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Articles By Subhash Gatade

Portents of Nanded

On April 6, a bomb went off in the house of a retired irrigation department official, an RSS activist, in Nanded, killing two young people who were found to be Bajrang Dal members and injuring three others. Swift action taken by the police initially, which unearthed a sinister plot, lost momentum in a few days and even local newspapers stopped reporting on the incident. A fact-finding report gave lie to the claim that the blast was due to the sudden bursting of firecrackers in the house. The rest of the state remained largely ignorant of the incident. What is the reason for the silence that has been dutifully maintained over a bomb explosion in a communally sensitive city involving an outfit of the Sangh parivar?