Articles by: Shahul Hameed Mattumannil

Majoritarian Defenders of minority rights in South Asia

Majoritarian Defenders of minority rights in South Asia

Persecution of minorities is a perennial problem in the South Asian region. Muslims in India, Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh, Tamils in Sri Lanka are under the dark shadow of majoritarianism. Countries in the region seem to have found new interest in the minority questions of neighbours; and the issue has got new dimension. Nowadays, the heads of the two[Read More…]

by January 7, 2020 South Asia
Why the Public Response to Hyderabad Encounter is Disturbing?

Why the Public Response to Hyderabad Encounter is Disturbing?

The moment after the encounter killing of the four accused of raping and murdering of a 26 year old vet in Hyderabad, hundreds of people on the street and social media alike congratulated the Telengana police and government. People distributed sweets, burst firecrackers, showered flower petals on police, and chanted ‘police zindabad’ and ‘CM zindabad’. Perhaps sensing the public mood,[Read More…]

by December 11, 2019 India
NRC and Citizenship Amendment: is it only about winning elections?

NRC and Citizenship Amendment: is it only about winning elections?

After the accomplishment of Mandir mission and revocation of special status given to Jammu and Kashmir, the two long cherished dreams of Hindu nationalism at least for the last two decades, the BJP is now heading to another elephantine mission, the redefining of citizenship regime of the country. It is done through two routes: one, the citizenship amendment bill that[Read More…]

by December 3, 2019 India