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 6: Gujarat riots were the ‘worst ever massacre’ in India

Posted on October 8, 2012 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media | 40 Comments

Fact: Gujarat riots of 2002 AD were much lesser as compared to Gujarat’s past riots of 1969 and 1985 AD. Gujarat also saw riots of a large scale in 1980, 1982, 1990-91- 92. Some people claim that even the 1987 Ahmedabad riots were worse than the 2002 riots in the state. And the 2002 riots were again almost nothing as compared to pre-Independence riots of the 1940’s in Ahmedabad when the Hindu community took a sound beating. In the 1960s, in 10 years there were 2938 riots, as reported by the Reddy Commission, coming to an average of 3 riots every 4 days. In 1969, curfew was imposed for 65 days in a row. In 1985, violence continued for as long as six months, from February to July.

And there were many more riots far far worse than the 2002 Gujarat riots in India- not to talk of the 1947 Partition riots. Let it be repeated here that we consider even a single killing as one too many. There is no justification for a single death, be it a Hindu or a Muslim, but that doesn’t give anyone the license to lie that “The Gujarat riots were the ‘worst-ever massacre’ in India”.

Much worse riots took place in New Delhi in 1984 under the Congress Party’s rule. Officially 3,000 people were killed. Ranganath Mishra Commission gave the number of 3874 out of which 2307 were in Delhi alone. Riots were also not limited to New Delhi then. They occurred in places like West Bengal, Tripura as well. Killings of more than 40,000 Indians have happened in Jammu and Kashmir state of India. 1000 people were killed in Gujarat in 2002 AD, for the sins of 2000 attackers of Godhra. Out of them, more than 250 are Hindus. Post-Godhra riots were neither ‘pogrom’, nor ‘genocide’, nor ‘massacre’. They were not even ‘massacre’, not to talk of the ‘worst-ever massacre in India.’ Despite this, self-styled secularists like Teesta Setalvad, Harsh Mander, Amulya Ganguly, Prafull Bidwai and some others, like Tehelka, political rivals thriving on Muslim votebank, etc have called the 2002 riots as ‘Gujarat massacre’- and lied that there was “Gujarat massacre of Muslims with the sanction of Narendra Modi”. These people have demanded action against Modi. (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 channels strategy of attacks”. Note that these articles are purely the view of the blogger and not of )

There was no “Gujarat massacre of Muslims” in the 2002 riots but plain Hindu-Muslim riots in which hundreds of Hindus were also killed by Muslims even after the gruesome and horrific roasting of 59 Hindus- including 25 women and 15 children in Godhra and 40,000 Hindus were thrown out of their homes by Muslims despite comprising only 10 % of the population and that too in a state ruled by a Hindu party like the BJP with a man like Narendra Modi as Chief Minister.

The worst ever massacre was of the Hindus during the medieval times. Timur massacred some 1 lakh Hindus on a single day in Delhi in 1399. Nadirshah, the invader, massacred three to four lakh people in 1739 in Delhi. The massacres of Hindus in medieval India would have put Hitler’s Nazi death-chambers of the 1930s to shame. These massacres happened under all the medieval rulers of India including Akbar- who ordered killing of 30,000 Hindus in February 1568. Mahmud of Ghazni also massacred many Hindus in between 1001-1027 AD. Mohammad Ghori also did the same between 1192 to 1206. So did all others. The invaders were like a cloud of locusts destroying and devouring everything on their way. In fact, Professor K.S.Lal in his book “Growth of Muslim population in India” has said that according to his calculations, the Hindu population declined by 80 million between AD 1000 and AD 1525- probably the biggest ever holocaust in world history. 8 crore Hindus were slaughtered by foreign Muslims in this period.

For just a brief and cursory (very very brief and very very cursory)history of Islam in India, see this. This doesn’t focus on the mass murders and massacres of Hindus with detail, which have been given in the book (“Gujarat Riots: The True Story”) but not included in this website.

Pakistan and Bangladesh were also parts of India, and the Hindu population in West Pakistan has declined from 20 % in 1947 to around 1% now- the biggest unreported genocide, massacre and holocaust in recent times. The media and the government did nothing to raise this issue with Pakistan. Similarly, the Hindu population in Bangladesh has declined from 34 % in 1901 to 29 % in 1947, and to 10 % in 2001, and its around 8.6% as per the 2011 census. Even in India, the Hindu population has declined from 85 % in 1951 to 80.5 % in 2001- and according to the 2011 census it is already in the 70s at 79.8%, below 80%. The liberals in the Indian media, human rights activists, and Indian government have never ever raised this complete annihilation of Hindus by Pakistan ever in the world at any forum. On the contrary, the biased people in the media have exaggerated and inflated the case of Gujarat riots along with the Indian media and whitewashed Muslims’ guilt in annihilating Hinduism in Pakistan and Bangladesh and also Kashmir.

