Najma Heptullah’s flawed understanding of ‘minority’5 min read 30 May 2014, 02:33 PM IST
Heptullah needs to understand minorities not only in numerical terms, and nor only in religious terms
The problem with debates on social media is that they flare up one day based on an isolated remark, and people focus only on the remark and often have no idea of the larger context. Life is about nuances and not binaries, but the partisan nature of political debate on the one hand, and the diminishing attention span on social media on the other, force people to reiterate their views quickly and then move on to the next topic du jour.
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