Modi: The opium for Gujarat’s masses



As expected, the Gujarat elections could hardly have escaped national attention. Narendra Modi will have probably won the polls even before the last votes are counted. This nation is at the crossroads: a demagogic leader, conceited in thoughts and uncompromising in actions, is wiping clean his past with the present. He could soon push India into a phase of unilateral politics, ascending to the very top. This could also mean less legroom for India’s much-vaunted democracy.

In Gujarat, the meek has had little chance of inheriting the earth. It’s for those who can marshal industry, movie stars and pricey international lobbying firms to create a hallucination-inducing hallo around their heads to hold nation spellbound.

What will Gujarat be remembered for? What should it be remembered for? As a vibrant economy or as India’s Auschwitz?

I still remember my 2008 summertime trip to Gujarat – Ahmedabad first, Vadodara and then to Surat. It was an early morning flight. At the airport, Mahmood Madni, the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind leader, rolls out his Persian-style prayer rug at the VIP lounge of Indira Gandhi International Airport. Its time for the fazr namaz, the first of the five daily prayers. Soon, a prominent BJP leader, Ravi Shankar Prasad, strolls in. The men exchange warm greetings.

Yet, they are headed in different directions: Madni was going to extend a hand of support for Gujarati Muslims and Prasad was flying to Patna to shore up some more support for his Hindutva-based party, whose leader Modi is often accused of letting deadly mobs butcher Muslims in 2002, although he denies this.

An aisle seat separated Madni’s seat from mine. On an empty stomach, the frugal Air India breakfast seemed like a hearty meal, which gave way to a wink of sleep.

On arrival at Ahmedabad, swarms of Muslims greeted the maulana with passionate hugs. Soon, we were joined by Mahesh Bhatt, the Bollywood film-maker whose support for Muslims is now famous. From there, we proceeded to a venue where Bhatt and Madni addressed a huge crowd, denouncing terror yet accusing authorities of picking up innocent Muslims merely on suspicion.

During the course of the next two days, I got glimpses of a changing Gujarat. A tarmac-like highway to Surat via Vadodara, half-finished residential high-rises, glass-fronted office buildings and brisk business, with the state’s own version of Davos, called “Vibrant Gujarat”.

Duty waivers for developers of IT parks, concessions for investors lapping up special economic zones, cheap real estate, cheaper power, labour laws loaded in the favour of employers and AAPCO Worldwide, an influential PR machinery – all of this and more, so that you can take in the change. It is Modi’s temerity that he frequently criticizes Indian prime minister Manmonhan Singh for his single-minded worship of economic growth, while being unmindful of ordinary folks, although that’s exactly all Modi has been singularly gunning for.

India’s Auschwitz
These days, they say a lot is changing in Gujarat. But is this changing the lot of its millions? Rather than what’s changing in Gujarat, I am interested in what’s not.

So, the next morning, after breaking bread with a family, I headed to India’s Auschwitz, a walled residential complex called Gulbarg Society In Ahmedabad that burned with sectarian rage under Modi’s watch.

An iron gate opened to a narrow path, lined on either side by empty houses with windows shut tight.

At the first instant, these homes seemed to house happy families behind its walls, basking in the privacy of shut doors and windows. It’s only when 42-year-old Maulana Hakimuddin, my guide, opens one of the windows of that horror strikes.

It was a window to a lost world from where dead people wailed in my mind’s ears. Empty rooms, house after house. Blackened walls, toppled chairs. Each house had its own a horror story. After all, close to 70 people had died here, waiting for help from police that never came.

Every other day, bakery worker Abdul Hannan takes groups of curious Muslims on a tour of Gulbarg Society as if it were another mausoleum. Hannan hates it, but visitors insist he lead them down memory lane.

Gulbarg Society’s lane is a cul-de-sac. It leads to Ehsan Jafri’s house that stands as a testimony to an unspeakable crime. Nearby, Jafri’s remains lie buried in what is a small mound. On February 28, 2002, a mob hacked its residents, including Jafri, and dumped their bodies into fire. They then danced over the dead.

Muslims transiting the city often come inquiring about Jafri’s house. “People come to just gaze at Jafri’s house in silence,” said Hannan. “They either get in touch with local mosques or with the Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind office.”

Almost a week after rioters cleaned Gulbarg Society of all signs of life, Hakimuddin, accompanied by a Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind team, reached the plundered neighbourhood on the morning of March 6.

Hakimuddin was rushed urgently to bury those killed, including Jafri, as required by Islamic religious norms. Hakimuddin, who is now the national general secretary of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, wants a mausoleum built where Jafri’s empty house stands.

In changing Gujarat, little has changed inside Gulbarg Society. Another visit a year later, the same old shrieks ring out from behind the doors and windows. Restless souls in search of peace, whose wails hit a sound barrier called AAPCO Worldwide.

Inside a Delhi safehouse
Yakoob Rasool has haunting eyes. They are cold. The man is cautious, unwilling to lower his guard. He will not tell you where he lives. Or what his future holds for him. But you will understand his discretion once you know who he is: the husband of Gujarat riots survivor Bilkis Yakoob Rasool Bano.

On a windy afternoon of January 2008, I had met him at a safe-house in the sprawling heart of Delhi. He was taking a quiet break from a battle that had entered a turning point. A Mumbai court had convicted 12 people, including a police official, for attacking 14 members of Bilkis’ family, in which eight were killed and six went missing.

The Rasools hate Randhikpur — a small hamlet some 250 km from Ahmedabad — where they lived in a small cluster of 60 households belonging to the local Ghanchi Muslim community. Ghanchis traditionally are members of the Tablighi Jamaat or voluntary Muslim preachers who are often looked upon suspiciously.

Rasool, however, like others of his ilk, was a cattle-rearer and a milkman. “It’s difficult to believe that the people who I supplied milk to each morning had raped my wife in turns and slaughtered my relatives. They knew who Bilkis was their doodhwala’s (milkman’s) gharwali (wife),” he says.

When Bilkis was raped, Rasool decided that there was no point hiding it to avoid social embarrassment. He decided not to rest till justice was done. “Organised sexual violence was used as a tool,” says human rights activist Malini Ghose, who along with colleagues, Lucknow-based Huma Khan and Delhi-based Farha Naqvi persuaded prominent lawyer Harish Salve to take up her case.

Reflect on what happened in Randhikpur on February 28, 2002, a day after unidentified people torched a train bogey carrying kar sevaks (Hindu devotees) in Godhra, killing them in a horrific moving inferno.

It started as a sunny morning, calm and cool. Rasool could soon sense that Randhikpur’s skies had turned black with smoke. When the fires started by mobs reached his doorstep, Rasool knew what was going on — mass murder. He gathered Bilkis and all other women, asking them to flee as a group. The men would take another escape route.

