What the Ram Mandir judgment means for Indian politics
*Completes Hindu nationalism’s ascent as India’s ruling ideology
*Cements Muslim marginalisation
*Allows Modi government a breather from the economy
*Opens up the BJP’s core agenda
Hello Academic Tooters (#AcaTooters), as promised, this is my first thread for desi academics (thought not limited to) who want to connect with each other in this new space, and create a virtual support system. Please introduce yourself under here with your name, field, area of research, geographical location (optional). Once we have the thread going, I'll create a list.
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@VakashaS has been doing some of the most up to date and comprehensive reporting from the Supreme Court on matters of public importance.
Blocking his account the #birdsite is showing what it stands for.
Let's continue the mass migration to @Mastodon.
Decentralization is the way forward.
Here, the full text of the key bits in the Supreme Court decision on Ayodhya, so you don't have to trawl through the 1000+page order https://scroll.in/article/943164/full-text-the-supreme-courts-reasoning-in-paving-the-way-for-a-ram-temple-to-be-built-in-ayodhya
There is some empathetic laden schadenfreude in watching the “educated” Modi supporters (meaning who should have known better) like Pratap Bhanu Mehta, @rupasubramanya, and the assorted US-based economists realize their follies. We’ve all been there (I once supported VP Singh too lol). But it’s difficult to have sympathy for Tavleen because hers was not ideological - it was a personal vendetta against Sonia that drove her to Modi. And she kept defending him unconditionally till this year!
Travesty of justice happens everyday in our country. People are pushed to the margins w/ apathy & injustice.We have reached a point where injustice is actively perpetuated.
Look at the lived experienced of the marginalized communities:caste,class, religion, gender.
Look at how the NE is forgotten.
In June 2019, nearly 150 children died preventable deaths due to a fever. All for lack of access.
Kashmir has been classified as the world's largest militarized zone.
Public service announcement :
1. Criticism of SC judgment isn't barred / banned.
2. Criticism presupposes critical analysis. Get the copy of the judgement. Analyse it, provided, you have the skill set.
3. Or wait for the legal eagles to break it for you. Read their critique.
4. Then post your take on SM platforms.
5. Don't jump the gun.
6. Posting inflammatory content / response is a crime.
7. Criticising the Judges is contemptuous.
8. Posting abuses hurled at Judges is contemptuous 1/2
@Gargron Hey, since this instance now has thousands of Indian users with heavy engagement, can you please also add casteism to this point?
Crowd of lawyers and journalists waiting outside Court No 1 of the Supreme Court in anticipation of the #AYODHYAVERDICT
Entry to the Chief Justice's court likely to be opened from 10 AM.
Co-founder, Suno India (A podcast platform for issues that matter) views my own.
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