Like always, many, including progressives, have demanded the capital punishment and even mob lynching for the Hathras gangrape-and-murder case accused. But harsh punishments don't deter crime.
Despite his seemingly liberal virtues and anti-colonial positions, the Indian politician and public figure is firmly rooted in a politics of elitism, denial and immorality.
Imperialism never died. Powerful Western organisations like the NATO continue to propound it in full measure through new geopolitical formations.