Rasool thought the rioters might opt to leave the women unharmed. The strategy did not work. On a lonely stretch a few km away, one neighbour raped Bilkis and another shoved his foot into her mouth, even as she desperately wanted to tell them she was pregnant. They then tossed her three-year-old girl in the air so that she would smash her head upon landing on the rocky ground on that road to death in Panevala.

It’s the native optimism of Muslims – the Quran forbids cynicism — that makes Rasool say Hindu-Muslim unity in Gujarat is possible. “Log agar chahein to mumkin hai, par Narendra Modi ko jaana hoga (it can happen if people want, but Narendra Modi has to go).” Gujarat doesn’t look prepared to make that change yet, as Muslims and Hindus still live largely separated lives.

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  • http://www.youbihar.com/ Shalu Sharma

    Decline of media in the west, are you joking Sanghvi? What about the miserable condition of Indian media. I would choose Western media over the Indian media any day. There is no quality in India media.

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  • Abu Ahmed

    Boom in Bombay journalism was also helped by a boom in the journalism of other cities too. Sunday of calcutta editied by MJ Akbar brought a big change in investigative journalism by his incisive reporting on the Bhagalpur riots and other stories. The boom in magazines on a national scale also helped vernalucar dailies who cashed in on it by sprucing up their Sunday editions. Siasat Urdu daily of Hyderabad introduced its Sunday magazine section in the 70s and then coloured it fully later on, which helped it become the largest selling Urdu newspaper in the country. N Ram of the Hindu presented readership in chennai and to India an international scene through Frontline. And then Sportsworld edited by MAK Pataudi and later on Sportstar gave sports (read cricket) enthusiasts that much more Masala on Cricket as well as other sports. Then who can forget Jug Suraya, Bachi Karkaria, Vinod Sharma, Khalid Mohammed, Saeed Naqvi, Swapan Dasgupta, Mujtaba Husain and many more star writers who have contributed greatly in popularising their magazines / newspapers? All of them have done their bit to boost the sales of their publications.

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  • Guest

    Is the market for expensive magazines large enough for them to make serious money ?

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  • Indian

    This is absurd when Muslims do something(train burning) it is by unidentified people but not otherwise.Godhra has a history of violence by Muslims which is known to Gujarat as such so dont just keep train burning as someone else did it judgement for it has come out from local courts.Both Communities were equally responsible for what happened though more to Muslims because it started by them burning people.Hindus accept they did mistake but no Muslim regrets Train Burning which shows how much tolerance guys have towards people of other Religion.

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    x Reply:

    well said islam is religion of hate and violence look what they are doing across the world they are not the victim but the hunters killers etc..no where in koran is the word love mentioned !

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    x Reply:

    well said islam is religion of hate and violence look what they are doing across the world they are not the victim but the hunters killers etc..no where in koran is the word love mentioned !

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    rao Reply:

    well said islam is religion of hate and violence look what they are doing across the world

    BULLSHIT MUSLIMS ARE VICTIM OF INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM AND BRHMNST OF INDIA.

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    Gul gula Reply:

    love is in kumbh mela sadhu and sadhvi ******* naked bhojan Aur chodan hahahahaa

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    Indian Reply:

    Also my advice to author also meet people whose relatives(even woman) got killed in Train Burning Incident this one sided reporting suggest that you writer are also of same kind who thinks only Muslim suffering is suffering Other religion suffering is irrelevant.

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    agnivesh Reply:

    compartment was burnt by goons of rss and vhp to provide reason for ahmedabad riot.brhmns and banias hate lower caste hindus more than muslims.they killed shoodra hindus to give reason.killing muslims was yearly affair.hindus of surat paid cash to hinu gundaas

    to keep surat calm.

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    mandy Reply:

    ha ha i think your mom fucked by zayed hamir and you are the result of it.

    momn doter Reply:

    why the **** do you want to use a hindu name motherfucker, atleast have the courtesy of writing a muslim name.

    Indian Reply:

    Also my advice to author also meet people whose relatives(even woman) got killed in Train Burning Incident this one sided reporting suggest that you writer are also of same kind who thinks only Muslim suffering is suffering Other religion suffering is irrelevant.

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    Indian Reply:

    Also my advice to author also meet people whose relatives(even woman) got killed in Train Burning Incident this one sided reporting suggest that you writer are also of same kind who thinks only Muslim suffering is suffering Other religion suffering is irrelevant.

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    Indian Reply:

    Also want to say Godhra Muslims are known rioters even before Babri Happened.This is for people to know the mentality of these people.

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    TAJENDER Reply:

    BRHMNSTS WERE KILLING AND MURDERING MUSLIMS AND OTHER SINCE 1969.GODHRA WAS PERPETUATED BY AGENTS OF KILLER MODI.

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    anangsen Reply:

    Yes, this is a fact. Like Azamgarh, Aligarh area of UP where muslims are organised into gangs which can be mobilised to create riots, loot, arson, rape within a matter of minutes. It is muslim gangland.

    The author paints a picture of carnage against the muslims, writing about their plight in graphic detail…..but why is he TOTALLY SILENT on even WORSE done to Hindus by his beloved muslims in places like Kashmir and Mumbai? At least the riots in Guj were in RETALIATION to the train incident…..against what were the muslim gundas retaliating to in Kashmir and Mumbai????

    The writer thinks that he can create mass hysteria by penning such trash, but he is forgetting that this is the internet age where people will not merely meekly accept this drivel but write AGAINST it!

    Sorry Mr. Zia Haq, but times have changed, and you shall see the new dawn on the 20th.

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    engrich Reply:

    godhra train burning was carried out by goons of rss and vhp,to provide reason for ahmedabad riot.which was preplanned.

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    Dr.Raj Reply:

    are you saying that the court was foolish enough to put people on death row after working on the Godhra train burning case, and if you still say yes, you can be brought to court for saying so.

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    engrich Reply:

    Godhra has a history of violence by Muslims which is known to Gujarat as such so dont just keep train burning as someone else

    GODHRA HAS NO HISTORY OF MUSLIM VOILENECE .FIRE WAS STARTED BY MODI AGENTS.NO ONE ELSE.

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    Indian Reply:

    In 1980, five members of a Sindhi family, which had migrated from Pakistan during the partition, were burnt alive at Muslim-dominated Signalfalia in Godhra.

    Their’s was the lone Hindu family in the area and oldtimers say muslims wanted them to vacate their house and leave.

    In 1990, four Hindu teachers of Saifia Madarsa in Vorwad area of Godhra town were killed by Muslims,

    These are few incidents which HT only published recently in article so dont lie and spread false info on Internet

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    skb Reply:

    for all above there is law.culprit should be punished.incidence are few.happens in every municiality.AS PER FIR PUMPS TO EXTINGUISH FIRE WAS BROUGHT BY MUSLIMS.there is no proof that muslims ignited the bogey.

