Friday, November 28, 2008

What's going in India?

I'm trying to understand what's going on in India with all the bombings and hostage taking. Everyone is trying to understand what's going on.

Based so far on what I've learned from CNN and the New York Times, I'm thinking it's a group connected to Al-Qaeda aimed at driving out Westerners from "their" part of the world.

On the otherhand, India is majority Hindu, only 13% Muslim, with huge socioeconomic discrepancies between the two. Perhaps it's a way of demanding change for more equality. However, where's the list of demands?

Off to read the BBC and Economist. With the close historical ties between the UK and India, perhaps there will be more info there.

1 comment:

KnitTech said...

There is no logic for an irrational act. The purpose is to make people afraid; so they - they being the people doing the action - have more power and no one will stand up to them. Classic bullying.