For TNIE, Bajrangdal is responsible for Bareilly Riots!!

via H Balakrishnan published on March 14, 2010

Reference the report  ” Vigil ramped up in Bareilly as violence refuses to die down ” –
(TNIE – 14 Mar ).

Anand Raj Singh wrote : ” Bajrang Dal activists are reportedly behind the violence in the city“.

Todate, the TNIE has not reported a word on the communal violence in Bareilly, and suddenly, it is Bajrang Dal. A typical ‘repeat’, and a case of history repeating itself, exposed by Gurumurthy in his “Secular Hoot and Scoot : Tell Lies and Run Away” – (TNIE – 29 Jun 2004). For the ‘education’ of Anand Raj Singh, here is a ‘chronological sequence of events in Bareilly’, as read over the Net.

(A) – 03 MAR 2010 : The ‘Indian Express’ reported the news under the caption : ” Groups clash in Bareilly city over change in Barawafat procession route “. The report stated : ” Members of two communities clashed in Bareilly city on Tuesday evening when some youths leading a Barawafat procession tried to change the route that was earlier scheduled to pass through Prem Nagar area. Instead, it chose to enter Kohada Peer locality thereby inviting ire of locals belonging to another community. Bareilly Inspector General (IG) B P Singh said the people leading the Barawafat procession tried to move towards Kohada Peer locality, defying the route planned by the administration. The residents of the area objected to it. Subsequently, a few members of the procession manhandled the locals, following which they were pelted at with stones.


(B) – 03 MAR 2010 : The ‘Bareilly Jagran’ ( the city edition of the Dainik Jagran), reported as follows (translated into English) : “The Juloos-e-Muhammadi (procession) was planned to move through the Kohada Peer area on Tuesday. Around 3pm in the afternoon, the gathering tried to pass through Chahbai Mohalla. This was opposed by the locals (in Chahbai area) who said that if the procession was planned from Kohada Peer, why is it passing through Chahbai. Anti-social elements than started stone-pelting. Firing also started..Some children got hurt. The people in the Juloos got out of control and started entering houses and destroying property. Some gas cylinders were put on fire. This led to massive blasts.  At Kohada Peer, the procession attacked a police chowki and burnt it. Several shops were burnt too. Some religious places in Katra and Chahbai were also damaged. After this, the administration imposed curfew in certain localities. Intermittent firing and stone-pelting continued through the night.


(C) – 09 MAR 2010 : PTI News, under the caption : ” Curfew reimposed in four localities of Bareilly”, reported : ” Bareilly (UP), Mar 9 (PTI) Curfew has been reimposed in four localities of the town in the wake of fresh tension following arrest of a prominent Sunni cleric in connection with communal clashes, official sources said here today. Fresh tension erupted in the city after leader of Ittehad-e-Millat Conference Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan was arrested by the police on charges of inciting communal feelings, attempt to murder and treason last evening, sources said”.


(D) – 09 MAR 2010 : The MUSLIM website reported under the title : ” SP goes on offensive on BSP protesting Maulana Tauqir Raza arrest ” : ” Lucknow: With an eye on muslim votebank the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday raked up issue of Maulana Tauqir Raza’s arresting in Bareilly. Capitalising on it the party directed its muslim MLAs and leaders to raise the issue among their community.Tauqir Raza, a maulana of Barelvi sect of muslims was arrested by Bareilly police on Monday for his inflammatory speeches during the Juloos-e-Mohammadi on March 2 instigating violence in the city. Raza heads the Ittehad Millat Council (IMC), an organisation of Barelvis with considerable following. His followers trace his lineage to Janab Imam Ahmed Raza commonly referred as ‘Aala Hazrat’ whose shrine is situated in Bareilly. The shrine is considered as main seat for Bareily sect of sunni muslims.SP MLA Abbas Ali Zaidi stated that Maulana Tauqir Raza is reverred by whole muslim community. He told that the issue will be taken to roads and muslim clerics across the state will be roped in against this arresting “.


