Apropos of the editorial
After the blast and before
(May 20), the bomb blast in Hyderabad is all the more dastardly as it was done while people were at prayer. The world has become a dangerous place to live in with suicide bombings and genocides becoming commonplace. Why is there not more respect for human life in our society?
The so-called nationalists are trying to foster a theocratic state in India on the lines of Pakistan. And unfortunately, many are buying into this distorted vision.
The recent killings of civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are clear indication of the divisions in the Muslim world. India has the second largest population of Muslims in the world and, therefore, is a sure target for terrorists who want to create communal disharmony. Time and again, terrorists have attacked a temple or a mosque in the hope that this will create riots and give birth
to more jehadis.
This kind of anti-social and anti-national activity indicates that India started reaping the bitter harvest of vote-bank politics. Our leaders must realise that dividing people on caste, community and religious lines will destroy our society.
Fuelling the fire
The unfortunate violence in Punjab has once again cast a shadow on this progressive state. If one analyses the entire sequence of events dispassionately, one will conclude that a misunderstanding is being blown out of proportion by anti-social elements. We hope the followers of both the sects will see reason and not fall prey to these nefarious designs that are against all religious tenets.
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