Hindutva Hell: How India was Captured by Religious Fascism and Fell Into Carnage – By Tauseef Akbar
…. To describe what India is experiencing as a “crisis” would be inadequate and inappropriate. More fitting is writer Arundhati Roy’s testament about the situation: it is a “crime against humanity.” A crime perpetrated by the willful negligence, hubris and callousness of a fascist BJP government more interested in electioneering than the mass death of its citizens.
There are many ways to understand the political reasons behind the carnage we are witnessing daily: unpreparedness, overconfidence, arrogance, complacency, bureaucratic red tape. A perfect storm of events.
All of this has been expressed poignantly by commentators and pundits but at heart these are symptoms of the disease at the root of the carnage: the remaking of India from a secular nation state “for all its citizens” into an exclusive Hindu one. In sum: the focus in India hasn’t been health infrastructure or care for all citizens but rather a triumphalist Hinduization and suppression of hated minorities, at all costs and by any means necessary….