An instructive piece by Gupta on the current Sacha Sauda imbroglio in Punjab - a mess entirely of the Congress Parties' making. Interestingly - nobody found it beneath 'secularism' when the Congress openly asks a religious head for affirmation of its political platform or candidates.
The really tragic part as I recall was that the current Punjab Congress chief - Amarinder Singh - actually resigned the Congress and his Parliament seat when Bluestar happened. I guess it is not enough for him to reap the whirlwind once - he just has to do it all over again.
This time it will not be Sikh vs. Hindu though - but Akali vs. Dera Sacha Sauda (or Sikh vs. Lower Caste Sikh). I guess the commies will then step in to explain how this is 'class conflict' due to 'exploitation over the millenia' - all this contrary to how 'Sikhism does not believe in caste' and was 'a reformation as it mixed Hinduism and Islam'!!!!!