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India’s Hindu Nationalist Project Relies on Brutal Repression – By R.B. Moore

 

….If, for Golwalkar, Muslims and Christians were symbols of past defeat, the Communists were portents of a possible future rupture in the “Hindu nation.”…

 

In case there’s any doubt that the current BJP government is the rightful heir of Golwalkar’s ideology, one can turn to Modi’s speech before Parliament in early February, where he coined the term “andolanjivi” to describe those who can’t live without protests and, in a chilling turn of phrase, compared all andolanjivis to parasites (“parjivis”), thus suggesting the need for extermination….

 

BJP repression has developed in tandem with rising waves of dissent. In the 2014 elections, with Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, it decimated its chief opponent, the once-grand Congress Party. Despite little parliamentary opposition, and despite the overall weakness of national-level labor unions, the BJP still had to face sporadic street-level protest against its Hindutva and pro-corporate policies.…

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/04/india-hindutva-nationalism-modi-repression