Name: Narendra Dāmodardās Modī
Age: 50 something
Nationality: Indian, Gujarat
Claim to fame: The engineer to 2002’s Gujarat massacre
February 2002, allegedly an angry Muslim mob torched a train which resulted in the killing of 58 innocent Hindu passengers which gave birth to what they call; “the worst Hindu Muslim clash” in the history of India. According to the official statistics; 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed, with 223 more missing. Thousands of cases are still pending in the Indian courts and state inquiry committees which are related to these riots.
Their is nothing new about Hindu Muslim riots; these riots are tactfully created by any one of the two extreme parties to meet their political and social desires. But this incident is quite different from past incidents that involved the clash of the two religions. First of all the tragic scale of the devastation is monstrously huge and it puts a big question mark on the secular claims of the biggest democracy in the world; India.
The question is why I felt the need of bringing up this issue after five years of its occurrence; well for the information of my readers; a series of videotaped confessions have been released which showed Hindu activists acknowledging their roles in the killings and confirming the blatant involvement of the state government. These video footages were shot undercover by a journalist of a New Delhi based magazine ‘Tehelka’. In these videos Hindu activists shamelesly brag about; how the put the Muslims to death and afterwards burned down their bodies. One attacker went on proudly confessing that how he slit opened a pregnant woman stomach.
One name which is common on every assailant mouth is of Gujarat’s Chief Minster Mr. Narendra Modi. Many human rights groups in India and abroad find him and his ruling party BJP guilty of tactfully supporting the Hindu mob against the Muslims. One more shocking revelation was made that proves the state police involvement in the whole incident. ‘Jai Shri Ram’ was the secret code which was given to the Hindu extremists, when any of them was caught by the officials this code use to bail them out and also served as a license to carry out the killings and bombings.
Another statement which is common; is the approval that none of this would have been possible if Narendra Modi was not in charge. One reknown Hindu activist and politician confessed in one of the videos and I quote; “He (Narendra Modi) has given us three days time to do whatever we could. After three days, he asked to stop and everything came to a halt.”
So who is this Narendra Modi? his highness😛 began his political struggle at young age when he joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an infamous Hindu militant organization. He then later became a full time time activist and organizer for RSS. He later on became the representative of RSS in BJP. He is praised for maintaining the relation of RSS with BJP on numerous occasions by right wing Hindu leader Lal Krishen Advani. The revelations made by the extremists with the help of Tehelka are not new for Human rights activists and Muslim leaders. But the chief minister was allowed to rule the state for five years.
Critics and political pundits claim that these videos might have an effect on December’s state election. I think otherwise, because from what we have seen in the past when politicians like Bush and Blair got re-elected for the second time with larger majority despite their failures in Iraq& Afghanistan. People came out, demonstrated against the two leaders but they got votes and were re-elected, how ironic is that.
The efforts made by Tehelka are worth praising, the made a brave effort to bring out the truth. One can well imagine how difficult it could be to prove a sittign minister guilty, but how good is the truth when the murderers are set free to rule the state affairs. How good is the democracy when the killers of hundreds will be allowed to run for election and even get elected. Modi has previously said the Hindu violence was a spontaneous reaction to the attack on the trains and denied all the allegations.
The Hindu religious activist who has been accused of slitting open a pregnant woman’s stomach said he showed Muslims “what kind of revenge we can take if our people are killed.” The word viciousness just lost its touch.
Disclaimer: Following are some of the videos which provide evidence to the claims made by the writer of this post Ammar Yasir. This article was not written to scrutinize any religion in particular. I personally apologize if the religious sentiments of any reader are offended. The purpose is to bring up the truth and provide a voice to the innocent souls who lost their lives in this tragic incident.