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Riots In India
Mamta linked to anti-Sikh rallies by Communist leader Harkishen Surjeet
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->A recent article in People's Democracy, which was attributed to Surjeet, said, "some political bigwigs, including the so called firebrand lady of Bengal, were trying to organise mayhem in the state."

<b>Mamta Banerjee was a leader with the Congress Party in West Bengal when the backlash erupted against the Sikhs</b>

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I think, this is the answer which every Indian has been looking for :
Delhi’84, Gujarat’02, London’05

We can learn from how they responded to public violence


Posted online: Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 0000 hours IST

On May 27, 1964, when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru died of natural causes, General Chaudhuri, then army chief, ordered an extra brigade of troops into the Capital. Since the defence minister and defence secretary were out of the country he did not take anybody’s permission for the move, nor was the Delhi area commander aware of the move. Worried about this unusual troop movement, then chief of the Intelligence Bureau, B.N. Mullick, ordered several battalions of central police forces into the city. When Defence Minister Y.B. Chavan asked an explanation from General Chaudhuri, for his moving troops during peace time without permission, the general explained that he had anticipated crowd control problems during the funeral and that was why he had taken the action he did. Since the defence minister and defence secretary were out of the country, and the Cabinet was still being formed, he had taken the recourse of informing the president.

This story is narrated here because on October 31, 1984, it did not occur to the cabinet secretary, home minister, home secretary, the lieutenant governor of Delhi and the commissioner of police that the circumstances of the prime minister’s assassination would call for additional manpower to safeguard life and property in the Capital. Each passed on the blame for not having taken action to the other. Since Indian authorities do not have the tradition of carrying out assessments and anticipating and getting ready to meet a situation likely to arise — in a spirit of preparedness — the Sikh community paid a high price.

Properly trained law and order authorities would have declared and enforced Section 144 CrPC immediately, the army would have been requested to be on stand-by and central para-military forces would have patrolled the streets. In post-Godhra Gujarat, too, a sensible law and order policy would have called for a state-wide alert, the enforcement of Section 144 and street patrols. In both cases, the police were held back. Since a significant number of policemen in Delhi were Sikhs, and they were asked to stay at home, the consequent depletion in the strength of the force should have been immediately made up. There was no attempt to do this until it was too late.

Compare this with what happened in London on 7/7. Following the bomb blasts in the London transport system, the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police was in full charge. No British politician came on to the streets and visited the sites of terrorist blasts. Nor did the media approach them. The entire crisis was left to be managed professionally by the police. The problem both in Delhi 1984 and Gujarat after Godhra was the same — the intervention of politicians in the professional enforcement of law and order.

In mature democracies, episodes in which thousands of lives are lost would be thoroughly investigated with efficiency, alacrity and professionalism, with remedial action being taken. This is what happened after 9/11. The contrast with the situation here could not be more telling. After 21 years in the case of 1984 events and three years after the Gujarat killings, the country is nowhere near a professional inquiry and remedial measures. One inquiry succeeds another mainly to ensure that there will be no finality in respect of findings or remedies. This is evidence enough that the root cause for these events are political and not merely criminal.

What was most distressing in respect of 1984 events and Gujarat happenings is the debate on them in Parliament. There was hardly any suggestion on the need to depoliticise law-and-order enforcement in the country. All political parties are agreed that false cases are foisted on politicians by law enforcement authorities under the political direction and control of the state. Yet our parliamentarians will not agree to depoliticise law enforcement and allow the law to take its own course.

No doubt district magistrates and superintendents of police have the ultimate responsibility when situations of public violence occur. But are they allowed to exert this responsibility? Would our law makers consider making it a criminal offence for a minister or secretary to give directions to the law-enforcing authorities? The district magistrates and superintendents of police are selected and posted by politicians to ensure that pliable officers are given command of key stations. Politicians have created an administrative culture in which all officers are aware that their career advancement depends on their carrying out favours for politicians, whether lawful or not. Politicians who have no compunctions in foisting false cases against other politicians, can fabricate with equal ease disciplinary cases against officers as well. In this type of administrative culture, it is not surprising that Delhi 1984 and Gujarat 2002 happened. Parliamentarians level accusations against each other but they were not interested in preventing a repetition of such incidents. If they were, they would have got together to legislate by consensus administrative and law enforcement reforms which would make law enforcement autonomous and accountable.

