Podcast: Most Hatred for Muslims Is Among Middle Classes, They Fully Participated in 2002 Looting

In conversation with Manishi Jani, human rights activist and documentary filmmaker.

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Manishi Jani is a human rights activist and documentary filmmaker who was in Ahmedabad in 2002. What happened then was the result of systematic polarisation along communal lines since the 1980s, he tells Sidharth Bhatia.

The poison has now spread to all layers of Hindu society, including the middle class, and because of insecurity, lack of jobs and ghettoisation, Muslims have also taken to religion more than ever. They can’t get property because now new flats are ‘only for Brahmin, Baniyas and Patels’.