Pakistan’s TALLEST Hindu leader, Sudham Chand Chawla was killed in broad daylight in Jacobabad on 29 Jan 2002 while returning from his rice mill. The culprits were not nabbed, nor was any compensation given to his family. He had in fact been complaining to the so-called civil society of Pakistan for years about the threat to his life, to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and yet nobody did anything. If this was the case with the BIGGEST Hindu leader, then what must be the story of ordinary Hindus, who have already been reduced from 20 % in 1947 to just 1 % now?

Looking at the modern, independent India, these riots were still very lesser in intensity. The worst ever massacre in independent India was of the Hindus in Kashmir, which continues till date. After that, nothing was worse than the 1984 riots, when the Sikhs were massacred by the ruling Congress Party. In Bhagalpur, Bihar in 1989 under the Congress rule itself more than 1400 people were killed, most of whom were Muslims, after Muslims threw bombs on Hindu localities, and then suffered in retaliation. There were much worse riots in various other places, like in Assam in 1983, Moradabad, Jamshedpur, etc on many other occasions.

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40 Responses to “Myth 6: Gujarat riots were the ‘worst ever massacre’ in India”

  1. 1
    Nrapendra INDIA Says:

    very nice article,you need to spread this information to people who are alleging great narendra modi for gujrat riots

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    Shiv AUSTRALIA Says:

    I do not understand why Hindus are so tolerant. I know not all hindus or muslims are culprits for the riots. But stop making movies on Daud Abrahaim, attacks of 26/11, etc. Don’t you think you guys are praising the bad muslims and making fun of hindus.

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    Saswati Sarkar UNITED STATES Says:

    What are the references for your census figures on Hindu population in 1951? Do you have a link for 2001 census?

  4. 4
    Kumar INDIA Says:

    The Religious Divide Practiced by Congress & other Political Parties in Muslim Appeasement for CHEAP VOTE BANK POLITICS & few GREEDY NGOs likr of Teesta,Hasmi etc who have made COTTAGE INDUSTRY OF earning money ADDED BY PAID MEDIA like NDTV,CNN-IBN etc have REALLY DAMAGED THE NATION.


  5. 5
    admin AUSTRALIA Says:

    What are the references for your census figures on Hindu population in 1951? Do you have a link for 2001 …

    Centre for Policy Studies Chennai has compiled all the data. Everyone knows that the Hindu population declined from 82.6 % in 1991 to 80.5 % in 2001. In 2001 the Muslim population was put at 13.4 % and in 2011 at 14.6 %. By common sense, the Hindu population would have declined by more than 1.1% from 2001 to 2011 i.e. in 2011 the Hindu population would be 79.4%. The Hindu population in 1951 was 85%. But I will try to give the direct sources to official census reports of 1951 to 2011.

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    sandeep kumar INDIA Says:

    This was really valuable article, that shows the real misery of Hindu’s everywhere, we are against every misconduct to every religion. but we do not have to suffer because of these corrupt politicians.

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    kenny Says:

    bloody indians.always watching cricket .except this they dont know any thing in this see israel if any attack occured in their territory immediately they would retaliate.why 2006 israel- lebanon war occured do you know? it lost 9 of its soldeirs by lebanon.thats why they attacked lebanon for continously one month.they are cult people.indians are slowly lossing war against islamic militants.they only bow to seems all indian politicians are ready to sacrifice their own citizens for their safety and luxurious self respect.what the good indians they are.aren’t they?

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    arpit INDIA Says:

    it is all because we hindu’s are tolerent. i think we should fight against it. i think narendra modi is the right person and we shoul make him the PM of india

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    prabodh Says:

    i dont understand why bjp spoke persons presents this facts on national news ( debates)

  10. 10
    Mohammed asif Says:

    I m proud to b a muslim……did u understand all hindu idiots

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    Mohammed asif Says:

    I m proud to b a muslim……muslim r innocent people……u c hindus crime graph is always hihg in india doing rape,kidnaping……..alwyas hindus start the riots and the people name only muslim

  12. 12
    Ajoy Chatterjee INDIA Says:

