Ruling by Riots

Great events in india have been shaped by the politics of the lynch mob. The last and decisive impetus to the great divide between Hindus and Muslims, which in turn led to the bitter harvest of partition in 1947, was provided by the Muslim mobs of Calcutta who ravaged the city in 1946. In 1984, Sikhs were identified, torched and killed by sword and bullet after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. In 1992 the destruction of a mosque on a disputed spot in the holy city of Ayodhya, where the Himalayas begin to meet the plains, was followed...

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