After offering some useful suggestions to the BJP, Aijaz Ilmi concludes his piece in the Indian Express with what the party's hardcore would rather remain in denial about:
the courts will continue to ensnare the perpetrators of the 2002 Gujarat riots. But in public life perceptions of connivance are as important as the judicial verdict. The BJP at some stage will have to show remorse for the loss of numerous innocent lives both at Godhra and in the post-Godhra riots on Modi’s watch. The larger canvas of fast-paced development will always show large stains as a reminder. Grudging Kalawati’s neighbour Salma a chance to live with dignity would be a travesty.
Read the full piece in the Indian Express