Brutal murder of Sukhanand Shetty

via V SUNDARAM published on December 25, 2006

The secular mafia of mass media in India under the deathly stranglehold of the UPA Government in New Delhi has completely blacked out the lethal crime relating to the cold blooded and brutal murder of 30 year old Sukhanand Shetty, BJP Taluk President, in the city of Mangalore on 1 December, 2006 by a criminal gang of 12 Muslims. Sukhanand Shetty was an up and coming Hindu leader noted for his outstanding qualities of leadership and radical views relating to the advancement of the sacred cause of Sanathana Dharma and Hindutva. He had led the Hindus of the area with fearlessness and courage against all criminal and anti-social elements in the community.

Sukhanand Shetty

He was working as a Manager in a Marble dealer’s office at Kulai, 12 kms away from Mangalore. On 1 December, 2006 at 9.15 am, as he was about to enter his office after getting down from his car, a group of Muslims came in a van and attacked him with sword and killed him on the spot savagely. His head and various vital parts of his body were cut into pieces with Jihadic fervour.

It is understood that Mangalore and its neighbourhood areas have been the scene of simmering Hindu Muslim tension for several months. More than a month ago when an idol of Goddess Durga was being taken for immersion at a place called Bajpe, some Muslims had prevented and obstructed the procession. It is reported that many Hindus were asking in anguish: ‘Are we living in Pakistan? Are we living in Bangladesh?’ At Vijayi College at Mulki, criminal and anti-social elements among the Muslim community misbehaved with Hindu women students which created a storm of public protests in the area. Sukhanand Shetty functioned fearlessly as a spokesman on behalf of the frightened and oppressed sections among the Hindu community. He led a procession of students and their parents as a mark of protest against organised atrocities against the Hindus in that area.

Shetty was thus a marked man as a Hindu leader. Terrorist elements among the Muslims had been planning to kill Sukhanand Shetty for the last two or three years. It is understood that Hindus in and around Mangalore area seem to be of the definite view that the UPA Government is committed only to the protection of Muslims and Christians and not to that of Hindus. Many of them seem to have the impression that if instead of Sukhanand Shetty, it had been a Rahamatullah or a William, the Union Home Minister and the Union Minorities Minister would have rushed to Mangalore on a fact finding mission. Criminal slaughter of Hindus in any part of India seems to be of no consequence to the Union Home Minister.

These are the known facts about the crime investigation done by the police. The special team constituted to investigate into the murder of BJP Leader Sukhanand Shetty has on 12 December, 2006, nabbed two prime accused involved in the offence. The arrested are identified as Abdul Rahman (27) Resident of Kalladka Golthamajalu village, Bantwal and Mohammed Shakir (26) of Mulki. While Abdul Rehman was arrested from Farangpet, Mohammed Shakir has been nabbed from Haleyangadi. It is understood that the accused Abdul Rahman is a known communal goonda of Kalladka and he is involved in as many as five communal cases in the past, of which two are cases of attempt to murder. In the instant case, he is found directly involved in the attack as he had accompanied the team that went in the stolen vehicle and attacked Sukhanand Shetty near his office on 1 December, 2006. The other accused Mohammed Shakir is found to be involved in the conspiracy to attack and kill Sukhanand Shetty. He has provided all assistance and actively aided and abetted the other accused in the commission of this offence. Another accused Abdul Kabeer was arrested on 14 December, 2006. Based on the information given by him, the police arrested Naushad, Nawaz and Nazeer on 15 December, 2006. Naushad and Nawaz directly participated in the savage attack on Sukhanand Shetty on 1 December, 2006. Out of a total number of 12 Muslim criminals involved in the murder, the Karnataka police have so far arrested nine Muslims. One of the criminals involved in the attack on Shetty was killed in an encounter. He is reported to be one Sudir Alexander who had embraced Islam, becoming a Latik. Two more criminals are in hiding.