    Someone Reply:

    Convict have been given punishment in the train bogey case which consisted names of Muslims for your info so there is no question or argument on that.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Indias Auschwitz is not Gujarat..but Kashmir valley where lakhs of Hindus were driven out of their houses at gun point or were killed… Their houses were occupied by their own neighbours .. They are still living in refugee camps in Delhi.. Ask any Kashmiri Pandit and he would tell you the story how they all escaped taking whatever they could pack and leaving everything behind… but these writers would never talk about their Plight…
    I think being a hindu victim doesnt attract the sympathies of English speaking leftist products of JNU…
    What about those 270 Hindus who died in the Gujarat riots? Yes they were riots where both parties killed each other..
    Auszwitch was Kashmir or even 1984 Sikh killings where the Kangress workers openly massacred thousands of Sikhs all over India….these JNU products very casually forget that it was the RSS and the BJP workers who
    patrolled the Delhi streets to protect the Sikhs(as remarked by Khushwant singh)

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    Rugved Reddy Reply:

    good one

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    Rugved Reddy Reply:

    good one

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    rao Reply:

    This is absurd when Muslims do something(train burning) it is by unidentified

    any proof .fire started from inside.there was no muslim inside.who loked the door and why.

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    bharat shah Reply:

    though more to Muslims because it started by them burning people.Hindus
    accept they did mistake but no Muslim regrets Train Burning which shows
    how much tolerance guys have towards people of other Religion.

    bullshit.bogey was put on fire by gundaas o rss and vhp to provide reaso for riot which was preplanned.these antinational gundaas were perpetuating riots since 1969.every riot was dividing society and strenghting bjp/rss vote bank.

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    Someone Reply:

    If you have proof go to court and prove it there that it was done by RSS. Shouting here with no proof wont help.

  • Indian

    This is absurd when Muslims do something(train burning) it is by unidentified people but not otherwise.Godhra has a history of violence by Muslims which is known to Gujarat as such so dont just keep train burning as someone else did it judgement for it has come out from local courts.Both Communities were equally responsible for what happened though more to Muslims because it started by them burning people.Hindus accept they did mistake but no Muslim regrets Train Burning which shows how much tolerance guys have towards people of other Religion.

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  • ajay chaturvedi

    What happened in Feb 2002 was extremely bad, needs to be condemned in strongest terms and perpetuator of such an act need to be brought to book but few questions need to be answered and theese are; firstly reasons for what had happened, secondly why no riots have happened in last ten years and finally what is the status of muslims in society in Gujarat? Are they treated as second class citizens or there is no discrimination against them.

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    Someone Reply:

    You read that line “Modi koo jaana hoga” in article they have not forgotten what happened though HIndus whose relatives got killed in Train Burning have forgiven and started their life but this people(Muslims) dont forgive and dont have any tolerance they will live in past and thats why Most of Muslim Country are backward only ones somewhat rich are the ones who has lots of oil otherwise they are stone age people.

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  • ajay chaturvedi

    What happened in Feb 2002 was extremely bad, needs to be condemned in strongest terms and perpetuator of such an act need to be brought to book but few questions need to be answered and theese are; firstly reasons for what had happened, secondly why no riots have happened in last ten years and finally what is the status of muslims in society in Gujarat? Are they treated as second class citizens or there is no discrimination against them.

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  • Anonymous

    The greatness of muslims can be found in the ruins of temples all over North India and the intolerance in every country where they are in a majority.No one cares about your lies.Muslims shd not have burnt the train if they did not want the backlash.

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    engrich Reply:

    bullshit most of big temples were built during moghul period.ashoka built 60000 temples in orrisa later demolished by his great grand son on the advise of his brhmn pm.in hinduism temple is bussines.it is they who capture occupy and demolish others places of worship.

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    Azad Murtad Reply:

    This comments from the followers of a religion who worship the pagan god in Mecca – - the black stone

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    Dr.raj Reply:

    yeah this statement from a supporter of a religion whose main place of worship is one which is built by breaking another religions place of worship And so shameless is the prophet who boasts the same on the book that you think is an answer for all questions.

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  • M.Janardhan Rao

    This is the problem with the Muslims.They live in past.KYO MODI KO JAANA HOGA?

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  • Indian

    One reason we love modi is because you hate them.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Then it is remarkably easy for other people to lead you around by the nose.

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    Gulabi Reply:

    may be you are a Hijra to love modi hahahaaaaaa….

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  • yuceem

    Death is always a traggic matter, no matter who the person is and the mode of death, riots, accidents, natural disasters or plain criminal acts. The author and the likes of him want to highlight as if the riots were one sided and unprovoked . An incident like train burning in any other country would have resulted in wars- what was the reaction of USA, after the 9/11 incident, it went to war and castigated practically an entire religion all over the world as terrorist suspects. Why does not the author and his fellow secularists write about common people in Afghanistan , Iraq etc too? Why donot they write about Assam ? There have been riots in other places at different times,(all are a blot on humanity) why this special focus on Gujrat ? Because in most other riots, the scores were more or less even or the ’secularists’ had upper hand, but in Gujrat the ’secularists’ were outdone. Hence their grouse .

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    When you live in a civilized world you leave retribution to the State. When you take matters into your own hand and hunt for revenge your actions do not deserve commendation.

    In the case of most post Godhra rioters at an individual level, their violence was indeed unprovoked because neither they themselves, nor their families were the victims of violence.

    Further, if you compare the Gujarat rioting to the post 9/11 Afghanistan war then you imply that the events in Gujarat were a civil war.

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    sheo Reply:

    When Muslims suffer they talk of civilized world. But what they do now and have been doing since ages is forgotten. Wait till the entire world will throw your kind of guys out from their countries. Behind every terrorism there is a muslim hand. You have provoked the entire religions. The Hindu families who suffered in Gujrat were not the direct enemies of the muslim goondas but suffered just because they were Hindu Pilgrims. So they provoked the Hindus Community itself and so the defensive retribution and message. Civilized countries regret having let you in. They simply don’t like you at all.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Your kind of guys? What kind of guys are these?

    You must live in world of very small ideas if you instantly presume think that anyone opposed to your views fits into a convenient stereotype.

    By the way, you think like a tribalist. Not much different from the muslims you oppose.

    Faulitics Reply:

    I agree with your well made and articulate point. Collective punishment is a terrible crime and that’s what happened in gujrat but its not the first time this has happened and its victims have not always been Muslims. By the way, comparison with a concentration camp shows that Zia is all about propaganda and I have never ever seen a single article from him about Hindus being targeted in various places and specifically Kashmir by Islamic fanatics and are little more than traitors to this country.

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  • Debasish

    What happened in Gujarat in 2002 post Godhra is deplorable and every right thinking Indian would condemn it. But what is also deplorable and condemnable is what happened in GODHRA as well as in Delhi/UP and other places in 1984 and numerous other riots in different parts of India under different regime.

