Alongside the Coronavirus, another virus—Hindutva—is raging across India. But unlike the coronavirus, the Hindutva virus does not cripple those afflicted by it; instead, it leads them to target minorities especially Muslims in India.
India has always used Bollywood to project its soft-power but of late, it has turned even more sinister: it has become a tool to spread poisonous propaganda against Muslims. The anti-Muslim pogroms currently underway in India are a clear reflection of this phenomenon.
Narendra Modi and his fascist followers are hell-bent on turning India into an exclusive Hindu state with no room for other religious groups. Their first target India’s 200 million Muslims but it will not end there. Modi’s racist policies have aroused Indians from a broad cross-section challenging its slide into absolute fascism.
India’s anti-Muslim policies have received some media attention but Sri Lanka’s Islamophobia has been a blind spot. We look a little closer to find out what is underway in the island state.
Boycotting Indian goods is a peaceful way to express one’s abhorrence at the Modi regime’s atrocious crimes in Kashmir.
That fascism is now well entrenched in the corridors of power in India is not in doubt.
Muslim 'religious' leaders have exposed their cowardice over the Kashmir crisis. It matters not which side of the sectarian divide they come from, they have all surrendered to Hindu fascism.
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and their ilk are the most visible faces of fascism in India today but its roots go deep into Hinduism.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global “Goalkeeper award” to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi evoked more than its share of criticism from many quarters.
Hindu fascism and its attendant horrors are found in many other parts of the world. We can name a host of other fascists in power: Trump, Netanyahu, Bin Salman and their ilk. The world is a more dangerous place with their grubby hands on the levers of power.
Abrogating the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Narendra Modi has created a dangerous situation in the region that could easily lead to nuclear war.
India is a fascist state. Modi has emerged from the bowels of RSS, a fascist outfit that advocates the complete annihilation of all religious minorities in India.
One way to express disapproval of someone’s conduct is to boycott their goods. Given India’s criminal conduct in Kashmir, it is time to launch a systematic campaign to boycott Indian goods, inclusive of food, merchandise, clothing, and any other products.
All it took was a blink of an eye to realize that India's right-wing government outmanoeuvred old-style colonialism by repackaging it as "democracy in action".
In India Hindu fascists are lynching innocent Muslims in public while in Occupied Palestine, the Zionists are killing and maiming Palestinians. Both regimes share a lot in common.
Since the birth of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1922, India’s Hindu majority has embarked on a systematic and organised campaign of political, social and economic terrorism against minorities.