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Monday, October 19, 2009

Saffron Terror Trail: From Maharashtra to Goa, right-wing extremists leave imprints across India

The recent blast in Goa's Margao and the recovery of more explosive devices (IEDs) in Sancaole has once again brought spotlight on the fringe organisations that are involved in terror attacks in the country.

The name of Sanatan Sanstha that has come up in the course of investigations, has been linked to blasts man times in the past also.

This includes blast at a theatre in Thane and explosions in Vashi and Panvel.

Besides, the group is linked to another hardliner group--Abhinav Bharat that was responsible for the Malegaon blasts.

Any fundamentalist group belonging to any religion can have some sick and fanatic elements. However, the problem begins when there is reluctance among officials and the leadership in accepting that certain organisations can be involved in terrorism.

After the Goa blast, the headlines in channels and newspapers read like--'Extremist group involved', 'Sanatan activists quizzed' or 'Hindu group blamed'. Not once the word 'Terror' was used. Those arrested were termed 'activists' or 'suspects.

Besides, the use of word 'blame' in headlines is in sharp contrast to the otherwise 'judgmental reporting about terrorists caught, as per police version even when there is no blast'. It is also wrong to associate terror with religion. In fact, in all such cases, the word should be terrorist, rather than Hindu or Muslim.

Any group belonging to any religious community can have fanatic elements. Just like SIMI and the terror outfits with foreign support that have created terror in our country in the past, there are dozens of extremist organisations from Assam to Punjab and Manipur to Jharkhand. They could be Maoists or right-wing Hindu groups.

Hate can consume anybody. Early this year a right-wing activist was caught for injecting a Christian priest with poison-filled injection. We can only imagine that how strong must be his conviction or the motivation to fight the evangelists. And the 'man' who shot only those Muslims who married Hindu girls.

And there were Abhinav Bharat activists who were targeting Muslim cogregations and Churches. Not to mention, the procurement of RDX and the arrest of even an armyman [Colonel Purohit]. What is needed is that there should be tough action and similar nomenclature for all groups that are involved in disruptive activities.

This must include the political parties that attack citizens of other states in the name of regionalism and divide the society. Meanwhile, a few other revelations with regard to the Goa blast:

1. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the Sanstha's activists were involved in the recent communal riots in Miraj and Sangli just before the Maharashtra elections.

2. After Hemant Karkare's death, the investigation into the activities of the 'right-wing' terrorist groups came to a dead-end. Karkare had stumbled upon the network and the modules spread across Maharashtra and neighbouring states including MP and Karnataka. But a campaign to defame him was begun soon after he had begun the ATS' operation.

3. Blasts and attacks on mosques in Parbhani, Jalna, & Purna towns of Maharashtra, targeting towns like Malegaon, Modasa and attacks on Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's shrine in Ajmer apart from Mecca Masjid and the Samjhauta Express had pointed to the direction of the right-wing terrorist organisations.

4. Malgonda Patil who died in the blast was expert in assembling bombs. The investigating team has reached Nagpur after they found that the gelatin sticks were brought from Maharashtra.

Samjhauta Express blast case solved: Planned in Indore!

Police teams of several states including Haryana and Rajasthan who were probing the attack on train, have finally zeroed in on the extremists in Indore. Local newspapers have revealed that the organisation members killed one of their own, RSS activist Sunil Joshi, so that the police couldn't reach them and bust the network.

Still, the bags used in carrying bombs in the train and other clues had taken police to Indore. A BJP leader's brother has been found involved in financing the bomb-making, reports an Indore based mass circulation evening newspaper. See the front page of the newspaper and the investigative report.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Weird things happening in goa. Did they really wanted revenge for the Narkasur version of Ramayana.

James

Anonymous said...

Dont spread false reports.

The Samjhauta Express blasts was done by Muslim organization and the Maharashtra Police has said that there is no link to be found to any Hindu group regarding Samjhauta blast.

This link shows the clarification issued by the Maharashtra police saying that there is no link between col Purohit and Samjhauta blasts .....

indscribe said...

Anon 2: This blog doesn't accept anonymous comments. And you have not even put your name.

