so that the indian govt can formally protest against the killing of the fellow who was doing such an obviously 'secular' thing.
now if it turns out that the culprit was a mohammedan, arjun singh will imediately be on the phone to the thais offering the services of uc banerjee and teesta setalvad so that every buddhist in the vicinity can be charged with crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.
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Associated Press in Bangkok
Wednesday March 22, 2006
Thanakorn Pakdeepol, who police said had a history of mental illness, was killed by worshippers after he broke into the Erawan shrine and used a hammer to shatter a four-headed statue of Brahma.
The shrine, covered in gilt, is popular with tourists and with Thais, with thousands visiting every day to seek favours and good fortune.