Saturday, May 06, 2006
From Godhra to Vadodara: Delhi sees a pattern
Akila quotes a Dainik Jagaran report which says that the Central government saw a very similar pattern between the riots in Godhra and Vadodara. They were both started about a year before the State Assembly elections in Gujarat. The Vadodara riots were allowed to continue in the hopes that they would spread to other cities. The Central government sent the Rapid Reaction Force and the Army in to quell the riots speedily, preventing the situation from getting totally out of control.