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The Big Picture – Why is the communal temperature on the rise in Delhi?


  • For a number of years after the 1984 Sikh riots Delhi had been a relatively safe place free from communal tensions.
  • However, in the last few weeks the communal atmosphere in capital is turning dangerous. The tension is visible in some parts of the city.
  • Whenever there is some major communal riot, there exists an organization behind it, some preplanning and are some local people pursuing their own political agenda.
  • It is said that the extremist elements in both Hindus and Muslims feed on each other.
  • These riots are used to provoke sentiments and emotions.
  • Experts say that the Mahapanchayat which was held by some Hindu leaders was not necessary.
  • It is also said that religious processions are causing the riots.
  • There also seems to be some nexus existing between riots and elections.
  • 600,000 people come and settle in Delhi every year.
  • Bangladeshi illegal migrants are also causing some problems in Delhi.
  • These things can only be solved through discussion involving all the religious communities.