By Amulya Ganguli, IANS,
India's secularism has rarely been under a greater threat. The reasons, however, are mixed and complex.
One is that the continuing acts of terrorism by the Pakistan-based jehadis and also by their Indian recruits have strengthened the hands of the anti-Muslim political parties and outfits like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal.
They all function under the aegis of the Hindu supremacist Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), which dreams of establishing a theocratic Hindu rashtra (nation) in India.