    I am proud to be Hindu …
    Muslims have killed 800 millions of hindus after and during partions.. muslims
    are dengerous .. hindus killed very less numbers of muslims..
    In pakistan and bangaladesh muslims torcharded and killed millions hindus even 1990
    Hindus never go to kill any non hindus first..
    But muslims can killl hindus being minority… then what will happen if they become
    40% in india ..
    In muslim countries non muslims are treated like slaves … no rights in any govt activity
    No job .. extra tax .. no festival.. nothing ..
    And in India they are living like vip members.. you can not say anything against them ..
    Muslims are good till they are less than 5 percent…but they are now 18 percent… its dengerous fact for future

  13. 13
    Ajoy Chatterjee INDIA Says:

    I am agree with you… if all non muslims does not get united in this world
    It will be impossible to live in this world…
    Any part of the world are not safe from islamic milltant..
    No other religion in tye world are threat for humanity…

  14. 14
    Sana Khan Says:

    I am Muslim n I m proud of it..

  15. 15
    Sana Khan Says:

    I would like to clear the misunderstandings of my Hindu brothers.. we love u.. we only do what is written in Quran. And Quran never said to kill Hindus.. we respect u.. plz don’t hate us.. humanity is the biggest thing.. we should keep in mind that we are not suppose to fight.. n politicians like narendra modi can never b your friend.. they want only n only money and fame.. worst politicians like modi are evil.. not human.. at last I want to say.. modi sirf gumrah krna jaanta hai.. aur apne power ka use krke dange karna jaanta h.. uski akele kuch karne ki aukaat nhi h .aap log is kutte k chakkar me tension Na lijie.. train me aag Is hi ne lagwai joki prove ho chuka h. ..aur dange b karwae.. ye sirf nafrat krna janta h.. aur baki innocent Hindus ko b apne jesa bnana chahta h!!

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    Udbhav INDIA Says:

    I’m totally confused.
    Ajoy is proud to be Hindu…
    Mohammed is proud to be Muslim…
    I’m ashamed to be a so called human…
    Main kabhi-2 sochta hoon aakhir ye darm naam ki cheez bani hi kyoon ? Humse achche to jaanwar hain jo agar ek doosre ko maarte bhi hein to sirf pet ki aag bujhaane ke liye.
    Kabhi kisi jungle mein nahin suna ke Janwaron ke beech danga ho gaya hai.
    Sach janwaron ke beech danga nahin hota…
    wo to sirf aur airf ‘ JANWARON’ ke beech hi hota hai…
    I wish is duniya ke alawa bhi koi duniya ho jahan ye Ram Rahim ka khooni chakkar na ho….
    I wish

  17. 17
    Raza Hussain Says:

    Iam proud that iam a Muslim. Islam is a religion of Peace. not terrorism.

  18. 18
    pruthviraj Says:

    to sana,

    aap to sahi baat kar rahi thi ki aap quran-e-pak ko follow karti hai, acchi baat hai. Magar ye modi pe bhadak kyon uthi.. aap kya chahati hai,mai kya chahata hoon, i mean koi bhi ek nagrik kya chahata hai?? progress i guess…peace too.. pichle 10 salo me gujarat sirf tarakki kar raha hai, UP mein 25 se jyada riot huye hai… maharshtra me, hyderabad mein, bihar mein… almost in every state of India.. ye main nahi kah raha.. ye fact hai.. You can see growth rate or staistics, no state is close to gujarat.. And most important fact is muslim brothers from gujarat are supporting him… let me be clear that I am not supporting him, but you should be comment with good language and one more thing, please speak with facts, don’t be agree..

  19. 19
    pruthviraj Says:

    to Mr Ubhav,

    You really seem confused…. really..
    I am sorry but you are comparing us with animals(who can only think of food) and you are saying there should not be thing like religion.. aapko lagta hai kya ki agar insaan is religion se bandha hai aur agar free ho gaya to riots nahi honge…??? koibhi chori karta hai ya jhuth bolta hai to haath ya juban jimmedar nahi hote; uski galat soch hoti hai.. usi tarah kuch pagal log kisi majhab ka naam leke gandha kam kare to unki soch galat hoti hai, majhab nahi… ye hame tay karna hai ki kise apnana hai… nor hinduism nor any other religion demands you to do bad things or kill anybody then how can you conclude that religion is culprit..?? With due respect I am saying that I dont know about other religion but hinduism is simply “A lifestyle” which strives to achieve peace and moksha with practice of timeless physical and spiritual principles.. u understand GITA once and it never asks you to worship anybody but to virtues of yourself and truth which krisha calls as dharma.. it’s us who are ruining it.. please don’t blame any religion, but catch the spoilers.. (Nothing personal, if anything hurts you, I am sorry.)

