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@AratiKumarRao I see this as inextricably woven into the weave of modern tyranny, not a separate strand at all. The war against your own people always translates into a war against the earth; often hand-in-hand, and taken together, utterly ruinous.
New records created every day. 👏 "An official in the I&B ministry said it is possibly a first in the history of broadcasting in India that a channel had gone on air without any permission from the government or even applying for it."
"...a majoritarian judgement was delivered within a majoritarian ethos to please the majority? Does it set a precedent? We have an ancient history when entire cities have been built on the ruins of other cities. (Delhi was razed and rebuilt seven times)."
Fascinating. With under 17K tweets, pro-CAA tweets are trending at numbers higher than #CAA_NRC_Protest — which has 108K tweets. And with under 17K tweets, pro-Modi tweets are trending higher than the anti-Modi tweets, at 101K tweets and rising. Twitter's perfect algorithms.
+ Some urgent questions: - why were the police on the Jamia campus without the VC's permission? - why was brutal force used in AMU and Jamia, and why were students denied access to medical treatment? - are reports of sexual abuse of women true? - who ordered the police crackdown?