The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
On the 12th of February, 2020, the police in the attempts of stopping the anti-CAA march tore the hijab of a protester with the words ‘Yeh lo aazadi’.
As one steps into the dusty, hot streets of Washermenpet, the site of Chennai’s Shaheen Bagh, one can feel the determinism and resolute of the Muslim women who refuse to move.
Students, allies and especially the current targets of the BJP government, Muslims, hesitate before they share something on WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram but they do it anyway because there is a huge number of people before us who still refuse to engage.
The ambiguous nature of our respective identities only cemented when we saw how the Tibetan diaspora community and the ‘Free Tibet Movement’ at large was not inclusive of the mixed-heritage children.
Sexual harassment at religious institutions is a very serious form of discrimination that is directed against women and children of the society.
The ‘Hindutva is not Hinduism’ distinction adds nothing to the discourse except for making the Savarnas feel good about being oppressive.
The Quran came as a sacred text, a word of God which introduced us to the message of universal equality among all humans.
Bollywood's ‘othering’ and bad portrayals create a sense of “we” and “they” in society resonates Islamophobia which has real consequences.
The state has been preparing for such a situation through various legislations and judgments inter alia - to make India Hindu.