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 | 133 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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133 Responses to “Myth 12: The photo of Qutubuddin Ansari is genuine”

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  1. 120
    admin AUSTRALIA Says:

    This website is created by BJP. I have the proof. Here is the proof Plz open it to know the truth.

    This has been answered many times. It is not true. See this

  2. 119
    Sajal Raj Singh INDIA Says:

    *This website is created by BJP. I have the proof.

    Here is the proof Plz open it to know the truth.

  3. 118
    Z. Kapoor Says:

    First of all this website is created by BJP and RSS people who hold pure hindutva agenda . so no chance of secularism.
    The articles clearly shows suporting gujrat riots and portraying BJP as innocent. All false And baseless Thing.

  4. 117
    Akthar Pathan Says:

    As far as Hindu-Muslim devide is concerned in Gujarat, the picture is not dark as shown by jokers of NDTV or TIMES. I have muslim friends who are highly educated and have one or two children. I grow up in the area where both communities co-exist. What I feel that EDUCATION should be given enough weightage among muslims. Now a days, this I can see well estalished here in Ahmedabad. They are getting proper education. And they are getting good jobs too. Less of education means creation of states like Lalu’s Bihar or Mulayam’s UP (part of). There, we will find uneducated Hindus doing the same thing.Education gives scope of wide thinking.
    Mr. Modi – I do agree what he told in election meetings is not desirable. But he simply followed the congress culture of vote bank politics. Once he got success in election, he becomes statesman. We are lucky that we got such a non-corrupt CM (impossible to find non-corrupt politican in Indian political parties). Our PM is also non-corrupt, but you can see he has to handle so many parties those are supporting, and he has to handle Lalu too. While Mr. Modi is winner with absolute majority, so he doesn’t have to obey any instructions.
    As far as development work in Gujarat, being a businessman, I have never seen such a tremendous growth in development. Previously, race of developing states means Maharashtra, Panjab and Gujarat. Now it includes Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, etc. But we are still leading in race even in this competition.
    Riots is very old thing in Ahmedabad. I have seen it in 1968/72/81/84/91/93, etc. So blaming Mr. Modi for riots is not right thing. He assumes charge after 2000.
    If Sabarmati train incident didnt happen, riots would not have taken place. I dont want to favor what happened after Sabarmati train incident. I do agree what happened after that was never desirable. We have to learn lessons from that and see that such things do not recur.
    I recently went to one south metro, and seen 10 to 15 years’ girls going to school wearing Burkhas. Never seen any Burkha lady in Ahmedabad. Come and visit Law Garden area on any working day. You will find real hindu-muslims unite there.
    I request you and all other residing outside Gujarat, please do not belive what these clowns of NDTV, Times, etc show you, but experience yourself.
    Thank you.

  5. 116
    Parag JAPAN Says:

    It is shameful to kill innocent ..But In 2002,there is history repeated that Muslims always first starts and later other world responds.
    If other world will blindly see this then Muslim will destroy this nation and the world..
    And riots is creation of Bad Muslims and not the Gud Muslim..we respect good Muslims and we are proud of them.

    I am proud of to support Modi to be PM of India.

  6. 115
    jp INDIA Says:

    eye opener compilation of fact.
    thanks and kudos to you for your hard work.
    sorry to say these fanatics aer either blind or they simply dont want real facts they just want to keep playing the dirty game of attacking hindus and than also playing victim for extra benifits
    like in muzafarnagar recently they were trying to capture govt land by staying in camps for \ever

  7. 114
    rajat malik Says:

    Muslims must think that a few political parties are making use of their religous sntimnts to gather votes.muslims are most easily to be bluffed

  8. 113
    sameer Says:

    only modi and vhp rss behind this .but indian people likes them thats mean who like them they hate muslims

  9. 112
    The Undertaker UNITED STATES Says:

    Hello Mr Shaik,

    I think you too have some real freaking memory with 2002 riots. Well i don’t give a damn to your sentiments or any other trash. The matter of concern is how you guys just play the blame game after any incident. Bottomline is you guys are whole and sole responsible for whatever bad happens with you guys. What you think you can burn the train filled with innocent peoples whithout any reasons and we will sit quite, eating popcorns & watching the blood thirsty videos. I’m sorry, yes we Hindus believe in peace & harmony but it doesn’t interprate that we are cowards. And who the hell are you to speak against Mr Modi, he’s the real tiger…. You got my point, don’t push us or else we will give you guys a war you can’t handle. Ofcourse you knew this so just shut your freaking mouth and don’t dare to comment on anything realted to Mr Modi or BJP… You cursed us that we will burn in hell, i’m absolutely okay with it but the fact is before going to hell we will first port you guys there…Your religion and Jehad will f*** your entire community one day..Change your mind or religion if you wanna live peacefully and let others live.

  10. 111
    Shaik Mohammad JAPAN Says:

    Hi All,

    People of Gujraat and the Government both are resposible for this riots. What ever we have done we need to pay for it either in this world or here after.

    Killing poor and needy people is shame full act in the name of religion. This is a eye opening lession for All muslims around the globe.

    To Whom we have to trust and to Vote in future. The Muslim who support Gujraat Govt will be there along with those people in Jahanum (Hell Fire).

    Shame on those Muslims who support Modi to be PM of India.

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