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Uttam's Take: Sarkar se Dissent mat karo, varna...

March 04, 2021 12:54 IST

In what is now considered routine under this regime, opponents of the Modi Sarkar's policies were raided by -- no, not the Enforcement Directorate, as is usually the case these days -- the income-tax department on Wednesday, March 3.

The individuals being raided? Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu, who is always forthright with her views on social media and elsewhere, as is film-maker Anurag Kashyap.

Uttam Ghosh wonders why the slightest hint of dissent so irks the most authoritarian government since Indira Gandhi's time that it deploys the agencies at its command to try and silence dissenting voices.

Unlikely, we say, that it will be successful in muzzling Taapsee and Anurag.

Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/