Entry of MIM (Majlis Ittihade Musilmeen) into Maharashtra and its reasonable show even in seats it has lost, has set media, thinking citizens and even secular elite aflutter. Even topic of a forthcoming show in which I participated on a TV channel is Rise of Identity based politics. The question is whether this rise is a threat or not.
Whatever the results of Maharashtra Assembly, the two offsprings of Thackeray clan - Uddhav and Raj have let go a golden opportunity to take charge of the huge legacy left behind by late Shri Bal Thackeray.
We Indians are made to feel guilty by our bleeding heart liberals and Kashmiri politicians and their patrons, the international human rights professionals about human rights violation against citizens of Jammu & Kashmir, read Muslims of Kashmir valley; not even Muslims from other regions of J&K, viz. Jammu and Ladakh.
Imposition of draconian Emergency and suppression of civil liberties led to RSS putting its entire organizational might to fight against this dictatorship and revive democracy. Nearly 70000 people out of approx. one lakh imprisoned during 18 months of Emergency period were from RSS and its allied organizations.