A Stark Dichotomy

A stark dichotomy; Modi and Trump boasted of their personal friendship and a diverse yet unified India, while fear pulsates throughout the Indian Muslim community as mosques are desecrated and the smell of charred bodies and rubber hangs heavy in the air.⁣⁣
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Trump’s tone-deaf praise of Modi’s advocacy for religious liberty came after the stripping of Kashmir’s special status, a subsequent isolatory blockade, passing of the anti-Muslim CAA and a violent response to peaceful protests.⁣⁣
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Modi held his breath until Trump’s departure, after which he responded to the violence with two seemingly indifferent tweets, requesting ‘peace and brotherhood’.⁣⁣
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The question remains, will Mother India allow the tilak wearing Cain to stone his Muslim brother Abel?⁣⁣
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Photo: Ajit Solanki, AP⁣