Recently, a movie called “The Kerala Story” has been making waves in India, especially in the state of Kerala and the state of West Bengal. The movie is based on the real-life story of a group of women who were radicalized by ISIS and later returned to India. The movie has sparked a heated debate on fake secularism and liberalism in India.
Many people believe that the movie will be a super hit and will expose the fake secularism and liberalism of some Indian politicians and intellectuals. They argue that these individuals have been more concerned with maintaining their image as secular and liberal than with standing up for the dignity and safety of Indian women, regardless of their religion.
However, others have criticized the movie and its promotion, arguing that it perpetuates stereotypes and stigmatizes Muslim women. They also point out that the movie’s producer has links to right-wing political groups, raising questions about the true motivations behind the movie’s creation and promotion.
Regardless of the controversy surrounding the movie, it has certainly brought attention to important issues related to terrorism, radicalization, and women’s safety in India. It has also highlighted the ongoing debate on what true secularism and liberalism mean in the Indian context.
As citizens, it is important to raise our voices and engage in constructive dialogue on these issues. We should strive to promote genuine secularism and liberalism, where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their religion or background. Only then can we truly create a society that is safe and just for all.