A host of shocking incidents over the past five and a half years have left us in no doubt about where India is headed.
The Modi government has made it clear it will not be deterred from its project of suppressing the democratic rights of the people and ensuring there is no effective opposition from any political, social or institutional quarter. When you allow thugs to do what they did in full public view to students of India’s top university, you are telling the country you don’t care about the political or legal consequences. What kind of a regime can be so indifferent towards the consequences of what happened?
One that has no intention of ever going away.
In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, The Wire’s Siddharth Varadarajan argues that what happened at JNU is that it marks a point of no return.