14 September 2013: A retired Supreme Court judge disagreed with SIT's findings [P.B. Satwant]
14 September 2013:
Now this video (above) is not for children. But all voting adults in India should watch this. Given the evidence being presented by Sanjiv Bhatt to me, and these kinds of videos, I'm not sure India will do well to support Modi. Polices are one thing but murder is another.
He gave his party MLAs three days to do whatever they wanted. And he personally abused Jafri and refused to send timely help despite his being a former MP from Gujarat. What do you say to this Madhu Purnima Kishwar? I think it is facile to say that the courts have not convicted him so he is innocent. From what Sanjiv has been saying (and form the High Court order today to produce evidence that seems to have been deliberately destroyed), the legal system has been badly subverted.
24 August 2013: Modi PRAISED newspapers which inflamed the community through false reports.
"Mr. Desai cited one story in a mass-circulated Gujarat daily that claimed that a posse of Hajis were returning from the Gulf with arms and ammunition to Gujarat to “avenge” the post-Godhra incidents. “Nothing of this sort was attributed to anyone, neither did any such thing happen,” he said, and wondered why the Chief Minister would write a letter “selectively to those papers” that fanned such incendiary stories. The Editors Guild’s findings, he said, were completely ignored by the SIT. " http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sit-ignored-evidence-of-police-inaction-says-zakias-counsel/article5053744.ece
Karan Thapar: Why can't you say that you regret the killings that happened. Why can't you say may be the government should have done more to protect them?
Narendra Modi: What I had to say I have said at that time and you can find out my statements.
This is what he actually said in 2002 "The communal riots in Gujarat were unfortunate and we are sad they took place." and “Are we not supposed to soul-search ourselves? Whether it is Godhra incident or post-Godhra it does not enhance the prestige of any decent society. The riots are a stigma on humanity and do not help anyone to hold his head high."
Aug 29, 2012: Narendra Modi rules out apology for 2002 Gujarat riots
Modi Apologised for the 2002 post-Godhra riots "apology to the people of Gujarat for what he called mistakes on his part"
Gurarat riots: SIT acting as an alibi for Modi govt?
Govt, SIT could destroy evidence: Sanjiv Bhatt
2002 riots: HC pulls up Modi govt for 'inaction'
Gujarat riots: Sanjiv Bhatt submits 'proof' of police inaction
Probe all 22 fake encounters between 2002 and 2006, SC tells Gujarat panel
Modi, Shah may be behind Pandya murder: Bhatt
Double blow to Modi govt in fake encounter cases
[Bhatt] had attended a meeting on February 27, 2002, in which Modi had told senior officers to allow Hindus to vent their anger at the Godhra carnage. [Source
Bhatt's life may be in danger: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/wife-fears-threat-to-sanjiv-bhatts-life-says-no-hope-of-justice/854324/0
A blog post by Atanu Dey (and my comment) re: my questions about Modi: http://www.deeshaa.org/2011/10/23/modi-will-rescue-india-from-its-enemies/comment-page-1/#comment-164537
Systematic liquidation of witnesses by Narendra Modi?
Ishrat Jahan encounter fake, probe team tells Gujarat HC
Hang policemen who killed our daughter: Ishrat's kin
Modi case decision by the Supreme Court
In BJP, celebration time: Modi has passed test by fire, says Sushma
Charges against me are false: Modi
After the 2002 riots, Modi JUSTIFIED them. He suggested that this was “reaction to an action” echoing Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s comment invoking Newton’s third law in 2002 soon after the riots. [Source]
A few days ago I published this blog post: "If Narendra Modi has destroyed potentially incriminating records, then he MUST go – and now!" wherein I had suggested that I'm happy to build a public dossier on Modi to confirm whether he is indeed a criminal, or – if it turns out that he is indeed innocent – to allow the public to see for themselves the data that underpins his innocence. I had requested that people could send me all information they can find (any public report/article) about his involvement (otherwise) in the murder of hundreds of innocents.
Few responded with any substantive comment, but I think the issue needs further investigation, if for nothing else but to assure ourselves that this man is indeed innocent, as his followers claim.
Two comments received are worth noting, to begin the dossier:
1) Varun wrote:
Why is that u talk about muslims killed in the riots and not about hindus or that stupid Banerjee committee which declared the karsevaks killed themselves just to appease the muslims…Sir please wakeup.Modi called in the army and controlled riots.He resigned and won the confidence of the people again.The SIT report also claims Modi to be innocent.
2) Supratim replied:
The problem with Modi is that he failed in his fundamental duty to the people of Gujarat. The state's first function is to ensure the defence of people from external threats and internal goons. He failed this miserably, and not just for one or two days, but for 10-12 days, when goons ran amok in the state of Gujarat killing and maiming and raping and torturing innocent people.
Now, back to one of my earlier comments:
how could hundreds of innocent Muslims have been killed under his regime and driven out of their homes in the tens of thousands? I worked in the bureaucracy for a long time and know that such things are IMPOSSIBLE without direct political control. The local administration can undertake a few excesses, but widescale carnage whereby Hindu fanatics are allowed to run amuck under shelter provided by the police (as is alleged to have occurred in this case) can’t be done without direct political orders. That’s why Harsh Mander got agitated and spent time investigating this carnage. We teach how to control communal riots at the academy (e.g. see case studies at: http://www.liberalpartyofindia.sabhlokcity.com/communal/lbs-comm-notes.doc
). Immediate stringent action is taught. Strong curfews and shoot at sight orders. The army must be called out immediately.
Such immediate stringent action would have significantly reduced the carnage. That it was allowed to run its “natural” course under the ‘protection’ of the police is a diabolical crime that can only come from shelter provided by the government.
Such things (verbal orders/ phone calls/ gestures) can’t be “proven” just like most corruption can’t be proven – being under the table, hidden. However, you and I know that criminals don’t leave traces of their crime. This inquiry which is dragging on for years might unearth such evidence, but there is in my mind no doubt that Modi is very likely to have been directly involved in the killings. However, it is one thing to have such suspicion and such questions, but another thing to prove them.
I'm happy to be provided with evidence of the circumstances why Modi allowed riots to go on for many days. I admit I have not had the time to read all the new items and reports issued on this topic, so it will be useful to have a compilation on both sides (for and against) – as a layman, to learn more about this issue. Note that I'm not trying to judge anyone in public, but do admit to a strong suspicion of his direct involvement. It will be good if this suspicion can be put to rest with appropriate proof.
Btw, does anyone know about the dossier that the Congress supposedly released? Where is it located? Also, is there any blog post that investigates and discusses both sides of the story? – something you can recommend that I read?
Point out Modi's complicity in Godhra and get suspended:http://t.co/V9nMdlM
Gujarat cop spills the bean on Narendra Modi's aide
Gujarat cop names Narendra Modi's aide in Prajapati 'fake' encounter case
Murder charges dropped against accused in Gujarat minister Haren Pandya killing
Narendra Modi and Justice Delivery on Gujarat 2002 (Offstumped)
Modi told me to give Rs 10 lakh to Bhatt: Ex-DGP – Sep 19 2011