07 May, 2021

Delhi Diary

Can a communal riot have a silver lining? Or is the idea absurd?

Delhi Diary
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A Good Come of Evil

Can a communal riot have a silver lining? Or is the idea absurd? The dreadful events at Muzaffarnagar now lie tot­ally exposed, for which much of the credit should go to the media. The gameplan was crude and tested. With an eye on the coming general elections, how to break the ancient bonds between Jats and Muslims to benefit the SP and the BJP. Much has been made of the role of the BJP in stirring the pot to provoke the riots. I don’t intend to let off the BJP, they will do what they know how to do best. The real culprit, however, is Mulayam Singh Yadav’s SP which runs the government in UP.

How much blame should be put on Akhilesh? Increasingly, he looks like a pathetic prisoner, so I am not sure. There are other players in the SP in the shape of uncles and Azam Khan, who helped fan the communal environment....

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