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Democratic India

Ominous Dance of Indian Democracy

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 04.26.2014 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

What gives this rising tide of intolerance in India an ominous ring is the failure of the executive, police and judicial establishments to bring the vandals to justice. The fear of earning their wrath indeed permeates all levels of governance. In the process, what is central to the very idea of India -- a celebration of its bewildering diversity -- runs the risk of rapid emasculation.