- Feb 23, 2009
VIP Please post on this thread. And your comments on the happenings.
It might be true as i know for a fact that a day before riots broke up. few people were staying in Paldi area where VHP office is there and Haren Pandya was MLA from there. they told he took active part in riots. The excuse of modi has given free hand to all has came on later stages. Police couldnt act as they were outnumbered by the mob led by these kind of leaders."¨"¨"©I always call spade a spade. I know some who were involved.And I can assure you, Modi's name was used, most of people never reported him what's going on out there and many not acted what modi ordered them. It was Gordhan Zadafia, home minister at that time who directed this.My friend's father was a'bad's collector at that time.Told me everything.
"¨"¨"©That was indeed true.Well, I can't give specific names. A'bad's S.P. has to hide in a local's house for half day,he was stuck in a sensitive area.Mobs from both sides were active very much.Police was really scared to counter them.If you live in a'bad, you can understand that how hard to control these fanatics.But I'm really surprised that from last 10 years, not a single incident happened there, no curfew,too.It might be true as i know for a fact that a day before riots broke up. few people were staying in Paldi area where VHP office is there and Haren Pandya was MLA from there. they told he took active part in riots. The excuse of modi has given free hand to all has came on later stages. Police couldnt act as they were outnumbered by the mob led by these kind of leaders.
Thanks for the news/link./\/\/\(that was for Oracle)
It was the Gujarat govt itself that filed a petition against its Minister Maya Kodnani.
Maya Kodnani led mob to carry out Naroda riot: Gujarat govt to HC
PTI Feb 21, 2009, 06.08pm IST
NEW DELHI: The Congress has been going to town over Best Bakery and other instances of the Narendra Modi government's complicity in the anti-Muslim violence which shook Gujarat last year.
But when it comes to the involvement of its own party cadre in the killings, 10 Janpath maintains a deafening silence. Even when confronted by a long-standing ally from the freedom movement days, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.
According to the JUH, "most Congress corporators" and some Congress leaders of Gujarat had actively participated in last year's riots.
Mahmood As'ad Madani, JUH general secretary told The Times of India: "We wrote letters to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, gave a list of Congress leaders involved in the riots, asked her to take action against them but to no avail."
On April 29, 2002, for example, the JUH received a list of 25 Congress leaders from its Gujarat chapter, which was promptly forwarded to her. This included a former Congress minister, a sitting MLA and a former MP.
Then on August 20, Madani reminded Gandhi: "Similarly our appeal forwarded to you in respect of involvement of Congress MLAs, corporators and workers in Gujarat carnage along with the list of culpable names remains disregarded."
When contacted by TOI, Ambika Soni, in-charge of Gandhi's office, said she was not aware of the correspondence. Ahmed Patel, Gandhi's political secretary, to whom copies were marked by the JUH was not available for comment.
The Gujarat JUH had mapped the Congress leadership even at the district level. Mehsana and Patan districts' list has 8 names of Congress leaders including local MP Atmaram Patel as having played a "negative role." A fax message sent on May 1 from Mehsana has this against Patel's coloumn: "Still has not come to help Muslims; taking sides in favour of a criminal person of Sardarpur and Ladoi village."
A list of 15 from Anand is headed by a secretary of Gujarat youth Congress. But to be fair to the Congress and the JUH, the report is all praise for the "positive role" played by Patan MP Pravin Rashtrapal.
JUH secretary N A Farooqui says: "The Congress has committed sins of omission and commission during the riots. Former MP Ehsan Jaffri had called up Sonia Gandhi for help. She didn't take a strong stand in her subsequent visit to Gujarat. The local bodies were mostly headed by the Congress which could have done a lot for relief and rehabilitation, but it was all left to the NGOs."
Though Farooqui maintains that the JUH "has not severed its relationship" with the Congress, the party's ambivalence has led to debates within the Muslim intelligentsia over which political formation is best placed to defend the country from the danger of communal division.
Gujarat riots: Court rejects Zakia's plea against SIT report
Politics news, Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 05:23pm IST
New Delhi: In a setback to the activists seeking investigation against Narendra Modi in the 2002 riots case, a Gujarat court on Tuesday rejected Zakia Jafri's protest petition against the SIT closure report giving clean chit to the Gujarat Chief Minister due to lapse of time.
In her complaint, Zakia had named Modi as prime accused and wanted him to be called for deposition. A metropolitan court rejected it saying that she had failed to file petitions after numerous directions from the court.
"Zakia Jafri cannot file protest petition against SIT report giving clean chit to CM Narendra Modi due to lapse of time," the court said.
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