M for Modi and Murder

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24/03/2013 by Siddiqui Fayesal

I came across a Times of India article on the internet a couple of days back. The only thing that caught my attention was the name. It mentioned MODI. Now, Narendra Modi has long been a favourite and on my scope and if I had means I would definitely “do” something instead of just writing and grumbling and abusing. But at this instance my ire and apprehension was directed towards the author of the said article. I quote:

Rajdharma prescribes that the leader has to be righteous in the dispensation of justice when a storm brews in the state, threatening the very existence of the entity he is duty-bound to protect. Making no distinction between friends and foes, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi did precisely what ‘rajdharma’ or righteousness calls for. 

Mistaken by ‘hath-dharmi’ (the notional obstinacy), many a people accuse him of  engineering the 2002 riots in the state in the wake of the post-Godhra carnage. Some even let their imagination run riot, insinuating that he manipulated the Godhra episode to teach ‘Muslims a lesson’. Nothing could be further from the truth, for he, and he alone, saved Muslims of the state from the fury of the mob, post-Godhra.

Mr. Khazanchi, the writer in question, is the immovable kinds probably. Or, maybe one of those who shuts his ears and shouts “la la la” to drown out another opinion. Freedom of Speech notwithstanding this is the kind of garbage that I call insinuating and having zero value when one measures it on the scales of morality and righteousness. Righteous, Is the name of the article. Modi is righteous, rest is hi(story), which, for the mildly intelligent is an enigma no more. We get such trash everyday but when it is from a so called “senior journalist” it is like a stamp of approval on the already bulging envelope of “Build bridges and good roads and get away with murder”. The media in question tags the usual disclaimer along with the article itself which is the general CYA (Cover your Ass) tactic. One can say that Mr. Khazanchi must be a wildly accurate and, not to forget, honourable fellow who deals with the truth no matter how ugly it might be; the calling spade, a spade kind of a guy. His introduction says that very same thing. But, the more you read and digest, you realise that by that parallel, even Raj Thakarey and Pramod Muthalik and likes can be bracketed as such. Of course, to be politically accurate I shouldn’t leave out Akbaruddin Owaisi who overloaded steam a month ago. If I do I will be branded a “fanatic” before one can say Jehad!

As if that wasn’t enough the comments section had more gems. I was flabbergasted when I read them.

Dear Kafir Hindus, your children will meet the same fate like in afghanistan, pakistan, kashmir, bangladesh and north east. In these regions Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and parsis are almost extinct. These regions were part of Hindustan before invasion by turks, mughals and other islamic warriors. In rest of the parts of Hindustan our population is increasing exponentially. Due to our high breeding capability, conversions and multi millions of non-stop immigration from the neighbour countries. You Hindus are still being ruled by the descendents / progeny of Mughals. Grandfather of Nehru was a Muslim Mughal man and his name was Ghiyasuddin Ghazi. Even Mahatma Gandhi was a great fan of Muslims and Islam. He fell on our feet and begged us not to leave India during partition. He even started fast upto death for our sake. Thats why the poor guy was killed by a RSS terrorist Nathuram Godse. We all INDIAN muslims are totally united in our efforts and mission. While Hindus can keep on fighting on region, language, caste and colour…hehehehe…lol…

This is what a dumbf*** had to say. Obviously the prick is someone masquerading as a Muslim. For all it matters let me say this, We. Muslims, are not as we are being made  out by the shit newspapers seem like. I know this might sound like an apology but, mind you, it is NOT. I’m not apologising for the crass portrayal of the media. I’m not there to apologise for the way non-muslims are forced to think that muslims are scum. I’m just here to pick out a needle from a hay stack. You might be aware just how difficult that is! There are those who expect muslims to wear their patriotism on their sleeves all the time. It’s like every action is adjudged by a fine toothed comb. Some times there are reasons to do that, I agree. For example, that scene outside Azad Maidan when they were supposed to be “protesting” and it turned violent and some dumbf*** vandalised public property. Well, yes, that was pathetic. I totally agree. The thing is that these zealots don’t understand this shit. If one is knowing and is aware of the fact that the media is hell bent on TRPs then at least behave in a dignified manner and not be immature! These hoodlums who do these moronic crap are not even the kind of muslims that would sway a general opinion. They’re not educated, they don’t pray, they are the ones who would sway to the beats of ‘qawwalis’ on a truck while the poor muessin is trying to call for namaaz, which they will conveniently ignore.

