12th October 2013
Why is the truth about how Coach S6 got burnt in Godhra so important to the case against Modi?
Sarfy mentioned this on FB:
Any kind of analysis of the Godhra train incident implies that we endorse Sangh Parivar's bigoted view that if Muslims burnt the train, innocent Muslims deserved to be killed in the riots thereafter. This narrative is very disturbing but still finds space in sensible societies -> "A kills B, so C must kill D. Where A, B, C and D are 4 different individuals."
He has a point. My response:
Sarfy, I agree with the general tenor of your analysis. Indeed, Madhu Kishwar has fallen for such argument.
My interest is different. I have strong proof that Modi has been lying from day one on this matter. I believe through his actions he incited Gujarat and CAUSED the mayhem that followed.
Step 1 is to prove that he was lying. Thereafter it becomes a clear case of INCITEMENT TO MURDER – which is a major crime.
If he was not lying, then his inability to stop further deaths becomes a case of INCOMPETENCE or dereliction of duty, which is a smaller misdemeanour/crime.
For each person who died, there has to be a separate process of justice.
However, for Modi, the test is different. He did not directly kill anyone (like Hitler did not kill anyone directly, as well). But he likely misused his position of authority to ensure that hundreds of innocents got killed. That is the question to be tested/confirmed.
Now, only one person in India is acutely aware of this: Modi himself. He NEEDS the shelter of Godhra burning being PRE-PLANNED in order to protect himself from the charge of INCITEMENT TO MURDER.
I believe his case will ultimately be decided by the Godhra train burining appeal currently in the High Court. If the High Court throws out the ABSURD STORY cooked up by Modi (and judge Patel) to "explain" the Godhra train burning, then it would be clear that the train burning was a BAD but UNINTENDED INCIDENT, removing any possible excuse for Modi to not have prevented the post-Godhra killings.