"A number of eminent persons, activists, educationists and people from all walks of life today called for cancellation of the elections to the Gujarat Assembly, scheduled in December................In a petition, they urged the President, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice and the Election Commission to......."
Among the eminent persons are danseuses Aditi Mangaldas and Mallika Sarabhai, actor Nandita Das, Chitra Subramanium, eminent lawyer Kamini Jaiswal, activist Shabnam Hashmi and eminent Father Cedric Prakash.
Now, this is confusing. I thought the secular taliban were accusing the fascist Narendra Modi and the communal Hindutva forces of dictatorial proclivities and anti-democratic tendencies. Why would they want to interfere with the election process that is the foundation of our dhimmocracy? Also, who exactly pronounces them "eminent" ?