We knew Adityanath was hostile to Muslims. But did we expect his regime to be so savage? – By Supriya Sharma
One evening, the news broke: Adityanath had been chosen by BJP to become the chief minister of the state. To say it was a shock would be an understatement. Here was a firebrand monk whose entire politics revolved around fuelling hostility towards Muslims. A five-time member of Parliament, he had criminal cases against him for leading violence against Muslims. He had brazenly justified this violence on national television.…
Should it come as a surprise then that the maximum casualties in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a law that is a blatant expression of the BJP’s anti-Muslim politics, have taken place in Uttar Pradesh? Nineteen people have been killed in the state – all of them Muslim.
The Adityanath government has sought to blame Muslims for the violence. It has gone to the extent of sending notices to more than 500 Muslims, seeking to recover damages for the loss of public property from them.…
- Hardline leader in Indian state defends ‘strict’ action to quell protests – By Saurabh Sharma (Dec 28, 2019, Reuters)
- Is Yogi’s Repressive Crackdown On CAA Protesters Aimed To Outshine Modi-Shah?- By Shastri Ramachandaran (Dec 30, 2019, Outlook)
- ‘Why kill our children?’: Blood and tears in an Uttar Pradesh town – By Supriya Sharma (Dec 23, 2019, Scroll.in)
- A dangerous new low in state-sponsored hate – By Harsh Mander (Dec 30, 2019, The Hindu)