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When the history of our times comes to be written the following links and excerpts might be useful source material for the historian
@AatishTaseer wrote this way back in May 2019.
2. Time magazine chose to title his essay somewhat dramaticallyand, for him, unfortunately. But he was right to point out a growing anti-intellectualism:
3. Gideon Rachman, @FT's Chief Foreign Affairs columnist said this:
4. @EdwardGLuce once @FT's man in in Delhi for 5 years and author of a book of those times (In Spite of the Gods, 2004) said this:
Narendra Modi, he says is the "biggest threat to global liberal deomcracy"
5. In October 26 @TheEconomist did a Special Report on India and focused in the main on the divergence between the two sides to Mr Modi, the economic reformer v the socially #rightwing communal regressive leader.
6. US Congessional hearings on India's human rights record in #Kashmir came in for a lot of negative publicity for India on the Capitol. 1st this from the Foreign relatons Committee hearings on huiman rights in S Asia.
7. @NitashaKaul asks: If it so all so very good for the people of Kashmir then why the repression, the communications black out, why the presence of 00s of 000s of soldiers?
8. In the @youtube video watch
@NitashaKaul London academic and author at Min 32:00
@ChatterjiAngana , UC Berkeley anthropologist activist and author at min 39:00
8. Nearer home in India, Pratap Bhanu Mehta writing in 'Foreign Affairs' in September 20
9. I started this tweet thread with @AatishTaseer. For his Time essay he was punished by having his overseas Indian citizenship revoked in a clear reprisal - a message to other critics that Indian democracy does not tolerate dissent and criticism. washingtonpost.com/world/modi-cri…
10. His mother, @tavleen_singh, herself a one-time supporter of Mr Modi, now writes that the decision to 'exile' her son, @AatishTaseer is not some low level babu's decision but that the order came from the highest office. indianexpress.com/article/opinio…
11. And so top the economy:
@Raghav_Bahl puts it best with a'Dear PM..' open letter
12. @dhume calls for a better more coherent message not an endless quest for better propaganda:
@dhume 13. This is strong stuff - 'The stench of Hindu Nationalism..."
" Ms. Duschinski pointedly cautioned: “that the pain and suffering of any Kashmiri community should not be instrumentalized, manipulated, or weaponized as a claim against other communities.”
@dhume 14. This is from the USCongress Human Rights Commission hearing into credible and numerous allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir. 'This is not an anti-India hearing', says the Chairman in his opening statement
@dhume At Min 8:50 or so is Anurima Bhargava a commissioner with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom - @USCIRF . At 1:04:00 is Dr Duschinski
AT 1:26:00 is @arjunsethi81
@dhume @USCIRF @arjunsethi81 Here is a link to @arjunsethi81 written testimony to the Ton Lantos Human Right Commisssion hearings:
This is a powerful critique of India underthe #BJP government.
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