    Has the writer ever bother to find out about the ghosts roaming in Godhra or in Delhi where he lives. His only focus seems to be Gujarat and Gujarat alone and that too only post Godhra and that too only muslims. (Some Hindus were also killed post Godhra though a smaller number).
    That decisively proves that you are a Musilm first and an Indian later (despite all your claims to the contrary). And hence, you have zero credibility for educated nationalist Indians who want all communities to prosper and empathize with all communities.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    It is not necessary to deal with all instances of rioting when one is dealing with a particular instance. There are plenty of books which deal with the history of all rioting in India. This article has a more limited scope.

    In the case of the Delhi riots most or all of the politicians who were reputed to be involved are dead or removed from power. In the case of Gujarat, Modi is still CM.

    That is why it is necessary to analyze the Gujarat riots even when one is not dealing with all riots as such. And since Modi is CM it is more necessary to analyze post Godha events than Godhra itself. For if Godhra was bad (it was) then the possible involvement of the state machinery in post Godhra events was worse.

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    Someone Reply:

    Tytler is in CWC till I heard and also was recently involved in Orrisa police harassment case.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Tytler is the reason I said most or all and CWC is not as important as an elected CM but you’re right. Political parties have to learn to keep these people away.

    Debasish Reply:

    I am not talking about the space in this article. Look at all his blogs and tell me did he ever bother to think about “other” Indians?

    You are trying to equate Narendra Modi with Jagdish Tytler etc. Equivalent of Modi in 1984 riots were Rajiv Gandhi (Delhi was not a state then and came under central governance) and Narayan Dutt Tiwary, the chief minister of UP. Rajiv Gandhi became the PM of the country AFTER the riots – nobody made any noise then like they are making now.
    Equivalent of Jagdish Tytler, Azad Kardam etc. in 2002 was Maya Kodnani. While Kodnani has been convicted, people like Tytler, Kardam etc, who were known to be close to Gandhi family BEFORE the riots, have been scot-free.

    Though twice as many people were killed in 1984 riots, there have been very very few convictions in 1984 riots. While I am happy that many people have been convicted for 2002 riots, we, as a nation, have failed the victims of 1984 riots. And there is nobody to shed tears for them.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Actually, I’m not equating Tytler to Modi. I’m saying Tytler is a relatively minor figure compared to Modi.

    It is sad that many who have been involved in rioting (_all_ rioting) have got away from justice but that does not mean that people should continue to get away.

    “nobody made any noise then like they are making now.”

    Well, maybe Indians have grown up over the past three decades and are making a noise now. Wouldn’t you agree that that is a good thing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kashi2222 Kashi Kashi

    absurd article, Muslim mind set never changes, they think they can get away by doing anything under the guise of minority victim hood, every riot should be ascertained by thorough inquiry the initiators should be punished more stringently, this fellow should have done same with respect to kashmiri pandits, and fellow who think that modi has been cause of Hindu Muslim riots should explain what was the cause when hundreds of riots happened without modi, these fellows never learn lessons from history, ambedkar opined that Islamic brother hood is not universal brother hood it confines to Islam only,

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    It is simply sophistry to assert that a person who holds Modi responsible for one riot should have to explain the cause of all riots or that if Modi is not the instigator of all riots then he is the instigator of none.

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    Kashi Kashi Reply:

    you have got infantile immaturity, what i have stated that no single person can instigate entire community against another community, both Muslims and Hindus should sit together and try to understand what are the causes of riots between them, Muslims in particular better discuss with Hindus than depending on opinion of person like you who think modi is root cause of all the riots in our country

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Maybe that’s what you _meant_ to say but not what you did manage to say.

    How did you manage to conclude that I’m holding Modi responsible for all riots in India?

    Kashi Kashi Reply:

    small kid can do that

    Guest Reply:

    And that’s the only level on which you operate.

    devil_wheels Reply:

    As fairly usual you have missed the point. The question was not about who but about how.

    Ciao.

  • http://www.facebook.com/balkrishna.panday.33 Balkrishna Panday

    I was a 15 year old when we had to leave a well settled life in Lahore. The author must know what happened to Hindus in the Muslim dominated towns of Rawalpindi and Peshawar. Today one should keep aside the riots and appreciate that Rehman Malik prayed at the Dargah of Nizamuddin for Peace between India and Pakistan. All should follow that Sai Baba of Shirdi said SAB KA MAALIK EK. Visit www. esainoida.org and see how a Sai Baba Temple serves the humanity at large. Khuda Hafiz and Jai Sai Ram.

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  • Nitin

    This dude always cries in his articles about Muslims being raped in this country, and talks shit about non-Muslims. I wish he could be charged for spreading communal hatred, but with the blessings of his masters (Sonia, Mulayam, Lalu..) it will never happen.
    @Zia: You seem to be an educated moron, so I also can not expect you to preach your community to stop doing the wrong. All the best with your writings.

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  • Vipul

    I can tell hundreds of disgusting inhuman stories from Mopala’s in 1920s to partition riots..Razakar’s barbarik act in Hyderabad in 1948 to till today in UP and several other parts..where thousands of Hindus are butchered.

    Forget about Muslim killing Hindus…450000 women were raped in Bangladesh in an official estimate by fellow religion soldiers..which is still continue as shia genocide in Pakistan and several other countries..

    But my dear friend Rioter has no religion what ever he claims he is. But there is no point of scratching the same wound even after 11 years in the name of journalism. Move forward. there is whole tons of issue in front of Muslims in this country. Dont vote for BJP but at least get a good bargain from your secular parties beyond just vote bank and protection from BJP.

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  • CalifGuy20

    If Modi is opium for Gujarat’s masses — then we need such opium for all of India’s masses. That will shut up authors like this forever. They should be put on the next flight to Pakistan.

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  • CalifGuy20

    Another typical “communal” muslim writer — perfect “secular” man for Congress.

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  • Saukat ali

    We all believe that bunch of people like you are opium of sick-ular! As you people came of with your definition of secularism than We all know congress and their slaves are best communal force in India to ruin our unity and since 65 years they are being anti-national, We are sick off tired of such people. God please act fast…..we all curse you for being fake and biased.

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  • Saukat ali

    Why writer like this never came up to condemn terrorism done by muslims? why such people keep mum when kashmiri pandits being forced to move? why they keep quiet when mumbia attack happen? Such a hypocrite!!!!!! Look arround you moron…see what religion of peace is doing….the name has no meaning to it!

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    There are plenty of writers who do condemn terror done by muslims too. Islam may not be the religion of peace it claims to be but that does not make every individual muslim guilty of terrorism. Nor does every non Muslim gain the right to seek vengeance.

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    Har Gobind Bhukkal Reply:

    Agree that all Muslims are not terrorist but definitely almost all terrorist are Muslims….Open your eyes and see the beautiful world of Muslims. A religion founded by a pedophile, mass murderer and rapist can only perpetuate on these foundations.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Open your eyes and try to actually read and understand my post before you fire off a reply.

