ibtl Columns

  • Who started riots after first 3 days?

    Godhra Riot | Friday, Apr 27,2012, 00:29 IST .

    Fact: The police was slow to act on Muslim fanatics for fear of being called ‘anti-Muslim’ by the media. As many as 170 people were shot dead by the police in Gujarat- i.e. killed in police firing. Muslims greeted the police, and also the army, with bullets and turned off the power supply, and also started riots and accused the police of being biased, when the police came to searc..

  • Propaganda v/s Facts: Gujarat police turned a blind eye to the riots?

    Godhra Riot | Thursday, Apr 19,2012, 23:32 IST .

    "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..

  • Propaganda v/s Facts: Gujarat riots were totally one-sided, and entire Gujarat burnt?

    Godhra Riot | Friday, Apr 13,2012, 00:22 IST .

    Fact: While Muslims were killed in one-sided attacks in many places in the state- like in Naroda Patiya, Gulbarg Society, Naroda Gram, Sadarpar and other places- by and large- the riots were not entirely one-sided. Muslims were equally on the offensive, at least after the first three days. Hindus were killed brutally in Himmatnagar, Danilimda, and Sindhi Market and other areas of Ahmedabad-as..

  • Propaganda v/s Facts: 2,000 Muslims were killed in the Gujarat riots?

    Godhra Riot | Friday, Apr 06,2012, 09:23 IST .

    Fact: As per figures given by the Union Minister of State for Home Shriprakash Jaiswal, who belongs to the Congress Party, in Parliament on 11 May 2005, 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed in the riots, 2548 people were injured and 223 people were missing. This was in a WRITTEN REPLY to a question asked by a Congress member on the religion wise casualties in Gujarat after Godhra. The repor..

  • Satyamev Jayate: How the truth won over Secular and waqf deception

    Bharat Itihaas | Thursday, Apr 05,2012, 01:30 IST .

    Secularists’ lies and unscathed Truth - In the winter of 2002-2003, the Court had secretly ordered a search of the site with a ground-penetrating radar by the company Tojo Vikas International Ltd., which had gained fame with its role in the construction of the Delhi underground railway. Canadian geophysicist Claude Robillard concluded from the scans that “there is..

  • Ayodhya after partition - secular lies and killings of karsewaks

    Bharat Itihaas | Tuesday, Apr 03,2012, 00:10 IST .

    Ramlala’s advent to brutal killing of Karsewaks : In 1949, after India had earned freedom from British rule and Muslims under Jinnah had carved out a separate Islamic state of Pakistan dividing the motherland, large gatherings of Ramayan recitation began in and around the site. On the mid-night of 22nd December 1949, Ram-lala is said to have ‘appeared’ as te..

  • Ramrajya to Mughal kingdom to Secular rule, the tradition of Ram worship continued

    Bharat Itihaas | Sunday, Apr 01,2012, 17:00 IST .

    From Ram to Babur : So the tradition of Ram worship continued. The various literary and scriptural sources seem to have culminated in the Ayodhya Mahatmaya composed somewhere in the 12th or 13th Century AD. The Ayodhya Mahatmaya describes the various holy spots and extols the pilgrimage to the city of Ayodhya as the best means of salvation.

  • Unconquerable Ayodhya, the kingdom of Kosal

    Bharat Itihaas | Saturday, Mar 31,2012, 18:34 IST .

    Ayodhya - literally means ‘Unconquerable’. The mention of Ayodhya as the capital of the emperors of the Soorya Dynasty (Soorya Vansh) is found in ancient Sanskrit scriptures including the Ramayan. Ayodhya is known to have been founded by Manu, and the dynasty of Raghu, Aja, Dashrath ruled here. Ram, the iconic hero of Ramayan was born at this place, as per scriptures.

  • The Facts the media didn't remind you!

    Godhra Riot | Friday, Mar 30,2012, 00:13 IST .

    The Gujarat Government spent a lot of money for providing relief to the riot victims. None other than the UPA Government’s MoS for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said in the Rajya Sabha that too in a written reply on 11 May 2005. He said an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh was paid by the government to the next of kin of each person killed. In addition, Jaiswal said relief was also extended by the state ..

  • The Facts the media published then, before unleashing anti-Modi propaganda

    Godhra Riot | Thursday, Mar 22,2012, 23:07 IST .

    Here in this 4th episode of the series, we present some excerpts from media reports published then, which highlight the facts, which were later buried in the anti-Modi noise created, catalysed and corroborated by the same media.

    The Hindu - 4th March 2002 “AH..

  • How government controlled riots in 3 days

    Godhra Riot | Friday, Mar 16,2012, 00:24 IST .

    On the second day of riots i.e. 1st March 2002, the Army staged a flag march in Ahmedabad at 11:30 AM. The Hindu reported "The Army began flag marches in the worst-affected areas of Ahmedabad, Baroda, Rajkot and Godhra cities and the 'shoot at sight' order w..

  • Day 1 of Riots - Role of Government in curbing it

    Godhra Riot | Friday, Mar 09,2012, 12:41 IST .

    Now-the government faced genuine difficulties in controlling the anger of the masses in view of the limited police force. Uday Mahurkar wrote for weekly India Today dated 18 March 2002:

    “Ahmedabad has a police force of 6,000, including 1,500 armed personnel. In ..

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