The violence, which lasted over three days and nights and was mostly directed at Muslims in northeastern areas of Delhi, was not surprising. Over the past six years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his colleagues in the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, their armies of social media trolls and a vast majority of India’s television networks have consistently been building an atmosphere of hatred, suspicion and violence toward India’s Muslim minority.…
Many of the police personnel and officers who were attacking protesters last week in Delhi along with the Hindu mobs would have either served under or been trained under the very same officers who escaped any punishment for their role in the 1984 pogrom.
And the message from Mr. Modi’s government is consistent and clear and goes beyond the police: Justice S. Muralidhar, a Delhi High Court judge who sharply criticized the police and ordered the Delhi police to investigate the role of the Hindu nationalist politicians, was swiftly transferred to a court in a different state.
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Why Delhi burned: The police, courts and media failed to stand up for rule of law – By Abhinav Kumar (Mar 6, 2020, Indian Express)
Power and responsibility – By N Dilip Kumar (Mar 6, 2020, Millennium Post)
Delhi Violence: Of ‘Terrorists’, ‘Traitors’ and Totalitarianism – By Ali Khan Mahmudabad (Mar 6, 2020, The Quint)