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Bhan comments on Ayodhya, Kashmir in Deccan Herald article

August 11, 2020

Deccan Herald

Mona Bhan

Mona Bhan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently laid the foundation for a temple at a flashpoint holy site, Ayodhya, exactly a year after imposing direct rule on Muslim-majority Kashmir — twin triumphs for his Hindu nationalist government. This has stoked fears that Modi wants to change Muslim-majority Kashmir's demographic and religious makeup along the lines of Israel's actions in the West Bank. "What I see unfolding is a Hindu settler colonial project in the making," says Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies. Read more in the Deccan Herald article "Ayodhya, Kashmir: Twin triumphs for Modi and Hindu nationalists?" 08/11/20

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