Still, your comment is being published sans repitition. Critical comments are welcome but it's quite clear what you intend to say.

As far as the Samjhuta Express blast case is concerned, nobod said that Col Purohit was directly involved or not involved.

But you do seem to be his spokesman. I have put a question mark in the sub-heading. The links of a mass circulation paper were given.

You gave two links about Purohit not being directly involved, the fact is that there are splinter groups that have a common origin but do become separate entities because they feel even the RSS has diluted its ideology.

Eithe it's Abhinav Bharat, Pramod Muthalik's Ram Sene, the Sanatan Sanstha, the HJM or the Dharm Sena, they have all had brush with law and have crossed the line.

All such militant groups are dangerous. Either it is SIMI or Jaish or any organisation with a Muslim name or a Hindu name.

Anonymous said...

Is Asif Kasmani (a pakistani national) also a member of some Hindu group?
The USA has named him responsible for Samjhauta blasts, and had him sanctioned in the UNSC.

The other fact that you missed is that under narco analysis the leader of SIMI has confessed to Samjhauta blast.
Here is link http://dailypioneer.com/134395/Nagori-narco-test-calls-ATS-bluff.html

I am not saying Hindu radical groups are not dangerous. They need to be taken out.

But there is no need to spread doubts about Samjhauta express case. Even if you have to, at least give the other side (the links I have posted) which point towards SIMI and pakistan.

indscribe said...

Anon bhai... investigations do point towards thing angle also. See latest PTI report.



LINK:
http://www.ptinews.com/news/338185_Samjhauta-Express-blast--CBI-grills-BJYM-leader


Indore, Oct 19 (PTI) CBI and Rajasthan Police today questioned four persons here, including a local leader of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJUM), in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast, sources in the police said.

BJYM leader Praveen Mandal, who runs a cycle shop, was grilled in connection with the blast in the train at the local Palasiya police station for a long time, they said.

Earlier, during the initial investigation, the probe agency stumbled upon some clues which hinted that material used in the explosion might have been bought from Indore following which some people came under the scanner of the CBI, the sources said.

Sixty-eight persons were killed and many passengers sustained injuries when explosions ripped through Samjhauta Express on its way to Lahore from Delhi in Panipat in February 2007.

urdudaaN said...

In today's confused world, if you want to get 100% results, you target for 200%. So, to get to the point that all terror groups are terror groups, irrespective of whether Hindu or Muslim, you probably have to start with "all terror groups are Hindu except a few claimed to be Muslims". Today's prosperous people like us Indians understand only business, and Muslims are very bad at "this" business :)

Amitabh said...

Remove Islamic terrorism from india Hindus will stop spreading terrorism automatically.

Regarding Miraj Riot, it was started by the Indian muslim with support from bangladeshi muslims. They killed more than 100 Hindus....
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indscribe said...

Amitabh Ji

Your comment has disappointed me. 100 died in Miraj riots! Are you okay?

The figure was not even five. Even the extreme right-wing organisations didn't exaggerate it so much.

There were huge loss of life and property of Muslims. Ironically, we have to talk in terms of losses to communities, though loss to any of the communities is a national loss.

As far as your 'tit-for-tat' views on terrorism are concerned, the blame could go to Advani for Rath Yatra in modern era and then other incidents up to Gujarat riots.

But this blame game is useless. Ever thought if you were born in a Muslim household, what would have been your thoughts. Would your point of view been the same?

....lekin..yaar kuchh to socho....how much lies, how much exaggeration?

urdudaaN said...

@Amitabh,

Can you tell me what did the Shudras do bad to your version of India to be treated so inhumanly?

In fact the whole terror episode in the entire world is to keep people engaged so that their own misdeeds are never discussed.

If you look at who benefits from terror in India (BJP, RSS, Pundits), and internationally (Jews, Oil companies, Weapon Manufacturers, Warmonger politicians).
YOU WILL KNOW WHO LOVES TERROR SO MUCH.

Amit J said...

i think it's gonna take a while before these hindutva organizations are going to be branded as terrorist organizations officialy.Similar reluctance on part of the American Government was seen in relation to banning the Ku Klax Klan.

