Nice words, by a master sloganeer.
Meanwhile, the party storm-troopers have been busily demonising all who they believe are not fellow travelers: media (except the ones peddling fake videos on their behalf), students, dalits, women, Muslims… all these and more, bracketed into the ‘Other’ category, to be attacked in the name of protecting the motherland.
This is what happens when you let the genie of us versus them out of the bottle:
Guys this happened to a really close friend today in Delhi and I’m getting a little worried now pic.twitter.com/AH5NSPIVTu
— Sowmya (@sowmyarao_) February 22, 2016
The reaction is illuminating. What it illuminates about where we are heading as a society is not pretty.