Why Tripura, Why Now? Recent Anti-Muslim Violence contains a Political Context.
The right-wing Hindutva brigade has limited its outrage and provocations to the confines of the virtual world.
Bangladesh has been within the news in India for a spread of reasons. Be it for passing its large neighbour on key economic parameters or for the frequency at that it's mentioned in campaign speeches once states bordering it goes into polls. The Hindu deity Puja violence against Hindus in Bangladesh has been the foremost recent.
But it is important to note that the attacks on the Puja pandals in Bangladesh are not a new phenomenon, it is happening with worrying consistency. What was different this year was the way it spread from Comilla to different corners of the country.
The right-wing Hindutva brigade has limited its outrage and provocations to the confines of the virtual world. There have been no reports of attacks on Muslims in India that could be attributed to the developments in Bangladesh. This was the situation until October 19. Then a series of attacks began in Tripura in which several mosques and establishments linked to the Muslim community were vandalized.