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Modi keeps tension alive: IB
|By Deepal Trevedie
Ahmedabad, May 26: The Gujarat police has reportedly been ordered to identify elements responsible for new spurt in violence in which three people were killed and 11 injured over the last two days. Late on Saturday night, a Muslim-owned house was torched in Godhra and a Hindu was stabbed to death in Ahmedabad.
The Gujarat government wants to pass on the blame for the recent communal frenzy on "anti-socials who have camped in Gujarat", claim top sources, but senior police officers stress that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is sitting on a communal tinderbox and unless attempts are made at grassroots-levels, the state would witness communal clashes again.
An Intelligence Bureau officer said that chief minister Modiís regular provocative speeches, demeaning the Muslim population, are contributing significantly in widening the chasm between Gujaratís Hindus and Muslims. The IB has a record of Mr Modi making provocative statements, especially in rural areas, where he exhorts the Hindu spirit and blames Muslims for the trouble in Gujarat, albeit without naming them.
Godhra, which had remained relatively calm despite violence in Gujarat over last 11 weeks, witnessed communal frenzy which killed two and injured nine on Friday night (The Asian Age 27 May 2002).
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