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India Today on Godhra carnage and bogus human rights lobby in India

Posted by jagoindia on September 30, 2008

The mother of all Indian magazines, India Today, concurs with the nanavati Commission report that Muslims did set the train in fire horrendously burning alive 58 innocent Hindus including 20 children. Another example of the peace religion in action!

Godhra carnage a conspiracy: Nanavati report
Uday Mahurkar, India Today
New Delhi, September 26, 2008,

The GT Nanavati Commission’s interim report on the Godhra carnage confirming the conspiracy theory of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Gujarat Police that investigated the case has stirred a hornet’s nest.

The familiar faces of the human rights activists, the government and the saffron lobby have resurfaced once again to create a din over the Godhra carnage.

The human rights lobby has called it a political report to suit the political designs of the saffron government. While the chief actor in the episode, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has termed ‘it the unravelling of the ultimate truth’.

“I kept quite on the issue for seven years. Now the truth is out. It has silenced the mischief mongers, who have been trying to fish in the troubled water of Godhra to suit their designs,” he said.

What is the truth? One close look at the evidence with an open mind would indicate that the truth seems closer to what the Commission has said than what is being claimed by its critics.

There’s a wide gap between what the report concludes and what the human rights activists allege that the train was attacked by thousands of Muslims of Signal Falia area opposite Godhra Railway station with sharp weapons, stones and burning rags in front of dozens of eye witnesses.

The human rights activists have been peddling two unbelievable theories. One that it was an accident, something that lawyer Mukul Sinha of Ahmedabad, who represents NGO Jan Sangharsh Manch, has constantly argued in defence of the alleged killers of Godhra.

And two, that the Godhra carnage itself is a conspiracy on the part of the BJP-led Gujarat government. In other words, the saffron government killed its own Hindutva workers in order to whip up an anti-Muslims riot to create a political atmosphere in its favour for the next assembly polls.

The second theory has largely been spoken about in guarded language by supporters of Teesta Setalvad.

So, there is no meeting ground between the report and the human rights activists. While report says there was a conspiracy to burn the train. The human rights lobby not only discounts the conspiracy theory but even denies that the train was burnt by the Ghanchi Muslim mob despite a plethora of eyewitnesses who saw it happening.

The investigation into the case was led by DIG Rakesh Asthana, now IG and Vadodara Police Commissioner, and conducted by Dy SP Noel Parmar, a Christian officer known for his efficiency.

In fact when Parmar was appointed as investigation officer of the case, many in the Sangh Parivar complained to the government saying that he was a Christian and could play mischief under pressure of the minority lobby. However, the government didn’t change him inspite of such towering pressure.

Both Asthana and Parmar are known as upright and efficient officers and unlikely to toe a purely political line. That’s perhaps the reason why the Nanavati Commission has relied heavily on Parmar’s investigation in concluding that the Godhra case was a conspiracy.

The report says that the conspiracy was hatched by Salim Panwala, Razak Kurkur and around half a dozen others including Maulvi Husssein Umarj who was the main conspirator. The motive was to take revenge on the demolishers of Babri Masjid.

A night before the incident, they held a meeting in Aman Guest House opposite the station owned by an accused Razak Kurkur. Then they brought 140 litres petrol from the petrol pump closeby in seven plastic cans. The petrol was brought in a green tempo by Imran Sheru, Hasan Charkha, Jabir Behra and Mehmood Khalid and few more persons who kept it in the room of guest house.

According to the report, their plan went haywire when they learnt that the Sabarmati Express was several hours late and would arrive only after dawn instead of midnight.

Since the train got late they changed the strategy. When the train was about to leave the station at around 8 next morning they spread the false alarm that a Muslim girl had been abducted into the train by the Ramsevaks.

As a result, hundreds of irate Muslims gathered to attack the train. The report says that the conspirators wanted this melee to camouflage their designs and therefore they spread the false alarm.

The Nanavati Commission has discounted one of the main theories of a section of human rights activists that one of the Ramsevaks travelling on the Sabamati train coming from Ayodhya had tried to abduct a Muslim girl called Sofiabanu Shaikh at Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002 morning.

After interviewing Shaikh the Commission found several gaps in her story and concluded that she was parroting what perhaps had been fed to her a few days after the incident.

The report concluded that the story of a Muslim girl’s abduction was falsely spread on that morning of the unfortunate incident.

This rumour was part of a conspiracy in order to collect a crowd to attack the train.

The 168 page report says that in the melee Sjaukat Laloo and Mohammed Latika cut open the rear vestibule of S-6 and entered the train from there and the opened the closed door to allow the other conspirators to move into the compartment with the petrol.

