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. 40
    Deepak UNITED STATES Says:

    didn’t someone on this site said SANGH PARIVAR IS NOT CAPABLE O ORGANIZING SUCH BIG RIOTS and now you are saying they have units in almost all 10,000 villages?? why do they need such army?? and this also points out that in fact communal parties like them can and always have organized communal riots/genocides/pogroms/mass killings

  2. 39
    Ravi INDIA Says:

    I do not argue with what you have wriiten- except for the final part- “GODHRA was used as an excuse by the Sangh parivar to carry out what they had planned.”
    Then why did they spare Saurashtra and Kutch? And most of the 10,000 villages in which they had units?

  3. 38

    Dude, I don’t care if these videos are ever used as evidence, what matters is these vidoes are enough for the citizens to know their real face, see people like you will only try to use legal issues and this and that to avoid accusations, what about your own morals?? These videos clearly show that they was pre-planning, help of police and even top leaders…

    I never said I want to try modi in court, but I say that he visited these places to encourage people, of course he did not do anything against the law by visited these places during riots, but by not preventing anything and giving a free hand he also showed how much hatred he has for minorities, similarly, he did not himself kill muslims because he was at a position where he can even say anything, but if he had open hands he would have done worse…

    I am talking about awareness among common people about the truth, doode you talk about evidence, in country like india, even if there was real evidence, people still get acquitted, that’s a shame on India, I am proud to have left this country a while back.. and to give you a lesson of democracy…

    When 9/11 happened in US, it was the US admin and the social service networks that came forward to ensure innocents within the country are not targeted due to anger, ofcourse still some incidents happened but like numbers of one or 2 at different areas, not a whole community organized at killing Arabs in streets of new york…but in india because of crime of few muslims in GODHRA, whole community else where was killed?? is this what our constitution tells us?/ Everyone should condemn the GODHRA, even i do, but has these communal parties condemned what they did after it?? they still keep saying it was revenge, it was supposed to happened, fuck that, you guys use this incident as excuise for what you had planned for years…

  4. 37
    Vishesh INDIA Says:

    Deepak- there is no point in arguing with a close-minded man incapable of rational thinking – unable to respect his opponent’s thinking like you. You cannot respect others opinion- and resort to wile abuses while writing- which is clearly- uncivilized.
    Perhaps you should know that Indian Law does not accept confessions given by co-accused as evidence. If you have EVIDENCE that Modi indeed visited Patiya that day- why dont you go to courts and file a case against him????????????
    And you are right. ENTIRE MEDIA IS LYING- all so-called human rights activists are bunch of cowards- unable to blame Muslims for Godhra. And there is really no point arguing with you. You cannot understand the difference between confession and boastful lies.

  5. 36

    Yea doode, the whole media is against the BJP, every single person is media is pro-congress, everyone is misusing BAJRANGI’s statement to frame BJP leaders…BJP is full of country lovers and innocent people, rest the whole country is against them.

    ALL INDIAN NEWS MEDIA ARE LAIRS (can you believe the entire media in country is anti modi, not one person to support , other that morons like you0

    and just look at what you are saying..”may be he carried out the killings” what is the left to doubt?? why are you saying MAY BE?/ he said it on camera, that i killed people, you still this he MAY have carried out records??

    And what records are you talking about that claim modi did not visit patiya ?? what records?? a entry in a book says modi was in a meeting so that means he was there?? dun’t forget we are talking about India, we are among world’s top corrupted countries, you think we cannot fake such records…

  6. 35
    Vishesh INDIA Says:

    There is a big difference between you and me. While I accept that Bajrangi may have actually carried out the killings- or may have indulged in mere boastful lies- YOU ARE NOT CRITICIZING TEHELKA FOR DELIBERATELY MISQUOTING BAJRANGI.
    Tehelka has twisted- manipulated, concocted charges-lied through the skin of its teeth-and needs to be prosecuted. Tehelka claimed that Bandukwala was mercilessly killed- when infact- he is still alive- and received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration!!!!!!!!

  7. 34
    Vishesh INDIA Says:

    You are as usual- pathetic. Nobody is defending him- if he is guilty. If he really killed as he said- and felt like Maharana Pratap- then he should be prosecuted.
    But how does this absolve Tehelka of LYING and MISQUOTING HIM on the case of OPENING THE WOMB OF A PREGNANT WOMAN???????
    Also- how can you say that MODI VISITED NARODA that day-when teh records show clearly that Modi didnt visit Naroda either that day or the next day? How can Tehelka ACCUSE MODI of visiting Patiya that day- when the records clear reveal that he didnt visit Patiya that day at all?????????

  8. 33

    dude, that is just one statement, what about his whole confession??? He also said, “hamne sabko mara, aurat, bacche sabko”, he also said, “i felt like maharan pratap after killing them”, and he also admitted that Modi had come to naroda after the killings and patted him saying “you guys have done good job”, this is all in the video, what about these statements???

  9. 32
    Ramesh INDIA Says:

    Dear Deepak-
    It is no point arguing with you. You cannot counter a single argument- and can only abuse. Luckily- the moderators of this site have edited your harsh words- and deleted them.
    BABU Bajrangi said in private- “FIR SAYS THAT I CUT OPEN THE WOMB OF A PREGNANT WOMAN- BUT I DID NOT DO SO”. In private this man was denying the charge. But LIERS like Tehelka and you have misquoted him- and said- “In private- he CONFESSED to cutting open the womb of a pregnant woman”.
    Only a blind man cannot see the lies and mischief done by Tehelka here. When he was clearly denying having done that- Tehelka and you- LIE that he has ‘confessed’. What shamelessness!

  10. 31
    Deepak UNITED STATES Says:

    Now tell me what the hell you mean, “there are many contradictions and anomalies in those statements- which the accused made in private thinking that they are talking confidentially to a Hindutva minded author.” by this statement…so in private these people say things they have not done??? Why would they say and admit to killing in private?? what difference it makes if it is lie?? Now what it does look like is, they told the truth because they thought it was just private and no one would ever hear this, you idiot people only talk about the evils they have done in secrets and private…

    DO you talk to you friends in private about fucking your mom and sister?? no right?? because it is lie, why would you talk about it?? BABU BANJRANGI AND others said these things because they have done it…

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