Fact: Out of the state’s 18,600 villages, 240 municipal towns, and 25 district headquarters, only 60 places saw riots. If one includes the two big cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, by the wildest stretch of imagination, only 2 % of the state can be assumed to have been burning. Only 40 out of the state’s 18,600 villages saw riots. Had the state government been involved in the riots-or wanted to encourage the riots-it could have created riots in 10,000 out of Gujarat’s 18,600 villages. In the past curfew has been placed in 300 villages at the same time. As compared to that-absolutely nothing happened in 2002.
Also- only 12 out of 25 districts of Gujarat saw any violence. Remaining 13 were completely untouched by riots. So- less than half of the districts saw the riots- and most areas of the districts which saw riots were peaceful.
Saurashtra and Kutch account for one-third of Gujarat. Riots did not even touch these parts, either in cities or in villages even in the first three days. These places account for 58 out of Gujarat’s 182 Assembly seats. After the first three days riots took place only in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, and some places near Godhra in Panchmahal district. That is to say-after 2nd March 2002 riots had stopped in almost the whole of Gujarat. The real riots happened only in the first 3 days-and the violence progressively reduced in these 3 days. After the first three days-riots were limited to cities only-by and large. But in Saurashtra and Kutch-no riots took place even in the first three days-even in cities. And villages of Saurashtra and Kutch were completely untouched by the riots.
Even outside Saurashtra and Kutch, riots stopped completely in North and South Gujarat after 3 days-with not even a single killing in either of the two parts. Only in some parts of Central Gujarat did the riots occur after 3 days-and only in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and some parts near Godhra.
But the media lied at that time and has also lied ever since that the whole of Gujarat was burning. Around 6 December 2002, Narendra Modi was invited on Star News- NDTV’s programme ‘Hotline’. In that programme, the anchor Pankaj Pachouri asked Narendra Modi this question. He said, “Your party always gains because of the riots. But no riots took place in Saurashtra and Kutch, so you are all set to lose there. How will you respond to this?” To that question, Narendra Modi replied,
“When 2 % of Gujarat was burning, you were saying that the whole of Gujarat is burning. Now you are saying that no riots took place in Saurashtra and Kutch. So first you apologize for lying that the entire state was burning when only 2 % of the state was burning.”
These malicious lies of the media were exposed twice. Once during the time of the riots in Gujarat in March-April 2002. And second, during the Gujarat Assembly elections of December 2002. After the BJP’s huge victory in Gujarat in December 2002, the media again ignored these facts and lied that the whole of Gujarat was burning. The BJP is too passive to ever remind the media of its own lies and its own true reporting. It has never bothered to expose the truth of Gujarat, and attack the media for lying that the whole of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and Kutch were also burning.
(An article on some facts about the media can be read here “NDTV is CPM Today“. And another article which is worth reading is “The channels strategy of attacks”. Note that these articles are purely the view of the blogger and not of Gujaratriots.com )
24 thoughts on “Myth 3: Whole of Gujarat was burning”
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NARENDRA MODI – A DUAL PERSONALITY
Yeah yeah- keep posting links and spitting venom against BJP/RSS without daring to answer a single point raised in this article.
dude if people world over want to ban RSS, Don’t you think there might be a reason behind it, who needs to answer the chaddi loosers…they re just like jeehadi terrorist, only difference if their religion is of cow worship, thats all
Chaddi pehenkar RSS ke swayamsevak thoda bahut social kaam karte hai,lekin Deepak jaise log AC room me baith ke badi badi bate karte hain jinka samaj ke liye koyi fayada nahi.
areey haan deepak kon ahe ani svatahla kaya samajto haa
yaar hi site khub masta ahe yaar please ashya 2-3 sites nighoode yaar
me tar mhanto ki hyaa baandyaana tasach jaalun maraayla pahije govt ni saath dili tar thik ahe nahi taqr aapanach kela paahije tasa
MODI IS GREAT
MODI IS THE GREATEST TERRORIST OF ALL TIME.
@Devashish Ha deepak- deed damdichya layki cha nahi. Narendra Modinna TERRORIST mhanto.
