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 12: The photo of Qutubuddin Ansari is genuine

Posted on May 22, 2008 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media | 134 Comments


This photo is reproduced here in this book on page 136. This photo has been used repeatedly to tarnish the name of BJP, VHP and the Bajrang Dal throughout India. The victim, Qutubuddin Ansari, is seen pleading for mercy to the rioters. Later he is shown in Kolkata, living happily on the help given by the West Bengal government which is of the CPI (M) and Left parties. Many questions that arise, (and some of which were raised by the then RSS chief K S Sudarshan in his speech in Nagpur on 4thOctober 2003) are:

1-A MASSIVE CLUE IS GOT ON THIS PHOTO BEING FAKE (means taken after the incident  by the photographer asking the victim to pose thus, or taken when Ansari was genuinely in such a position but definitely after the incident was over) looking at the bandage on the poor victim’s face. This suggests that after the incident was over, bandage was applied to his face, and then the photo was clicked.  If this photo was clicked with the mob targeting him and he pleading a bloodthirsty mob for mercy, how did he have the time to apply bandage on his face?

2-Also, it seems scarcely believable that the victim is pleading to rioters to spare his life on the first floor of the building, no rioter is seen in the photo, the photographer Arko Dutta was present at that very moment in that building to snap this in his camera and the rioters did nothing to either the photographer or the victim and allowed him to snap such a clear photo of the victim.We have utmost sympathies for the victim, Mr Qutubuddin Ansari since he was no doubt a victim of the riots.  But that cannot be a license to concoct a fake photo and circulate it the world over instigating innocent people to terrorism.

3-If Mr Qutubuddin Ansari was seen pleading for mercy to rioters on the first floor of a building, how is it that no rioter is seen in the photo?

4-How and why did the rioters leave him alive and not kill him?

5-How was the photographer allowed to take the photo by the rioters? Why did they not attack him?

6-How, at least, did the rioters not destroy his camera if they would have left both Ansari and the photographer alive?

And  a couple more:

7-Can the photographer, Mr. Arko Datta of the Reuters, explain any of the above questions?

8- Can Mr Ansari answer any of the above questions and other questions which may be raised on this issue now that he lives happily in Kolkata? (He has since returned to Gujarat). Here it must be said that the poor victim Qutubuddin Ansari is reported to have said “This photo was taken after the mob had left my house. The police were there and I was very scared and at this time the photo was clicked”.  This is what has been said by a senior journalist of Gujarat. However, we could not get such a newspaper report available today on the web. But to be fair, we also could not get any report in which Ansari claims to be pleading before a mob to spare his life. So it is possible that Qutubuddin Ansari himself denies that he was pleading to a blood-mercy mob. In this report it is said by a Muslim website itself that he was pleading to security forces (after the mob had left) and not to a blood-thirsty mob.

Someone must now pin-pointedly ask him about this. If Mr Ansari claims that he indeed was pleading before  a bloodthirsty  mob, then it must be asked to him as to how he had bandage applied on his face. The poor guy is also fed up of the constant use of his photo and harassment and has urged the media to leave him alone many times, starting from as early as August 2003.

We repeat here that we have utmost sympathies for the victim, Mr Qutubuddin Ansari since he was no doubt a victim of the riots.  But that cannot be a license to concoct a fake photo and circulate it the world over instigating innocent people to terrorism.



These are just 2 of the true photos of Godhra victims. Will the media dare to show them worldwide? NDTV and CNN-IBN will never, in their wildest of dreams think of showing these photos, which are true, but circulate the fake photo of Qutubuddin Ansari worldwide which is highly inflammatory. The lies of the media have caused many innocent Muslims to turn fanatics. If the Muslims (and also our own liberals) had known the guilt of Islam in roasting Hindus in Godhra, and seen the gruesome photos of Godhra, they would not have been needlessly instigated by the post-Godhra riots (which were also not one-sided).