It is a sad reflection on our democracy that some of the people named, time and again, as inciters of mob violence in Delhi 1984 have got elected in successive elections. So also the chief minister who is alleged to have held back the law and order forces in Gujarat. We have to recognise that people are not always, by instinct, democratic and tolerant. Secularism and democratic values have to be cultivated among people. It is self-deception to pretend that the common man is naturally democratic and secular. If that were so, the majority of the nations in the world would have been democratic, secular and well governed. Unfortunately, they are not so. Until we recognise this basic truth and consciously work towards cultivating the values of democracy, secularism and good governance, our Constitution will be exploited and abused by the unscrupulous in the name of democracy.<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'><span style='font-family:Optima'></span></span> <!--emo&:ind--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/india.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='india.gif' /><!--endemo-->
old news..
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Falwell Remarks Prompt India Riots

Fri Oct 11, 3:20 PM ET

By RAMOLA TALWAR, Associated Press Writer

BOMBAY, India (AP) - <b>Five people were killed Friday in Hindu-Muslim rioting and police gunfire after riots broke out during a general strike to protest the Rev. Jerry Falwell calling the founder of Islam a terrorist. Forty-seven others were injured.</b>

The rioters attacked each other with knives and stones during the strike called to protest what Falwell said on CBS television early this month. Muslim organizations said Falwell's remarks were derogatory and blasphemous.

The conservative Baptist minister told the television network Islam's prophet "was a — a violent man, a man of war."

"Jesus set the example for love, as did Moses," Falwell said. "I think Muhammad set an opposite example."

<b>Two Muslims and one Hindu were killed by police gunfire and one Muslim and Hindu died of stab wounds in Sholapur 225 miles south of Bombay, the capital of western Maharashtra state, said Kirpa Shankar, the junior home minister of Maharashtra state . </b>

The trouble started when a group of Muslims took to the streets and were challenged by Hindus. Some rioters targeted shops, homes and vehicles, police said.

<b>Falwell's remarks had triggered street protests in Indian-controlled Kashmir</b> (news - web sites) on Monday.


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1947 riots during Partiton.
Do not criticise elected government, minorities told

Special Correspondent

It will be preposterous to question the sincerity of the Government: NCM chief

JAIPUR: The Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, Tarlochan Singh, on Saturday called upon the minority communities to discard the habit of criticising democratically elected governments with constant complaints of "<span style='color:blue'>perceived discrimination.</span>'' He said the fear psychosis created among the minorities would harm them in the long run.

Mr. Singh was interacting with reporters during his visit to attend a function of the Sikh Sangat here. [/size]He said minorities had no right to denounce the elected governments as the latter had the people's mandate in their favour. "Holding the Government or the ruling party responsible for communalism in the society is improper,'' he said.[/size]

Mr. Singh — who is also a Rajya Sabha MP — pointed out that an elected government was answerable to the people at large irrespective of who voted for it and a Chief Minister was duty-bound to fulfil the aspirations of the entire population of the State. It would be preposterous to question the sincerity of the Government, he said.

The Minorities Commission chief said he had led a delegation of Muslims that met the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, in the aftermath of violence in 2002, when Muslims had announced boycott of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Government. <b>The grievances of the community were settled in a "congenial atmosphere'' with his intervention.</b>

On the observations of the Prime Minister's high-level committee that visited Rajasthan recently to study the socio-economic and educational status of Muslims, Mr. Singh said he did not find any atmosphere of fear, distrust or terror among Muslims in the State.
There isn't a bigger lie

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->-BP Singhal

It has become fashionable for the UPA's pseudo-secular leaders and their collaborators in media to equate the 1984 Sikh massacre with the post-Godhra riots. The comparison is not only erroneous, but also aimed at misleading the people. The differences are too glaring to allow them to be equated.
The 1984 Sikh massacre was triggered by a single individual who, by chance, happened to be a Sikh. The Gujarat riots, in contrast, were sparked off by the dastardly acts of hundreds of persons belonging to a single community.

The Sikhs as such had no role in the assassination of Indira Gandhi, still less could that community be blamed for having done any pre-planning. On the other hand, the Godhra massacre was pre-planned.

In 1984, hundreds of Sikhs could manage to escape the murderous mobsters. But in Godhra, not one person was allowed to escape by the armed mob.

