Saturday, August 30, 2008

Secular and Non Secular Violence

As we speak there is a major law and order problem brewing in Kerala.
Twelve people were injured Wednesday in clashes between activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) at Nadapuram. Clashes erupted in the evening when the two parties were taking out processions in Nadapuram, about 70 km from here. Members of the two rallies started attacking each other with stones and country-made bombs. The trouble started when an IUML panchayat secretary was injured in an attack Tuesday night allegedly by CPM goondas.
On one side we have a huge media coverage on clashes in Orissa and on the other side such violence is not even mentioned in media. However, the scenario would have been different if one of the party was BJP(or any member of sangh Parivar) instead of CPM. Have Media started categorising even the violence as secular and non secualr violence and on non secular violence?

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