With some sadness I watched LK Advani on television today after the attack at Ayodhya. Only a few hours had passed since the incident and already he was politicising it, calling it an issue every hindu should be concerned about. The attention, until then, was on what a good job the security forces had done. And then, according to Sonia Gandhi, it became an issue of India's respect and sovereignty.
There's some disconnect here. Respect? Sovereignty? What kind of crackpots run this country? If they say militants are trying to cause communal disharmony, they need to take a pretty good look at themselves because it's my belief that a relationship between communities is like a relationship between people, putting it simply. If you keep reinforcing it, it won't split. But if you try to keep their relationship on a knife edge, it'll snap when a terrorist comes along. If they stopped practicing the kind of politics they do, we'd live in a peace that isn't uneasy.