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.

12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Myth 24: The bodies of Godhra victims were displayed in public

Posted on May 5, 2016 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

FACT: The Godhra carnage occurred on 27 February 2002 at 8 AM. After that, the bodies of the karsevaks killed in Godhra were brought to Ahmedabad. This was necessary, because most of the killed karsevaks were from Ahmedabad and keeping the bodies in Godhra could have inflamed the situation there and Godhra was also under [...]

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Myth 23: Ehsan Jafri called Narendra Modi during the riots

Posted on August 28, 2015 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

FACT: This is absolutely untrue, and a lie concocted many years after 2002. No such charge was ever made in 2002, neither during the time of the riots, nor for many months and years after 2002. There is NO RECORD of any call made by Jafri to Modi. The SIT report says on pages 261-262 [...]

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Myth 22: A B Vajpayee said Modi is not following Rajdharma

Posted on February 24, 2014 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

    FACT: This incident happened on 4th April 2002, when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Gujarat. When a reporter asked the Prime Minister in his joint press conference with Narendra Modi what message he will like to give the Gujarat Chief Minister, he said: “A ruler should follow Rajdharma. Not differentiate between [...]

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Myth 21: No one was brought to justice for the riots

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

FACT: To claim that “No justice was got in Gujarat for the 2002 riots” is completely untrue. There have been a world record number of convictions. There have been a total of at least 484 convictions, including 373 Hindus and 111 Muslims, according to official records. It is a world record to see so many [...]

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Myth 20: Zakia Jafri’s complaint against Narendra Modi is a genuine one

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

FACT: First thing to be noted is that Zakia Jafri did not make any complaint against Narendra Modi at all, for as many as 4 years after the 2002 riots, i.e. until 2006! In this time, she made statements before the police, the Nanavati Commission, filed affidavits in the courts as well and never once [...]

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Myth 13: Narendra Modi said-“Every action has equal and opposite reaction”

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

FACT: Balbir Punj writes-“Blatant myths and fiction have lacerated the facts on Gujarat. The Times of India (March 3) reported Modi’s much-publicised misquote of Newton’s third law—”Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. In fact, the CM had never said such a thing and no other paper except for Times of India had carried [...]

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Myth 11: In Ehsan Jafri’s case, women were raped

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

Fact: The following is some part of Arundhati Roy’s article in weekly Outlook dated 6 May 2002 on the Ehsan Jafri case: “Last night a friend from Baroda called. Weeping. It took her fifteen minutes to tell me what the matter was. It wasn’t very complicated. Only that Sayeeda, a friend of hers, had been [...]

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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

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 [...]

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Myth 2: Muslims were ‘butchered’ in Gujarat

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

Fact: Undoubtedly, Muslims were killed in one-sided attacks in many places in the state, like in Naroda Patiya, Gulbarg Society, Naroda Gram, Sadarpura, Ode and other places, but by and large, the riots were not one-sided, and Muslims were hardly the cattle hiding from the slaughter house. As we have seen in a couple of [...]

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Answers to Outlook’s 25 questions

Posted on March 27, 2012 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

 Sundeep Dougal writing in the OutlookIndia posed 25 questions to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi based on the testimony given by Mr. Modi to the Supreme Court appointed SIT. http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?280034 Mr. Modi’s testimony was meant to be confidential but that has not prevented media outlets from leaking stories based on it. Earlier in the week [...]

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Myth 19: Narendra Modi told police officers to go slow on Hindus in the 27 Feb night meeting

Posted on December 23, 2011 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

FACT: Before getting into the details, let us post one important thing here. Is Narendra Modi a fool to openly give such orders to so many officials in such a meeting where any of the officers could have secretly recorded such orders or which would have had 9 witnesses against Narendra Modi? If he did [...]

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Myth 18: Narendra Modi never expressed sadness for the post-Godhra riots

Posted on December 23, 2011 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

FACT: It is not astonishing to see the media level absolutely false and wrong charges on the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi. But what is astonishing is the extent to which the media goes in putting unbelievable factual errors and sticking to them, and believing its own lies. These days, the livid media and [...]

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Myth 17: Gujarat Government did nothing to help the victims

Posted on July 7, 2010 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Fact: We have already seen the steps taken by the Government to quell the violence, and in saving the lives of the victims- for example in Sanjeli, Bodeli and Viramgam areas of Gujarat. Hindus were also saved by violent Muslims in many places in Gujarat, like in Jamalpur on 1 March 2002, and in Modasa [...]

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Myth 16: A pregnant woman’s womb was ripped open and fetus was taken out

Posted on May 18, 2010 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Fact: Dr J S Kanoria who carried out the post mortem of the woman, Kausarbanu on 2 March 2002 found that her womb was intact, and that she had died of burns suffered in the riots. Weekly India Today dated 5 April 2010 reports: “Significantly, in March 2003, the SC had stalled the trial of [...]

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Myth 15: Narendra Modi gave free hand to rioters for 3 days

Posted on May 24, 2009 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Fact: This much-repeated allegation is wrong. Narendra Modi frantically called the Army units to Ahmedabad on February 28- as per the report of The Hindu the next day. India Today weekly’s report ‘Chronology of a Crisis’ on this topic in its issue dated 18 March 2002 also proves this beyond doubt. Before seeing this issue, [...]

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Myth 14: Sangh Parivar organisations like VHP organized the riots

Posted on May 24, 2009 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Fact: Out of Gujarat’s 18,600 villages, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had units in 10,000 villages at the time of the riots of 2002. If it had wanted, it could have easily organized retaliatory riots in many of these 10,000 villages. Instead, only 40 out of the state’s 18,600 villages saw riots. The then VHP [...]

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Concocted Lies And Myths By The Media

Posted on May 22, 2008 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

By now we have seen much of the reality of the post-Godhra riots.  The entire media continues to concoct white lies on this subject. In this chapter, let us see some of the malicious lies circulated by the media, NDTV in particular, and company. Myth 1: 2,000 Muslims were killed in the Gujarat riots Myth [...]

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Myth 1: 2,000 Muslims were killed in the Gujarat riots

Posted on May 22, 2008 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

 Fact: 2000 is the number of Muslims who roasted to coal 59 Ram sevaks in Godhra, including 25 women and 15 children, on 27 February 2002, not the number of Muslims killed in the subsequent Gujarat riots.     As per figures given by the then Union Minister of State for Home Shriprakash Jaiswal, who belongs [...]

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Myth 3: Whole of Gujarat was burning

Posted on May 22, 2008 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Fact: Out of the state’s 18,600 villages, 240 municipal towns, and 25 district headquarters, less than 90 places saw riots. If one includes the two big cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, by the wildest stretch of imagination, only 2 % of the state can be assumed to have been burning. Only 40 or maximum 50 [...]

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Myth 4: The Gujarat police turned a blind eye to the rioting

Posted on May 22, 2008 - Filed Under 12-Concocted Lies and Myths by the media

Fact: Even though the situation was terrible, the police performed its work extremely efficiently. The police force was woefully insufficient, despite the deployment of the entire police force. India Today (18 March 2002)reported: “Ahmedabad has a police force of 6,000, including 1,500 armed personnel. In addition, the entire state has just four companies (530 jawans) [...]

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