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

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Hindutva's Terrorism Links

What has long been suspected is now in the open. How will mainstream politics deal with Hindutva terror?

Terror strikes, which randomly kill people who just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, unhinge all reason. They breed intolerance and create conditions under which ordinary people are willing to abandon common sense. Part of the intent of terrorism is that it creates the conditions in which “quack” remedies gain legitimacy. This comes in part from the seeming simplicity of these remedies, as also from their conformity with an existing template on terrorism.

That template was created in India soon after the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States. Though various authors have contributed to the master-narrative, none has left as distinct an imprint as Narendra Modi, then the principal spokesman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Yet to become chief minister of Gujarat and with the horrors of February 2002 still a distant glimmer, Modi pronounced the mantra that has seemingly become the catechism for all official investigations: even if all Muslims are not terrorists, all terrorists are Muslims.

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