ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Mudigonda Police Killings

M any of us have been scandalised by recent events in Hyderabad. The physical assault on Taslima Nasreen was entirely uncalled for. The increase in the number of violent incidents of this kind indicates that the rule of law is ceasing to exist in this country. Any group of people, of whatever affiliation, can take the law into their own hands, and brutally assault those whose opinions they do not agree with and get away with the assault. Threats from groups such as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, and there is little to choose between them in terms of their tactics, have pulverised Indian society into accepting violence as a way of countering contrary opinion.

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