Author Arundhati Roy on Wednesday slammed the federal government for the “relentless and ongoing incarceration of activists, lecturers and attorneys”, a day after an affiliate professor of the Delhi College was arrested by the NIA within the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case.
Arundhati Roy mentioned folks representing secular, anti-caste and anti-capitalist politics posed a risk to the federal government’s “disastrous Hindu Nationalist politics”.
The NIA accused Hany Babu Musaliyarveettil Tharayil, 54, an affiliate professor within the Division of English, of propagating Naxal actions and Maoist ideology and being a “co-conspirator” within the case.
“The relentless and ongoing incarceration of activists, lecturers and attorneys, on this case, is a manifestation of this Authorities’s understanding that this nascent, rising secular, anti-caste and anti-capitalist politics that these folks characterize, supplies an alternate narrative to Hindu fascism and poses the clearest risk — culturally, economically in addition to politically — to its personal disastrous Hindu Nationalist politics that has led this nation right into a disaster that has blighted the lives of a whole bunch of tens of millions of individuals which paradoxically consists of its personal supporters,” Arundhati Roy mentioned in a press release.
The Jawaharlal Nehru College College students’ Union (JNUSU) additionally condemned the arrest of Babu.
“The botched investigation into the Bhima Koregaon case has been single-mindedly directed at implicating activists and intellectuals who query the insurance policies of the regime in energy and it is connivance with communalism and anti-people insurance policies,” the JNUSU mentioned.
The JNUSU appealed to college students, lecturers and all progressive sections of the citizenry to face collectively in solidarity at this “darkish hour of witch hunts”.
“We demand the quick launch of Dr. Babu and different activists and an finish to politically motivated investigations,” they mentioned.