18 April 2012
by Mohd. Ismail Khan, TwoCircles.net,
Telangana for past few years is in the news for all the bad reasons. The most unfortunate is the rise of the communal forces threatening the plural culture the region is known for. This development has threatened the future prospect of the region and has become a worrying factor for all the inhabitants of the part of Andhra Pradesh.
The way BJP played Hindutva card and polarized the electorate against a Muslim candidate and won Mahbubnagar assembly by-poll in an area where a few years back it had hardly any presence, shocked the secular society. In fact, before and after the by-poll, the Telangana region has witnessed sudden rise in communal incidents. The rise in Hindu religious events as flamboyance of strength, communal riots in Karimnagar town after the India Pakistan World Cup match, communal violence in Adilabad where an entire Muslim family was set afire in the Vattoli village, the Gujarat style attack on the Muslim businesses in Sangareddy town, the deadly attacks on Muslim youths after Eid-ul-Azha by Hindu Vahini activists, the communal riots of 2010 in old city or the recent communal clashes in the Hyderabad new city areas -- all these incidents are making one believe that there is are deliberate experiments going on in the region by the right wing forces.
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