We Have No Orders to Save You

We Have No Orders to Save You

State Participation and Complicity in Communal Violence in Gujarat  © Jogen Chowdhury In February 2002, Gujarat witnessed the worst incident of communal violence in at least a decade, a majority of whose victims were Muslims. While Indian government officials at the time estimated the loss of over 850 people, unofficial estimates pegged the toll at about…

Ashok Singhal and the Making of Holy War

Ashok Singhal and the Making of Holy War

Dharmayuddha, the 1989 film directed by Saba Dewan and Rahul Roy, is set in the times of the events leading up to the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the communal riots that followed. The film traces the role played by Hindutva propaganda in creating a bloody sectarianism. In this excerpt from the film, Dewan-Roy…