Back to the context, no mentally balanced Muslim would make a comment like that. That’s not the way we think. There are other comments which make a more plausible ground for a discussion. But mostly are rants.

About Modi. What do I say that hasn’t already been said in dailies and weekly magazines? Unsubstantiated bullcrap is still the norm of the day. Even after Officers come clean and speak out; after Tehelka’s sting operation and what not there are still people who believe that this man is the future upon which India will rise.

My ass.

I don’t like Modi. I don’t have to. Even if you, for a minute, ignore the Godhra carnage there is still some real good evidence that Modi is a moron. I use moron in a very charitable way with a wide circumference ranging from a loony to a mass-murderer.

You can read the article by Mr. Khazanchi here:
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Hard-copy/entry/modi-is-righteous-rest-is-hi-story#comments

You can read about this kick ass guy here:
http://www.ummid.com/news/2011/April/26.04.2011/activists_on_vibrant_gujarat.htm

Siddiqui F.
(23.03.2013)

4 thoughts on “M for Modi and Murder

  1. Aditya says:

    I don’t know what to say, man. Some of us are blinded by the media, and some are blinded by hatred (perhaps caused by the media again). There is no one who is in a position to be able to judge anyone for who he may or may not actually be, including this ‘M for Modi and Murder’.
    After World War II, when elections came up, Winston Churchill, the PM who made Britain win the greatest war in history, lost. It depressed him to no bound. But that was not because people did not like him anymore. It was only because people realized that they didn’t need a warrior then. They needed someone who would help revive their economy, their livelihoods. That is the beauty of democracy. You have the right to choose the right man for the right moment.
    Everyone sitting there at North Bloc has murdered people. Everyone. Directly or indirectly. But is he the right man for this moment? The state in which our country is. At the risk of being considered pessimistic, I say that I know your answer to this question and how it will never change. So frankly, I know this discussion/blog will not change anyone’s mind and their pre-conceived notions. People who hate Modi will continue to hate him, people who love him will continue to love him, and people who are not sure, will remain unsure.
    Only future history will tell us what was the right thing to do.

    • Yes. Media does have those advantages to turn everything into nothing. And they use it, without an iota of doubt, to their full advantage. I agree that nobody might be in the right frame of mind, thanks to the age of excess information aimed at a cup, to be completely accurate about profiling a public figure with aplomb but isn’t it the most obvious ramification to judge a Prime Ministerial Candidate with an extra dose of scepticism? Especially if it’s claimed, with enough believable and verifiable facts, that it shouldn’t be so.

      I’ve heard of The Vibrant Gujarat from many and I’ve also heard theories bunking it. When I’m making an estimated assumption there is a lot of figures moving in my mind. I suppose I pick everything after some internal strife.

      As for the North Bloc murderers I cannot agree more. Democracy helps us choose the lesser of the two evils. It’s always that way. Until and unless the commercialization of the offices continue even that will. We’ve got no options rather than choosing, or voting, for the next best thing. Or, maybe the less corrupt person.

      Yes, this blog will definitely not change opinions. It isn’t meant to though. This is just one voice, no matter how insignificant and small, a voice nonetheless, amongst a thousand others shouting itself hoarse.

      My opinion will perhaps change, because I really am not challenging change, when I see some moral aptitude in Modi. Since, he’s vying for the top job he better be ready to answer questions. But that’s utopian, I guess. When was the last time those Questions were answered anyway!

      I’m so glad you took time to read this (I mean the post, not this comment :-P)!

