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Anti-Nationals, Cockroaches And Gutter-Level Debate: Are We Flirting With The Language Of The Third Reich?

Anupam Kher recently implied in the context of the JNU debate that "cockroaches, insects and vermin" were being subjected to "pest control". Exactly this sort of intemperate and incendiary language was deployed by the Third Reich to demonize and 'otherize' those who didn't agree with them. They selectively applied it to Jews and gypsies, opponents and gays alike. In Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler constantly referred to the 'others' as insects and vermin to drive home a point that they were lesser human beings who had to be extirpated.
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My Reply To Maharashtra CM

I am happy to introspect, be corrected, but dislike being pigeonholed in any manner, except to say that I do believe in the spirit of a liberal, plural India that strives to provide equal opportunities to all its citizens. Does that make me a "Leftist?" as you appear to caricature all dissenters or questioners?
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Chetan Bhagat, Twitter Trolls And Some Gentle Advice

Popular fiction-writer Chetan Bhagat's column last week in a mainstream newspaper caused considerable heartburn among hardline right-wing social media fanatics, frequently christened as #ModiBhakts. What set them off was Bhagat's explicit expostulation of the Internet Hindu's predilection for abusive, offensive language; he even attempted to define their socio-psychological-behavioural profile. Many were offended. They easily are. #ModiBhakts are egregiously hypersensitive. One word against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and you have perpetrated sacrilege. Expect a deluge of diatribe, an avalanche of abuse.

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