18th September 2013
Hang on! Even the basic Modi claim that Godhra train burning was pre-planned is not yet established
One tends to trust the justice system but things are now becoming really unclear about Modi as I have started asking questions.
Like anyone else, I was taking the LAZY position on this issue till recently. The lazy position involves ASSUMING that inquiries and courts are doing their job. Also, I was physically constrained during 2002 (due to acute RSI) and did not read any computer-based newspapers – reading only what tangentially reported in Australian newspapers. So my knowledge of key issues re: Godhra is quite weak, and I need to learn almost all the details through personal examination now.
However, a lazy position does not necessarily lead to the truth. That's what I learnt in the climate change case (the IPCC was LYING), and I'm learning in the Modi case.
In a system where both prosecution and judges are appointed through the Modi government, and at least two members of SIT were later found to have been accused in some parts of the Godhra incidents, it will be good that we keep our mind open till the very end of the case.
The case is STILL GOING ON. the 31 people "convicted" in this case have appealed to the Gujarat High Court. [Wikipedia]. They are basically saying that they have been FALSELY convicted.
Two things stand out:
1) Modi's alleged theory (announced immediately after the burning) that ISI was involved – is FALSE. (at least I can't find any evidence of it today). Remember, that statement was used to create a sense of panic in Gujarat – which, when combined with the state sponsored bandh – led to a serious law and order situation being CREATED.
2) For long, it appears that the Modi government/VHP were arguing that petrol was thrown from outside. Well, it appears this theory was entirely trashed.
Ahmedabad-based Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) after conducting intensive tests concluded that it is impossible that inflammable liquid could have been poured from outside into the train compartment. The FSL report proved that about 60 litres of such liquid was poured from inside the compartment before it was set on fire. This important conclusive finding immediately sets at rest the allegation that a Muslim mob poured inflammables from outside into the compartment and set the rail compartment ablaze. [Source]
So HOW did Modi government manage to get a successful prosecution of 31 people in the train burning case?
Someone pointed me to a two part video below, which is absolutely riveting and provides STRONG evidence that the burning of the train could not possibly have been pre-planned.
I would like to know HOW any Muslim CARRYING with at least 60 litres of petrol (does anyone understand what this involves!! – I have a 5 litre petrol tin. Try carrying 60 litres!) managed to smuggle himself into the coach despite the WHOLE train being full of kar sevaks, doors locked and windows shut.
NO EYE WITNESS who was present saw such a huge quantity of petrol being carried into the train.
How could the court possibly convict anyone OUTSIDE the train for this? I'd be grateful if someone can point me to the prosecution case.
All evidence that I now see is clear: the events preceding the burning (stone throwing, etc.) were ENTIRELY unplanned, and attributable ENTIRELY to the behaviour of the kar evaks. I'm sure I'll learn more about this in the coming days/weeks. There was no ISI involvement, no pre-planning by Indian Muslims.
However, there is now very strong evidence that Modi created these pretexts to build up a frenzy in the state of Gujarat – and unleashed HIS own well-armed violent "troops" (VHP/Bajrang Dal) on the Indian Muslims of Gujarat.
Sreekumar sought a recreation of the event but no one did that.