    Har Gobind Bhukkal Reply:

    That wasn’t personal at you. I was talking about the people Who always say Muslims are not terrorist. Apologies if I sounded otherwise.

    devil_wheels Reply:

    I apologize for misunderstanding.

  • Saukat ali

    I left Islam long ago because of its not religion of peace…Very intolerant, violent and force on us by invaders. I feel now I am close to the god since i left islam.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Try leaving all religion behind. It’s even better.

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  • sam

    Man this article writer some sort of a MANIAC it seems, may you die in hell, shameless creature, if you are so concerned, please leave HINDUSTAN and go to PAKISTAN and make a living. Senseless article.

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    devil_wheels Reply:

    Senseless post.

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  • LATEEF

    GOING BY THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IT BECOMES CLEAR AS DAY THAT THE MUSLIMS HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE PUNISHMENT COMMENSURATE WITH THE SINS (ATROCITIES ) THEY COMMITTED ALL OVER THE GLOBE. AS PER THE LAWS OF NATURE THEY WILL SURELY BE CALLED UPON TO ACCOUNT FOR THEIR DOINGS, ONE DAY.

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  • Anonymous

    Mohammad: The opium for muslim masses

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    TAJENDER Reply:

    bullshit

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  • THIRD EYE

    A FOO# IS A FOO# FOR EVER, NO AMOUNT OF SYMPATHY FROM ANY QUARTER CAN HELP HIM TIDE OVER HIS PLIGHT .INDOOS HAVE A SPECIAL APTITUDE FOR THAT. NO END WILL EVER COME TO THEIR SUFFERING.

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  • Anil Kumar

    Godhra, India’s Auschwitz ?? Seriously ?? I thought 1984 riots could be compared with it in wildest of imaginations for its targeted killings. This only shows the extent of the hatred towards a person. The article and the writer can never be unbiased after tht. This is my 1000th or more article on Gujarat and Modi. Generally, the articles spew venom on Modi, and the comments(90% of them) curse the writer. There is something inherently wrong then. The more Media targets him, the more followers he gains. Mayb its time for media to learn from Congress in Gujarat and the policy they followed in 2012 election. Targeted maligning of one person is not correct. There are crooks and rogues going scott free in India. Mayb its time for the media to distribute their energies. And this victimhood of mulims is not helping the national integration cause either.

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  • Chetan

    Its only Muslims, who are poor, ignored and had in-justice, Hindus, Parsis and other religion are very rich and dont have any problem at all in India, Have you ever went to the homes who are burnt alive in the train?

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  • Sheo

    When India was divided in two countries Pakistan was made a Muslim Homeland.

    Why didn’t all muslims go there ? Their share wad given. Such a big event happened. The nation was divided into two and they still decided to remain in Hindu Land. It is wrong by all means.

    My question is when Muslim got their land and made it an Islamic Nation then where should the Hindus go and say Hindu Homeland. In our own land our pilgrims were burnt and roasted alive and muslims laughed. They did not even sympathize with the aggrieved families instead they burned crackers to mock the Hindus, What should they expect then ? Are Hindus cowards that every one ridicules us. The Hindu Tolerance is taken as being meek. The Muslim refugees who stayed back and didn’t go to Pakistan and now ridicule us. What What What is expected of the Hindu then ? Why do they have separate laws for them ? Why they didn’t integrate with the nation. They always support Pakistan and Islam. The nation should come before religion.

    This congress is run by a Muslim ( Pseudo Gandhi) who shall only loot the nation and favor Muslims openly not to sympathize with them but only to get votes.

    Throw out the congress and all will be well.

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    RAMAVTAR Reply:

    POPULATION TRANSFER WAS NOT PART OF DIVISION.

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  • Sheo

    It was a Hindu Army which saved the Muslims Benaglis in Bangaldesh where more than 3,00,000 girls were merciless raped and butchered by MUSLIM PAKIS. Intelligentsia was skinned alive and butchered.
    This is what is taught in Islam ? and these Bangladeshis muslims forgot this.
    The very reason why people love Modi and made him a hero is becuae you guys hate him

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    rao Reply:

    than 3,00,000 girls were merciless raped
    figure is hyped by 1000 times.delhi is rape capital ofworld.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sumit.sethi.98 Sumit Sethi

    Hindustan times licking KHAN-GRESS *** as usual? Same happened with kashmiri pandits in kashmir no article on that? What about the train burnt by muslims in which hindus got killed? If muslims wouldn’t have burnt the train and killed hindu’s this wouldn’t have happened. Provocation/killings isn’t terrorism but protection and retaliation is crime hence hindu’s/rss/modi should be blamed. HINDUSTAN TIMES YOUR A TEAM OF DOGS WHO SNIFFS WHATEVER GANDHI FAMILY LET LOOSE BUT NO MATTER HOW HARD YA TRY YA CAN’T STOP MODI IN BECOMING PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA. ‘SLAPS HINDUSTAN TIMES TEAM’

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    THE BLOG IS AS EXPECTED FROM A CONGRESS MAN.THESE THINGS ARE NOTHING NEW.CONGRESS HAS A HABIT OF IGNORING NON MUSLIM KILLINGS.THAT WAS THE REASON MOHAN DAS JI AND NEHRU ALONG WITH INDIRA WENT TO BENGAL RATHER THAN PUNJAB.

    THROWING OUT OF HINDUS OUT OF KASHMIR IS OK WITH CONGRESS.I AM HAPPY AUTHOR CALLS GUJRAT A AUSHWIZ ,THE MOST NOTORIOUS CONCENTRATION CAMP OF2ND WORLD WAR.RECENTLY A MUSLIM ILY GIRLS WERE ARRESTED IN MUMBAI FOR A TWEET IN CONGRESS RUN STATE.HER UNCLES CLINIC WAS RANSACKED.OUT OF FEAR FOR THEIR LIFE ,THEY FLED TO GUJRAT

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  • Har Gobind Bhukkal

    The essence of this blog is – **** in **** out. On the same note you have justified every paisa of congress showered on you till date by writing this. Intellectuals like you in Muslim community are more responsible for its downfall than any other factor. Queen Maino is definitely proud of slaves like you.

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  • Gujarati

    Although I am hindu, am not a fan of Mr. Modi’s politics. I have seen muslim brutality in Ahmedabad during 1992 riots. I was working in Muslim area of Mirzapur, fresh from university. 6th December 1992, I was stuck up in Mirzapur chowk and so does thousands of hindus working in that area. Then suddenly firing started from nearby mosque and person on bike beside me got blood in his hand and even before he realize, he fainted. On that day rushing to get out of Mirzapur, I and my fellow coworker, saw few more burning bodies of Hindus. In the evening in Maninagar area, we saw Muslims firing on the people living in Uganda Park. Police officers there on duty were bagging for unregistered firearms because JD+Congress government did not provide order to fire at Muslim mobs attacking this hindu areas because they could loose muslim votes. They didn’t get one because there were none. I saw 6 young hindus killed just in Uganda Park/Lalita Society area, one of which was elder brother of my former class mate, with last name Verma. You can still see his memorial at Lalita society, Isanpur.

