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Seen & Heard: Veena Das

Severe repression of the Muslim population in Kashmir will not redress the injustice that was done to Kashmir’s Hindu Pandit community, who should surely be compensated and an apology rendered to them. But to use one historical injustice to unleash terror on a region is vengeance, not justice. This is not the India of Gandhi, nor is it the Hinduism we, who once loved this country, want or can live with.”

Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Anthropology, writing on the Indian government’s August revocation of the constitutional article granting autonomy to Kashmir

The New York Times, August 28, 2019