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27 Jul, 2014

Modi silent as BJP members peddle communal hate agenda – The Asian Age

The attempt by a Telangana BJP MLA to revile Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has rightly raised concerns across the country. The communal tone of the attack on the ace player is unmistakable. In only two months since the Narendra Modi government took office, there has been a spate of episodes in different parts of the country featuring members of the saffron tribe and their associates speaking out of turn.

They have not been ticked off by the highest quarters for giving vent to their Hindu communal agenda, at times in a violent manner, as was the case with the murder in Pune of a Muslim techie by Hindutva fanatics for just looking like an observant Muslim.

The silence on the government’s part has in most cases emboldened the peddlers of the hate agenda, and is raising questions that the untrammelled expression of communal ideas might play such a divisive role in society as to prejudice the development paradigm that the Prime Minister emphasised through the Lok Sabha election campaign and afterward.

via PM should take firm line against hate talk | The Asian Age.