The ideological interventions by the State have begun to decide who can be a citizen of the political class and community. It is with regard that the ruling regime has begun to ascertain and associate the political characteristics of our community and kind. Home-grown hierarchies and prejudices are being protected, promoted and preserved for the homogenised ordering and organisation of caste and class. This is the first grade achievement of Hindutva politics.
Our opinions on issues ranging from the CAA-NRC to the farmers’ agitation are but an illustration of this fact being translated to us in different forms and ways. The State has put the democratic carrier of our country at crossroads where equality and secularism sound hollow and cosmetic as for its ineligibility to appreciate and acknowledge multiplicity of faith and belief alien to our culture and customs.
What if the Constitution is also made alien in our eyes, espousing for the rights and duties of the individual? If the individual is not at liberty, then how can we live harmoniously? These are some of the queries that make me doubt the intent and integrity of the State swayed by the ideological machinations of sovereignty, supremacy and security.
How can someone be significantly otherised for decently disagreeing with the government of the day. They can also get be branded as constituents of chaos and crisis. Well, let this case rest with those with representatives running the organs and institutions of the State for their better qualification of being the jury and judge.