  20. 20
    divyesh soni CHINA Says:

    Plz see this,it is quiet imp for hindus kyoki congress ek aisa bill la rhi h jo hinduo ko musalmano ko gulam bnne pr mjdur krdega
    According to this bill muslimo ko power h ki wo hinduo k against fake complaint b dayar kr skte h aur hindu uska protest b nhi kr skte ye sb vote bank ki raajneeti m congress itna gir gye h ki ye desh ko tod b skti h
    Aur ye jo uper sana k comments h na to usko m btadu ki uski koi aukat ni h wo modi k against kch b bole tm logo n jo hinduo k sath gujarat m 2002 m kiya usse tmhari aukat pta chlti h
    Aur tm ye bolti ho ki 2002 m modi n dange krwaye to tmko itna btadu ki 2002 k dangr congress ki den h aur 1969 m jo hua wo b congress ki den h sare dange desh m jo ho rhe h na wo congress krwari h tm logo ko ye samajana chahiye aur tm ye mt bolo ki muslim innocent h ye to tumhara hydrabad ka immam owasi apne bhashan m btata h aur jo Kashmir m tm logo n hinduo ka jo haal kiya h wo b kisi se chupa ni h aur muzzafarnagar m b tm logo ki wajah se dange hue h usme to tm mulayam ko gaaliya ni dete ho kyuki wo tmko support krte h ya fir vote k liye tm logo ko chutiya bnate
    Koi b muslim desh aj k tym pe khush ni h sb jal rhe h tm log 4 hinduo k bich m rahe skte h kyoki wo tmhare sath dhang se baat krte h lekin 4 musalmano k bich m kbi b hindu ni rahe skta kyuki tm log dhang se baat ni krte

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    Rahul Sahir Sheikh Says:

    Muslims have mercy…this is wrong news…in gujarat riots more muslims were killed…Muslims are muslims….so our population is more…if more muslims will die then this world will end…because muslim population is growing day by day it reached at the height of christianity level…Islam is the reality coz there is no statue of god in islam…else all hv the statues….if u will find god in statue, then u will never get a god,bhagwan,or ALLAH….Thank you

  23. 23
    Rahul Sahir Sheikh Says:

    haan dhangg se to sirf tum hi log baat kr sakte ho hame kaha bolna aata hai….aur ye divyesh soni aur sandeep do kattarwadi chutiye kaha se aagaye is chat me….bhaago saalon…..sab hindu aur muslim mil kar kattarwadiyon ko bhagaao….

  24. 24
    sheik m rahman INDIA Says:

    muslims are peace loving as is clear from the history…allah sabko rahmat bakshe. 1000 musalman mare gaye……ya allah pakistan jana hi theek hota

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    zohaan Says:

    u are giving me d example of jammu and kashmir over 400000 muslims were killed by d dogri hindu mahraja..
    in bihar riots you cowards bring police wd u still muslims deep throatened u..
    in gujrat a small boy is forced to drink petrol nd den blazed on fire in front of her mother..
    This is d worst..nd remember we muslims have seen d pain nd pain is wat makes a makes a man more strong..
    f*** hindutva..
    u *** nazzis

  26. 26
    Rajesh parekh GERMANY Says:

    Lye chutneys Zohan riots ka to pata nah in jhoot toh mast bool lab tak Dhaka de kee jhoot ok sachet bandy agree

  27. 27
    tarun AUSTRALIA Says:

    Man!! you guys are so ….. full of …

    Its crazy that you are are still talking religion.. not humanity..

    You guys are comparing the greatness of your religion with the number of people died in the riot.. crazy..

    If someday you manage to understand that religion is just a state of mind.. I think we can grow towards a better future for ourself and for the country..

    nahi toh milega,, “Baba ji ka Thullu”

  28. 28
    virat_patil Says:

    Those sheets who don’t know about brutal islamic history of india, just ….. there mouth. Muslim did not consider any country as there motherland. They not give any previlages to when they were in majority. show me which islamic country giving previlages to other religion population in their country, infact they also not give minority status. In my opinion india did not need minority, if they want to eat and leave in india they should respect country’s law and culture. If they don;t they have to shift from here to their favourite destination.

  29. 29
    ahmed rehan Says:

    Jo mazlum (minority) pey humla karey woh bhadur kaisey hoga, delhi mey hamari ek behan ka gang rape hoa to hum sub ney mil key us k khilaf awaz uthaye yeh insaniyath hai aur jo gujrath mey hoa us ka kya? Kya woh insan nahi, iS page par dharm jaati key comment karney walo sub pehley insaaniyath sekho,

  30. 30
    JAIDEEP Says:

    pehle muslim ne gujrat me hindus ko zinda jala diya. jab us ke badle me hinduo ne mullo ko mara to kya kura kia.

