Per week earlier than he misplaced the federal election, Scott Morrison described himself as “a little bit of a bulldozer”.

However the idea of “bulldozer politics” has a much more literal which means in India, the place in recent times these diggers have change into an extra-judicial device within the palms of politicians.

Additionally referred to as “bulldozer justice”, this development has just lately seen heavy equipment being deployed to demolish the properties of those that have protested and have been accused of rioting.

Houses, outlets and small institutions have been bulldozed into India, with Muslims being disproportionately focused within the Hindu-majority nation.

The bulldozer has change into an emblem for Hindu nationalist politicians, however it’s the newest instance of long-running tensions for India’s Muslims, who’ve been subjected to lynchings and discrimination.

What occurred?

Again in Might, Nupur Sharma, the then spokesperson of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP), made some allegedly objectionable remarks concerning the Prophet Mohammed throughout a TV debate.

His feedback angered India’s 200 million Muslims and precipitated a diplomatic headache for the nation, which drew robust rebuke from a number of Islamic international locations.

After making objectionable remarks about Prophet Mohammad, protesters in Pakistan burnt Nupur Sharma’s image.,AP: KM Choudhary,

Ms Sharma was later suspended from the social gathering, as was BJP’s Delhi media unit chief Naveen Kumar Jindal for sharing a screenshot of her comment.

In response, India’s Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned the feedback didn’t replicate the views of the federal government.

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