What is most disturbing is that it has been reported that ISI agents from Pakistan are playing a key role in planning these organized attacks against the Hindu community in general and selected Hindu leaders in particular in the coastal area stretching from Calicut in Kerala to Karwar in Karnataka. It is also reported that there is large scale inflow of illicit money from Pakistan and other Muslim countries to the West Coast meant for deployment against the Hindu community by the ISI agents and other Muslim terrorists. It is understood that a special threat has been issued to Nagaraj Shetty, Karnataka Minister for Hindu Religious Endowments.

What is the general lesson which we Hindus have to learn from all this? It is simple and straight. The Islam-embracing, Christianity-coveting and Hindu-hating UPA Government in New Delhi is committed to the ideology of pseudo-secularism which is nothing but Negationism. This movement is led by Islamic Apologists and Marxist Academics, and followed by all the politicians, journalists and intellectuals who call themselves ‘secularists’.

The American historian Will Durant summed it up like this: ‘The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It’s a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precious good, whose delicate complex of order and freedom, culture and peace, can at any moment be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within.’ The fears of Will Durant are getting confirmed in letter and spirit today.

The Muslim conquests, down to the 16th century, were for the Hindus a pure struggle of life and death. Entire cities were burnt down and the population massacred, with hundreds of thousands of Hindus killed in every campaign and similar numbers exported as slaves. Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindu skulls. Thus the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by the annihilation of the Hindu population. This region is called the ‘Hindu Kush’ ie ‘Hindu Slaughter’. The Bahmani Sultans (1347 – 1480) in Central India made it a rule to kill 100,000 Hindus every year. In 1399, Timur killed 100,000 Hindu captives in a single day and many more on other occasions. The conquest of the Vijayanagar Empire after the battle of Talikota in 1565 left the capital plus large areas of Karnataka depopulated. According to Arjun Singh, Historical Record Destruction (HRD) for Human Resource Destruction (HRD) these facts accepted round the world do not exist. In his book ‘Growth of Muslim Population in India’ K S Lal has estimated that the Indian population decreased by 80 million between the year of conquest of Afghanistan in 1000 AD and the end of Delhi Sultanate in 1525.

What are the techniques of UPA-sponsored Negationism? They are:

i) Head-on denial. The crassest form of Negationism is obviously the simple denial of the facts. This is done in the form of general claims such as ‘Islam is compassionate’, ‘Islam believes in brotherhood’ and ‘India is a land of multi-cultural harmony’.

ii) Ignoring the facts. We have an impotent Home Minister to deny the general facts and a Minister for Minorities to deny the specific facts. This subject is too well known for any further elaboration.

iii) Minimizing the facts. Apart from minimizing the ‘absolute size’ of Islamic crimes, there is the popular technique of ‘relative minimizing’: make the facts look smaller by comparing them with other carefully selected facts. Sometimes they will show their Himalayan fair-mindedness by saying that ‘all religions are intolerant – which may sound plausible to many uninitiated minds though it is patently false.

iv) White washing. When one cannot conceal, deny or minimize the facts, one can still claim that on closer analysis, they are not as bad as they seem.

v) Playing up unrepresentative facts. For instance, if we talk about destruction of temples by the hundreds of thousands by Islam in India from 1000 AD to 1707 AD, the UPA politicians and their Marxist partners would talk about the sole event of destruction of Babri Masjid!

vi) Denying the motive. Negationists sometimes accept the fact, but disclaim their hero’s responsibility for them. According to the UPA Government, ISI agents are terrorists who have killed many innocent Hindus in India, yet Musharaf of Pakistan is more compassionate than Gautama Buddha. Therefore peace talks will

vii) Smoke-screen. Another common tactic consists is blurring the problem by questioning the very terms of the debate: ‘Islam does not exist, for there are many Islams, with big differences between countries’, etc.

viii) Slogans. Finally all discussions can be sabotaged with the simple technique of shouting slogans like Prejudice, Myth, Racial Communalism and Saffronized Fundamentalism.

To conclude, the real choice before the Hindus of India is between self-deception and the courage to face facts, between being a prisoner of your opponents’ thought categories and developing your own analysis, between laziness and alertness.

(The writer is a retired IAS officer)

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