Hello, This is Jonmani. I am currently a student of Medieval and Early Modern History in Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Hailing from Assam, I have spent the better part of my student life in New Delhi. I am particularly interested in the dialogue between politics, society and history with special emphasis on the subaltern and marginalised groups. Beside India, I am interested in Middle-East. I have keenly followed the developments in Middle-East and North Africa following the US intervention in Iraq and the rise of ISIL. Poetry has deeply influenced me, especially free verse. I am currently working on a blog where I plan to share some of my own attempts at poetry.
With fresh information emerging about a botched enquiry, the Ishrat Jahan case has once again become the focus of media attention and political controversy. Whether or not the latest round of controversy has any substantial basis remains to be seen, but what the political squabbles have definitely achieved is diverting our attention from what the case is actually about.
We are hurt, the pain is real. It is all the more necessary now to raise questions and have doubts about absolute assertions. Hatred and violence can't be normalized by locking them in stereotypical categories that suit vested agendas.