Vigilantism

OPEN TO OPINION

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Not In My Name, Vigilantism, Narendra Modi, Armed Forces

An ex-officer explains why PM Modi should listen to armed forces veterans on lynching

An atmosphere of fear, intimidation and suspicion is prevailing which is not conducive to peace and harmony.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Armed Forces, Narendra Modi, Not In My Name, Vigilantism

Armed forces veterans write to Modi against lynching: Are they also anti-national?

The retired officials said the prevalent atmosphere in the country was everything they had fought against.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Lynchings, Vigilantism, Politics, Anti-national

Problem with nationalism is that it’s foreign and imported

It must smell of our soil, our air, our water, our imagination, our spirit. And when I look for things of that sort, it is very little that comes to mind or to hand.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Sridevi, Vigilantism, Bollywood, MOM

Sridevi's Mom preaches vigilantism at a time when India is trying to fight it

In today's India where the judiciary can be slack or slow, the message 'Mom' conveys may well bode ill for society.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Gau Rakshaks, Narendra Modi, Vigilantism

Why Modi should be afraid of gau rakshaks

Unbridled vigilantism poses the gravest threat to PM’s vision. He must rein them lest it is too late.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Indian Constitution, Education, Vigilantism

It's a pity Modi doesn't see cow vigilantism and lynching of minorities as threat to Constitution

Instances like Dadri, Una and elsewhere are not mere crimes. Blind irrationality is overpowering the scientific temper that the Constitution says ought to prevail.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Gau Rakshaks, Pakistan, Vigilantism

How India and Pakistan are afflicted by the madness of religious vigilantism

Killings over cow protection and blasphemy share many parallels.

POLITICS

 |  Shake Chilli  |  2-minute read
Tanzanian woman assault, Anti-nationalism, Vigilantism, Mob justice

Violent vigilante mob is the biggest disgrace to Mother India

The only way to create a just society is to strengthen the hands of the law, not to take the law into your hands.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Vigilantism, Kochi, Moral Policing, Kiss of Love

Why the Indian law doesn't care about love, same-sex and making out

If kissing is obscene and indecent, then moral policing is far worse. What makes it worse is that there are laws to support it.