This week on NL Hafta, Abhinandan Sekhri, Raman Kirpal and Manisha Pande are joined by Sudhir Suryawanshi, assistant editor at the New Indian Express.
Sudhir takes the panel through the “drug bust” on the cruise ship in Mumbai and how the Narcotics Control Bureau works. He also explains how the Aryan Khan case has “drawn the line between how things work and how they are preferably ignored with the help of power”. “This case has worked like a distraction from the Lakhimpur violence,” he adds, and the panel agrees.
The conversation shifts to the crackdowns across the country after India lost to Pakistan in a cricket match. Abhinandan comments on the intolerance of the Indian state, and how charges of sedition against those supporting Pakistan “makes the state Taliban”.
This and a lot more on this week’s Hafta.
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