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Dear Modi Bhakts

I am sick and tired of Modi Bhakts going on, and on, and on about how our dear leader is beyond reproach because the Muslims did it first, Pakistan started it, the West is a jerk. Who says that Godhra is forgotten?  Where did these people get that idea from?  The only reason it isn't as relevant in today's news is because those people who committed it are not the Prime Minister of India today.  Nobody's forgotten anything.  It was an act of terror.  It was horrifying and terrible,  and is recognized as such. 
My Hindu uncle in the train didn't do anything.  But neither did my Muslim aunt in Ahmedabad.  And the man who let it happen is sitting in the PM's chair today,  and that is why we talk about it more than we do about Godhra.  It doesn't imply that anything has been forgotten or mis-remembered.  It's about the relevance in the present context.  
And I'll very politely ask you too look up how many fatwas have been issued against  terrorism,  acts of ma…

Free Speech , Free Press , My Foot !

* Context : ABVP harassment issues, police interference, and non-interference. *

This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about.  How is anyone supposed to be political active in this godforsaken country where you get beaten up, raped, and killed by ruffians whenever you express yourself or criticize anything.

https://www.thequint.com/india/2017/02/22/the-quint-reporter-taruni-kumar-assaulted-by-abvp-members-outside-ramjas-college-delhi-university-protests

You are strongarmed into silence.  You can't even express yourself on a platform as dumb as Facebook without thugs showing up at your doorstep. 

https://www.google.com/amp/www.hindustantimes.com/india/facebook-trouble-10-cases-of-arrests-under-sec-66a-of-it-act/story-4xKp9EJjR6YoyrC2rUUMDN_amp.html

Our families live with us or are easily accessible,  we don't want to do anything to incur the wrath of these assholes cause they could go after one's family, and that's not a chance one can take. 
And people have the guts t…