Hasan Lalu then threw a burning rag to start the blaze even as the mob continued to pelt stones to prevent the passengers from moving out of the burning train coach. This is by and large what Noel Parmar has said in his investigation. End

Flashback to rediff report about the fire in 2002

Title: Fifty-eight killed in attack on Sabarmati Express
Rediff on The Net, Date: Feb 27, 2002

At least 58 people, most of them kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya, were killed and 43 injured when miscreants attacked the Sabarmati Express and set afire four of its coaches at Godhra railway station in Gujarat on Wednesday.

Following the incident, large-scale violence and stabbings were reported from Godhra town, Ahmedabad and Baroda.

The dead included women and children, a senior railway official said.

When the train from Faizabad arrived at Godhra railway station at around 8.30 am (IST), the kar sevaks travelling on it and some locals on the platform started shouting slogans.

As the train started moving, someone pulled the emergency chain and it came to a halt near the signal point, where a mob attacked the coaches with petrol and acid bombs, setting them on fire, the official said.

Some passengers were trapped inside the coaches and burned to death, he said.

Mahant Devendradasji, the head priest of a temple in Ahmedabad, who was in the train, said: “A few people began stoning the train without any provocation. As a reaction, people inside the coaches downed shutters.”

The mahant said the attackers numbered over 2,000.

In New Delhi, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee appealed to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad to postpone its plan for constructing a temple in Ayodhya. But the VHP said it had no authority to do so and was determined to go ahead with the construction as directed by religious leaders.

The outfit also called for a Gujarat bandh on Thursday to protest against the attack.

Indefinite curfew was clamped in Godhra immediately after the incident, as large-scale violence erupted. Police opened fire at many places to disperse rioting mobs.

In Ahmedabad, a bus was set afire by a mob in Bapunagar, while some passengers of a community were injured in an attack by a group of people, the police said.

In Baroda, one person was stabbed to death and five were injured after a mob attacked them at the waiting hall of Baroda railway station, the police said.

The governments of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and West Bengal have sounded a high alert and instructed district authorities to ensure law and order in communally sensitive areas.

Among the injured in the attack on the train were 31 men, nine women and three children. Of them, 20 passengers who sustained serious burns were admitted to a hospital at Godhra.

One of the coaches of the 18-bogie train was completely gutted, official sources said.

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Muslims rampage in Thane over Navratri pandal, 50 hurt, 1 killed

Posted by jagoindia on September 30, 2008

This pseudo secular link gives the statistics: 1 dead, 50 injured in Thane communal clash

Below Times of India report throws up a clearer version exposing the violent Indian Muslim. When he acquires some numbers, you get to see his real colors, his transition from secular to terror. Will Hindus ever learn how evil Islam and its adherents are?

“People from the minority community are not allowing entry to anyone. Fire brigade personnel watched helplessly when the vehicles were set ablaze,” a police official said.

Riots in Thane over Navratri pandal
30 Sep 2008, 0206 hrs IST,TNN

THANE: The Rabodi area here witnessed tension between two communities over a Navratri pandal on Monday evening.

Police said though the issue was sorted out, tensions developed yet again in the evening. A huge mob gathered in the area, stoned the Rabodi police station and set fire to three cars and a bakery.

Thane police commissioner A P Dhere said, “A group was erecting a pandal and an arch. People from one community objected and there was stone throwing. When police reached the spot, they were attacked.”

The police did not fire, he said, but resorted to a lathicharge. The exact number of injured is not yet known. Dhere said an additional commissioner and other officers had been rushed to the spot. Three companies of the State Reserve Police have reached the site. “We will contain the tension and restore normalcy,” Dhere said.

NCP MLC Jitendra Awhad said, “The VHP and Bajrang Dal are quite active in this area. They insisted that the pandal be constructed at the same spot. The police were trying to bring about a compromise, but matters took a turn for the worse late in the evening.”

VHP leader Shankar Gaikar said, “The trouble erupted over a small temporary gate set up for Navaratri. Some of the rioters were carrying swords.” He blamed a senior police officer for the trouble.

Police have sought the help of senior NCP leader and deputy chairperson of the state legislative council Vasant Davkhare and VHP leaders to help reduce the tension. “People from the minority community are not allowing entry to anyone. Fire brigade personnel watched helplessly when the vehicles were set ablaze,” a police official said.