(E) – 10 MAR 2010 : The “VERY-VERY- SECULAR” Times of India, reported under the caption : ” Cleric arrested in Bareilly after communal clash ” : ” The Ulema Council on Wednesday threatened to launch a statewide agitation against the arrest of a leading cleric, nabbed for his alleged role in last week’s communal clash in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district. “If the police fail to release Maulana Tauquir Raza Khan in the next one-two days, we will hit the streets along with thousands of Muslim residents of the state,” national general secretary of the Ulema Council (a body of clerics) Mohammad Tahir Madni told reporters in Azamgarh, about 300 km from here. Maulana Tauquir Raza Khan, president of the Ittehad-e-Millat Council, was arrested late Monday from Bareilly, about 250 km from here.  It was his “rabble rousing speech” that had led to communal tension in the district last week, officials said. “


(F) – 12 MAR 2010 : PTI News under the caption : ” Fresh tension in Bareilly “, reported : ” Fresh tension erupted in Bareilly after members of a community indulged in brick batting and arson following the release of Sunni cleric Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan, who was arrested in connection with communal clashes, officials said here today. Leader of Ittehad-e-Millat Conference Maualna Khan, who was arrested on Monday last on charges of inciting a mob leading to communal clashes, was released last evening, they said. “


(G) – 12 MAR 2010 : The ‘VERY-VERY-SECULAR’ Times of India, under the title : ” Riots flare again in Bareilly after leader Tauqir’s release “, reported : ” Parts of the western UP city of Bareilly witnessed rioting again after Mayawati government, in a late Thursday night decision, freed Muslim leader Tauqir Raza Khan, who had been arrested allegedly for inciting violence. Khan was ordered to be released soon after all the charges, except a milder one under Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code, were removed by the Uttar Pradesh administration and he was allowed to walk free following immense pressure from the members of his community. As reported by Times of India earlier in the evening, the UP government was under immense pressure from members of his community to release Tauqir Raza Khan. He was arrested on March 8 as he was accused of fomenting trouble, engineering riots and inciting people by police.”


(H) – 13 MAR 2010 : The Indian Express, under the caption :
” Bareilly on brink, officers shunted, Maulana released “, reported : ” In a bid to defuse the communal tension in Bareilly, parts of which have been under curfew for virtually 10 days, the police on Thursday filed a report before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court closing the investigation against Maulana Tauqir Raza and giving him a clean chit. Raza, who was arrested this Monday, was released from the district jail late in the evening. Maulana Raza had been arrested on charges of “provoking” mobs for indulging in violence. The arrest had added to the tension in the city, with a mob of about 3,000 locals gathering on Wednesday night in Baradari area raising anti-government slogans. Under pressure to bring the situation under control, the government in an abrupt move late on Wednesday night transferred Bareilly DIG M K Bashal and later shifted District Magistrate (DM) Ashish Goyal. ATS DIG Rajiv Sabharwal was flown in by a helicopter to take charge this morning. Pilibhit DM Anil Garg takes over from Goyal. Sources at the Home Department said the transfer orders were issued soon after information came in around 1 am of a 3,000-strong mob gathering, ready to clash any time.”

And here is something more troubling : ” Cops probe SIMI angle ” : ” The Bareilly police and state intelligence wing officials are probing if any group linked with the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India played a role in the communal violence. According to sources, in his narco test, SIMI chief Safdar Nagori had stated that the outfit has raised groups of young activists who would rush to a place within hours of a communal clash, exploiting the situation to target the rival community.”


(I) – 13 MAR 2010 : The ‘Very-Very-Secular’ Times of India, under the title : ” Riots escalate in Bareilly, top cop hurt “, reported : ” Members of the other community [Hindus, one presumes !!] alleged that the police had enough proof of his complicity in riots, but he was released as UP administration caved under pressure from members of the other community from within the ruling Bahujan Samjwadi Party, as well as Samajwadi Party and Congress. Permission for a high-profile Ram Barat on Friday, which had been taken out across city’s main streets as a precursor to Ram Navmi celebrations for past 149 years, was cancelled in view of the prevailing conditions.Several thousand people from the arrested leaders’ community had been out on the street since Wednesday evening, leading to a dangerous situation in the city. They were demanding an unconditional and immediate release of their leader Maulana Tauqir Raza Khan, national president of the powerful Itihad-e-Millat Council (IMC) that holds considerable clout in the community.”



(a) – A ‘MUSLIM PROCESSION’ – ‘ Barawafat Procession’- unless, to our ‘secularists’ it is a Hindu procession, one doesn’t put it beyond these ‘inveterate LIARS’ – defied the orders on the route to be taken for the procession.

(b) – A ‘MUSLIM MAULANA’ indulges in ‘SECULAR’ rabble rousing, as ONLY the HINDUS are capable of ‘COMMUNAL’ rabble rousing, in the logic of the ‘secular’ English media !! He is arrested.

(c) – This raises the ire of the ‘Allah’s Believers’.

(d) – Leads to more rioting.

(e) – The U.P. Police suspect the hand of SIMI.

(f) – Vote bank politics forces the U.P. Administration to release the arrested Maulana.

(g) – More riots take place.

(h) – A Hindu ‘Ram Baraat’ that has been followed for 149 years, preceding Ram Navami, is cancelled by the administration.





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