Gujarat Riots: The True Story

The Truth of the 2002 riots

The Godhra Carnage

Difference between Godhra and other tragic incidents

Several people- unable to understand the sufferings of the Hindu society- have asked- “Why did riots occur only after Godhra? Why was nobody targeted after the Akshardham temple attack- or after the attacks on Mumbai on 26 November 2008?” Well- the answers are many.

Myth 10: Gujarat became a dangerous place to live in, in 2002

Posted on May 22, 2008 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media | 19 Comments

Fact: The opinion poll by the weekly India Today in its issue dated 25 November 2002 asked a question to its respondents- “Do you feel secure living in Gujarat today?” in which approximately 68 % people including around 56 % Muslims felt secure. While commenting on the entire poll, India Today reported, “Voters have rallied solidly behind the chief minister’s aggressive posturing. They have endorsed his view of the riots being a reaction to Godhra. They approve his fulmination against outsiders who have vilified the state. And they contemptuously dismiss all suggestions that Gujarat has become a dangerous place to live in.”

To see the full India Today report see this link:

http://archives.digitaltoday.in/indiatoday/20021125/cover2.html

The newspaper editors lied along with 24-hour TV news channels like NDTV that the whole of Gujarat was burning. Living outside Gujarat and lying about the state, their lies did not go well with the masses. The media lied to such an unimaginable extent that the media itself by now may have started believing its concocted lies.(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 )

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19 Responses to “Myth 10: Gujarat became a dangerous place to live in, in 2002”

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  1. 10
    Rajiv INDIA Says:

    Mr Deepak-
    I have no interest in anything except this site- its arguments on the 2002 riots. Unless you actually counter what this site is saying by solid documentation- everything else is rubbish. Your claims that Sangh Parivar unleashed a ‘genocide’ of Muslims etc etc is all laughable- and mere accusations without any documentation.

    What I expected was scholarly response. You havent given that.

  2. 9
    DEEPAK UNITED STATES Says:

    why don’t you actually start reading scholarly journals and reports that are published in the educated media instead of reading Gujarati or local dailies from which ever village of india u belong too…then you will see that What I talk about is facts, please give me your address so I can send u a copy of documentaries made by acclaimed directors…may be that will help you live a decent life is a corrupted nation…

  3. 8
    Ajay INDIA Says:

    Get your facts right- remove biased vision- red glasses- and see the work done by the Gujarat government.

  4. 7
    DEEPAK UNITED STATES Says:

    Achievements by having foreign investors and big Industrialists set up factories in your state does not mean the state is prosperous. Gujarat is now a communal hatred petri-dish. Where education levels are decreasing, farmers re suicidal as much as in other states, please do watch rakesh sharma’s latest movie on this, Gujarat is only prosperous in making money, not keeping everyone in state at a dignified level…

  5. 6
    Ravi INDIA Says:

    And all that you have written about Hindu terrorism in Gujarat- is utter fabrication.
    It doesnt need a genuis to know it. If such a situation prevailed-the media would have gone down town and screamed hoarse!

  6. 5
    Ravi INDIA Says:

    You are abusing Gujarat- ignoring all of its achievements. If you have a single point agenda of maligning the state- and condemning the rule of Modi- then thats all you will see. Why dont you look at the state’s achievements- or praise EVEN ONE of Modi’s achievements?

  7. 4
    Deepak UNITED STATES Says:

    True V I B R A N T GUJARAT:
    this is what VIBRANT stands for when we talk about GUJARAT!!
    Intolerant :
    There is a sophistication in the way intolerance has been mainstreamed. One can experience it in the chaotic traffic on the roads. If one is a Muslim, one is denied to right to buy a house or a shop in the up-market areas of Ahmedabad, Surat and other cities. One is forced to live on the periphery of many villages. The Freedom of Religion Law prevents any one from embracing another religion, without permission from the civil authority. Couples in love, are forcibly prevented from marrying if the partner belongs to a different religion or caste. Movies like “Parzania” and “Fanaa” are not allowed to be screened in the State – one, because it exposes the Truth, and the other, because the lead actor asks that the tribals who were dispossessed because of the Narmada Dam, to be justly rehabilitated.

