At the Dharwad Literature Festival held on 6-7 May, 2017, Dr. Anand Teltumbde explained how the BJP Government under Narendra Modi is slowly turning India into a proto-fascist state buttressed by the twin evils of communalism and casteism. Despite being self-declared nationalists, the BJP Government aligns with the colonial rulers in its persistent attck on minorities, and in its rampant Hindu-isation of Indian culture, so much so that the term secularism now seems like a misnomer.
Teltumbde says that the BJP Government may soon prove to be more dangerous for India than the Nazi Party under Hitler was for Germany.
Anand Teltumbde is a civil right activist and political analyst. He has authored several books on caste atrocities including Khairlanji: A Strange and Bitter Crop, Mahad: The Making of the First Dalit Revolt and Dalits: Past, Present and Future.