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Amrit Dhillon

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    ...It has banned the pronouns he and she in favour of ‘ze’ because use of the incorrect pronoun might offend transgender students. The order is part of the latest student guidelines. It is already an offence under Oxford’s code of behaviour to use, even accidentally, the wrong pronoun for a transgender person. Transgender students are demanding a ban on he and she in lectures too. The correct response from Oxford should have been ‘bog off’. For some weird reason – perhaps because political correctness has already infiltrated gender, race, religion and gays, leaving only transgender people – transgender sensitivities have come to dominate public discourse. These days, everything is about this LGBT demand or that LGBT demand. It’s time this pandering stopped. No one, apart from a few fogies, minded when gays appropriated the word ‘gay’. Who could be so churlish over losing one word in the language to a community that numbers millions? ...

    TOI on Dec. 20, 2016, 2 a.m.

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    ...By overstating Modi’s malevolence and using exaggerated language, whatever validity their criticism has – and there is quite a lot – has been lost in dark prophecies of primordial slime spreading across the land. Every event has been laid at his door. From the Mohammad Akhlaq murder, Rohith Vemula’s suicide, Kashmir turbulence, murder of rationalists, flogging of Dalits in Una, disappearance of JNU student Najeeb to the hacking of Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter account – liberals have held him personally responsible for these discrete, distinct events by invoking a common ‘thread’ that supposedly runs through all of them, namely, the Hindu nationalist agenda of the BJP. How can the Kashmir unrest, which pre-dates Modi and which, in the latest instance, was triggered by the death of Burhan Wani be connected with, and treated in the same way, as the Akhlaq lynching which can be traced to BJP’s beef politics? To do so is to fatally weaken your argument. ...

    TOI on Dec. 8, 2016, 2 a.m.