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20 Apr, 2015

Mumbai: When a great city dies | The Indian Express

Mumbai has an active civic culture of debate and dissent that has enabled it to withstand poor governance and political ineptitude, but violence and intimidation are of a different order and they threaten to completely denude the already shrinking space for democratic processes. Educated young people in the city eschew political engagement precisely for this reason and one sees more and more that lumpen elements are capturing this space.

We ban books and movies on the flimsiest of reasons, storm art exhibitions and denounce anyone who does not share our point of view. We spread poison about those who are different from us. Is this what the new India is about?

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