As New Delhi Counts the Dead, Questions Swirl About Police Response

Mr. Musharraf’s wife, Mallika, being consoled by their daughter Muskaan in New Delhi on Thursday.Did the police fail to act as the country descended into its worst spasm of religious violence in years? Witnesses say officers stood by when Hindu mobs attacked Muslims.The mob smashed through the gate and cut the electricity. The men stormed up the steps, chanting the name of a Hindu god and brandishing knives, chains, iron bars and pieces of pipe…more NYTIMES