January 13, 2016

India: 'Rejecting Hindutva and wishing us all a New Year of Hindustaniat and insaniyat' - Nayantara Sahgal

full text of Nayantara Sahgal’s speech on January 8, 2016 in Hyderabad:

Let me begin by wishing us all a happier New Year than the past year has been. Last year, we had to watch a series of events that attacked our democratic right of freedom of expression and our culture of secularism. It was a dangerous trend that we could not ignore, and we did not ignore it. Many of us took action against it, and the general public reaction against this trend sounded a note of warning to those who were responsible for it. But the danger is by no means over.
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