The India I grew up in has gone. These rapes show a damaged, divided nation | Anuradha Roy | Opinion | The Guardian

Source: The India I grew up in has gone. These rapes show a damaged, divided nation | Anuradha Roy | Opinion | The Guardian

When the police in Jammu (the Hindu-dominated part of Kashmir) tried to register a charge against the men they had arrested, a Hindu nationalist mob threatened the few honest policemen and lawyers who were trying to do their jobs. The was a mob with a difference: it included government ministers, lawyers and women waving the national flag in favour of the arrested men, as well as supporters of the two major Indian parties, Congress and the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) – the party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Britain this week to attend the Commonwealth heads of government meeting.