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The Threat of Hindu Right to Indian Democracy

Ram Puniyani

The current social and political scenario in India is very disturbing, to say the least. While on the one hand, we are witnessing the growing impoverishment of broad sections of society and the marginalization of many communities, on the other, we are also seeing a narrowing of the political space for the average citizen. There is an open attack on the rights of minorities, and political opposition to secularism and the values of the freedom movement. It is a multilayered attack on Indian democracy in which the minorities bear the major brunt and Dalits, Adivasis, women and workers face the uphill task of retaining their democratic and human rights. The attacks on democracy became ...

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