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To Defuse A Train Of Gunpowder

Another well-argued assault on the ramparts of Gujarat’s unpunished evil

To Defuse A Train Of Gunpowder
To Defuse A Train Of Gunpowder
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Rarely does a senior IAS officer resign from service to dedicate himself to the uplift of those who have no voice. Ninety years ago, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose gave up the ics and plunged into the freedom struggle. Harsh Mander did the same a few years ago. We are fortunate that such officers exist. Without them, the pain and sorrow of 2002 would have been far, far worse. Most IAS and IPS officers (in Gujarat) surrendered their conscience at the hour of crisis for a few pieces of silver. But let’s not forget to salute former DGPs R.B. Sreekumar and Rahul Sharma and a few others who paid a heavy price just to be true to their heart. Mander’s book should bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a non-partisan, objective view. As he rightly says, Muslims in Gujarat became the children of a lesser god.

Muslims in Gujarat have done everything possible to bring the 2002 guilty to justice. But it is a Herculean task, due to the utterly communalised political leadership, lower judiciary, police and language media. What can you make of...

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