An Indian author Suzanna Arundhati Roy best known for her novel The God of Small Things which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, said that all the dead, wounded and devastated, Muslim as well as Hindu are victims of this regime headed by Narendra Modi.
The author said ” our nakedly fascist Prime Minister who himself is no stranger to being at the helm of affairs in a state when 18 years ago a massacre on a much larger scale went on for weeks.”
She further said Dehli violence is a punishment for Delhi and an announcement for the coming elections in Bihar as Delhi massacre happened just days after an election, after the BJP-RSS suffered a humiliating defeat.
“CAA is blatantly unconstitutional and blatantly anti-Muslim. Coupled with the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens, it is meant to delegitimise, destabilise and criminalise not just Muslims but hundreds of millions of Indians who do not have the requisite documents – including those who are chanting “Goli Maaro Saalon Ko” today,” she added.
Arundhati Roy said Dehi violence is a manifestation of the ongoing battle between fascists and anti-fascists – in which Muslims are the first among the Fascists’ “enemies”. To call it a riot or a “danga”, or “Left” versus “Right” or even “Right” versus “Wrong” as many are doing, is dangerous and obfuscatory.
She said the sole purpose of the NPR-NRC-CAA is to destabilise and divide people not just in India but across the whole subcontinent. This is our version of the coronavirus. We are sick.