A Hindu is not a terrorist
I am a German national married to an Indian girl. I frequently visit India and am fascinated by its culture and the warmth of the Indian people. Of course I just relish Indian food.
I have been following Indian politics & the current Indian scenario very closely since 2000 A.D. I am pretty disturbed by the terrorist incidents across India that have taken a huge number of innocent lives. I have noticed a very peculiar & astonishing trend related to the spate of bomb blasts across India which no newspaper or news channel has reported so far.
Every bomb blast, anywhere in India, targeting the innocent public, businesses, infrastructure or religious places is immediately confirmed by the politicians, intelligence agencies and the police as the handiwork of Muslim terrorists affiliated to either JeM, LeT, Deccan Mujahideen, Indian Mujahideen or Al-Qaeda and scores of Muslim youth arrested. However, weeks or months later, each one of them is either let off due to lack of proof or is still behind bars inspite of no evidence. Even as more and more Muslim youth are arrested, the blasts continue with chilling frequency and the modus operandi & the signature remains the same.
On the other hand, after the arrest of members of the "Abhinav Bharat" terror organization, there hasn’t been a single blast so far, except of the naxalite/maoist variety. Isn’t it obvious even to the rabid anti-Muslim rabble-rouser that almost all blasts blamed on the Muslim youth were the handiwork of Abhinav Bharat & its terrorists?
I feel very strongly about the lack of ethics, sense of fairplay & the lack of investigative spirit displayed by most newspapers & television news channels who are happy to repeat the official line without so much as questioning the blatant lies & untruths given out by communal elements within the police & intelligence agencies, out to discredit a particular community.
I hope after reading this letter, readers will have the courage to stand up against the propoganda they are routinely fed and demand their right to know the truth.
Bernhard Lainger, Kaiserstr. 2 · 55116 Mainz, Germany.