This is the Modi government's darkest moment - By Mili Mitra - IAMC
no-image IAMC

This is the Modi government’s darkest moment – By Mili Mitra

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government embraced communal and anti-Muslim rhetoric that fostered violence against minorities, many Indians refused to lay any responsibility at its doorstep.

When it passed legislation that would effectively discriminate against Muslim immigrants seeking citizenship – as millions of primarily Muslim ethnic Bengalis living in Assam faced the prospect of exclusion and deportation – many looked the other way.…

But now, as the Modi government places political leaders under house arrest, risks violence along the Pakistan border and reneges on a constitution promise without debate or deliberation, Indians can no longer afford to stay silent. The administration is making India less democratic and stable, one authoritarian step at a time.…