We have to create counter profiles — why is it that a Muslim is always viewed as aggressive? Why is the Kashmiri Muslim always viewed as a terrorist who cannot be believed? Why are the Nagas viewed as people who can be given a secondary status? Why is the Maoist always viewed as a terrorist? Why is it that the Maoist should not be given justice? This deliberate profile created by the media and government creates a fear among the people.
In collaboration with maraa, The Polis Project launched Profiles of Dissent — a new series centered on remarkable voices of dissent and courage in India and their personal and political histories, as a way to reclaim our public spaces. These are prominent writers, poets, activists, and human rights defenders who have been in prison, held … Read more