Historian Charu Gupta in the Indian Express: The myth of love jehad:
A video purportedly showing BJP's controversial Loksabha MP from Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath, making incendiary comments has brought the focus back on the BJP's Hindutva agenda and the attempts to polarise people on religious and communal lines.
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, characteristically, brings some sanity to the discourse, by pointing out that the current political situation demands more intelligence than screaming about fascism: "We are not on the high tide of fascism. It is more about a complicated country feeling its way through difficult times, fed up with old power structures. The “F” word has become a substitute for real thinking":
Mukul Kesavan in the Telegraph: His Master's Voice
This "statement showing number of communal incidents, tensions and casualties (state-wise) in the country during the period 2012" was released by the home minister at the National Integration Council meeting on Sep 23, the first time that data has been provided for Muslims and Hindus separately.