I have the right to feel vulnerable and isolated just as I have the right to either overlook or confront bigotry. The fact that I generally choose to ignore it is my way of showing tolerance. I choose to protest when it hurts but I also choose to move on because the country has, in general, embraced me. I choose to serve and love my country without having to sing songs in praise of the government.
Ad hoc college lecturer, Al Ameen Memorial College, West Bengal
A resident of Kolkata for 30 years, Anjum Parveen studied in Lady Brabourne College. She is an ad hoc college lecturer, Al Ameen Memorial College, West Bengal.
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