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    JAIDEEP Says:


  32. 32
    sheriff INDIA Says:

    i can see that this site is only increasing the hate rate….. the owner of this site is seems a politician… i can see many falls statements on parttician of pakistan as well as holy QURAN.only the knowledge of our own history and our religion can clarify these misunderstandings.
    google is the best to search for these answers…search on the followings
    1.origin of aryan
    2.timeline on indian history
    3.muslim contribution to freedom fight
    4.memon abdul habeeb
    5.who killed mahathma gandhi

  33. 33
    peter singhania Says:

    Today Hindus are only enemies of Hindus – I have never seen Hindu journalists or activists raising voice for KAshmiri pandits or Bangladeshi/ Pakistani hindus who live like slaves … I have never seen Hindus raising voice for killing of Hindus on Bangladeshi border …

    These muslims they are no one `s dear except their religion – their religion does not allow them to love and respect other religions . See the documentaries like Islam What west needs to know and Islamic invasion of India …reality is that wherever muslims are in good numbers- there they are causing problems because their religion is poisonous … we need to wipe them out or separate them from us … Hindus are too soft .

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    A Says:


  35. 35
    Indian in Australia AUSTRALIA Says:

    DHAKA, Dec 5 (Reuters) – At least six people were injured, with three in a critical condition, after a series of bomb blasts on Saturday at a Hindu religious gathering in northern Bangladesh, a police official said.

    The attack follows the shooting and wounding of an Italian doctor working in the same region last month, and the earlier murders of an Italian and a Japanese citizen in separate attacks claimed by Islamic State.

    The latest incident occurred in Dinajpur district, 415 km (260 miles) north of the capital Dhaka when a series of bombs exploded as hundreds of devotees attended a religious ceremony known as “Rushmela”, Abdul Mazid, the officer in-charge of Kahalur police station, told Reuters.

    The attack came after recent threats to the temple’s priest, urging him not to organise any religious gatherings, Mazid said.

    Five people had been detained for interrogation, he said.

    The country has suffered a rising tide of Islamist violence over the past year. Four online critics of religious militancy have been hacked to death, among them a U.S. citizen of Bangladesh origin.

  36. 36
    amit Says:

    Hindus are peace loving socity who believe in live and let live whereas muslim can’t let’s other to perform their believe

  37. 37
    raf INDIA Says:

    Not true, pls do not quote without knowing. Quran says, “Lakum deenakum waliyadeen” Jiska dharm uske saat, and also says, killing one human is equal to killing of complete human gene on earth and equally punishable by Almighty Allah. Jehad is permissable under self protection or religious protection. Islam never spread by sword but by character. whatever kings u guys took names where not representatives of Islam, those invasions were political motive. Those kings are kuslims as their religion but they are not a religion in themselves, u cannot blame islam with retrospecting past invaders, islam is the religion of peace & hormony. Zakat, fitra, fasting, giving alms to beggars on friday – dont u think it is sharing & caring religion. “was there sati in islam except pre-islamic era of arabs. do non muslim women has right to take parents property, dont u know Azhoka killed lakhs of ppl in india, dont u think Chanakya perished “budham sharnam gajjami & wiped away bhuddhists in chandragupt maurya dynasti. dont u know shudras are being hindus maligned & kept as untouchbles. dont u know low cast ppl are not allowed in temples despite the fact that God is for everyone, do u know that most of famous temples have different lines to pray & one who can pay can darshan in VIP queue. So pls guys do not speak when u dont know. Jai Hind. Bharat Zindabad. Bye

  38. 38
    AltNews as 'Fake News buster'? Pratik Sinha of AltNews is a big liar- lies & fake news exposed UNITED STATES Says:

    [...] UPA Government gave figures of 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus, or that ‘The 2002 riots were the ”worst ever riots” in India or that Narendra Modi said ‘Every action has equal and opposite reaction’. Pratik Sinha [...]

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    The real Saba Naqvi: Here is how the 'neutral journalist' supported killers of Ram Sevaks in Sabarmati Express burning - Opindia News GERMANY Says:

    [...] violence in Independent India’ while there have been many far worse riots in India post-1947, in Gujarat itself in 1969 and 1985 as examples. It exposes only Darshan Desai, Saba Naqvi and Outlook which published such a third [...]

  40. 40
    Difference in outrage over Kathua and Godhra- How the ‘secularists’ defended heinous killers & insulted the dead victims of Godhra UNITED STATES Says:

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