Communal Angle: A Familiar Narrative
In India, communal tensions have often played a significant role in how incidents like these are perceived and politicized. The question that arises is whether, in the absence of Dominic Martin’s confession, the opposition political party might have seized upon this tragedy to advance a communal narrative.
Past Incidents: A Pattern Emerges
It’s worth noting that in the past, incidents of a similar nature have seen politicians quick to assign blame along communal lines. For instance, during the Mumbai attacks, some leaders of the Indian Congress Party were swift to point fingers at Hindu extremists before concrete evidence emerged. Subsequently, investigations revealed that Pakistan-based terrorists, including Pakistani David Headley, were responsible for the attacks. Headley is currently serving a prison sentence in the United States for his involvement.