Views That Matter

What do the recent attacks by the saffron brigade on democratic rights of students across left-leaning campuses across the country imply? As a case study, I wish to highlight the situation at Jadavpur University (JU).
The 4th visit of Modi to the US has very little to show as achievements. No wonder, the headlines screamed about “the start of the preparatory work” on six nuclear reactors as a major achievement.
On 28th September, 2015, Md. Akhlaq was brutally killed, his son, Danish critically injured and his home vandalized in Dadri (UP) after rumours circulated that his family had cow’s meat in their home.
Everyone remembers that during the Lok Sabha election campaign by Narendra Modi he had promised ‘Na Khaunga, na Khane Doonga” (will not take bribes, nor allow anyone else to do so) What is the reality?
In a country where more than 20 crore people do not get an adequate daily diet and go to bed hungry, where half the women and over 60 percent of children are anemic, Modi government’s silence and inaction is nothing short of criminal.
Prices of most food items have been continuously rising throughout the two years of Modi’s misrule. This is a continuation of the trend seen under the previous UPA government.
Apart from the frequent flyer miles he has clocked, Prime Minister Modi has very little to show for the 40 foreign trips over the last two years. On the flip side, we have virtually aligned ourselves with the US.
That in a nutshell is sabka saath, sabka vikas – carrots for businessmen and sticks for the toiling masses.
The Modi government’s anti-democratic stance is part of the larger agenda of the sangh parivar to force fit India into its vision of a Hindu rashtra dominated by male caste Hindus.
As the Modi government celebrates its second anniversary of capturing power through vulgar gala events, glamour and glitz hobnobbing with CEOs, a no-holds barred media blitz and ministers heaping vacuous praise, it is striking that India’s majority – over 50 crore working people – are completely