amaresh's response to what i had written is a bit off course.
i absolutely endorse my party's stand that the indo-us strategic alliance and also the strong ties with israel are creating a very dangerous situation for india. we are not going to gain anything and we are courting many dangers.
also i do not hold a brief for the mumbai police and their investigating capacaties. we have all read the sri krishna commission report and seen the complete paralysis of the maharashtra govts in implementing its recommendations.
it is the habit of going into denial that many people are revealing themselves to be addicted to. the hindutva brigade is feigning denial among large sections of hindus about involvement of its members in terrorist activities - something that my party has been in the forefront of asserting and also demanding action against.
asking for an enquiry is not the same as advancing a theory or accepting the innocence/guilt of any of the people involved in the incident. demanding an enquiy into the batla house encounter - as my party has been the first to do - is certainly not the same as expressing belief in the innocence of those killed and arrested. as i had mentioned earlier it was none other than hemant karkare who, along with others in the maharashtra police, who had tracked the indian mujahideen and its links and members - an organisation that many secular and muslim friends believe to be a figment of the imagination of muslim-baiters. it seems hypocritical to believe that karkare's right hand was secular and his left, communal. i think that he was an honest man doing his job as intelligently and honestly as possible. his death is truly a most tragic incident.
the vicious response of the shiv sena and sangh parivar to karkare's investigations into hindutva terror is utterly shameful and condemnable. and these same persons did a complete turnaround after his death and began to hail him as a martyr - this is what should outrage all of us and make us recognise these forces for what they are.
i am afraid that outrageous theories which seem to be making the point that ALL terrorist acts are the work of hindutva forces or cia or mossad and have no muslim involvement whatsover only creates a fog behind which, once again, the sangh parivar makes a bid for a little respectability and credibility.
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