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The Politics of Blasts and Riots

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The history of India, more so of Independent India, is replete with communal clashes. The question is why the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve are tortured, subjugated, maimed and killed by their own fellow brothers. This communal divide is based on the subhuman rather inhuman feeling of we-and-others syndrome, which has been affecting the Indian society for over a century. It is this syndrome that has given birth to the idea of Akhand Bharat envisaged by the proponents of Hindutva.

The very idea of Akhand Bharat is against the plural fabric of the country, against the secular character of the Constitution, and against the concept of a civilized human society. This is why the advocates of this anti-national and anti-integration concept are trying to rewrite the Constitution, rewrite history textbooks and in fact rewrite the saga of the nation that India is. They are leaving no stone unturned to translate their dream into reality even at the cost of peace and justice. Since the very idea is diabolical and impractical, we believe in the heart of hearts, generations will go and the dream will remain unrealized. The generation of Savarkar and Monje has gone, and the generation of Advani and Thackeray will go likewise.

It is these history-sheeters who expect to build political clout on the dead bodies of Muslims and Christians and the debris of their places of worship and educational institutions. At the risk of repetition, we assert this is what is written on the psyche of India.

After decades of engineering communal flare-ups, these Rashtrawadis, in the last decade, effected a paradigm shift in their strategy and started a series of blasts at Parbhani, Jalna, Purna and Nanded in Maharashtra and later on in other parts of the country like Hyderabad, Ajmer, Delhi, etc. But, as the wheels of justice would have it, these ultra-nationalists now stand exposed and their various leaders and activists like Indresh Kumar, Swami Aseemananda, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Col. Srikant Prasad Purohit, Swami Dayananda, and a host of others are accused of their hand in the various blasts; and most of them are cooling their heels in the various jails. It is perhaps owing to these undeniable exposures that they have once again turned to their favourite pastime of communal riots. At least the recent riots in Gopalgarh in Rajasthan, Rudrapur in Uttarakhand and Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh prove it.

The cause of concern is not that they are frequently shifting their strategy but that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre is not taking measures to control the situation and punish the guilty.



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