The rhetoric by Bal Thackeray of creating Hindu suicide squads is truly obnoxious, and aimed at garnering votes in the upcoming elections. Had similar statements been voiced by politicians or leaders belonging to other communities, the administration would’ve instantly clamped down upon them. But Bal seems to be above the law and the Constitution of India. What other genuine reason does the government have for not bringing him to justice? Earlier too, no stringent action was taken against his hooligan nephew Raj in spite of speaking nonsense against North Indians. Time and again, various state governments in Maharashtra have proved beyond doubt that they have no teeth to act against the Thackeray family in spite of the fact that most of their public speeches are communal, incriminating and totally against the laws of the land. It is high time the Government acted fast against the terror-mongers.
Mulund (W), Mumbai