By Afsar Jafri and Mansi Sharma
In the last few years, the culture of impunity has left bloody patches across the secular democratic fabric of India. Repression of dissent is on the rise and perpetrators are free to lynch anyone who dares to keep meat in their fridge or follow their age-old profession of skinning a dead cow. A mere friendly casual talk among fellow travellers in a train compartment can become violent if one dares to express a negative comment about the present government or its policies.
By Galileo de Guzman Castillo[i]
Nang ang itim ay pinalitan ng pula
At nag-iwan nang ‘sang malalim na marka
Na siya namang nagsisilbing alaala
Para sa mga naiwan ni Ka Gloria
Landowners resorting to “legal harassment” or the act of ling numerous criminal cases to weaken dissenting farmers’ groups are common cases in agrarian disputes in the Philippines.