The only way we can confront him is by rebuilding our democracy into one which protects the likes of Afrazul and Akhlaq.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
Basharat Peer’s A Question of Order: India, Turkey and the Return of Strongmen shows how the air of contemporary politics across the world, is filled with xenophobia and a fear of the democratically-elected autocrats.
Privileging “greater injustices” faced by the Muslim community in India over gender justice within Islam is counterproductive and further marginalises Muslim women.
We’re told not to ask questions about the surgical strikes, that it is the time of national unity. But blind acceptance of authority is a hallmark of a dictatorship, not a democracy.
Any concilatory outreach to Muslims by Narendra Modi could anger the Sangh faithful
Narendra Modi should have spoken up against gau rakshaks immediately after the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in September 2015
If Left and Nehruvian ideas have no relevance, as is being said, then why are writers accused of left-liberal ideas being attacked so viciously?
Returning awards is not about polarising, it is about fighting for the idea of tolerance
India needs political leaders who can make people understand and accept that even if Hinduism is the dominant religion, men and women cannot be killed because what they write or what they eat offends Hindus.
It is dismaying to see that the brave reaction to the action of the writers in returning their awards has been either petty or trivialising
The constant propaganda that ‘liberals’ are selective in their criticism allows the right wing to assume a sense of victimhood