The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
As I said in my article, the similarities in the language of justification stem not from the acts themselves but from a structural similarity between the two situations of military deployment.
Is it appropriate to seek to draw a parallel between the remarks of Gen. Rawat and Dyer? Did Dyer face a situation where for months his soldiers were being pelted with stones as a stratagem of war promoted by an outside enemy?
There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir.