One of this week’s most significant stories was pertaining to the Babri Masjid demolition case. LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti will now be tried for criminal conspiracy and the Hafta team discusses what bearings this would have on the BJP and 2019 General Elections. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, editor of Economic and Political Weekly, joins the regular Hafta gang, that is, Abhinandan Sekhri, Madhu Trehan, Anand Ranganathan, Manisha Pande and Anand Vardhan to discuss this and the ongoing debate on the use of human shields in conflict areas. We also discuss Vijay Mallya’s arrest and bail and former High Court judge AP Shah’s speech criticising the imposition of nationalism. Sekhri and Ranganathan get into a debate on text, context and Ambedkar. All this and a lot more on this week’s Hafta.
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