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Concern on Communalism

Concern on Communalism

Concern on Communalism SHOCKED by the frenzied demolition of Ayodhyt's Babri mosque and the harrowing repercussions, there is a great feeling of concern among us or the South Asian Forum in the Netherlands, In the successive waves of communal violence and vandalism, which have occurred in the region since that infamous Sunday, December 6,1992, thousands have died, many more have been injured, hundreds of thousands uprooted, and a vast number of homes and business houses destroyed, including many we ship centres. Hindu- Muslim troubles in India have been accompanied with communal scenes in Bangladesh and Pakistan. In addition, Sri Lanka also has been witnessing the Sinhala-Tamil ethnic strife. The ugly communalism, that is the pernicious politics of mobilising the people of an ethnic group or a religion against another, is clearly on the increase. In this, the most dangerous is the spectre of fascistic Hindutva ideology in India and its implications for the South Asia as a whole.

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