ordered the Gujarat government to give Bano Rs 50 lakh, a job and a house – in compensation for this terrifying ordeal seventeen years ago.