    I have grown up with lots of muslim friends in Shah-e-Alam area and nothing personal against Muslims. Sh*t happens because of these politicians but people like this author are creating more bad blood between Hindus and Muslims.

    Past is past. I have forgotten and so does my fellow Hindu and Muslim gujaratis. We are hardworking community and reaping fruits of it.

    But people like this author and news papers, all of them, not only HT, remind us of our wounds. My humble request is to stop reminding us these bad times.
    If you are true Indian, start working towards connecting Hindus and Muslims instead of pulling them apart.

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    Har Gobind Bhukkal Reply:

    Kudos for coming with ground realities of Gujarat. As to the author, writing against Modi and indirectly against the Hindus is his bread and butter, he’s paid to do it, he has no choice. These people don’t want Muslims to prosper and assimilate in the society. If this happens, their paymasters the CONgress will lose their votebank. It’s all about votebank politics – nothing more and self-styled journalist like this one abound and prosper in today’s media as CONgress has got enough coins to throw at them. Sh@me on today’s media.

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    Parashuram Yadav Reply:

    Man.. why are you lying? shame on your RSS khaki chaddi. There were 3000 Muslims who died and you are blaming them?

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    Indian Reply:

    where do you get these figures some say 7000 muslims some say 3000 muslims while Government of India says 1200 something that to not only muslims but 1200 consisted of 25% Hindus.

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    Indian Reply:

    Also he is talking about 1992 not 2002 !diot

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    Faulitics Reply:

    Excellent post. But gutter rats survive on the filth in the gutter. Zia needs these propaganda articles to survive.

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  • naresh

    Reading Zia’s article one feels that partition in1947 was not complete

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  • speakloud

    Hindustan Times , MOUTHPIECE of Congress ,what one can expect ? As said in Marathi Language.. MAKAD MAHNTO MAZI LAL.

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  • vijay

    The writer is biased and prejudicial to Modi and the Hindus he only mentions the train incident once which was the source of the carnage. He mentions words like demagogue, opium, Aushwitz, in reference to Modi. The more you vilify Modi more readership you get in the secular media, but while writing this he has forgotten and fallen short of glorifying Idi Amin, Omar Al Bashir, Osama bin Laden. This is not the Hindustan Times i knew it should be renamed The Congress Times.

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  • AM

    love the introduction where the writer states Modi is supported by filmstars and Business and when madani arrives in Gujarat he is received by mahesh bhatt (another bollywood representative) who the writer feels is the beacon of hope for the muslims. Come on Zia ji , you cpuld have done better

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  • Sandy burger

    This journalist didn’t bother to visit Godhara and see burned trains. Or to meet dead Hindus. one sided idiots.

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  • winston churchil

    This author has the audacity to call Gujrat, the Auschwitz, forgetting how the muslim rulers treated Hindus, destroyed their Temples, desecrate the deities,
    imposed Razia, and forced rulers to marry their daughters and wives and looted the nation. Muslims, who are intolerant to any other religion, killing Shias and Ahmadia’s, while they are praying, and trying to convert the whole world to Islam. This author, who proclaim to be the Muslim face, show read the history, and be grateful that he can write such stupid articles and get is published, walk over to Muslim Pakistan and he will get a lesson of his life. The muslims, are
    the nucleus of terrorism in India, these home grown, traitors are behind every
    act of terrorism in India. Gujrat riots would not have happened, if his Muslim
    brother would have not torched the train carrying Kar-Sevaks. This author must be thinking that it is a birth right for every Muslim to kill Hindu, be a terrorist and
    a traitor- because muslims are chosen people. Those days are gone, when
    Muslims can kill majority with impunity. Muslims listen to only one language, that is called FORCE, one can not reason with them, every body is Kafir, and
    they are the only chosen son of GOD. So please stop this nonsense of
    Auschwitz and get a life or migrate to Pakistan and be happy their. That counry was created for people like you.

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  • http://twitter.com/VandeMaBharati VandeMaBharati

    As usual rant of Hindustan trolls in favour of Khangress and Millais

    Wasted my 10 mins reading this bs.

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    vin0059 Reply:

    VandeMaBharati u are are an absolute and real nonsense.800 years of muslim
    rule was golden period of indian history.roads building cities were
    built by muslim rulers.india had gdp 25%of world gdp and literacy was
    93%.there was complete communal harmony.shudras were given good posts in
    armed forces.everybody was equal before law.education was free and
    state was obliged to pay even for books and copies.

    britishers called muslim india as sone kee chidia.

    in 65 years u destroyed indianness of indian.

    in vedic period doors of education were closed to nonbrhmns for 3000
    years .justice was according to caste not crime.even swarsati is
    jahil.it is because of muslim rule india was better than its
    neighbour.see nepal,lone hindu kingom of world.

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  • Parashuram Yadav

    This is a blot on India. It is a shame that the main perpetrator get’s elected by the Gujaratis. We have lost of shame, lost of sympathy and empathy. Hindus have become devils, who think that they worship Ram, but in reality they started worshiping Raavan. Shame.

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    Faulitics Reply:

    Both ram and raavan are mythical. Does it matter if you worship either Donald Duck or snoopy? By the way, is your sympathy for a person depend on what religion he is or is it based on truth and fairness?

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    Mehul Reply:

    Write with your original name @sshole

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  • Faulitics

    Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the masses. That’s generally true of most religion and especially true of Islam. Zia has consumed that opium so only the suffering of people belonging to Islam will be visible to this opium addict. A sign of a fanatic is when you see a person looking at everything through his religious prism and when he looks at people, he sees greens and saffrons. Since green is his favorite color, his focus is on green and doesn’t care a damn about saffron. Arabization is to blame for this kind of attitude.

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  • Jogi

    The author sounds like a Fanatic and seems blinded by hatred for Gujarat and Gujarati’s. Please make a visit to Gujarat and see the progress of Minorities. Please compare it with the condition of Minorities in states like UP, Bihar, AP and Delhi which are ruled by so called “Secular” governments. Think beyond Minority appeasement and be impartial in your thoughts and do not spread hatred with such graphic details of isolated cases. Smell a rat, when such writings are published on the eve of voting in Gujarat. Need some sensible journalism.

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    munde Reply:

    The author sounds like a Fanatic and seems blinded by hatred for Gujarat and Gujarati’s

    GUJRATIS ARE MOST HARAMI PEOPLE SEE WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MAHARASHTRIANS IN MUMBAI.SHIVSENA SAVED US.THEY ARE FARTY THIEVES.EVERYONE WANT TO BECOME harshad mehta.

