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  • Modi not off the hook yet

    by Rumbold
    15th March, 2010 at 4:54 pm    

    Narenda Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, has been summoned to yet another investigation into the 2002 massacres in the state which he rules. Mr. Modi, who is a member of the BJP, has long escaped any criminal charges for his widely alleged role in the 2002 massacres, where Gujarati authorities were thought to have helped Hindu mobs massacre thousands of Muslims after a train carrying Hindu pilgrims accidently caught on fire, killing fifty of them:

    Last year, the court ordered that the role of Mr Modi, a leading member of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), should be investigated, particularly in connection with the murder of Mr Jafri and nine other specific cases.

    The court was acting on a petition filed by Mr Jafri’s widow. Narendra Modi is one of more than 60 people who have been named as co-accused. In the past the Supreme Court has criticised the government of Gujarat for failing to protect its Muslim citizens.

    Given the lamentable record of bringing important figures to justice for the 1984 massacres of Sikhs to justice however, it seems likely that those involved in co-ordinating the massacre of Muslims in 2002 will continue to remain at large.

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    1. sainih — on 15th March, 2010 at 6:59 pm  

      …after a train carrying Hindu pilgrims accidently caught on fire, killing fifty of them…
      While this has nothing to do with the main point of this post and the perpetrators of 2002 riots must be brought to justice, we should get some facts right.
      The report by railway ministry saying that the fire started accidently was dismissed by the judiciary as unconstitional, illegal and void. Also, the report conveniently ignores eyewitness accounts that a mob was pelting stones on the train when it caught fire and petrol had been gathered on the site.
      The general view is that the railway report was economical with the truth to appeal to the vote bank of the incumbent railway minister. It was conveniently released on the eve of elections in his home state.
      A report that has been dismissed by the judiciary cannot be taken as fact.

    2. Rachel Davenport — on 15th March, 2010 at 10:00 pm  

      People wanting some analysis of the massacre might be interested in the lengthy report ‘A Threatened Existence: A Feminist Analysis of the Genocide in Gujarat’ found on Gita Sahgal’s Human Rights for All site

      very harrowing reading.

    3. KHM — on 15th March, 2010 at 10:52 pm  

      These gora cocksuckers are just batting for Pakistan aren’t they?

      Dear gora dumbass Dumbbold:

      Don’t comment on shit you don’t know! and like 99% of Brits stop supporting a terrorist state like Pakistan

      Oh wait you can’t

      You created it!

    4. KHM — on 15th March, 2010 at 10:52 pm  

      People wanting some analysis of the massacre might be interested in the lengthy report ‘A Threatened Existence: A Feminist Analysis of the Genocide in Gujarat’ found on Gita Sahgal’s Human Rights for All site

      very harrowing reading.

      I don’t want a one-sided Terrorist state supporting report from a brit bhosda

    5. KHM — on 15th March, 2010 at 10:53 pm  

      Any thoughts on 26/11 and numerous muslim bomb blasts?

      Thought not.

    6. KHM — on 15th March, 2010 at 10:57 pm  

      It also didn’t ‘accidently’ catch on fire, you dumbass.

      This just shows how much the brits love Pakistan and supported the murdering of hindus in 1947 - It was their intention to have Indians dead, wasn’t it?

      The best way was Partition.

    7. KHM — on 15th March, 2010 at 11:05 pm  

      If you want this Pak-lover’s crappy agenda it’s right here on the post about 26/11
      Disgusting gora p.o.s

    8. KJB — on 15th March, 2010 at 11:10 pm  

      Rumbold, you have what appears to be a Hindu fundamentalist troll! You’re going up in the world. :-D Seriously though, when trolls are that persistent, I always wish there was some way to edit all their posts into one to save both page-space and scrolling-past time. SNORE.

      As a Sikh, I certainly won’t be holding my breath over this enquiry. The fact that Modi is currently still in power says it all, really, as far as I’m concerned.

    9. JuliaM — on 16th March, 2010 at 8:37 am  

      If you really don’t want to see comments from certain people, there are numerous add on scripts for your browser ( like ‘trollhammer’ for Firefox) that will filter them out.

      It only works so long as they use the same screenname, though, and has to be periodically refreshed.

    10. platinum786 — on 16th March, 2010 at 12:59 pm  

      If the train report is false, then surely an investigation should be done into the report? Regardless of who started it, the truth must come out, it’s the only way to bring justice and closure to these issues. Let as they are they will simply be abused and be sore spots of decades to come.

    11. Rumbold — on 16th March, 2010 at 8:03 pm  


      Please don’t sit on the fence. Tell us what you think.

    12. Raj.b — on 17th March, 2010 at 7:10 pm  

      Muslims dont belong in india. They got their pakistan. And yes 84 riots wer bad and not all wer brought to justice

    13. masud — on 17th March, 2010 at 9:55 pm  

      Raj b
      “Muslims dont belong in india. They got their pakistan. ”

      By which logic Hindus dont belong outside India since they got their India in 1947

      P.S How are you going to kill/expel the 150 million Muslims who live in India ?

    14. Shamit — on 19th March, 2010 at 12:04 pm  

      KHM - Raj B -

      First - you guys don’t represent Hindus - you guys are no better than the BNP, the LeT or the Taliban - as a Hindu, I am disgusted by you lot.

      Second - we the Brits did not create Pakistan - niether did Gandhi want a divided India - the power hungry gadhas were willing to accept partition because it served their agenda you stupid fools - read the fucking history.

      Third - India belongs to all Indians - irrespective of their caste, creed or religion. Person like Abdul kalam is a Bharat Ratna and thousands of Muslims served in the Kargil War you morons. And India is a secular state and the right wing hinduvta never makes it beyond a certain point electorally so most Indians don’t like your crap. And most Muslims are patriots while there are some elements in all religion including hindus who work against the very concept of India.

      Fourth - Narenda Modi should be in jail - how could a Chief Minister be in office whose administration not only looked the other way but supported mass killings.

      So you fuck off back to the hole you came out from -

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