Social Fabric

General miasma

Print edition : April 12, 2019

The Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, now bereft of the security cover once provided by a ring of shops and homes around it. Local Muslims worried that an Ayodhya-like situation might be engineered to destroy it. Photo: PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI

The undermining of democracy and secularism under the present dispensation is of a piece with the aspirations of crony capitalism, which requires an unquestioning consumer base.

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