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The Logic of Violence

The Logic of Violence


The present turn of developments with the continuous discounting and dismissing of the opposition and farmer’s struggle for justice through the repeal of the three farm laws only suggests that those who are standing in support of the ruling dispensation at the state and the centre are brazenly, and, at times, violently intolerant of the opposition that is being built up around the public’s concerns. The language of violence that was allegedly used by the protectors of constitutional rights and was enacted in the Lakhimpur Kheri road rage killing eight people—four of them being the farmers—only shows that those who are active in proposing violent means to crush the opposition and those who are passively endorsing such proposals by maintaining a rather stoic silence over the spate of ­violent incidents see no relevance even for the language of pretension and hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy hinges on the discrepancy between what was promised and what was delivered, and what was perceived and what was expressed. Here, it is not necessary to repeat what was promised and what was not delivered by the ruling dispensation. In the local parlance, such discrepancy could be couched in the terminology called “jumlebaazi.”

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Updated On : 16th Oct, 2021


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