February 15, 2013
Request for evidence of Modi’s hate speeches against Muslims
Addendum 3 May 2014: This interview of 2001 by Modi has now been uploaded on the internet. This was VERY CLOSE to (and before) the actual riots which he incited, and clearly depict his state of mind at that stage:
Addendum 21 September 2013: “SIT’s report: “Modi’s statement accusing some elements in Godhra and the neighbourhood as possessing a criminal tendency was sweeping and offensive, coming as it did from a chief minister, that too at a critical time when Hindu-Muslim tempers were running high” (p. 13, Chairman’s Comments).
“His (Modi’s) implied justification of the killings of innocent members of the minority community read together with an absence of a strong condemnation of the violence that followed Godhra suggest a partisan stance at a critical juncture when the state had been badly disturbed by communal violence” (p. 153, PI Report). ). [Sanjeev: SIT’s preliminary report was quite clear about Modi’s culpability. Then it watered it down in the final report.] [Source]
Addendum (14 September 2013): I have now been able to analyse a serious hate speech, here.
I have no doubt that Modi HATES MUSLIMS AT A GUT LEVEL, and would like to wipe them out entirely, if he could.
A discussion on FB led to my requesting evidence about the actual hate speeches made against Muslims by Modi.
Two pieces of evidence have been provided so far, below. Please add to this list.
In my mind Modi is almost certainly involved in many serious crimes. I must, however, give him the benefit of doubt since matters are still being investigated/ proven. The main thing about these cases is that they are very hard to prove, since a LOT of key evidence was not recorded publicly. And Modi has diligently destroyed a lot of key records. And almost certainly got key witnesses killed, including his own Minister.
But on hate speech, evidence should be public, hence open and shut. .
These two cases, below do show a STRONG tendency by Modi to use the religious card. He is NOT Vivekananda or S. Radhakrishnan, or Patel.
1) VIDEO BELOW
In this speech he refers to Muslim “miyans” and Miyan Musharraf, etc., in a very aggressive voice and talks about Muslims in a very denigrating manner.
He speaks in a growling, goonda’s voice, threatening VIOLENCE (pulling out eyeballs of “Pakistani” Muslims, etc.). His voice is filled with deep, visceral hatred. Such a man becoming PM would almost certainly lead to nuclear holocaust in South Asia.
The other problem is his claim that “Hindus” can “never” become terrorists. I have no issues with the claim. That’s probably got considerable merit. But his job is NOT to comment on any particular community. His job is of a Chief Minister: to ENFORCE law and order.
So yes, this particular speech DOES qualify as hate speech against Muslims.
2) RECENT CASES
Further, this info: http://www.iosworld.org/Back_to_Hate_Speech.htm
3) Pride march (Gaurav Yatra)
These pre-election rallies were part of Modi’s weeks-long “pride march” through the state, in which he addressed crowds every few kilometres. “He said people (Muslims) who multiplied thus “should be taught a lesson.” He made quite a few anti-Muslim remarks at the rally. “Relief camps (housing muslim survivors) should be closed because they have become baby producing factories” “Those who multiply should be taught a lesson”
He “told a rally that relief camps housing Muslim survivors of the pogrom should be closed because they had become “factories for producing babies”.” [Source] http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/01102002/0110200268.htm (“factories for producing babies”)
4) Praise of fake encounter against Sohrabuddin Sheikh
The Election Commission on Thursday served a showcause notice to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged justification of the killing of businessman Sohrabuddin Sheikh in a fake encounter on November 26, 2005, near Ahmedabad. [Source]
“A sitting Chief Minister “brazenly admitting that he liquidated” Sohrabuddin Sheikh is not a political statement, countered Singhvi.” [Source]
5) This has a number of hateful public comments by Modi: http://hindumuslimindia.blogspot.com.au/2006/09/mr-narendra-modi-in-his-own-words.html
6) Strong tacit understanding with VHP
Togadia is clear that there is a strong understanding between him and Modi:
“There’s a portrait of Hindu Rashtra behind the veneer. How do you know if there isn’t a tacit understanding between us? Any PM aspirant should not forget that the road to Delhi passes through Ayodhya. The saffron cadre on the ground will only support such a leader who swears by the Hindu nation, the Ram temple and is ready to scrap Article 370” [Source]
Also see this:An ominous portent.
Please send me more data. Let’s do some research on this and other aspects of Modi, to determine his suitability to become PM of India.
7) “Action reaction”
A number of attempts have been made by the Chief Minister and his coterie to distant him from the comment wherein he stated that “Every action has a reaction”. The CM claimed he never made the remarks nor did he give any interview to the correspondent that quoted the same.
But a transcript of the interview that the CM gave, wherein he clearly stated the above in reference to the attack of slain Congress M.P. Eshan Jafri unmistakably confirms that the CM made the remark.
An excerpt of the interview with Chief Minister, Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar on March 1 2002, by Zee TV Correspondent Sudhir Choudhury is as follows:
The Correspondent begins by asking Mr Modi about the Chamanpura massacre in which former Congress MP, Ehsan Jafri was killed along with others. The Chief Minister referred to reports that Jafri had first fired at the violent mob which infuriated the crowd further. They stormed the Housing Society and set it on fire. His exact quote is: “Kriya pratikriya ki chain chal rahi hai. Hum chahate hain ki na kriya ho aur na pratikriya”.
He refers to Jafri’s firing as “action” and the massacre that followed as “reaction”.
(Source: “Rights and Wrongs” Ordeal by Fire in the Killing Fields of Gujarat: Editors Guild Fact Finding Mission Report- New Delhi, May 3, 2002) [Source]
8) Further (mostly indirect) compilation of Modi’s hateful actions/speeches. [Actually not here but in Communalism Combat June 2009, “Tongue of Flame” – need to access it]
Turns out Vajpayee wasn’t less in such matters: “Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s speech in Goa in 2002, soon after the Gujarat riots, where the then Prime Minister had said Muslims tend ‘not to live in coexistence with others” [Source]