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Targeting Institutions of Higher Education

The ideology central to the Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has no space or use for liberal thought and values. Education for such organisations means only what can be called a kind of catechism. This is a memorisation of a narrow set of questions rooted in faith and belief and an equally narrow set of answers that prohibit any doubt or deviation. Therefore, educational centres that allow questioning and discussion are anathema and have to be dismantled.

Demand for Khalistan

A remarkable feature of the Akalis agitation was that it was non-violent, and the British had to give up their opposition. Before the end, the Akalis were split into the mainstream and an extreme wing of Babbar Akalis who abjured non-violence and whose leaders were rounded up and tried summarily for sedition.

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