'Never felt as scared to report as during Chidambaram’s time'
29, Aug 2018, 10:19 PM
The nationwide crackdown on the urban naxals has the intelligentsia up in arms. They have called it an "undeclared emergency". Twitter hashtags have been coined overnight and a narrative that the government is crushing dissent is being built. This despite Arun Ferreira, who is being defended today by lawyer and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi in the Supreme Court, being arrested by the Congress government during the UPA era. MyNation spoke to author and naxalism expert Rahul Pandita who demolished the ‘Emergency 2.0’ argument brick-by-brick, recounting the ‘fear psychosis created by the then home minister, P Chidambaram.