Sarbdeep Singh Virk had heard a first-hand account from Hemant Karkare about his dispassionate and honest investigation into the growing threat of Hindutva terrorism. Virk then decided to write a column to defend his colleague whose professional integrity has come under question. He pulled no punches to criticize those who were patronizing Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and majoritarian terrorism.
In a rare show of courage when the Indian mainstream is blinded by majoritarianism, a former police officer who was at the forefront of the fight against Sikh separatists has come out openly against growing Hindutva terrorism.
Sarbdeep Singh Virk, who generally goes by the name SS Virk, says that if Sikh extremism was wrong then so is the extremism in the name of majoritarian Hindu state.…
- “If People Say Islamic Terror…”: Swara Bhasker’s Take On Pragya Thakur (May 6, 2019, NDTV)
- Malegaon’s wanted, linked to Pragya, held bomb training camps: Gauri Lankesh probe SIT found (May 9, 2019, Indian Express)
- Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT denies report claiming it has linked Abhinav Bharat members to case (May 9, 2019, Scroll.in)
- Pragya Thakur “Wore Jeans, T-Shirt” Before, Isn’t Sadhvi: Bhupesh Baghel (May 5, 2019, NDTV)