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Mainstream, VOL LIII No 42, New Delhi, October 10, 2015

Air warriors and Dadri - Bisada

Saturday 10 October 2015, by Suhas Borker

The lynching at Dadri-Bisada pushes the scorched earth
into the throes of communal conflagration.
Farmer Mohammad Akhlaq is dead
and son Danish is battling for life.
But the perpetrators’ diabolical machinations
are thrown asunder
as the air warriors gently descend
from the azure sky
and uplift and relocate you in the
national mindscape of secular India.
Jai Hai My India! Jai Hai!

—Suhas Borker

October 5, 2015

Suhas Borker is an independent documentary film-maker and Editor, CFTV NEWS. He is also Convener of the Working Group on Alternative Strategies. He can be contacted at