Friday, October 26, 2007

The truth behind the 2002 Gujarat massacre


Because we do not remember, we repeat; because we do not look the evil in the eye, it dogs us all the time.

That's Tarun Tejpal in the editorial accompanying his magazine's latest -- detailed, chilling -- reports on the post-Godhra massacre in Gujarat in 2002.

Here are some blog posts with immediate reactions: Dilip D'Souza, Animesh Pathak (with links to some of the videos), IndScribe (via BlogBharti), Amardeep Singh (at Sepia Mutiny), Krish (and here), Gaurav Sabnis, Reality Check, ...

Update: Here are some more: Dina Mehta, Jo, IndiaTime, BVN, Liju Philip, Kashif, Churumuri, Niket, ...

10 Comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    I think people of India and Indian diaspora can do something beyond just discussing this in egroups and blogs.

    The Tehelka tapes confirm the crimes of the Gujarat RSS/BJP/VHP leadership. They should not get away with this.

    The RSS/BJP/VHP leadership is not directly tainted by this. Nor are the other parties of the NDA coalition, some of which still support them.

    So consider the possibility of thousands or millions of people sending letters, faxes (and in the worst case emails as they are often ignored)
    saying to Advani/Vajpayee/Jaitley/etc. (the BJP national leadership) that you better denounce the tainted leaders of your party in Gujarat or be ready to show your real face to rest of India.

    Yes, Mr. Modi led his party to victory in Gujarat after the 2002 incident. But one should not forget that the NDA lost after that.

    So if the rest of the country and the good Gujuratis tell Mr. Advani/Vajpayee/Jaitley/etc. in no uncertain terms that this is a second chance to them. In 2002 they wiggled out but now the Tehelka tapes show the truth and if they (Mr. Advani/Vajpayee/Jaitley/) do not want to be clubbed together with Mr. mass murderer Modi then they should immediately suspend all the tainted leaders of Gujarat from their party.

    Here are some links:

    For lazy people here are some emails of bjp and nda bigwigs:

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    Some Addresses:

    Vajapayee: http://www.bjp.org/leader/atalji.htm
    Address A-302, Laplaz, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Tel. (0522) 220909
    Present Address 6-A, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi-110011

    Advani: http://www.bjp.org/leader/lka-profile.htm
    Address : 30 Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi - 110 003 INDIA
    Phone No. : 011-23794124, 011-23794125
    Fax No. : 011-23017419
    E-mail : advanilk@sansad.nic.in

    Rajnath Singh: http://www.bjp.org/leader/jan_0206_p.htm

    BJP members of Lok Sabha:
    http://www.bjp.org/paip.htm
    http://164.100.24.208/ls/lsmember/partydetail.asp?cname=Bharatiya%20Janata%20Party

    BJP Members of Rajya Sabha:
    http://www.bjp.org/today/Rajya_Sabha_Members.htm

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    Let us spread the word in Internet sphere (blogs, emails, yahoo groups etc. etc.). Let millions of people write and fax to Vajpayee and Advani and lets see if they come to their senses and throw these killers out of their party and coalition.

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    If one sends an email, for more impact, one may cc to the news paper editors. Here is a list. That way the news paper editors can maintain a count of how many people are writing to Vajpayee and Advani and the reaction of Mr. Vajpayee and Mr. Advani will tell all of India whether they are party to the killing (by condoning it) or they are real statesman which they project themselves to be.

    , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , "manorama" , "Shishir Bhate" ,

  2. Anonymous said...

    Missing emails:

    Emails of BJP and NDA bigwigs:

    advanilk@sansad.nic.in, ashourie@sansad.nic.in, bjpco@bjp.org, bjpco@del3.vsnl.net.in, bpapte@vsnl.com, chandan.mitra@sansad.nic.in, covdnhrc@nic.in, gandhim@sansad.nic.in, george@sansad.nic.in, iisatwal@hotmail.com, jaswant@sansad.nic.in, jualoram@sansad.nic.in, kjana@sansad.nic.in, mnaqvi@sansad.nic.in, mprasad@nic.in, msgill@sansad.nic.in, murli@sansad.nic.in, mvnaidu@sansad.nic.in, najmah@sansad.nic.in, rajnath@sansad.nic.in, spokesman_rss@yahoo.com, swaraj@sansad.nic.in, vajpayee@sansad.nic.in, ysinha@sansad.nic.in

