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Dear Arundhati Roy, Congrats, You've Taken Your Hypocrisy To New Lows

I read your piece "Why I Am Returning My Award" three times to understand if you really do have an authentic critique of the present government. Honestly, I struggled to find a constructive reason. The most telling statement I found was this: "I am very pleased to have found (from somewhere way back in my past) a National Award that I can return, because it allows me to be a part of a political movement." Let's question your reasoning: can a political movement (which you want to join), logically, exist in the world (in terms of political ideology) that you believe in?
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I'm Glad That Arundhati Roy Returned Her Award – She Never Deserved It

In her scathing criticism of the BJP-led government, "Why I Am Returning My Award", Arundhati Roy protests against the "lynching, "shooting, burning and mass murder of fellow human beings" that have occurred in the past year or so. Although my intention is not to take up cudgels with here, I think a few facts need to be straightened out before one arrives at an unfair assessment about the present government. The fact is that she is known for her prejudice against the present government, especially against the present Prime Minister.
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Why I Am Returning My Award

I am very pleased to have found (from somewhere way back in my past) a National Award that I can return, because it allows me to be a part of a political movement initiated by writers, filmmakers and academics in this country who have risen up against a kind of ideological viciousness and an assault on our collective IQ that will tear us apart and bury us very deep if we do not stand up to it now.