Feeding on fear

Print edition : August 22, 2014

Rioters on the rampage in Saharanpur on July 26. Photo: PTI

Shops go up in flames during the violent clashes. Photo: PTI

The Muslim-Sikh riots in Saharanpur are a part and product of the politics of consolidation in which the Muslim leadership stokes the fear of a community demoralised by the rise of the BJP. The saffron party is only too happy to further polarise society along religious lines.
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