And,on a lighter note,aapki comments ke liye shukriya(hamari blog pe)

prashant said...

"Ever thought if you were born in a Muslim household, what would have been your thoughts. Would your point of view been the same?
"
can you explain your views?

alps112001 said...

In India, i guess, every portion of society lives at edge sometimes and yet our patience is tested all the times. Im a born Sikh, look at what our history had been, sacrificing for the country at every moment and we got 1984 and no justice after all these years. While history has kept Sikhs and Muslims at greatest odds, Sikhs has always suffered tremendously from the hands of everybody. While our bravery has been utilized to the maximum the recognition has been NOTHING AT BEST. Ok, if we let bygones be bygones, whats happening presently is still shameful. The onus falls of Hindus and Muslims both, since they are alot of majority than other groups to take care of each other and balance each other out. What is Indian? nobody can define that. While some stupid Hindu organizations need to accept Islam as an Indian religion as well, its the duty of INdian muslims to be more and more proactive as well, educate and inform other communities. For example, im a Sikh and i have never been in contact with an Indian muslim. Strange? Now should i follow the stigma of Sikh-Muslim history or should i see that person as an Indian first if i ever came across an India muslim? Of course,i will see him/her as an Indian. Muslim is also a vital part of that person but how does that affect me? Now since Hindus are the majority group of the country ,it is their utmost responsibility to take care of minority groups.Of course, all indians, including Hindus, muslims etc have their stories of injustice. But what kinda country is this where few hundred people get up and start killing people, start looting properties, burning buses, breaking public/private properties, and at the end of the day nobody is held accountable? Shame, Indians claim to be superpower or aspire to be one. Indians dont even know what it takes to be super power. Come, live here in the west for atleast 10-15 years, then you will know whats called a "SYSTEM= CLEANLINESS, LAWS, PERSONAL FREEDOMS etc. No wonder if somebody uses INdian passport, they cant even get a visa, while western passports dont even have to get visas. YOU, INDIANS, had a great civilization, but that was past; at present you are being judged by your present only and i guess you people can judge your self.

jay said...

In India, i guess, every portion of society lives at edge sometimes and yet our patience is tested all the times. Im a born Sikh, look at what our history had been, sacrificing for the country at every moment and we got 1984 and no justice after all these years. While history has kept Sikhs and Muslims at greatest odds, Sikhs has always suffered tremendously from the hands of everybody. While our bravery has been utilized to the maximum the recognition has been NOTHING AT BEST. Ok, if we let bygones be bygones, whats happening presently is still shameful. The onus falls of Hindus and Muslims both, since they are alot of majority than other groups to take care of each other and balance each other out. What is Indian? nobody can define that. While some stupid Hindu organizations need to accept Islam as an Indian religion as well, its the duty of INdian muslims to be more and more proactive as well, educate and inform other communities. For example, im a Sikh and i have never been in contact with an Indian muslim. Strange? Now should i follow the stigma of Sikh-Muslim history or should i see that person as an Indian first if i ever came across an India muslim? Of course,i will see him/her as an Indian. Muslim is also a vital part of that person but how does that affect me? Now since Hindus are the majority group of the country ,it is their utmost responsibility to take care of minority groups.Of course, all indians, including Hindus, muslims etc have their stories of injustice. But what kinda country is this where few hundred people get up and start killing people, start looting properties, burning buses, breaking public/private properties, and at the end of the day nobody is held accountable? Shame, Indians claim to be superpower or aspire to be one. Indians dont even know what it takes to be super power. Come, live here in the west for atleast 10-15 years, then you will know whats called a "SYSTEM= CLEANLINESS, LAWS, PERSONAL FREEDOMS etc. No wonder if somebody uses INdian passport, they cant even get a visa, while western passports dont even have to get visas. YOU, INDIANS, had a great civilization, but that was past; at present you are being judged by your present only and i guess you people can judge your self.

jay said...

I had to make second google ID, i thought the first one didnt work, please remove one of the comments.

Anonymous said...

hey u all people r foolish.. cz everyday u read newspaper bt u alwas think negative about islam n musli..u pppl knw hw modi r?n hw many ppl were killed by him?