A few places in the state of Assam in India has been witness to extreme form of violence against certain sections of the population recently.
The ones doing the killing felt justified in their action on account of various perceived wrongs done to them by the community whose members bore the brunt of the violence.
But their reasoning is horrendously wrong as it usually is, whether it is violence in Delhi in 1984, or in Bombay, Surat etc in 1993, or in the whole of Gujarat in 2002. Perceived wrongs, whether accurate partially, fully or not at all, gives no one the license to take the lives of others and destroy their property.
Below is a detailed news feature by Outlook magazine on the recent happenings in Assam. It offers some useful information and insights.
A Bridge Too Far
The state and civil society need to mount a Herculean effort to bridge the chasm between Bodos and others