Suspect all, fix all: A mindset that begins at the top, trickles across

It's not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a 'we suspect all' mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?

Shekhar Gupta

Are we nuts to be calling our country now a National Suspicion State? If you google it, you do not find that description. Unlike, say, for National Security State as we describe Pakistan and China, where the army and the party, respectively, guard not just the territorial but also ideological boundaries of the state and the citizen. That’s a well-established concept. I write an occasional series called ‘Writings On The Wall’. That means, literally, reading what’s written, painted, sold on the walls to figure out where some part of the country, and the ...