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The Big Debate: Fashionable to Use Country To Cover Up Crime?

Feb 19, 2018 08:28 PM IST India India

A new and disturbing trend is emerging, where those accused of communal killings are using patriotism as a shield for their hate. We saw it in the case of Akhlaq when the alleged killers were wrapped in the tricolour, we saw it in Kasganj where people had a gun in one hand and the Indian flag in the other, and now in the case of Shambulal Regar. The man who hacked and burnt a Muslim labourer to death now says he only did it to ‘protect Hindu women’ and gave a clarion call to fight terrorism in an incendiary video from jail.