The 62 hours fight has come to an end. With the dust and blood settling in, we hear the announcements of a new Federal agency against Terrorism, new home minister, Rice visiting India and Pakistan’s cooperation. Indian state is bent on convincing every one that Terrorists are from outside even with out any credible conclusion. As Tariq Ali points out in his article,
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has insisted that the terrorists were based outside the country. The Indian media has echoed this line of argument with Pakistan (via the Lashkar-e-Taiba) and al-Qaeda listed as the usual suspects. But this is a meditated edifice of official India’s political imagination. Its function is to deny that the terrorists could be a homegrown variety, a product of the radicalization of young Indian Muslims who have finally given up on the indigenous political system. To accept this view would imply that the country’s political physicians need to heal themselves.
The country’s political physicians never ever thought of healing the Communalism Virus that has grown a monstrous cancer for all these years. The fascist Brahminic terrorism and the mindless counter Islamic Terrorism has left the country in a vicious cycle where we don’t see any easy answers to get rid off. Karkare Family rejecting Modi’s ex-gratia is a news that didn’t got enough attention in the Media. we are not sure whether the family declined out of a middle class apolitical anger or out of a political stand. But the political statement of declining the offer rebuking Modi’s over enthusiasm is significant as he is one of the key player of the cycle. Outlook concludes it’s poignant coverage of the mayhem this way.
As Thursday evening wore on, frantic SMSes passed around asking people to light a candle outside their window at 9 pm, as a subliminal message to the terrorists that Mumbai hadn’t accepted defeat. Some did, many didn’t. Candles make an important statement, but they don’t prevent terror attacks.
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