    Bluffing :
    The art of lying seems to have taken a new meaning in Gujarat. This is obvious when even a sheer Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is regarded as “Mission accomplished !”. This bluff was called, when recently, under an RTI query, the Government of Gujarat admitted that just about 25% of the MoUs of the last three years were actually in the pipeline !! The waters of the Narmada Dam is being utilized by the rich and powerful of Ahmedabad. The parched lands of North Gujarat, Saurashtra and Kutch still harbour illusions of the water reaching them !!! State Government advertisements highlight projects and programmes which are in fact undertaken and executed by the Central Government, like the expressway, the airport, the railway system and the 108 ambulance service.

    Revengeful :
    In Gujarat today, anyone standing up for Truth and Justice is at the receiving end. The Government pulls out all stops (to stop School Grants, to impound Passports) to ensure that voices of dissent are silenced. A few months ago, when the Times of India did an expose on the Police Commissioner of Ahmedabad, sedition charges were filed against some of those who ran the newspaper. Honest and objective police officials and bureaucrats are transferred to insignificant postings; Government agencies like the Collectorate, the Police, the Charity Commissioner are used to intimidate and harass individuals and groups that work for the betterment of the poor, the vulnerable and marginalized. Prominent citizens are kept under constant surveillance and many live under the veil of fear.

    Arrogant :
    A sense of arrogance seems to have puffed up the chests of a few who try to control the lives and destinies of others. Such arrogance was very visible in the hey day of Nazism when Hitler brutally trampled on those who were “not like him”. Key people in the State roam about with immunity and impunity and are also elected to positions of power. The underlying message that is conveyed is that “no one can touch them”. One needs to look at the judgments that are given from the Lower Courts and the High Court of Gujarat, in order to experience the subjectivity and partiality that has permeated the system.

    Negligent :
    Large sections of society in Gujarat are totally neglected. Systematic efforts are made to snatch the forests from the hands of the adivasis. A recent study says that more than thirty-five thousand families will be displaced from the banks of the River Sabarmati because of the Sabarmati River Front Development Project. Development-induced displacement is also the lot of several poor and marginalized farmers and others. Fisher-folk along Gujarat’s vast coastline, continue to be marginalized. Dalits are at the receiving end and many of them continue to live in inhuman conditions. The status of women in Gujarat is way down in comparison to several other States of the country. Children are denied their rights: a large percentage of them constitute the labour force; the textbooks dished out by the Gujarat State Secondary School Board is a clear violation of the rights of children – full of errors, inaccuracies, myths and distortions; only about 59.6% of the rural children of Gujarat can read Std. I text as against the All-India average of 66.6%. The Indian Express of December 21st 2008, has this to say : According to International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2008 Global Hunger Index, Gujarat is ranked 69th alongwith Haiti, the nation infamous for food riots. The State is placed in the ‘alarming’ category.

    Terror-filled :
    Gujarat State is truly terror-filled ! For almost seven years now, the principles of democracy have been thrown to the wind. Right-wing Hindu groups can put up bill boards almost anywhere proclaiming a “Hindu Rashtra”. Places of worship have sprung up on public space and they are given full protection by the law and order mechanism. The Constitutional rights and freedoms of an ordinary citizen are not safeguarded. In fact, in several cases, when a victim approaches the system for help, he / she is made the perpetrator of the crime !!! The diversity which has been characteristic of this State, has been totally decimated as communities are forced into ghettoization. There is palpable fear all over.

  8. 3
    hinduso INDIA Says:

    dadu u r a great f****. dont u tell any thing abt hindus

  9. 2
    Comman Man INDIA Says:

    That is why you r replying from England, that means the riot affected people had so much money that they migrated to UK, u madrassa educated moron. Better learn respect for other religions than parroting what the pseudo-secularist say to keep the muslim votebank happy

  10. 1
    dadu UNITED KINGDOM Says:

    piles or lies, i know people who fled the state and came to our state.

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