Fascism Again

Nothing illustrated the Indian variant of fascism better than the Gujarat pogrom of 2002. And nothing illustrates the extra-electoral endurance of the phenomenon better than the latest twist in one of the many pogrom-related tales– I’m talking about the Zaheera-Setalvad tale doing the rounds.

Apart from the defenders of the Gujarat carnage, no one has rushed to swallow Zaheera’s retold story. Many, in fact, have demanded her trial on perjury charges. The anti-fascist movement, which sees her still as a victim, has so far distanced itself from the demand…

Where to?