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The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism

The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism

Update: 2019-10-039
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India’s clampdown on the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir is entering its third month, and while the right-wing government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exerted tight control over the flow of information out of the region, a bleak picture has nonetheless emerged. Thousands have been imprisoned, including political leaders. Movement is tightly restricted. Phone lines have been cut off. Modi appears set on ending Jammu and Kashmir’s special semi-autonomous status and bringing it fully under the control of New Delhi, a move which residents of the Muslim-majority region strongly reject. Arundhati Roy, India’s most famous novelist and a passionate voice for Kashmiri self-determination, joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the Kashmir crisis and India’s troubling rightward tilt.

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Suraj Nair

I'm genuinely trying to understand your argument here, please keep the political propoganda aside and let's have a discussion. Why is the religious identity of the population of Kashmir brought up everytime you mention Kashmir. India is a secular state and so there are be any special rights for any religious group. Arguments like yours is harmful for my fellow Muslims friends. By your logic, you seem to suggest that every time there is a Muslim majority state, the country would have to cede that state. I feel that modi government really wants to bring the youth in India mainstream in order to keep them away from radical militant group.

Oct 3rd
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The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism

The Silencing of Kashmir: Arundhati Roy on India, Modi, and Fascism

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