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Nero Plays A Veena Called Saraswati

A sudden spurt in Haryana’s crime points to an administration that lacks in political will and is pressured by caste politics. The CM, though, will ‘remain’.

Nero Plays A Veena Called Saraswati
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Nero Plays A Veena Called Saraswati
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2018-02-03T11:28:24+05:30

Barely 40 kilometres from where a Haryana school principal was shot dead by a student on the weekend before this Rep­ublic Day, hundreds of spirited people gathered on a mission at two villages sitting cheek by jowl along the northern Indian plains. A chunk of them are sadhus and their followers—and remotest in their minds is a murder that had happened in the nearest town only the other day. In fact, the entire belt has of late been reporting gruesome crimes besides the January 20 instance at an educational institution, named after a 19th-century monk-philosopher who held his guru in high esteem. Swami Vivekananda School in Yamunanagar had on that wintry Saturday seen an enraged class-12 boy spraying bullets at the headmistress in her room.

The saffron-clad men and their hordes of disciples had converged at Mugalwali and its twin Adi Badri as part of the state government’s multi-crore mission to revive an ancient mythical river that has always generated ripples of reverence among Hindus. The Saraswati Heritage Project did also bring into the crowd a handful...

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