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HAITI-Harvest of Catastrophe

selectively kill members of the minority community (often with the active connivance and participation of the police), than the mindless killing of more than 300 people by the Bombay blasts. This is of course not to underplay the gravity of the latter tragedy and the loss in terms of human lives. But if the state, the judiciary and the media are supposed to be fair and objective, one expects them to treat the organisation of the Bombay communal riots as an equally reprehensible conspiracy as that of the Bombay blasts. If alleged accomplices and providers of hideouts of those held guilty of the Bombay blasts can be arrested and put on trial, one wonders why self-confessed communal rioters like the Shiv Sena leaders and activists (who publicly bragged about their role in the Bombay riots) are let off.

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