When Hatred Becomes Globalised, by Sankar Chatterjee

Rashmita Chakroborty belongs to a new generation of college-educated Indian women. She has been connected to the rest of the world with her smartphone, Facebook-page and Twitter-handle. While walking down the Cornwallis Street in Kolkata, a headline in the evening newspaper caught her eyes. The nationalistic prime minister of the country just appointed a priest as the head of the most populace state. The priest, a religious zealot, supported recently-elected U.S. President for his entry-ban of religious minorities from various countries. He also called Bollywood-superstar (from a religious minority), a “terrorist”.

“What a shame; even hatred became globalized,” murmured Rashmita.

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