“[w]hile I condemn today's gruesome attack, you cannot pick up an incident in isolation. Let us not forget the provocation. These people were not going for a benign assembly. They were indulging in blatant and unlawful mobilization to build a temple and deliberately provoke the Muslims in India.”
Before arraigning Narendra Modi for everything that happened in Gujarat immediately after the barbaric burning of fifty nine Karsevaks, let us look at two snippets of history that tell their own tale about the role of the ‘vanguard of secularism’ that typified him as a ‘merchant of death’. (Click here to see a detailed analysis of some of the worst communal riots in India between 1950 and 1995: Gujarat saw many bloodier riots before 2002)
Update August 28, 2012: Here are some statistics that will put the whole issue in perspective, especially in view of the Goebbelsian propaganda unleashed by the so called secular forces: The actual figures of those killed in the riots were: 254 - Hindus and 790 - Muslims. These were not the figures of some Sangh Pariwar activists but the figures provided in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha by a 'secular' Minister of State (MoS), Home in the 'secular' Congress government at the centre. Here are some more statistics which hopefully make us ponder: 10,000 rounds of bullets were fired by the police to quell the mobs killing 77 Hindus and 93 Muslims. 27,901 Hindus were arrested as against 7,651 Muslims. We were only told of Muslims sheltering in the relief camps but how many knew that 40,000 Hindus also were sheltered in relief camps.