Actually this was not a written debate but a comment posted by one of the readers on 6th July 2010. But since the comment questioned 1 point raised on our site (And we have promised to correct any wrong information) and also demanded a reply, along with our reply in the comments section, we are also replying in the debate section.
Shoaib on July 6th, 2010 5:45 am
See friend u have written some correct things but let me correct u gujrat riots victims were 3000&ur saying 1000 i cant digest it writing this blog this will create only poison between us so plz dont do this politicians are doing it very nicely but think from all angles&increase integration not divideation so plz thinkIts once what ru getting so be creative not destructive and reply me
To which we reply:
Dear Mr Shoaib,
Kindly see this. http://www.gujaratriots.com/7/myth-1-2000-muslims-were-killed-in-the-gujarat-riots/
In our opinion- this contains enough evidence to show that total people killed in the riots cannot be more than 1267. We agree with you that there should be no poison spread anywhere by anyone. That is why the real figures of the number of people should be told. 3,000 in our opinion is an exaggerated number- and will only infuriate Muslims and needlessly instigate them. Also- terrorists can use this exaggerated number and words like ‘genocide’ to brainwash innocent youth for terrorism. When the correct figure is around 1200- increasing it by 1800 more will be incorrect- what if others also increase the number of Hindus killed in Godhra from 59 to 1859?
However- we are open for correction- and if you have any evidence that 3000 people were killed in the riots, do bring it to our notice. We will make the changes accordingly.