Harsh Mander | A law to end targeted violence4 min read . Updated: 19 Dec 2013, 08:57 PM IST
India needs a law to check the menace of communal and caste violence. The arguments against it are spurious
Among free India’s gravest failures—along with its inability to end hunger, pervasive poverty and discrimination—is the continued targeting of people with violence and arson only because of their faith or caste. This periodic blood-letting, mass sexual assault and arson leaves a trail of great suffering of innocents, and repeated assaults against the idea of a pluralist and humane India.
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