Maoist violence and the debate over caste census occupied news columns last week. I am suggesting a link between the two issues. It may sound strange, but read on.
‘Violence by both the state and the Maoists are equally wrong,’ is a cliché that doesn’t go out of fashion.
We heard it all over again when the Left extremists blew up a civilian bus last this week in Chhattisgarh, in statements issued by civil society activists who add riders when they talk of violence by non-state actors. Read more
Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi is on a wheelchair. The 86-year-old DMK patriarch took an early morning flight to Delhi earlier this week to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Read more