Think of it: what have you got to be afraid of? If you stand up and ask for murderers to be punished, you're only asking for the way things must be. You're only asking that we observe the principles of justice that our country was founded on.
Consider, on the other hand, the situation of the guys who feel forced to defend the killers.
They have to make out that your concern is motivated by elections, or profit, or some other triviality. They have to resort to the curious logic that because you speak about some murders, you don't care about other murders (and if you mention those, then its some others still). They have to ask peculiar questions like "Who started it?" -- because they cannot express straight out the perversity they really believe, that hundreds of innocent Indians killed across Gujarat somehow had asked to be murdered. They have to pronounce that Gujarat (or Bombay, or Meerut, or Delhi, or any of many other places before) has "moved on" and we must not "reopen old wounds." They have to insult you, your friends, your family, whoever -- because they have to try everything to discredit you who asks for justice.
You see, from the very start they must resort to evasion, insinuation and double-talk: the classic tactics of the guys with cowardice eating at their very entrails. These are the ones afraid. Afraid of standing up and saying, clear and forthright, what else they really believe: "We think these murderers should not be punished." Afraid of what they see in the mirror, afraid of themselves.
So leave them to their fearfulness and follow your own conscience. Ask for justice for the slaughter in Gujarat solely because when people are murdered, there must be justice. Period. Just as there must be justice for murders in Bombay, Assam, Kashmir, Delhi, Bhiwandi, Hyderabad, and plenty more. Period. Period. Period ... and plenty more.
Because think, in the end, of this: I can list those several places that have witnessed uniquely Indian horrors, and I can also say "plenty more", precisely because they have seen no justice. When you have no justice, you have horrors that follow on horrors.
So become fearless. There's nothing else.
What can you do, you ask? Here's what somebody suggested to Dina Mehta: write to the national leadership of the BJP to condemn "the tainted leaders of [their] party in Gujarat", those responsible for the slaughter as they have themselves confessed on tape. This is the "second chance" for these leaders to show that they believe, like you do, in justice for all Indians.
No more finger-pointing, no more evasion. Let us all, together, make a new beginning towards justice for all Indians. Let us, with no further delay, punish the criminals.
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Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee: (BJP web page)
6A, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi 110011
Former Home Minister LK Advani: (BJP web page)
30 Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi 110003