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  • dronacharya

    Milestogo : I cannot afford… and will not forego my claim on “Earth”.

    Historybuff : Hindus are a very evolved race. They know how to survive.

    Kaalchakra : Its not as easy as you think. One man leading – and Aal Izz Well.

    India has 200 MM(20 crore) Muslims. Out of which 97.5% are poor.
    There is no power on earth that can give each one of them a bottle of
    water (600 ML). They are passing thru the “Hudaybiyya” Stage of
    evolution. A compromise is necessary. My culture is completely Hindu.
    Language. Food. Dress. I enjoy Dhrupad Music (Temple singing). And i
    have the Islamic Faith (Advaita/One God.. Eko Jagadeeshwar – Eko
    Jagatguru). The two are complementary. There is NO contradiction.

    Hindus are not willing to give the job of a PEON to a Muslim. That
    would be “appeasement”. So what do they offer ? Migration or Death.
    One muslim dead is one muslim less ! (They will steal his kidney first –
    before killing him.. even dead-bodies can fetch money, you know…
    Skeletons sell well). Muslims in India will have to (and luckily are)
    adjust to changing times.

    First : We have to (and we have) give up urdu/arabic/persian
    completely for the next 300 years. THat has to be replaced by
    english/french/chinese mandarin..

    Second : Shaayri (urdu/arabic/persian) must be suspended for the next
    300 years. That has to be replaced by Physics/Math/Sciences.

    Third : Music and Dance must be accepted as + points. The taboo from
    liberal arts must be removed. Man needs aesthetics too. So we delve
    deep into the ocean and dance… flowers… rivers… rain… nature worship ?
    No. In nature we see Allah.. and remember him. We dont worship the
    rain. We see it as His manifestation of Grace !

    Fourth : Education. GOI has no money (and no will) to spend one
    single rupee on muslim welfare. Then what ? Solution is : Home
    Schools. A network is needed… wherein we DUB the whole KG-XIIth CBSE
    Sylabbus in Urdu.. and that resource material (it would take atleast Rs.
    200 crores to do this project) should be available for free.

    Muslims do not have money to feed themselves.. who will pay for the
    internet connectivity.. who will buy them the Tablet ? There is no free
    lunch in this world. I think some creative Financial Solutions are
    needed in this regard.

    Muslims need not burden themselves with a single rupee. They need
    not give a single rupee out of their wallet. A change of mind is
    needed. THey need to improve their AQLAAQ. Respect people. Speak
    mildly. Fight arrogance and pride. And there must be MUTUAL SYNERGY
    amongst muslims.

    If you have lots of clothes and want to get rid., wash your clothes,
    iron them., put them in a plastic bag., and give it to the needy
    muslims. Same for books. Shoes. Bags. Linen. Bedspreads. even
    Furniture and appliances. Speak gently.. LOVE EACH OTHER.

    IF INDIAN MUSLIMS LOVE EACH OTHER – EVEN WITHOUT GOVT. SUPPORT – THEY CAN SURVIVE., AND EVEN THRIVE.

    INDIAN MUSLIMS ARE 20% OF POPULATION. IF they achieve synergy..
    they can survive. We need 100,000 Muslim C.A.s. We need Muslim
    Startups. Musilm start-ups must employ poor muslims. Those poor muslims
    (labour) must work sincerely and not stab their Master.
    Pyaar-Mohobbat-Khuloos- Mutual dukh sukh.. a certain BOND.. needs to be
    strengthened.

    MUSLIMS MUST DO ON A WAR FOOTING : C.A., MBA., START UPS., SCIENCE AND MATH.

    This is the agenda for the next 300 yrs. Any other issue(s) may be
    discussed after such time. Whats the hurry. Lets try this for the
    first 300 yrs… and see the outcome.
    Au revoir

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  • satyender

    1000 plus communal riots and demolition of babri mosque is enough to show the real face of high caste hindus in india.

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  • satyender

    Jinnah believed in the equality of man regardless of religion or race etc.

    Mahatma Gandhi it must be remembered said that he was a Hindu first and
    therefore a true Indian and also that Black people were lesser human beings than
    other people.
    that is why commun politics never succeeded in pakistan.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    THE AUTHOR REMINDED ME OF AUSCHWITZ,THE MOST NOTORIOUS CONCENTRATION CAMP DURING 2ND WOLD WAR.HE TALKS OF GULBARGA SOCIETY ASET OF FEW APARTMENTS AS SYMBOL COMPAREABLE WITH AUSCH WITZ.
    IF WE CAN COMPARE ATROCITIES COMMITTED ON THREE DAYS ,CONTINUOUSLY ,WITH WORST KIND OF LYNCHING WITNESSED AFTER 2ND WORLD WAR AT THE INSTIGATION OF RULERS ,IT WAS IN DELHI DURING 1984.THE NOOF PERSONS SLAUGHTERED WERE 5000.THE BURNING TYRES AROUND NECK WAS COMMON SIGHT.THE BEAUTY OF GREAT CONGRESS PARTY IS IT DIDNOT ALLOW ANYONE TO BE PUNISHED.
    THE ARMY HIGH COMMAND WAS AT A SHOUTING DISTANCE BUT,’JAB BARA PED HILTA HAI TO DHARTI KANPTI HAI…’THE EARTH SHOOK AND TOOK UNLIMITED CORPSES WITHIT.THE PEOPLE WERE NOT MEEK BUT OUR MARTIAL RACE MR HAQ.WE ARE PROUD OF THEM .
    CAN WE CALL DELHI A BIG AUSCHWITZ DEAR JIA HAQ.

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  • Abhi

    Zia thinks that by telling lies again and again, they take a semblance of truth. Auschwitz
    wqs what happened to Hindus in Pakistan in 1947. If Zia wants conciliation, let him write about HIndus in Kashmir, who are living in refugee camps after 23 years in their own country. Or, is that also a “Muslim land”, MR. Zia?

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  • dinesh sharma

    Whether Mr. Modi is the opium for Gujarat’s masses or not, however, I am quite sure, after going through the length and breadth of the history and in the present day context, all the Dharmas prevailing in this world are like nasha of Opium. Amongst all of them, Muslims have always been ahead and in forefront in taking that Opium deeply and in greatest quantity.
    Suffice it to say that the atrocities whether they were committed on others by them in the name of Islam or by the followers of other faiths on Muslims, the root-cause behind all the bloodshed, in all cases and in any view of the matter, is only and only the Muslims, who are solely responsible for their ill-fate. They do not believe in co-existence and their demands are endless, which can never be met and fulfilled.
    It is because of their adamant and aggressive attitude towards other faiths, everywhere in the world, as we saw in Kashmir, Pakistan, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and so on, they are indulged in raising high the flag of Islam, without going into the fact at what cost and by what means, they are doing so, to achieve their goal. Their ideas and dreams cannot be met and fulfilled because this world is a place where peace cannot be prevailed for ever, even on their demand, the whole world is converted into an Islamic state and all human race become the follower and adopt Islamic faith, for which they are striving against for centuries.
    As far as Hindus are concerned, by nature and by heart, they are peaceful at heart and have always embraced the others with open heart and mind.
    Muslims should give a serious thought and ponder over the causes that why they have become a non-acceptable entity, having all the attributes which are found in other sects and what distinct and separate them from others.

