Thursday, 19 November 2009

Apparent Maoist Attacks

Today's news that explosions have blown up a railway track, leading to the derailment of a passenger train in the eastern state of Jharkhand, have apparently been attributed to Maoists by the police.

It is probably the case that Maoists are capable of such attacks. However, other groups, such as extremist Hindu groups, and mafia-type gangs, are also capable of them - as we all know.

So it is not clear whether Maoists are in fact responsible.

Have Maoists claimed responsibility for the attacks?

When Maoists claim responsibility for the attacks, then we will have some grounds to think that that may well be the case.

We Indians have a tendency to rush to unfounded conclusions...and our police and other officials easily take to such "conclusions" in order to deflect attention from their own inefficiency in pursuing all such cases.

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