Remembering 254 Hindus killed in Gujarat riots

via HK published on March 3, 2007


Fifth anniversary of Gujarat riots, let us remember those innocent Hindus lost their lives.

 


Very few people in the world know this truth. More than 250 innocent Hindus killed by Muslim mobs during Gujarat violence!. The entire anti Hindu media had launched massive attack against Gujarat Chief Minister and Hindu organizations in Gujarat by highlighting “Thousands of Poor Muslims killed by Hindu fundamentalists in Gujarat”. But none of the media want to say the bitter side of it. The communal violence took the lives of more than 25o Hindus and more than 60 Devotees were burnt alive which includes women and Children.


 


Attacks on Hindus by Muslim mobs in Danilimda, Modasa, Himmatnagar, Bharuch, Sindhi Market, Bhanderi Pole, and other localities in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat were perpetrated by Muslim mobs. The attacks have been described as retaliatory by Human Rights Watch..

The attacks on the Dalit community were particularly severe. Among the more significant attacks was the one in Khariwadi of Shahpura slum. There was significant loss of life and property and many Hindu Dalits were rendered homeless. The Muslim manager of a nearby hotel rallied a group of Muslim youths and set the houses of the Dalits on fire, first taking care to remove all inhabitants of the Muslim houses to a safe place. Hindu families had their houses burnt down, and two girls were burnt alive. Asylum was provided to the Hindus by a Sindhi hotelier. Similar attacks were recorded against Dalits by Muslim mobs armed with swords in Behrampura. The attacks on Dalits have largely been ignored by the “secular” politicians & anti Hindu media of the country. 


 


According to testifying witnesses, Muslims in the Amraiwadi area unfurled the Pakistani flag and raised pro-Pakistan slogans ten days after the Godhra riots. There were continued claims of Hindus being attacked in the area.This was accompanied by cries demanding that “Kaffirs” be killed and their houses emptied, said Ashok Patel, a BJP member and municipal corporator. He further said that riots were triggered after Muslims instigated them “with an intention of spreading fear”.

In September 2002, at least 29 people were killed when suspected Islamic fundamentalist gunmen engaged in the Akshardham Temple attack in the city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The Pakistani ISI and Islamic terrorist group Lashkar-e-Toiba were accused of supporting the terrorists.


 


Over ten thousand Hindus were made homeless as a result of the Gujarat violence. In several residential areas, including Mahajan No Vando, Hindus were targeted following calls for retaliation. After looting the Hindu homes, they threw kerosene on the roofs and ignited their houses. According to one Hindu who lived through the violence.


 


The blood of Gujarati Hindus were largely ‘unnoticed’ by the whole media and power hungry politicians of the country even today.  


 


Let us remember and pray for the soul of those innocent Hindus killed in their own country by the followers of the invaders.

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