    Emails of editors of some Indian media:

    admin@dailypratap.com, ankur@jaintv.com, arindam.sengupta@timesgroup.com, dr.jain@jaintv.com, editet@timesgroup.com, editor@deccanmail.com, editor@the-week.com, feedback@tehelka.com, karanthapar@itvindia.net, letters@deccanherald.co.in, letters@tribuneindia.com, lngoel@zeenetwork.com, npnawani@indiatimes.com, nsuri@milap.com, pjoshi@hindustantimes.com, prabhu@intoday.com, punit.jain@timesgroup.com, punjabidigest@hotmail.com, pvohra@hindustantimes.com, rajc@intoday.com, ratnam@intoday.com, shishir.joshi@aajtak.com, thehindu@vsnl.com, toieditorial@timesgroup.com, vmehta@outlookindia.com, vsanghvi@hindustantimes.com, shishirb@rediff.co.in

  3. Anonymous said...

    Anybody probed who was behind the Godhra massacre? Anyone cares to publish the emails of those blokes?

    Anybody cares to punish both groups rather than only the post godhra offenders?

    This might be the wrong place to ask though ;)
    Left wingers after all will have their own agendas.

  4. Anonymous said...

    There is nothing left or right here.

    A state government is shown to have encouraged mass killings.

    Now, if the central leadership of the party (Vajpayye, Advani etc.) do not take action then one can safely say that the "statesman" Vajapayee and "statesman-wannbe" Advani will become complicit in the mass murder.

  5. Niket said...

    CAN WE F***ING STOP BICKERING ABOUT LEFT AND RIGHT FOR ONCE?

    CAN YOU NOT SEE THE PLEASURE THAT B*****D IS FEELING WHEN HE IS RECOUNTING HOW HE ORGANIZED THE MOBS TO HACK MUSLIMS?

    DON'T YOU FEEL DISGUSTED THAT SUCH B*****DS ARE MOVING ABOUT FREELY? DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF HE WAS A HINDU OR A MUSLIM OR A SIKH OR A CHRISTIAN?

    WHY IS IT ALWAYS US AGAINST THEM? WHY DO WE NOT SEE THAT ONE HUMAN HACKED ANOTHER HUMAN, BURNED ANOTHER HUMAN, HAS NO REMORSE ABOUT KILLING AND SAYS THAT HE WILL DO IT AGAIN?

    HAIL THE F*****G INDIAN CULTURE. WE ARE REALLY THE BEST!!

  6. Anonymous said...

    The entire Leftist-secular community is not really worried that this *dog* is still on the loose narrating the tale, but are more concerned with the prospect of modi becoming CM again! That's the real tragedy!

  7. take action said...

    Please join in the campaign to stop this mass murders at intervals in India. Please see:

    http://dinamehta.com/blog/2007/10/25/gujarat-riots-tehelka-expose/

    take action

  8. Anant said...

    To all these anonymous cowardly custards, I say why don't you come out and say who you are, when you defend what went on in Gujarat. I think those who condemn Gujarat riots, also obviously condemn the Godhra event. It is so obvious that it need not be said. It isknow that Godhra was done by some criminals, and was a criminal act, which should have been dealt as with any other crime. Maybe Modi knew that the only way he would win the 2002 elections was to plunge Gujarat into a bloodbath.

  9. Niket said...

    I am sorry for the previous rant.

    Let me tell you my perspective why its totally apt to be worried about Modi getting re-elected.

    People in power can do huge damage. Yes, it were the "minions" that did the actual carnage. But had it not been for the government looking the other way, the death-toll would have been much lower. That does not mean that the "left" is any less concerned about the "*dog* [being] still on the loose." Heck, the *dog* should be given the utmost punishment that the law has for such people.

    And, where have you seen the "left" arguing that people responsible for Godhara should not be punished? Where have you seen the "left" any less interested in bringing the "Muslims" to justice? Note, I am not talking about politicians here.

    And finally, let me give you my perspective as a voter. I doubt I will ever vote for Congress. A vote for communists will only be on my dead body. What option do I have as a voter? BJP, which otherwise looked least of all evils, is, in my mind, the worst. Sorry, make that THE WORST. A party that allows and facilitates killing of innocent fellow countrymen is not my party.

  10. Anonymous said...

    A party that allows and facilitates killing of innocent fellow countrymen is not my party.

    Admirable sentiments; please identify one such political party in india.