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14 Dec, 2014

Six months of Modi govt: Movie without a script – The Indian Express

The bad fight scenes are piling up. Modi’s ambiguous admonition notwithstanding, his party is feeling incredibly empowered to spread communal poison. Other parties in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh may be fishing as well. The excuse that these storm troopers are fringe elements, marginal to the party, simply does not wash. The number of inflammatory statements by a range of MPs is increasing. Again, our appalling legal regime on conversion is a combined gift of the Congress and the Supreme Court. But instead of moving to a regime where we can effectively privatise religion and respect people’s autonomy, the BJP is using it to instigate more conflict.

Read the rest: Movie without a script | The Indian Express | Page 99.