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.

Abhishek vs Gujaratriots.com

Posted on February 2, 2011 - Filed Under Our Debates | 8 Comments

Sir,
In reference to your statement, “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”.
Link:http://www.hinduonnet.com/2002/03/01/stories/2002030103030100.htm”
The merriam-webster dicitionary defines the word ‘Frantically’ as:
1)a archaic : mentally deranged
b : emotionally out of control
2): marked by fast and nervous, disordered, or anxiety-driven activity,
of which none mean either ‘timely’ or ‘instantaneously’, countering the point you are trying to make. Also, nowhere is it mentioned in the article published in ‘The Hindu’ that Modi called the army within one hour. To quote the article, which was published on Friday, Mar 01, 2002,
“The Army units, frantically called by the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, as the situation seemed to slip out of hand, started arriving in Ahmedabad and are likely to be deployed in the city on Friday.” which implies that the army was called on 1/3/02, whereas the riots started on 27/2/02. Two whole days late. Modi did delay calling the army.

To which we reply:

The context of the use of the word gives its intended meaning. The dictionary meaning of the word may be anything, what The Hindu intends here is obvious to one and all- and that is, as quickly as possible. Second point is- that the time of 1 hour is not mentioned in The Hindu. It is mentioned in India Today weekly dated 18 March 2002.

http://www.indiatoday.com/itoday/20020318/cover2.shtml

The second meaning of frantically quoted by you yourself says “marked by FAST and nervous, disordered, or anxiety-driven activity”. This is a clear proof that it was VERY FAST.

“The Army units, frantically called by the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, as the situation seemed to slip out of hand, started arriving in Ahmedabad and are likely to be deployed in the city on Friday.” which implies that the army was called on 1/3/02, whereas the riots started on 27/2/02. Two whole days late. Modi did delay calling the army.

This is again wrong. Riots started on 28 February at 11 AM, not 27 February. The Army was posted on the border and called after the riots began. Between 27 February and 28 February the government had deployed entire police force, reserve police, CRPF personnel, Rapid Action Force. Riots began on 28 February at 11 Am and Army was called frantically at 12 noon, within 1 hour. The statement ” “The Army units, frantically called by the Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, as the situation seemed to slip out of hand, started arriving in Ahmedabad and are likely to be deployed in the city on Friday.” DOES NOT IMPLY at all that Army was called only on 1st March. The Army was called on 28 February itself and it started arriving on 28 February itself (Thursday) and arrived so quickly on 28 February that The Hindu had time to report its arrival on 28 Feb night and publish it the next day. Friday was 1st March 2002. In its issue of Friday, The Hindu already reported that Army had started arriving (On 28 Feb night). Far from proving that the Army was called only on 1st March, this only proves that the Army was called on 28 February 2002 itself, and that too frantically.  You are hell bent on crucifying Narendra Modi by hook or by crook hence you forcibly tried to shift calling of Army to 1st March from 28 February, when it was called on 28 Feb itself, and forcibly put the beginning of riots to 27 February, when the riots started on 28 February.

As a final point, we would like to say that all charges against Narendra Modi and Gujarat Government started coming in the media AFTER the riots, not during the actual reporting of the riots. One reason for this was that the media wanted Narendra Modi to sack some minister, dismiss some police official etc, but because he refused to make anyone scapegoat, the media finally targeted none other than the Chief Minister himself.

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8 Responses to “Abhishek vs Gujaratriots.com”

  1. 8
    HA HA Says:

    Though the incident in Godhra was the ostensible trigger for the pogrom, the dusty town in Panchmahal district was largely untouched by the pogrom that engulfed the rest of Gujarat. But the violence established the fault lines between Hindus and Muslims that still mark the town.

    In 2011, a special court acquitted two-thirds of the accused men and convicted only 31 people for setting the train afire. Sugrabibi’s four sons and Modia the scrap dealer were among those found guilty. The others – elected corporators, advocates, small businessmen, college students – have quietly retreated from the public eye, attempting to recover the nine years they lost in jail.

  2. 7
    Anirban UNITED STATES Says:

    If you don’t defend yourself, Islam will finish you. I stopped trusting muslims… No matter how much education they have, if they remain followers of Mohammad, they are dangerous. their Mohammadi logic can make them beasts.

  3. 6
    aryan Says:

    jab …hindu ko

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/five-indian-soldiers-killed-near-loc/article4995032.ece

    muslim ne mara hindu ko ye true stroy hai

  4. 5
    Jay guru AUSTRALIA Says:

    N modi is our future’s pm of peaceful india i support him

  5. 4
    Jay guru AUSTRALIA Says:

    narendra modi is our future pm of terrorless india

  6. 3
    Joy Chhetry INDIA Says:

    It pains me to even imagine that a man of Modi’s caliber could resort to outright massacre organized right under his nose. Its Sonia and her mafia Govt. who use every effort to criticize and downgrade him. They are scared of Modi and his skills of Governance.

    I wish Narendra Modi a very big Congratulations on his fourth fantastic win. A big slap on the face of Cong. He is the man to deliver Bharat from the clutches of the vultures of the Govt set upon ruining this beautiful country.

    Modi is PM material and all parties must sense this moment and give him a chance. If he fails then he may be removed within half the term of his office. I have nil doubts of his caliber. God give him long life to serve Mother India !

  7. 2
    YS INDIA Says:

    DO not prick hair on eggs.
    The meaning should be taken as it is routinely understood which is quickly without wasting time.

  8. 1
    Biman INDIA Says:

    Ganai is partially right. The hatred had been planted centuries ago by the invaders of Islamic origins. The British only perpetuated it. Indians expected the British colonialists to right the wrongs done by the Islamic rulers because to them the Goras were nothing short of Gods. This mentality may be because the majority of the Hindu pantheon of 330 million gods is a gora skinned.
    One has to note that Islam came into being in the early seventh century but it took over many civilisation by use of the sword. There is probably no instance where non-violent methods were/are used to motivate people to embrace it.
    As against this, the believers in Sanatan Dharma have never urged people to embrace their belief. In fact they have always yielded space to others because our Dharma is a philosophy about the search for ultimate truth and the faith acknowledges multiple peaceful ways to realise the truth. Violence has no place in it. It is truly human and humane, for-of-& by the people.

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