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15 Oct, 2015

Writers protest: Indian government should respect The Word | The Indian Express

Why should unarmed writers, singers and dancers worry a government that has been voted to power through a popular mandate of proportions not seen in 30 years? History tells us they need to worry.

The ruling establishment does not have to look any further than the manner in which UPA 2 handled the entire anti-UPA 2 movement that was anchored in the traditionally non-political space. As the slow morphing of AAP from a routine Jantar Mantar protest into a political party clearly demonstrates as well as India’s political history in 1977 and 1984, secure parliamentary majorities need to fear revolts or dissent coming from outside the political arena.

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