Has Bharat Jodo Yatra lowered communal tempers or is it naive optimism?


Has the Bharat Jodo Yatra lowered communal tempers? I ask this question with some trepidation. I have been a data person for a long time. I have asked for hard evidence for any cause-effect claim. And this question does not admit hard evidence. At least not in such a short time span. Yet it is worth asking, for it relates to something really big. If it is true that yatra has indeed diluted communal tensions, even in the smallest measure, then this could be the biggest reason to support and celebrate it. This is about the creative potential of politics in an era when politics itself is seen and presented as ‘evil’….