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Monday, November 29, 2010

Pettiness and state of denial

Some Sushil Pandit represented by some Vikas Padora files a complaint and some metropolitian magistrate orders Delhi police to file charges of sedition against Arundhati Roy and others. Delhi police dutifully obliges. What are they going to do, arrest her and put her in a jail for ever like Aung San Suu Kyi or send her to some interrogation center like the ones authentically described by Basharat Peer in 'Curfewed Night' and used for mutilation of militants and suspects? Those mutilations paralleled the heaping of humiliations and miseries on displaced Hindus because officially everything in Kashmir was normal. Were it not for the miseries heaped on the all segments of the society barring the craftily influential, one would pity at pettiness of petty authorities and state of denial.  


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