If calling Narendra Modi a dictator-in-the-making has been the biggest cliché post-2014, the BJP government led by him has now apparently tried to prove that dictators do not always arrive with columns of troops — they could also slowly infiltrate the nooks and crannies of a nation with secret armies.
Even though the BJP government has not been around for a long time, four years seem to be enough to lay the foundation of such secret armies — the idea of which had been hiding in the dark recesses of some popular ideologies, fed on jingoism, shielded from the light of contrary opinion.
Contemporary global history has witnessed the rise of several militia movements against governments, but there haven’t been too many instances when governments themselves have tried to create one. But, as they say, there is an exception to every rule. Read More