Pin-POINT exactly what Modi did in the riots to be called a TERRORIST- saving 24,000 Muslims in Sanjeli, Bodeli, Viramgam is Terrorism according to Deepak. Opening 100 relief camps to victims and spending 30 Rs per day on each refugee at a camp is terrorism. Gujarat Govt gave 204 crore on rehabilitation. Thats terrorism. Police firing killed 98 in 3 days- police arrested 35,552 people. Army units were frantically called. Thats terrorism.
And by the way- bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, KAshi etc were not called MUSLIM TERROR- Muslim attacks on Hindus. But Mecca Masjid blast (Which may have been done by Islamists- to blame Hindus )are called HINDU TERROR. Then call 26/11 attacks as MUSLIM ATTACKS, Ahmedabad blasts as Muslim attacks on Hindus, Jaipur blasts, Banglore blasts, Delhi blasts, Assam blasts as Muslim attacks on Hindus.
all these attacks are already called ISLAMIC TERRORISM. But HOW IS THIS JUSTIFICATION OF NOT CALLING MECCAS MAZJID BLASTS HINDU TERRORISM??
YOU BJPIANS have only one way of debating by contradicting with thing with the another.
Army frantically called, relief camps set up bla bla, why did the situation even rise for relief camps to be set up?? Innocents were deliberately killed first, then even if they did some relief, they have not done anything great.
IT IS THEIR UTTER RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THAT AND DO EVEN MORE. THE BJP GOVT HAS DONE SHIT FOR POOR PEOPLE OF GUJARAT, BE IT HINDU OR MUSLIM.
FIRST THEY KILL PEOPLE AND KEEP THE COMMUNAL DIVIDE, THEN TALK ABOUT FABRICATED NUMBER LIKE 35000 ARREST, 30 RS PER DAY AND 1000 DEAD AND ALL THAT BULLSHIT.
Tu to Australia main betha hai, MODI KO BULA KE DEKH WAHAN…KOI BHI HADDI NAHI DALEGA MODI KO INDIA KE BAHAR. YE SALE HINDUSTAN KE ILLITERATE AND RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED PEOPLE JO USKE PICCHE KUTTON KI TARAH DUM HILATE HAIN SAMJHA???
Modi has nothing wrong.i am very great fan of him. I am frm kerala.In my district the communist goons are daily killing r.s.s supportes only for the reason that they hav left the marxist party during all this happning we never said it is mr.achutanandan is involved in it we still respect him.I know that security lapse was there same is also happening here u say him as safron terrorist.can say same red terrorist 2 our cm?u decide as conclusion i say we cannot blame a man if he is not present physically. As last i say look hw gujarat has developed after riot&no riot hav taken after it in kerala situation is not much changed there has been riot in kasaragod,kannur here most infected&killed are hindus no human right speak about it.why?
Abe OO MODI KE FAN,
Baat sun kaan khol ke:
Can you give me links for RSS men who died in last one week in kerala? since you said they are dying their daily?? I would like to see these reports.
MODI IS A CRIMINAL, HE KNOWS IT, HIS FACE TELLS THE WHOLE WORLD. Have you ever seen him talk without so much anxiety and uncomfortableness..
This happenes to man when he goes to sleep at night and the mass murders and rapes that happen under his shawdow haunt him. Wo to marega ek na ek din.
Yu agar kerala ka citizen hai, then listen carefully, this BJP LEADER belongs to same party who’s sister party SHIV SENA is killing “black indians” from south just like you, so before you become his fan, remember one of your kind are being beaten badly in MUMBAI because you want to make a career there! HA!! Go and sleep, come back tomorrow with some FAIR AND LOVELY CREAM ON YOUR FACE. 🙂
Deepak pls reply 2 it.If u say modi terrorist it samly applies 2 our c.m also.U said about ajmer blast as hindu terror.What abt mumbai,banglore,ahemadabad,jaipur,dehli,hydrabad,93 mumbai balst wow u call a single incident to show hindu terror bt wat abt such a long blast by muslim terror.wat abt kashmiri pandits who were thrown out of kashmir&by whoom.Wat do you call them?just islamic reply toward ayodhya?if u say them as reply towards ayodhya then ajmer blast rply towards godhra train burning or for throwing out kashmiri pandits out of kashmir or all blast taken place india by them thus we can too justify ajmer blast.
