They certainly are two sides of the same coin, with this significant difference - whereas even the High Court has stated that there is insufficient evidence to nail SIMI and so it lifted the ban on the organisation, the bajrang Dal/ VHP are openly carrying out acts of terror and repeatedly taking the claim for what they are doing. Yet no action is taken against them. The important point is that SIMI propogates [whether they act accordingly is not proven] recourse to unconstitutional methods and goals, but is exactly what the hindu fundamentalist sangh parivar organisations DO when they attack and even kill muslims, christians etc., for whatever reasons, on whatever pretext e.g. conversion, hurting sentiments etc. They do not use democratic methods of protest but instead they are brazenly and publicly using fascist methods to terrorize individuals, communities. If they are not stopped and their organisations brought under strict legal survelliance (by banning), then democratic norms and methods will be compromised and other sections/ organisations will start deserting them too. This will be diastrous for the country. Majoritarianism and illegal functioning are grave threats to a harmonious society.
madhu prasad __._,_.___
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