Anjana Sankar in conversation with Kanimozhi
“Anti-CAA protest is the new Quit India movement,”said Kanimozhi on the fifth edition of Kerala Literature Festival. Kanimozhi stated that the discriminatory act brought by a government that believes in intimidating its people should not be allowed to divide the country. The speaker emphasised that every religion comes with a baggage and politics shouldn’t be mixed with it.
“With economic disintegration, women empowerment, climatic change and unemployment on one side, it is not commendable that we are today discussing religion and are in the struggle for defending our constitution,” said Kanimozhi. She also said that she would rather follow her father’s politics than that of J. Jayalalitha, who according to her left out a deep ideological void even in her own party. Though the doors are more open for people from political families, she believes that the final power to accept or reject leader is still with people.
Kanimozhi also opined that the recent protests by youth against CAA is a ray of hope that we can look up to. The session ended on the note that the fear ridden throughout the country is deeply disturbing and have to be dealt with utmost importance.