‘Right wing terror a challenge to democracy’

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 23:17

New Delhi: Social activists on Tuesday raised
apprehensions over the rise of right wing terror organisations
and said these groups pose a grave threat to the nation`s
traditional ethos.

The activists where speaking at the book launch of `The
Saffron Condition` and `Godse`s Children` by Subash Gatade.

Senior Journalist Javed Naqvi said there is an upsurge of
right wing terror in India and it has clear international
links. "India has always been place for communal and caste
politics and it continues to be so," he said.

"We are confronting a deep state. The problem is that
intelligence agencies are hand in glove with the Hindutva
groups," he alleged.

Prof Nivedita Menon of Centre for Comparative Politics and
political theory at JNU warned that popular dissent in the
society was being either totally marginalised or outplayed
likewise to divide people for partisan politics.

"There is a dual policy...the motive of these right wing
organisations is not just to terrorise and polarise society
but also to make sure to marginalise minorities and lower
sections of our society."

Gatade said, "I have been writing on saffron terror for
some time now. However, then I realised that I should write a
book on subject as it is more substantive and have far greater
impact."

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 23:17

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