Indian Mujahideen was responsible for yesterday’s blast at Varanasi. The reason, IM claims, is the verdict of the Ayodhya title suit. As anyone wise will tell, a reason is merely incidental for a terrorist group like IM. But since we have the IM publicly claiming the title suit as its primary reason, I do hope the Waqf Board — the litigant on behalf of Muslims — has something to say about the blast.

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Meanwhile,

Dubbing the explosion in Varanasi as “a heinous act of Jehadi terrorism”, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday demanded the holy city of Kashi be accorded the status of a “protected heritage site” and entry of non-Hindus into it be banned.

I know it’s silly, but I’m curious how that would even work.

So we’d have security guarding the entire city from all directions?

And how does one decide who is a Hindu?

Using names? What about uni-religious names like Sameer (a subject handled well in Firaaq) or Aryan?

What if a terrorist formally changed his name to sound Hindu?

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Do the VHP members stop and realize at times how utterly stupid they sound?

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