Abe pichle weak me kannur jille me do bjp supporters ko tere beloved communist(anti social element)ne bomb dalke mara ta aur mere jill me do rss supporters ko pdp supporters ne mardalne ke attempt kiya ta.Understand tum unpad ki tara mujse challange mat karo tum kerala c.p.m ke gandi politics ke bare nahi jante ho kya.Tumare party ke polit beauro?ke member pinarai vijayan ne hi desh drohi madni ke sat stage share kiya tha pichle sal.
YOU STILL DID NOT GIVE ME ANY LINKS FROM LAST WEEK THAT TALKS ABOUT RSS CADRES DEING IN SOUTH, MAKE SURE THE LINKS ARE CURRENT AND TALK ABOUT RECENTY KILLING OF RSS MEMBERS…HURRY UP.
moderator of this “true face of gujarat riots” site, come out of your indian mentality give me the FREEDOM OF MY FUCKING SPEECH.
Mr Deepak and all others, as per the new policy, comments will not be uploaded unless approved by moderators. And foul languaged comments will not be approved. We have been very very liberal with you, allowed many of your foul languaged comments while censoring others. This much freedom is never given to rival ideology people on any of our opponents’ sites. Infact, there were several requests to us to ban you from posting, but we did not do so.
For everyone- foul languaged comments will not be posted. And repeated violation of this may result in BAN on the violator.
Deepak i want 2 ask that r u ready 2 say madani terrorist?
If u say yes wat will abt the pinarai sharing stage with him?isnt he anti national?pls rply
So its ok for TAGODIA and MODI to use hatred to kill innocents, but it is not ok for an American to use foul language while addressing the digusting situation of your ideology and party.
Fine be it that way, the truth is, that you and your leaders and their ideology is a big shame on india.
Want the biggest proof? Your leaders claim that they represent hindus of India, yet since independence, 90% of the time CVongress has come to power in india.
Corruption is both sides, I will never take any arguments from you that congress has looted india, because if BJP was in center, they did the same time, even worse.
Secondly, if RSS repsesnts 85 crore hindus of India, why have they not been able to built that RAM temple yet? I will tell you, because no body gives a bull’s crap about that stupid idea.
RAM MAN MAIN BASTE HAI JINKE, UNKO GHAR GHAR JA KE HGHNATA NAHIC BAJANA PADTA..
Sameer, you are no southie, as I knew before. You are a textbook seed of hatred and nazi ideology. So forget I will take any of your comments for a fact, there were no killings of BJP workers..WHEN YOU CLASH WITH OPPONENT PARTY and fight with them and die, that is not called killing, that is called justice to terrorist filled in BJP.
Also, you should know, on last election, the survey revelaed that BJP had 70% candidates who either have had a criminal record in past or currently have open cases of murder, loote, kidnappin on their name.
Now any educated indian in India can make its decision on whether to let such a TERRORIST party come to rule.
I live in in US, but I will always request all indians to keep india safe from divided on lines on religion. BJP has no background if you remove this saffron color behind them, they cannot claim any development to their name..
We all should know this, because BJP leaders shout all the time. PURANI KAHAWAT HAI:
JO GARAJTE HAIN, WO BARASTE NAHI, JO BARASTE HAI WO GARAJTE NAHI.
Please keep BJP out pf power as we have been doing since now, and eventually india will get better in economics, society and other factors, we don;t need these goons to tell us who is real hindu and what is HINDUTVA.
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media ka ajka matlab vesha ban chuka hey, gujarat mey kuch muslim mare to uni bada dukhua he, ham usi media ko puchhana chahate he,uttar bharat me etne hindu purvi bharat me etne hindu mare gaye, tab tum kaha gaye the, yaha maharashtra me miraj me riots hua, q hua o riots
? shivaji maraj jo ki har yek hindu ka bhagavan he unki putala lagane par musalamanone virod jataye, q? yah desh kya kisike bap ka he kya? hamare purko ne apne khun se sincha he is dharti ko, or aj usi ma ke putr usi ma ke got me sotele ho gaye he kya? na hi muslim yaha ke malik hey or nahi o soniya gandhi? ham or sirf ham hindu, yahake malik hey,