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I THINK I have examined all the causes, both original and continuing of the tension between the two communities.
The Shuddhi movement.
The most potent cause being tiredness of non-violence and the fear that the communities might, by along course of training in non-violence forget the law of retaliation and self-defence.
Musalman cow-slaughter and Hindu music.
Hindu cowardice and consequent Hindu distrust of Musalmans.
Musalmans bullying.
Musalman distrust of Hindu Fairplay.