is india becoming a regressive theocracy under bjp?

aitzaz hasan bangash was a pakistani boy whose story not many in india know. he was killed in 2014 while preventing a suicide bomber from attacking his school that was being attended by 2000 students. there is another name, bibi aisha, an afghan woman. she was given to a talibani fighter by her family when she was 12 and a few years later she was found with her nose and ears cut off. but why cite these incidents when talking about india which is the world’s largest democracy and has a thriving economy? it is because the aforementioned cases can be juxtaposed with many recent happenings in india, although one can term this as extrapolation. mobs all across the country have inhumanly killed members of a minority faith on suspicion of cow slaughter. not only this, members from the backward caste were brutally thrashed when performing their job of skinning dead cows. and in yet another incident in uttar pradesh’s

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plight of an indian muslim- will you rise for him?

india is declared as a secular country in its supreme law of the land, the constitution, and many political parties have used this pluralistic attribute for their own advancement. when a poor muslim, who is proven innocent by the cbi, was suppressed brutally by the system, no government or so called saviours of secularism came to rescue. this story is covered by indian express and is a representative of how sick our society and its polity has become. irshad ali – a resident of delhi, india’s capital –  was accused of terrorism by the police that initially used him as an informer. to achieve fame and promotion these officers charged him with crimes ali never did. the family went pillar to posts to free the man from jail but was humiliated. and it took no less than 11 years that the cbi declared irshad innocent and the policemen were proven guilty of misconduct in the report finally submitted. it was

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