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Delhi Pogrom and Cessation of Constitutional State: A Critique
Endeavour of this research paper is to examine the prolific claims of Indian state on secularism, minorities’ rights and its commitment towards idea of Constitutional state in the wake of recent communal massacre in Delhi. Recurrent occurrence of communal riots in India is not unfamiliar rather a general phenomenon but magnitude of violence, participation of police in mass-killing of Muslims and compromised role of mainstream media outlets raises some pertinent questions about protection of human rights and right to life including ‘right not to be killed arbitrarily by the state itself’. The mainstream media has played a reprehensible role in spinning the bigotry and hatred against Muslims that culminated into mass-killing of Muslims and destruction of their houses, places of worship and sexual assaults of their women. The Delhi pogrom, has questioned blatantly India’s prolific stand of rule of law society and its proud claim of a Constitutional state, looking at the current state of affairs, it is seems that all proved merely hollows
Dr. Narender Nagarwal
Assistant Professor, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India