This is an eye opening interview of a journalist who has written a book that tells us the stories of three individuals who had actively participated in the Gujarat riots of 2002.
People from the lower classes rioted and killed Muslims and burnt down houses and looted shops under the incitement of upper class hindutva leaders.
Those who rioted were later rewarded with money and power by the hindutva government.
The Indian middle class is largely indifferent to hindutva, even supportive of it, due to the lack of a coherent alternative.
The RSS has done grass root work for social and educational upliftment. The RSS has won over the hearts and minds of Hindu youth because of their outreach, and they see the RSS as their benefactors.
Polarization of Indian society is now largely complete on the national level, beginning with Gujarat in 2002.
Indian intelligentsia are disconnected from the mentality of the masses and that is why they were surprised by the return of Modi in 2019.
It looks like things are going to get a lot worse before they even begin to get better for Muslims in India. If Indian Muslims are able to get their act together, we might see a change for the better after three generations.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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