Posted on April 24, 2010 - Filed Under Our Debates | 19 Comments
“Let me tell you one thing that 2000 people were butchered mercilessly in 2002 gujarat riots !!”
Also- the UPA government has given figures of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus killed in the riots- the link for which is already given. 2000 people cannot be considered to be ‘butchered’- when hundreds of people from both communities have been killed. Also-the community whose 2000 members you claim to have been ‘butchered’ has had other members convicted for rioting and attacking Hindus even after Godhra- which proves that its members were equally on the offensive.
“Modi let the Mass murder happen by not calling the army for 3 days !! Muslim houses were torched in those 3 days and muslim blood was spilt without any restriction !!”
The fact is- that Modi frantically called the Army to Ahmedabad within 1 hour of the start of the riots. The Hindu- published from Chennai reported in its issue dated 1st March 2002- Friday- that Modi “Frantically called the Army to Gujarat”.
“The fact of 98 people being killed in police firing was also overlooked by Modi !! Secondly no serious action was taken by Modi to guve justice to Ehsan Jaffri’s daughters who were raped during the riots”
Well- Ehsan Jafri’s son has himself denied that his sisters were raped. We are sorry for saying this- but before debating with us- kindly come prepared instead of just parroting arguments said by others. (In this case- you are simply copying what Arundhati Roy said- who had copied what Time magazine said in an article by Meenakshi Ganguly). You dont even seem to have read the article- “Myth 11 :In Ehsan Jafri case- women were raped”- but simply gone from what you saw from outside. If you read that article- you will know that even Arundhati Roy accepted her mistake- and admitted that Jafri’s daughters were not raped. And as for justice- the relatives of those killed have been compensated by the Gujarat Government-with 204 crore rupees being spent- as per Sriprakash Jaiswal’s statement in Parliament on 11 May 2005. Rs 1.5 lakh were paid to the kin of each person killed.
“The fact of 98 people being killed in police firing was overlooked by Modi”. Well- this wasnt overlooked by Modi- but by the media and anti-Modi people. You yourself have said this- which shows that you know that police did its duty.