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Bura Mat Suno, Bura Mat Dekho, Bura Mat Bolo: This is India 2020

On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?

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On the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Friday, 2 October, India’s COVID-19 tally neared 64 lakh – the second highest in the world.

Meanwhile, the country’s GDP has contracted by 23.9 percent, in the second quarter of 2020. More than 120 million Indians lost their jobs during the lockdown imposition amid the pandemic.

On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?
On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) is being used as a tool to crush dissenting voices, protesters are being heckled for demanding answers from the government.

On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?
On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?
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Activists are being held and put in preventive detentions to stop them from organising demonstrations. Government critics are being accused of sedition and criminal charges.

And, the Hathras case, where a Dalit woman was brutally raped, has once again brought to light the existing gender and caste problems in India.

On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?
On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?
On Mahatma Gandhi’s 151st birth anniversary, is India following his ideals?

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