Abhinav Bharat, the Malegaon Blast and Hindu Nationalism: EPW article

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  1. ejazr

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    Abhinav Bharat, the Malegaon Blast and Hindu Nationalism:
    Resisting and Emulating Islamist Terrorism

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    In recent years, some Hindutva-minded people have created or joined new militias, which have actually turned out to be terrorist groups whose main aim is to take revenge on Indian Muslims for past acts of terrorism that some Islamists have carried out. This new development became clear during the inquiry regarding the Malegaon blast of 2008. The Hindu militants who were allegedly responsible for this attack were all members of a new group, Abhinav Bharat, which resorted to violent action to resist the Islamists by emulating them. This article is based on the police report on the Malegaon case, a very interesting source for two reasons. One, it provides rich pieces of factual information regarding the actors of the plot and their motivations. Two, it presents us with the discourse of the Hindu nationalists when they speak between themselves since these excerpts include the transcripts of secret meetings they held in 2007-08 that one of the participants recorded.

    Full article here http://epw.in/epw/uploads/articles/15139.pdf

    To download the court/police documents which are extensively referred to in the text, downlaod this zip file here
    http://beta.epw.in/static_media/PDF/pdf06sep2010/pdf06sep2010.zip
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    I have not quoted the article itself as it is very long but it is a very informative read on how the fringe fanatics think.
     
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    We must not try to brush under carpet any kind of reality that the nation faces. Some Hindu extremists going violent may not be a false charge at all, and which only means that they have not been able inculcate the true values of life from their faith. They are no longer religious, they have turned into fanatics.
     
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    I suggest people to stick to the topic. There is no reason to start comparing fanatics from different religions. The zip files contains transcripts of voice recording of Col. Purohit and other accused which are part of court proceedings so these are very much factual and charges lodged by the police in court.
     
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