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  • lk

    quran forbids cysnicism is classical statement of taqqiya strategy used in quran to invite victimization status. the author must remember india-hidustan from indus rive to indonesia was and is part of vedic civilisation – a new civilisation from arabic desert imposed to natives by force and claiming victim status wont work in the age of modernity, feminism and nationalism. The faithful of muslims can live in peace in darul islam of saudiarabia if they think grandiose that they arent part of vedic civilisation and they are sent by god and non muslims are not.

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  • lk

    “Quran forbids cynicism” is classical statement of taqqiya strategy used
    in Quran to invite victimization status. the author must remember India-Hindustan from Indus river to Indonesia was and/ is / and going to be part of Vedic Civilisation – a new Civilisation from Arabic desert imposed to natives
    by force and claiming victim status wont work in the age of modernity,
    feminism and nationalism. The fundamentals of islam are on shaky grounds. The faithful of muslims can live in peace in
    darul islam of saudiarabia if they think grandiose that they arent part
    of vedic civilisation and they are sent by god and non muslims are not.

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  • lk

    everyone reading this article – should also read this and take decision unbiased
    http://www.islam-watch.org/MA_Khan/MeherApostacy.htm

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  • dronacharya

    Gandhi remained the same. From South Africa to Delhi 1948. But he became
    sophisticated. “One great use of words is to hide one’s thoughts” said Voltaire.
    So, Gandhi said something and DID exactly the opposite.

    Vijaye Raje Scindia (Financier of RSS for decades) rightly said : “He was an
    old hypocrite”. An honest confession is : Gandhi was NOT a honest person. He was
    dis-honest to the core ! He said, “India would be partitioned over my
    dead-body”…. and then took a 180 degree turn !

    True leaders do not change their hats, that easily ! India is (was) a land of
    fools, as Jus. Markandey Katju rightly said… and Indians are fooled easily.. As
    late as 1992.. Advani was successful in fooling the HIndus over Ram Temple.. and
    “hatred for the other”. And if Muslims express anger : they are dubbed
    terrorists… Provoke and Attack…. THAT is the RSS strategy.. until they are so
    subdued., that if killed., they dont cry. If raped, they dont complaint. They
    accept it as their FATE.. KARMA.

    RSS wishes to break the WILL of Muslim psyche, thru-out India. They have
    succeeded in that endeavor in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The cowards do not go
    on world-conquests. Like a wife-beater, they want to crush Indian Muslims within
    Indian borders..

    Sadism in the name of symbolism/religion : That is RSS

    By the by, Gandhi loved RSS. Keshav Baliram Hegdewar (Daktar Saheb) was a
    member of the Congress ! So was Madan Mohan Malaviya ! Later on., Hegdewar estd.
    RSS. Malviya’s parent organisation was HMS., but he was ALSO the President of
    the Congress ! (A woman has 2 husbands at any given time, waali baat hai.. This
    is surpassing the Pure Devadasi Tradition where a Devadasi has only ONE patron
    at a time !).

    Hegdewar got out of hand. RSS was Gandhi’s Pvt. Army. to be used inisde
    India., just in case of …………………….

    RSS was given the job of Policing Indian streets, during the 1965 war
    w/Pakishtan, in India

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  • Rajul Sharma

    the muslims have a bloody history ,they still revere babar & aurangzeb as their ancestors, 58 people in that train plus 250 more hindus were killed in the riot,yet it is shown as if muslims were saint ,what about the generations of hindus u have killed in pakistan & bangladesh.why doesn’t jamiat takes up that issue when they meet their pakistani counterpart

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  • Hitesh

    It seems value of life of Hindu is nothing ! And if a single Muslim killed by Non-muslim then they cried “Islam is in danger.” It seems author is hell-bent to visit Auszitz of India. May Allah grant his wish in his lifetime !

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  • mandy

    i think you dude.. not like narendra modi at all…….. anyway gujarat doing very well under him and he can do for country if people make him PM. Jai Hind.

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  • Indian

    A Killer will remain a Killer. No matter what happens. The gujrat Riots starting from the burning of train in Godhra are a Planned n Well Executed Events, n of course Modi has Played a vitol role in it. as far as modi is concerned da whole world will see how painfully he is going to Die.

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  • Christina

    Such a well written article. I read so much hatred and intolerance in the comments below because people refuse to believe what is true. They’d rather focus on convenient excuses for such horrid violence. I was 16 living in Mumbai when the 2002 Gujarat mass murders happened. I was so angry at the violence and injustice then, and I am still seething. I honestly hope that the victims of this state-sponsored mass murder will have justice soon. And I hope Narendra (monster) Modi gets raped and killed the way those women were.

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  • Anish

    It shows the motive of the author. His investigations are more superior than the SIT and Supreme Court findings. If you still keep same approach, the things wont change for you. It will go downward only.

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  • tinku

    Shame to see such comments.. There were so many suffering and the shameless people still keep fighting in the comments

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  • navaz

    Whatever happened in Gujarat can anyone say “Who was benefited by this?” I guess no one except politicians. Everyone else suffered including Hindus and Muslims.

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  • navzz

    Future generation of communities i bet will be ruthless if violence on the name of religion won’t stop. Religion shall not be discussed of teach outside home. Humanity is killed by religion nowadays by all religions across the globe.

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  • Avi

    Godhra riots were triggered by the train burning. 59 people charred to death is a sufficient trigger to instigate retaliatory violence. In fact people should thank Modi for controlling the violence in which 700 Muslims and 350 Hindus died. If Modi would have been actually after the minority, the death toll would have been much much higher.

    Godhara has had a history of communal violence not just under Modi but since before independence. Even Muslim League used to take advantage of illiterate Muslims of Godhara. Mahatma Gandhi had himself tried to control those communal riots. The Godhara train burning in 2002 was a planned attack (probably planned by foreign forces or so called secular forces in India). The train from Ayodhya stopped at Godhara station for 2 mins and moved. It was forcibly stopped 3 mins from the station. There were thousands of people on both sides of the track with petrol cans and weapons. If the attack was not planned how did so many people gather within 3 mins? The karsevaks pleas to let them be were not heard and bogies were ruthlessly burned after the gates were locked. 59 people were charred inside including women and children.

    Our so called secular media that shows Godhara riots pictures never shows the pictures of the burnt train and charred dead bodies.

    I am not saying that any kind of violence is justified. My only point is we should try to gain one sided sympathy by showing a one sided view.

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