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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Fanatic 'anti-Muslim' shooter Sudhakar Rao's arrest ignored

The near-total blackout of the news regarding arrest of one of the most fanatic and religio-maniac killers, Sudhakar Rao, by the national media is intriguing.

Media persons, security agencies, intelligence-wallahs were all aware of the shadowy Hindutva-inspired sharpshooter known for target killings and 'eliminating' Muslims, local-level particular leaders and those who were into inter-religious marriages.

It has been agreed upon that terrorism has no colour--neither Green nor Saffron-- and it should be treated as crime against humanity but the question is why such cases get unusually less coverage. 

Sudhakar apparently turned radical after his sister eloped with a Muslim youth. He killed his 'brother-in-law' and later committed a series of murders including that of Congress leader RR Khan. Incidentally in this case the police framed one, Gulfam, though Rao has now confessed the crime.

It is all too known that Malwa region [around Indore] in Madhya Pradesh has been the hotbed of both Hindu militants as well as Muslim extremists. It was here that bomb blasts in Modassa, Malegaon, Samjhauta Express, Mecca Masjid Hyderabad and Ajmer dargah and several other case of bombings. In Malwa, the entire SIMI leadership arrested.

Sudhakar Rao whom police call Sudhakar Rao Maratha was close to ex-RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi, the hardliner and breakway group leader who was involved in series of terrorist acts and was later found murdered. The National Investigative Agency (NIA) is investigating the case after MP ATS 'duly' closed it.

In Madhya Pradesh, Anti-Terrorist Squad has yet to catch any right-wing militant though one of the first such cases of terrorism, the failed attempts to bomb Ijtima gathering was planned here way back in the year 2002-2003.

In this case also, it was UP ATS arrested him and handed it over to Special Task Force (STF) and as a result MP police had to accept him. The 'prized catch' didn't enthuse police officials and unlike even petty criminals on whose arrest press conferences are held, in this case a strange hush fell over the officials.

With the exception of a few local newspapers, who published the story, even most of the Hindi publications blacked out the news or it was just a single column news.

In the past, even arrest of a person with a Muslim ex-member of SIMI with no crimes registered against him, the headlines like 'Dreaded terrorist caught' have been splashed.

On this occasion, national media also looked askance. The fact that all these years when Sudhakar Rao was absconding, a senior BJP leader in Madhya Pradesh was in constant touch with him. The cell phone records prove it.  But again, there will be no action or probe regarding the leader's links with the man.

Crime should be treated with the same contempt whether it is linked to a fanatic Muslim group or a fundamentalist Hindu group and irrespetive of whether it originates in Azamgarh or Indore. However, ignoring hardliners of one group is a disservice to the nation, as creates wrong image among the viewers who don't get to see the entire picture and it leads to biased perception.

Is it a deliberate attempt or it happens unknowingly? Either ways it's wrong and media must be fair. Why else there is such a hue and cry when Rahul Gandhi equates RSS with SIMI. The former has been accused of Gandhi' assassination apart from its cadre's role in communal riots as also open involvement of its sister organisations including VHP and Bajrang Dal in rioting in several states.

See past links about Indore's terror connection on this blog here.

[On the top left, is the news published in local Hindi newspaper about Sudhakar murdering five Muslim leaders by shooting them dead. The other photograph on the right is about the crimes committed by him. Apart from these cases, he was wanted in nine other major criminal cases in Madhya Pradesh. He was also wanted in Rajasthan and had a reward on his arrest announced in both states.]


Archana said...

Media is nowadays more into making money by blowing non-news into out of proportion mega-news than seriously reporting relevant news. So, this is to be expected.

Perhaps it's also because if they highlight such news too much, the RSS and allies will try to project this as an example of govt oppression and build pressure so that the arrested person may be released.

This kind of pressure-building is common for both Hindu and Islamic extremism, because it is the political business of some people in India to survive on this kind of politics.

Manzoor said...

Impressed with your tracking affairs. Keep up good wrok.

The Chef said...

I can realise how badly this affect the morale of the other communities in India. What trust can they put in media and the institutions. Whenever i read about muslims being wrongly framed , it reminds me of the song 'Maula mere lele ..'
and it is only recently that i heard it carefully and understood the meaning .
This man says to the flag
I am a color of you
Lived my life to your traditions
You were God, you were the pride
But if you now want my life so be it...

suds said...

you are confusing between terroists and pychopaths. He is a fanatic and criminal as you rightly say but not a terroist.

Dont understand how the existence of hindu terrorists makes anyone feel better.

indscribe said...

@ Archana Ji, Manzoor Sb, The Chef thanks for commenting.

@ Suds. I have diluted the story and not reported all the facts about this man, his network and agenda. In fact, I would have avoided mentioning it had mainstream media not ignored the story. The truth is that after his arrest, Sudhakar Rao Maratha's interview published by a journalist Ravindra Jain, can shock even the most hard-core Hindutva-vadis. He thinks that RSS has become impotent and openly says that even if he remains in jail, the 'work' will continue.

Natasha said...

May I know why the RSS and other likeminded organizations with 'an agenda' not banned in India?

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jay said...

Enough with this religious differences. Who cares, humanity is the biggest religion. Even though Islam is 'foreign' religion to india & it may have come with violence but Indian muslims ARE INDIAN NOW. They r not centuries old muslim invaders. they r not outsiders.They r son of the soil, no less or more indian than anybody else.im not muslim, i dont care if my fellow indian is of whatever religion. As long as ppl will put their religion before their country these problems will never go away. I hate all these organizations made on the basis of religion. This Rss, shiv sena, simi etc r just bunch of GUNDAS. AND we have bakwaas govt & system. jab tak paani sir key upar sey naa jaey, inkey kaan mein joo nahin sarkati.These hindu sant preachers(PLENTY OF THEM), these muslims preachers(like Dr.Zakir)should use there skills for the benefits of humanity, not for sitting on the couches & giving lectures or a medical doctor giving religious lecture; telling what is 'shirk','not acceptable', 'kufar' who are u talk on god's behalf? go clean streets, feed hungry beggers, & help ppl anyway u can. Who care which ever religion u belong to. Every child is born atheist, we give them religion "oh lucky baccha hai, hindu/muslim/sikh/christian born hua hai" & we carry that religion blindly forever & fight over it passionately.I dont mean to disrespect any religion but all this god business to me is all a concept. Since we humans dont know what happens after death or who made this universe, we invented this 'god' & how funny is that we humans speak for god, how he wants things on earth, how u can get to heaven etc etc, who cares. I hope u put up my comment :)

Umra said...

One can only wish there were less strife and more peace between peoples and communities.

Amit said...

Why r u say wrong to Mr. SUDHAKAR RAO MARATHA. The biggest king person of HINDU SAMAJH do many work for the HINDU PERSONS.

A Hindu said...

I appreciate any initiative of Hindu-Muslim harmony but the fact is that it will never have a everlasting solutions. I have many Muslim friends and non-friend persons whom I have to deal on daily basis and I haven't found any sort of religious or cultural hindrance except one strong common connection. Every MUSLIM I know is a staunch religious person and that's too ok. I don't give a shit until and unless u abuse or insult my feelings and sentiment. If anybody can hurt or try to kill u, I think u have the equal right to do the same with that bastard. I have a friend who paint his houses with the Paki flag color at the time of World cup, it's fucking wrong. I believe there's a hell lot of difference between an Indian Muslim and a Muslim from any part of the world. Here , u r only an Indian.
Jai Hind