Thursday, October 17, 2002

Shiv Sena--fools leading fools

Suman Palit yesterday reports of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray exhorting his fellow Hindu's to start suicide brigades "to take on the menace of terrorism."

"If such suicide squads are formed then only we can take on perpetrators of mindless violence", Thackeray said in party mouthpiece Saamna here on Tuesday. Wow is he dumb! Lets form a collective of people who will conduct mindless violence so that we can stop mindless violence. What kind of logic is that? Are people truly represented best by this man?

Thankfully, according to todays TOI, The Maharashtra government on Thursday registered a case against Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray for his statement on Dussehra day exhorting his followers to set up suicide squads to tackle cross-border terrorism.

"A case under Section 153(a) of IPC has been registered against Thackeray at the Shivaji Park police station," Minister of State for Home Kripashanker Singh said. Action against Thackeray has been initiated since it was felt that the Sena chief's speech could jeopardise communal harmony, Singh said.

Lets hope the Indian justice system can perhaps produce some justice for this man who has spent much of his time in office enflaming communal tensions. The ball is now in the Centre's court.


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