Additional commissioner of police (crime) Prashant Burde and deputy commissioner of police Bhujangrao Shinde are camping at the spot to sort out the issue. end

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Terror blasts in Maharashtra, Gujarat; 8 killed

Posted by jagoindia on September 30, 2008

Blasts in Maharashtra, Gujarat; 8 killed
30 Sep 2008, 0154 hrs IST, Mateen Hafeez & Yogesh Naik,TNN

MALEGAON/AHMEDABAD: Two crude bombs hit Malegaon in Maharashtra, killing 7 and injuring 30, and Modasa in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat killing one and injuring ten.

The pattern of attack mirrored the one last Saturday in Mehrauli in Delhi. In both the cases, youth on motorcycles threw a plastic bag containing the low-grade explosives.
Bike blasts near SIMI’s Malegaon office kill 7

Two mysterious blasts in the Bhikku Chowk area of Malegaon killed seven people on Monday night and injured 30 others. The wounded were rushed to the nearby Noor Hospital and Faran Hospital. Two of the wounded were reportedly injured when police opened fire to disperse a mob. Three policemen were also reportedly hurt.

Curfew was imposed in the eastern part of communally-sensitive powerloom town of Malegaon after the blast and stone-pelting by a mob.

The location where the blasts took place also happens to be outside the building where the banned SIMI had its office. It is opposite Nisar Dairy and Bhikku Hotel. A Hero Honda motorbike, which was parked at the blast site, was completely mangled. While senior police officers said they were cylinder blasts, angry local residents insisted that bombs had been set off.

Additional SP (Malegaon) Sanjay Patil said that the explosions took place on a motorcycle. “Soon a huge mob gathered and they pelted stones at the police. We fired five rounds in retaliation. A huge crowd gathered and prevented the police from entering the area. There is tension and we have summoned additional forces. The exact number of injured people cannot be quantified now, but the mob attacked us brutally,” a police officer said.

Four companies of the State Reserve Police have been deployed. Malegaon sub-divisional magistrate Ajay More said the situation was tense. “Three policemen, including an IPS probationer Viresh Prabhu, are injured. Prabhu was hit by a stone and has a big gash on his head. We have admitted the policemen to Wadia Hospital,” he said.

While some police blamed cylinders for the blasts, other officials said the pattern was similar to the recent Delhi blasts, where two unknown persons came on a motorcyle and flung a bomb in the crowded Mehrauli market.

The Malegaon blasts took place at around 9.30 pm when a Ramzan special prayer was being offered in all mosques across the town. This is the second time that Malegaon has been hit by blasts. Earlier, on September 8, 2006, four bombs had been planted on cycles and went off in the textile town, killing 31 and injuring 297 others. Nine SIMI suspects had been arrested for the 2006 blasts.

Residents of Malegaon alleged that Monday’s blasts were a conspiracy to disturb the law and order situation two days prior to Eid. “I saw people running helter-skelter on the road and youths were taking the injured to the hospital,” said Khaleel Ahmed who stays in the vicinity.

Thousands of women were shopping at the time of the blasts. Bhikku Chowk is located between three mosques. The SIMI office, which is located on the first floor of a building, was functional till the outfit was banned on October 24, 2001. Bhikku Chowk also houses around six tea stalls.

A team of forensic experts from Nashik were reaching Malegaon to gather evidence from the blast site. An Anti-Terrorism Squad team had also reached Malegaon and have started investigations, said ATS chief Hemant Karkare.

Blast-scarred Gujarat was jolted just days before Navratri on Monday when a bomb went off in Modasa town of Sabarkantha district in north Gujarat, leaving a 17-year-old boy dead and more than ten injured. The incident occurred hours after the recovery of 17 crude bombs in Ahmedabad’s Kalupur area.

Police said a bomb left in a motorcycle in a crowded market went off around 9.30 pm, killing Zainuddin Ghori.

“An electronic gadget was found from the site. Forensic experts have been called in to ascertain whether it was a timer device and what sort of explosive substance was used,” said Sabarkantha district collector M Thennarasan.

“One person was killed and ten injured in the blast that took place at Suka bazaar. Police reinforcements have been rushed to the spot. The injured are being shifted to hospital,” he added.

The area was immediately plunged into darkness, triggering panic among shoppers thronging the area before Id and nearby residents. “It is Ramzan and Suka bazaar is usually bustling at this time. Some seven bikes were parked near a closed shop. One of them had a bag close to its petrol tank. This exploded. The bike was blown to bits,” said eyewitness Razzak Khan.

Some other eyewitnesses said two persons were seen parking the Splendor bike (GJ 9R 2896) there.

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