If the people behind the attack on the Swaminarayan temple in Gujarat were Indian Muslims (which at this point seems unlikely), then I’m afraid the country will see violence the like of which it has never seen before, despite the appeals of calm from Deputy PM Advani, Leader of the Opp Sonia, and (surprise!) the Pol Pot of Gujarat Narendra Modi, and the fervent oh-no-not-agains of the chatterati. If the perpetrators were in fact mercenaries or Pakistani, and there is reasonable proof, there will be enormous pressure on the government to act against Pakistan — either diplomatically, or failing that, militarily (despite the fervent oh-nos from the anti-war left, including — oh, horrors — more articles by Arundhati Roy). Between riots and war, it is almost a Hobson’s choice. No points for guessing which any popularly elected government would choose, though.