Even before I was ten, I learnt that when a Hindu festival and a Muslim festival fell on the same day it would lead to religious riots. Things only got worse in the next two decades. Then fatigue set in. People realised that violence served no purpose. Co-exiting was easier.
Today is Ramazan-Eid. The ten-day Ganapathi festival starts tomorrow. When I heard about the police deploying extra troops to maintain law and order, my immediate reaction was, 'What nonsense! Who has the time or the energy for all that?"
Indians have learnt their lesson. I hope the World does too.