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Who Do You Fear?

Who do you fear? The rich and powerful club, or the poor people with only a day’s wages in their pockets? People eye Muslims and Churches say yes yes yes. Churches have officers, politicians, businessmen inside. The same people who on a daily basis meet RSS, BJP, VHP men and say sir sir sir.
Who do you fear? “Bangladeshis” on the streets selling shoes, dolls, handkerchiefs, toys, mirrors, chana or “Indians” signing contracts that take away land, minerals, water, people. Do you fear the muezzin’s call or Modi’s? Do you fear the grip of “foreign” or “Indian” terror?
Who do you fear? Vikash and Vincent, sitting in Marriot Sheraton, sipping on Chivas Regal, talking about development or Bahhep and Boy, Mawlai toughs, enforcing a blockade with a slingshot? Do you fear men in suits and boots, or the ones with no shoes?

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