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Somasekhara Commission Report: Inconsistencies and Contradictions

The report of the Justice B K Somasekhara Commission's inquiry into the attacks on 15 churches in Karnataka in 2008 is replete with inconsistencies. While it holds the Bajrang Dal and the Hindu Jagran Vedike responsible for most of the attacks and censures the district administrations, it exonerates the Sangh parivar and the state government. The commission did not examine even a single state authority or member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and called only the convenor of the Bajrang Dal. It also passes severe strictures against the victims of the attacks and seems to accept the Hindutva stand that conversions through inducements were responsible for the attacks.

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