‘Modi’s policies to fuel Balkanisation of India’

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Arundhati Roy said she has faith in the Indian people and believes the country will emerge out of the dark tunnel its presently within…reports Asian Lite News

Booker Prize-winning author and essayist Arundhati Roy has said that Hindu nationalism could break India, as has happened earlier with Yugoslavia and Russia. In an interview with The Wire, the writer has said that, “ultimately the Indian people will resist what she calls Narendra Modi and the BJP’s fascism.”

In an interview to Karan Thapar, Roy said that the present situation in the country is “extremely depressing” but she believes there are signs that the Indian people are climbing out of the hole they’ve fallen into.

She said she has faith in the Indian people and believes the country will emerge out of the dark tunnel its presently within.

 “What have we done to democracy? What have we turned it into? What happens…when it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning? What happens when each of its institutions has metastasised into something dangerous? “Over the last five years, India has distinguished itself as a lynching nation. Muslims and Dalits have been publicly flogged and beaten to death by vigilante Hindu mobs in broad-daylight, and the ‘lynch videos’ then gleefully uploaded to YouTube,” she said.

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