The republic of cowardice
Fragility of community identities spawns politics of intolerance. No one stands up for freedom
Written by Pratap Bhanu Mehta | Published: November 23, 2017 12:05 am
Members of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena during a protest demanding for a total ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie “Padmavati’ in Bengaluru. (Source: PTI Photo)
The controversy over the film Padmavati once again reminded us that the fragility of our identities, the layers of resentment that constitute our sense of self, the emboldening of the most lumpen elements in our society, intellectual confusions over the law, and the sheer lack of constitutional courage in most of our politicians make India increasingly unfit for liberty.
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