For fans of Indian democracy, let me quote B. Raman on the Chattisgarh incident in an article published on 07-04-10. He says, There is another India which we rarely see or write about. This is the India of grinding poverty, a victim of social exploitation of the worst kind, where the inhabitantsmainly tribals are treated like chattels and domestic animals by the upper caste political leaders, landlords and forest contractors. The caste system and the basic inequality it causes are the root cause of discrimination in the India. Prominent Indian Hindu leader and intellectual Dr B. R. Ambedkar characterized the oppressive caste system and what its tyranny does to the victims psyche. After spending a lifetime in a crusade against the oppressive caste system, Ambedkar finally renounced Hinduism and converted to Buddism, exhorting his followers to do the same. In a recent article by Arundhati Roy titled Walking with the Comrades, published this March, she has literally exposed the real face of 'worlds largest democracy. Maoist, the forgotten people of India are killed and humiliated under the 'Operation Green Hunt, using sophisticated weapons and equipment (i.e. laser range-finder, thermal imaging equipment and unmanned drones) bought from Israel to kill the poor Indian tribesmen. A recent outrage was killing of the lawyer Shahid Azmi who was defending the case of Ajmal Kasab. It clearly proves that there are some upper caste rogue elements inside the law enforcement forces and government who actually endorse the philosophy of target killings for their ends. Colonel Prohit was no Lone Ranger. There might be many more blood hound like him still at large and on the prowl in jungle of the Indian establishment. The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, is another such beast, may be the biggest hydra of his generation. He has been named in killing of thousands of Indian Muslims. Perhaps most galling fact of all is that all of them, despite what they are and what they have done, are widely acknowledged to be 'patriotic Indians. Times as they are, nations can be hardly expected to survive on hallucinations of nationalist grandeur that harbours no regionalism. Regionalism is globalism today. There is no understanding of that reality in India, though. -JAHANZAIB JAVED CHEEMA, Lahore, April 10.