Lucknow Dispatch

War, Riots and Secularism

by Shalini Mathur , Richa Nagar
published in MER221

“The saviors of religion [in Kashmir] ordered all Muslim women to adopt the hijab by September 10, 2001. Women did because they did not want acid to be thrown in their faces.... When Roop Kanwar became a Sati with her husband, the event was glorified by the guardians of Hinduism. When it comes to women’s oppression, all religions are masculinist.... The man who proves the superiority of his own religion is a hero, and the man who destroys the follower of another is a jihadi....

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