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specifically targeted at the kar sevaks.“The target of the assailants were not allpassengers of this train or any other trainor any other Hindus, but definitely the karsevaks who were travelling in this train,”the judge wrote in his 826-page judgment.“Shouting of slogans by theassailants and announcement over aloudspeaker from a nearby mosque alsoclearly suggest motive and pre-plan.” Thejudge disagreed with the defencesubmission that the attack could be“reactions” to the alleged “misbehaviour”by the kar sevaks with some Muslims onthe Godhra station platform, pointing outthat skirmishes had taken place earlier atother railway stations too but there wasno such violent reaction. “That the quarreltook place on the platform ormisbehaviour with Muslim girls by karsevaks was the only cause forspontaneous reactions can never beaccepted because as per the evidence onrecord, such quarrel had also taken placeearlier at the Rudroli station in UttarPradesh, and at the Dahod station inGujarat. However, it did not result in suchserious reactions,” the court observed.“Taking advantage of the allegedmisbehaviour by kar sevaks with Muslimgirls, the absconding accused SalimPanwala and accused Mehboob Ahmedalias Latiko raised shouts, called Muslimpeople from the nearby area of SignalFalia, misleading [them] that kar sevakswere abducting Muslim girl from inside thetrain, and also instructed [them] to stopthe train by pulling the chain,” thejudgement said. “Immediately a mob ofmore than 900 Muslim people attackedthe train with sticks, iron pipes, iron rods,dhariyas, guptis, acid bulbs, burning rags,and the crowd was instigated byannouncements over loudspeakers fromthe nearby Ali Masjid.”The judge also said “by creatingsuch tense atmosphere, the passengerswere prevented from jumping out of thetrain.”The judge went into the history ofGodhra and the communal situation in thecentral Gujarat town, where the populationbetween the two communities was almostequally divided. “Godhra is known for itshistory of communal riots. For Godhra, thisis not the first incident of burning aliveinnocent persons belonging to the Hinducommunity,” he said. He quoted some 10incidents of communal clashes in Godhrabetween 1965 and 1992, and said duringmany riots Hindus were “burnt alive andshops and houses came to be destroyedby fire.”Going into the technicalities of theoffence to constitute a “criminalconspiracy,” the judge said a “criminalconspiracy is complete as soon as two ormore persons agree to do or cause to bedone an illegal act. It is immaterial whetherthe illegal act was the ultimate object ofsuch an agreement or was merelyincidental to that object. The agreementin itself is enough to constitute theoffence.”Mohammad Ali Jinnah as his new USP.Unfortunately, the covert agendas ofthe BJP leaders and the needlessappeasement of minorities became theparty policy and even overshadowed theideology of the RSS and the personality ofits supreme leader or Sarsanghachalak.All policies and public announcements oncrucial of issues of the Sangh Parivar as awhole began to be moulded from theperspective of L.K. Advani (and his coterie),and soon patronage-seeking journalistsbegan to fill column inches with reamsabout the futility and irrelevance ofHindutva and the RSS. They took care topraise the compromising duo as morerelevant than the Hindu soul of the nation.In a land where once Sardar Pateltermed the rebuilding of the Somnathtemple – repeatedly destroyed andvandalized by Muslim invaders – as theregaining of national pride, there L.K. Advaniwho rode to power on the strength of theRam Janmabhoomi movement, sat in theoffice of that same Iron Man and HomeMinister and repeated shamelessly theinanity that the removal of the Babri Mosqueat Ayodhya was the ‘black day’ of his life.To its eternal shame, the RSS neverchastised him or disowned this statement,and tried to use this subterfuge toexonerate itself from any role in thedestruction of the disputed structure at theJanmasthan. This naturally raisedquestions in the minds of cadres andadmirers about the ideological mooringsof the RSS and its commitment towardsthe Hindu community and Hindu causes.Now, after a prolonged limbo, thecurrent Sarsanghachalak Mohanrao Bhagwathas with a single stroke negated thisideological paralysis and reaffirmedunambiguously the original paradigm - thatRSS is meant to serve the Indian nation – specified as Akhand Hindu Bharat – and theHindu native community in particular. TermingDr Hedgewar the guiding force of theorganisation, he said, “RSS is what DrHedgewar and Guruji (Golwalkar) thought itto be. There is no question of it being ‘secular’(read non-Hindu or anti-Hindu). Let mereassure it cannot and will not deviate from itspath and goal of Hindu interests which are atthe heart of it.” “Bharat or India , whatever youchoose to call, is a Hindu Nation, her soul isHindu and we will protect that.”Laying down the immediate twinagenda of the RSS - Jammu & Kashmirand Ayodhya - the plain speaking by ShriBhagwat on 26 February 2011, before aselect audience of concerned citizens inNew Delhi, spelled out the revitalized roleRSS intended to play in the Indian nation.To a pointed question about RSSdiluting its ideology by appeasingminorities like a political party, he clarified,“We have no sister concern, nor doesSangh have any morchas (fronts), we justhave shakhas (branches).” Certainminority associations had requested theSangh to depute some leaders toassociate with them, he said, and hadreceived such moral support; but RSS hadno hand in setting up or running such bodies.Questioning the intent of thegovernment-appointed interlocutors and theway they were running to appease theseparatists in J&K, he said, “these separatistsare a bunch, there should be initiative to talkto and strengthen the nationalists in the State.We are looking at the policies and the waydecisions on important issues are beingtaken by the government. Let me make itclear that we will not be mute spectatorsand will not allow any compromise on anyissue including Jammu & Kashmir.”Describing the stakes of each Indian inJammu & Kashmir, he warned there wouldbe no tolerance for hoodwinking orrepetition of wrong decisions as in the past.Shri Bhagwat also questioned therole and intent of international forces in India,and ruled out any third party mediation inKashmir. When the United States and Chinado not tolerate outside interference in theirinternal matters, why does the Indianestablishment permit them to meddle in ourinternal affairs? “It was different andunfortunate in 1947, but now things arenot the same, we are a much strongernation and another partition or division ofthe nation will not and cannot happen.”The RSS was not as strong in 1947as it is now, he said, and regretted thatthose charged with the destiny of the nationthen had not called the people to resist thepartition of the motherland. Today peopleare far more aware, and another partitionwill not be tolerated. In fact, he pointed out,RSS has not even now accepted the firstpartition, but it is not yet in a position to doanything about it.Recognizing that there was anurgent need for articulating Hindu politicalaspirations, he said a roadmap was beingprepared and door-to-door campaignsconducted to create public awareness ofthe challenges before the nation.
yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham
[Sri Krishna: Wherever andwhenever there is a decline in virtue, OArjuna, and a predominance of irreligion,Those many times do I descend andmanifest myself as an embodied Being]- Bhagwat Gita: IV: 7
paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya cha duskritam dharma samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge
[Sri Krishna: To deliver the pious andannihilate the miscreants, And toreestablish the principles of dharma, IMyself appear, millennium aftermillennium] - Bhagwat Gita: IV: 8This is the karmic trajectory to whichthe RSS is now pledged to return, toredeem the demoralized and oppressedHindu Nation …
RSS reclaims roots, redefines paradigm
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Compromiseswere madeon Kashmirto appeasefew :Justice
March 07, 2011: "There is a need toconduct an extensive awareness drive allover the country on Jammu & Kashmir.The whole country needs to be united onthis issue. This is a fact that not only thepeople who migrated from the State, butalso each and every citizen of the countrynow want early solution to this problem,"said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri MohanBhagwat. He was speaking at asymposium held in New Delhi by Jammu-Kashmir People’s Forum on February 27.English translation of the Hindi book,Vyathit Kashmir, (Jammu & Kashmir: A statein Turbulence) by Narendra Sehgal was alsoreleased on the occasion. Former ChiefJustice of Uttarakhand High Court ShriVinod Gupta presided over the function.Shri Bhagwat stressed the need topresent the whole issue of Kashmir in totalitybefore all parliamentarians irrespective oftheir political attachment. We know theimportance of awareness drive. That is whythe awareness drive being conducted by theSangh all over the country now-a-daysincludes the issue of Kashmir too. We haveto educate every citizen of the country ofthe seriousness of this problem by visitingevery house. It is the result of conductingcontinuous awareness that the countrymentoday know that whole of Kashmir is oursand we have to take back the portions whichare under illegal occupation of othercountries. If we move in unison we shall beable to build pressure on the governmentwhich has adopted a dilly-dallying attitudeon this vital issue. When the governmentfails the people have to come forward forthe protection of the nation," he said.Shri Bhagwat expressed concern overthe weak political will of the government."We all are aware of the seriousness ofKashmir issue. The government knows howto tackle it, but it has adopted an indifferentapproach. In this situation we all need totake some initiatives," he said alleging thatthe government has rather taken wrong stepon Kashmir by patronising the anti-nationalsand punishing the patriots," he added.The RSS chief further said thesolution to Kashmir problem should be inthe interest of Bharat alone. He out rightlyrejected any foreign interference on it.Justice (retd) Shri Vinod Gupta saidafter 1947 many compromises were madeon Kashmir to appease a certain section ofthe society. Unfortunately, this disastrouspolicy still continues and the whole countryis paying price of it. If we had changed thedemography of Jammu & Kashmirimmediately after Independence the situationwould have been completely different today.
Godhra: Kar sevakswere targeted,says judge
PM Manmohan Singh the honest,wants Indian public to believe that HasanAli amassed his wealth in foreign banksover night and the government had noinkling of it. His CBI and other agenciesdid not know.He further wants countrymen tobelieve that after all the noise being madeabout black money the accused would besleeping over the heaps of money and ourlaw enforcement agencies would catchthem with money.He wants country men to trust thatall possible actions were taken toapprehend the culprits in Bofor's case andno money need to be spent in pursuingthe matter further for recovering the pettyamount of Rs 64 crores swallowed inBofor's case. He needs to recall thatMahatma Gandhi was shot by Godse forhaving given Rs 55 crores to Pakistan!Manmohan Singh wants to be pardonedfor the mistake of appointing Thomas as CVC.The motives should not be politicized.Over and above he wants thepeople to believe that he is the PrimeMinister and an honest Prime Minster andthere is no pressure "over" him.
Manmohan, the Honest Man
Chand K Sharma
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