In the Gujarat Riots Muslims were killed and Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Despite the Supreme Court giving a clean chit to Modi stating that there are no grounds to say that Narendra Modi was involved in the riots, stories
abound on Gujarat Riot.
Narendra Mod and Gujarat Riots
Let’s see how valid are these spins.
1.Spin-1.2000 Muslims were killed.
Fact-254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed
Government’s Reply in the Rajya Sabha.
The Central government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in the post Godhra riots in Gujarat.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Sriprakash Jaiswal said a total of 223 people were reported missing, 2,548 sustained injuries during the riots in 2002.
He said the government paid Rs 1.5 lakh to the next of kin of each person killed and Rs 5,000, Rs 15,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 for the injured.
The amount for the injured was based on the extent of injury, the minister added.(rediffnews)-check Rajya Sabha records link.
2.Only Muslims were butchered -Lie.
While Muslims were killed without provocation in Naroda Patiya,Gulbarg Society, Naroda Gram, Sadarpura, Ode and other places,Hindus were killed
unprovoked in Himmatnagar, Danilimda, and Sindhi Market and other areas of Ahmedabad,.
3.Entire Gujarat was burning.
Out of the state’s 18,600 villages, 240 municipal towns, and 25 district headquarters, only 60 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 out of the state’s 18,600 villages saw riots.
4.Police was indifferent and not deployed in full strength.
“Ahmedabad has a police force of 6,000, including 1,500 armed personnel. In addition, the entire state has just four companies (530 jawans) of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) of which only one company could be spared for Ahmedabad. Considering that the mobs that simultaneously surfaced at nearly half a dozen places numbered from 2,000 to 10,000, the forces proved woefully inadequate. At one point on February 28 there were at least 25,000 people targeting the Muslim localities in Ahmedabad alone.”
See link: http://www.indiatoday.com/itoday/20020318/cover.shtml
Even in its infamous article misquoting Narendra Modi as having said “Every action has equal and opposite reaction” (Which Narendra Modi never did),The Times of India reported, “The sparse police presence looked like a drop in the ocean of violence.”
This despite the deployment of the entire police force. The Hindu also reported the next day that on 28 February “Mob fury reached its crescendo” and “The situation seemed to slip out of hand” and “Police were outnumbered by the rioters“. Same was the report of The Telegraph, The Tribune.
5.Only Muslims were affected.
As early as 5 March 2002, out of the 98 relief/ refugee camps set up in the state, 85 were for the Muslims and 13 were for the Hindus. As on 17 March 2002, as per the report of a newspaper as anti-BJP as The Times of India, more than 10,000 Hindus were rendered homeless in Ahmedabad alone.
As on 25 April 2002, out of the 1 lakh 40 thousand refugees, some 1 lakh were Muslims and 40 thousand were Hindus.
None other than Times Now channel admitted in 2009 quoting from Agencies that 40,000 Hindus were also rendered homeless in the Gujarat riots, i.e. Muslims threw out as many as 40,000 Hindus in Gujarat even after Godhra, just like they did in Kashmir where lakhs of Hindus left the valley
6.Sangh Parivar organized the Riots.
ed and the Rapid Action Force and the CRPF jawans could not control the violence. The Hindu also reported the next day that the situation seemed to slip out of control. Ahmedabad Police received 3,500 calls instead of the normal 200. It was beyond the means of the Sangh Parivar- or anybody to organise mobs on such a large-scale in Ahmedabad within 24 hours.
However, the VHP could have easily organised riots in many of the 10,000 villages inGujarat where it had units, either on February 28, or days after that.
On February 27 occurred the Godhra massacre. That same day the RSS gave a statement saying- “RSS condemns the killings and calls for restraint”. The Hindu also reported in its report on Feb 28 that the “RSS appealed to the people to exercise restraint”.
The then RSS Joint General Secretary Madan Das Devi said-“Now is the test of the patience of the Hindu society…These killings are a ploy of the terrorists to create riots…”. This was reported in weekly Organiser, the weekly mouthpiece of the RSS, in its issue dated 10 March 2002, which covered events till 27 February. In the 10 March 2002 issue itself, two RSS leaders- Madan Das Devi and Mohan Bhagwat gave statement’s asking the Hindu society to maintain peace. The Telegraph reported on 28thFebruary 2002-
“The RSS rallied behind the Prime Minister, pleading for restraint. Joint general secretary Madan Das Devi said: “The tolerance of the Hindu society is a litmus test. Instead of taking the law into their hands, people should cooperate with the state government in dealing with the serious situation.”
For more facts with Documentation refer the Links.
Rajya Sabha Records