This tale of lies and myths is unending. It can go on and on and on. An enterprising writer would do well to compile an encyclopedia of these media lies on the entire Gujarat scenario. He can start with media lies on Godhra, on concocting imaginary ‘provocations’ for Godhra, the lies concocted on the post-Godhra riots-such as the extent of the riots, the number of people killed, the imaginary tales and stories of unnamed victims, the rapes and murders of innocent people, etc etc. And he can conclude with the media’s malicious reporting during the Gujarat Assembly elections of December 2002 when the media was the Congress’ pillar and tried to defeat the BJP. The BJP, which suffers the maximum damage from these lies, has unwisely allowed the media to escape the courts for one-sided, malicious lies.The real photos are reproduced here. The media especially TV channels like NDTV and CNN-IBN will never dare to show these pictures- though they are true, and circulate the false photo of Qutubuddin Ansari worldwide.

  (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 channel’s strategy of attacks”. Note that these articles are purely the view of the blogger and not of )

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134 Responses to “Myth 12: The photo of Qutubuddin Ansari is genuine”

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  1. 110
    Zakir AUSTRALIA Says:

    This man is not acting in that pic ok and this is not defined that muslim are reason for that burn Sabarmati express but this is declare that few communal hindus are did this hate work. pls see realty and reply.

  2. 109

    Let us just set aside the discussion over the genuineness of this picture. Even if it is true that Qutbuddin Ansari’s statement that he was saved by the Security forces who were patrolling the area, that itself exposes one of the biggest lies that the media has been propagating against Modi government. According to the anti-Modi brigades,Modi did not deploy security forces to at least contain the riots if not stop them immediately. If that allegation is true, how were the “security forces carrying out a flag march” save a riot victim on the 2nd day of the riots? It means that Modi did deploy whatever security forces available at his government’s sources in potentially sensitive areas immediately when the riots broke out. And, as the article says, those criticizing Modi should give at least one convincing answer how and why the “mad rioters” chose to selectively spare Mr. Ansari and allowed him to stay alive for the security forces to save him? And if he was indeed pleading to the security forces, it should have happened before he was saved by them and not after he was saved and given medical aid.

  3. 108
    Ramnath INDIA Says:

    You are bull shit bloody begger. Modi is a blood sucker and should be killed in encounter.You people don’t have family why you people are roaming freely to suck the blood of our brethren.

  4. 107
    Sanjay Says:

    This is a prime example of circumventing the truth. In fact, the photographer mentioned very emphatically that this photo was taken when Ansari was facing the security forces. The photographer clicked the photo to show how terrorized the muslims were even when they were being rescued. Each and every moment, the muslims had terror on thier faces as they didnot know when they would be butchered. Remember Babu Bajrangi. So again faking and misrepresenting facts.

  5. 106
    Vijay Says:

    well, the article, the website and the effort are all pointless.. despite evidence, the Muslims gonna believe in what was taught 1400 years ago … they will attack other religions either physically or psychologically unless they give in and convert.. they will believe hearsay over evidence if that suits their purpose.. no point behind the article coz the Muslims are too brainwashed to admit.. I just hope they realize the truth when they go to bed, if they cannot do that publicly..

  6. 105
    Tarun Garg INDIA Says:

    My only request to all who feel this is not ture to invest time and explore the facts by going to Gujarat.

    One should not believe what other is saying just because he belong to particular religion.

  7. 104
    nitin INDIA Says:

    no media will show it ..d

  8. 103
    Raghuram SAUDI ARABIA Says:

    Criminal Hindus must be burnt alive

  9. 102
    Mohammed INDIA Says:

    This is an reply to the person who has commented on 19th June 2013, Timing:12:10 PM.
    Dear anonymous.

    Do you think whatever you have posted is right or do you think whatever those rioters did was correct.
    First of all do you know that culture is something what we created and religion is something to be followed, and its not been created by a human.
    Your religion is good for you and my religion is good for me.
    But do understand that the only religion that always welcome others to join in our religion is ISLAM and what muslims follows.
    If you are too crucial about this then study everything and then post comments.

    Special Note for you: When you try to do something which you think is correct, then dont ever try to hide yourself. Try to be bold atleast in giving out your name.

  10. 101
    younus hyder UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Says:

    This site shows as per its name “hindu” it is going talk against muslims only.
    all the articles mentioned under gujrat riots are totally against muslims complains and every article is well written to save guard the most worst political leader modi…….

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