february 27th came and went. the anniversary of the godhra massacre went unnoticed. one reason would be apathy, endemic and despicable. a second reason would be electoral fun and games that occupied mindshare.
nobody weeps for hindus, even for a hindu child of about 3 who was incinerated.
none of these photos got any publicity.
it is as though we are all embarrassed to talk about these massacred people. or is it that they simply deserved it, being hindus who had gone to ayodhya? here's what teesta setalvad said at the time:
while i condemn today's gruesome attack, you cannot pick up an incident in isolation. let us not forget the provocation. these people were not going for a benign assembly. they were indulging in blatant and unlawful mobilization to build a temple and deliberately provoke the muslims in india.
clear implication: they deserved what they got. it's understandable coming from teesta setalvad who has made a career out of this sort of thing, but why does the mass of hindus accept this argument?
if this isn't negationism and a collective stockholm syndrome, what is?
do hindu lives have no value whatsoever?
pointer from sulekha.