27 November, 2020

Delhi Diary

As with most serious problems in the country, the debate over the so-called Red Terror is totally polarised. Bleeding-heart liberals vs tough law and order realists

Delhi Diary
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Mismatched Enemy

As with most serious problems in the country, the debate over the so-called Red Terror is totally polarised. Bleeding-heart liberals vs tough law and order realists. We are led to believe that one side encourages the assassins by talking about “root causes”, while the other exaggerates what our rulers describe as the “greatest security threat facing the nation today”— even graver than the one posed by the jehadis exported courtesy Islamabad. There is scarcely space to argue from the middle ground, to argue in favour of history and context, both of which have become dirty words in the present discourse.

For context and history, I would request you to turn to page 36-37 of our previous issue. In a small clearing in an unspecified jungle are gathered a...

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