The release of Masarat Alam, a Kashmiri separatist leader, from jail in March this year generated outrage.
“I lend my voice to this outrage,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 9 March. “This is not one party’s but the nation’s outrage.”
Essentially, the “outrage”—aakrosh as Modi called it—was directed at the orders of the Supreme Court, which had facilitated the release of Alam—today the face of Kashmiri separatism in India.
Modi was responding to the fact that the Parliament had witnessed a desperately debilitated opposition make its most potent attack over the issue since he rose to power last year.