Two persons were killed in the communal riot in Patan town in Gujarat.
The incident is alarming as the mob comprised of 5,000 persons.
Newspapers report that after a minor tiff between two youths belonging to different communities, the mob gathered and attacked a village where Muslims mostly live.
That 5,000 people could gather and attack to kill, shows the level of hate and communal divide in India.
Ironically, in India, it is common to claim and pat ourselves on back for our being a 'non-violent society'.
People are simply turning more and more bigoted, ready to attack the 'other'. And, neither the political leadership, nor any social movement, has been able to de-radicalise people in this country.
The situation is extremely worrying. Here, there is no war or food scarcity like in some African countries, where thousands can turn attackers, all of a sudden. Yet, this keeps happening in India, again and again.
Truth is that it is one of the most violent societies in the world. The use of words like 'Ahimsa' or non-violence is limited to books, speeches and essays. The ground reality is that since 1960s, communal riots have killed hundreds of thousands in this country.