  2. Naman says:

    Why do you hold Modi responsible? Just because he was the CM?

    about 800 Muslims died in those riots and about 300 Hindus. Did he kill all of them? Was he out on the street with a machine gun in his hand? (Official number given by the UPA government in 2005. Can’t find you a link right now.)

    He did his best to control a situation gone out of hand. A whole train filled with Hindu pilgrim was set alight. There was bound to be anger. It doesn’t take too much to fan those flames into a riot.

    Modi did call the police within a day. He asked for police help from the three neighbouring states and they all denied him that help.

    The army arrived in less than 48 hours. How and why do you still hold him responsible? Just because Congress, (the same that was allied with the MIM of Owaisi fame until recently) says so?

    The death toll is taken lightly. 1000 becomes 2000, which becomes thousands.

    The dead hindus are simply forgotten. No other community was ever even mentioned. There were dead parsi’s and sikhs as well.

    Modi is one hell of a leader. Wikileaks reported him to incorruptible. He’s gotten numerous awards for his governance in Gujarat. Including one from the UN for his public grievance addressing system. There is not much that can be used against him. So his opponents have badgered him with the 2002 riots. They have blown it wide out of proportion and created this huge propaganda around him.

    I mean please. Think a little more carefully. I’m not saying you should like Modi. But at least do some more in-depth research before calling him a murderer.

    • One at a time.

      1 – Why do you hold Modi responsible? Just because he was the CM?

      Yeah. “Just” because he was a CM. True that. Should I have blamed someone who wasn’t in a position of power?

      2 – Did he kill all of them? Was he out on the street with a machine gun in his hand?

      Naive argument. I’ll pass.
      Or, why should I? Did Hitler fire each and every gun into the heads? Did Idi Amin Dada personally kill each and every one as a part of his ethnic cleansing program? Did G.W Bush push those red shiny buttons to kill the thousands of civilians?

      3 – He did his best to control a situation gone out of hand. A whole train filled with Hindu pilgrim was set alight. There was bound to be anger. It doesn’t take too much to fan those flames into a riot.

      Right. Right. Right. The Banerjee Committee and the other Human Right activists (who obviously were deemed to be illegal and what not) was what? Government conspiracy, perhaps by the UPA? I’m sure that’s what it was, innit? Officers speak out against Modi and the SIT shakes their head and calls them retards and every one who has been indicted are anointed with holy water and it becomes the truth? Right.

      4 – The army arrived in less than 48 hours. How and why do you still hold him responsible? Just because Congress, (the same that was allied with the MIM of Owaisi fame until recently) says so?

      Did you read the part where I “specifically” mentioned Owaisi?

      5 – The dead hindus are simply forgotten. No other community was ever even mentioned. There were dead parsi’s and sikhs as well.

      Saw Parzania? The guy’s name was Azhar. Yes, he sounds like a Muslim but he was a Parsee. It’s sad that you would think that the dead hindus are forgotten. A death is a death. A dead human is just that. A dead Human. I’m also not saying Muslims are straight as an arrow. There are scums everywhere. Like owaisi opened his shithole of a mouth and spewed venom, there are Muthaliks and Modis who do just that. Also, Modi has state sanctions, political mileage, corrupt officials and a veneer of godliness. It is a bad combination, mate.

      6 – Modi is one hell of a leader. Wikileaks reported him to incorruptible. He’s gotten numerous awards for his governance in Gujarat. Including one from the UN for his public grievance addressing system. There is not much that can be used against him. So his opponents have badgered him with the 2002 riots. They have blown it wide out of proportion and created this huge propaganda around him.

      This requires another blog post altogether! Have you read Kafila’s articles about the “blowing out of proportion” of awards and meritorious services? There are many other states that have achieved EXACTLY what Modi has. It’s called PR.
      Also, the brilliant exercise of photoshopping Chinese Roadways and calling it Ahmedabad’s service was real cool.

      7 – I mean please. Think a little more carefully. I’m not saying you should like Modi. But at least do some more in-depth research before calling him a murderer.

      Yes, you shouldn’t be saying that I should like Modi. He aint likeable. I seriously don’t see him in a positive light.

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