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Varshney in the Indian Express on India's Ongoing Citizen Protests

January 27, 2020

In his January 27th, 2020 Indian Express column, Lifting the pall of fearVarshney discusses the ongoing citizen protests lead by women and students that have seemingly lifted the fear accompanied by the BJP's victory in May. The Modi government is caught in a classic dilemma that civil disobedience unfailingly poses: If it cracks down, as it did at Jamia, JNU or AMU, the protests will only grow, and if it does not, then too protests will continue. Read the full article