January 19, 2011

India Must Face Up to Hindu Terrorism

Kapil Komireddi, The Guardian

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India's anti-minorities bias is so strong that it has failed to acknowledge the threat posed by Hindu radicalism

For far too long, the enduring response of the Indian establishment to Hindu nationalists has rarely surpassed mild scorn. Their organised violent eruptions across the country "“ slaughtering Muslims and Christians, destroying their places of worship, cutting open pregnant wombs "“ never seemed sufficient enough to the state to cast them as a meaningful threat to India's national security.

But the recently leaked confession of a repentant...

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