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Ayodhya judgment could have security implications: Expert

October 01, 2010 16:14 IST

The Ayodhya judgment can add to the list of perceived or real injustices in section of Muslim youth, noted security expert and columnist B Raman has said.

Talking to about the likely repercussions of the Ayodhya judgment on internal security issues of India, he said, "The younger elements in organisations such as the Student Islamic Movement of India and the Indian Mujahideen will see the judgment as another instance of injustice against the Muslims. Their anger and motivation could increase."

"I do apprehend more acts of terrorism by them. There will be no communal riots like the one that the country saw after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, but incidents of reprisal terrorism could increase," Raman noted.

While talking about the administration's capability to counter such acts, he said, "Normally, the administration is capable of taking care of it. But it will be difficult to prevent sporadic acts of terrorism when anger increases in the community."

On diffusing the anger in the community, the security expert said, "Economic measures like more jobs etc will not help when the increased anger is due to perceptions of wrongs against the Muslim community. The government should seek the cooperation of the elder members of the community to soften the anger of the younger elements."

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi