New Delhi: The remark by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a political rally that Pakistani agencies have established contact with riot-hit Muslims in Muzaffarnagar reinforces the stereotypes being peddled by Indian intelligence and security agencies to justify their communal witch hunts.
By regurgitating the favourite fiction of the agencies that communal violence produced a generation of radicalized Jihadis, Rahul Gandhi has immediately pushed the victims of communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, still living in fear and squalor of the relief camps, into a circle of suspicion.
While the BJP’s alleged indignation at this remark is only laughable – we would also like to say that such remarks ultimately only serve to strengthen communal ideas and forces.
Released by Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA)
25th October 2013.