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The Truth about Gujarat Genocide 2002

Posted by Indian Vanguard on October 26, 2007

First-hand accounts from the men who plotted and executed the genocide in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Sabarkantha. Mayhem was meticulously planned and carried out by VHP-Bajrang Dal cadres across Muslim localities.

The VHP and the Bajrang Dal manufactured and distributed lethal weapons across the state, often with the connivance of the police. READ »

Shocking accounts of how the guardians of the law colluded with the outlaws to make Gujarat’s horror even worse.

Key BJP, RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal activists speak openly of how Narendra Modi blessed the anti-Muslim pogrom .

How public prosecutors ran with the hare and hunted with the hound, keeping their sympathies strictly for the accused. Government Counsel Arvind Pandya on how he hopes to subvert justice by manipulating the Nanavati-Shah Commission, set up to ascertain the truth.

The truth behind Naroda Patiya, the grisliest massacre of 2002. Ahmedabad police’s collusion in the pogrom and its cover-up. Gory details of how former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was hacked limb by limb at Gulbarg Society, in the words of those who did it. READ »

How spontaneous mob fury was shown as a premeditated conspiracy by the police who produced fake witnesses by bribing, coercion and torture. READ »

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Nearly 2,000 riot victims may not vote in this year’s Gujarat polls

Posted by Indian Vanguard on October 22, 2007

AHMEDABAD, OCTOBER 21: For the 2,000-odd post-Godhra riot victims living in Vatva and surrounding areas, the fear of not being able to use their right to vote this Assembly polls seems real. Their names do not figure in the final voters’ list. This, despite a hectic government campaign to prepare photo ID cards on the spot and the residents themselves running from pillar to post for the same.

More than a dozen housing colonies near the canal passing through the area are inhabited by poor and middle-class families fall under Sarkhej and Daskroi Assembly constituencies. In order to get their photo ID cards, the residents had filled application forms for either correction or for fresh cards since March this year after they lost their old cards in the 2002 riots. Such colonies include Alif Nagar, Gausiya Park, Chishtiya Park, Bag-e-Kausar and Aziz Park among others. Yasmin Patel, who lost her voter-ID in the riots, said she and her neighbours were trying their best to get the photo ID cards before the elections. “We first went to the collector’s office. From there we were directed to the Talati who told us that our names were not on the list,” said Patel.

Patel said she and her neighbours even met the authorities at the Collector’s office twice in the past one month, but nothing concrete happened. She said their group, guided by local outfit Navjivan Mahila Mandal, will meet the State Election Commission this week if things did not work for them at a ration card lok adalat slated for October 24. Patel alleged that local politicians were not taking enough interest in the case.

Hashmat Ali, coordinator of the mandal, said the residents in this area were either poor or belonged to lower middle class with no one to take up their case.

Returning Officer for Sarkhej Assembly constituency S L Galchar said he was not aware of any complaints, but assured he will find out about the matter. Assistant Returning Officer of Daskroi constituency, S K Patel, said there were complaints about missing names, but that was only of around 150 or so. The process of putting their names on the list is in progress, he added.

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