In Ahmedabad, the riots started on February 28, and Chief Minister Narendra Modi sought Army's assistance at 2:30 pm the same day. Police reinforcement were also sought from neighbouring States. The Army contingent had to be flown to Ahmedabad and landed on that night, and had been deployed the very next day. In Delhi, the Army, even though available locally, had not been called up for three days.

The Godhra massacre was so ghastly that it sparked off simultaneous riots in several places in Gujarat, yet Gujarat Police took action and 34 Hindu rioters had been shot dead and 56 were wounded in the first three days alone. On February 28 itself, 10 rioters were shot dead and 16 wounded. Stories carried by the English media that the police was asked to look the other way were false. Actually, a total of 80 Hindus were shot dead and 207 had been wounded in police firing in the Gujarat riots. In the Sikh riots, in contrast, not a single rioteer was killed in police firing. In fact, the police was conspicuously absent from the road for three days.

As established in Nanavati Report, the DTC buses had transported the attackers carrying petrol and other incendiary materials. No such assistance by any Government agency was provided to the rioters in Gujarat.

The Hindu community in the country ensured that the riots did not spread beyond Gujarat, even though Godhra had severely outraged Hindus all over the country. Even in Gujarat, out of 18,600 villages, 240 municipal towns and 25 districts, riots and counter-riots had occurred in less than 60 locations. To say that entire Gujarat was on fire was misreporting by the biased English and electronic media. But the anti-Sikh riots did not remain limited to Delhi. They had spread all over the country, especially in the Congress-ruled States.

The initial wave of post-Godhra riots in Gujarat had been controlled within the first four days (read any of the local Gujarati dailies of that period); then began the retaliatory riots by Muslims, and this time the riot spread to several villages in the interior of Gujarat. Thus began a fresh wave of riots in Ahmedabad and other cities of Gujarat. The hunted Sikhs, on the other hand, got no such opportunity to retaliate.

Reportedly, Congress leaders like HKL Bhagat, Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar, etc., had been seen leading the rioters personally in Delhi. No such allegation could be made against any minister of the Gujarat Government.

The 1984 riots escaped the media glare because TV was barely in its infancy. In contrast, a lot of mischief was played by electronic media who went on repeating same incidents day after day. One channel repeated a particularly gory scene as many as 21 times. An image was thus created by the collaborating media that the massacre of Muslims was continuing unabated in Gujarat. The truth is that the total number of riot-related accused that came to light in Gujarat was 25,486 (17,489 Hindus and 7,997 Muslims). The efficiency of the police can be imagined that out of the above, as many as 25,204 accused were arrested - out of which 17,348 were Hindus and 7,856 were Muslims. The police in Gujarat was, therefore, not sleeping at any time.

The maximum number of relief camps opened during riots was 159. At a given point of time, the figure varied as certain camps closed and certain new camps were opened. As on March 5, 2002, out of the 98 refugee/relief camps opened, 85 were for Muslims while 13 were for Hindus. On the other hand, no attempt was made to open even a single refugee camp for Sikhs. As per the Nanavati Commission report, even the arms of Sikhs were withdrawn with promise of protection by the police, while the same localities were then attacked.

What happened in Gujarat were riots in which both Hindus and Muslims attacked each other. But in Delhi and elsewhere in 1984, it was a one-sided carnage of Sikhs. There was not a single casualty among the attackers.

The media's versions of anti-Sikh riots were identical in the English/ Hindi and regional language sections throughout the country. On the other hand, there were contradictions in the versions of riots as projected by the national English media as against the local Gujarati papers.

In the light of above, every rational person can see the mischief being played by pseudo-secular leaders and their cohorts in the media by repeatedly equating the anti-Sikh massacre with the Gujarat riots. It is time they stopped this game and worked towards upholding the majesty of law - whether in Delhi or in Gujarat.

<b>Five killed, 83 houses torched in Assam </b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Diphu, Oct 8. (PTI): Ethnic violence erupted in central Assam's Karbi Anglong district today with five Karbis, including a three-year-old girl, killed and over 83 houses of <b>boths Karbis and rival tribal Dimasas torched</b>.

District Superintendent of Police Pankaj Sarma told PTI here that a 20-member group of unidentified armed miscreants in combat fatigue swooped on Borsingbe village at 2:00 pm today and killed five persons, including two men, two women and a baby girl.

They also set ablaze 25 houses in the village and another eight in nearby Kiling village before fleeing away, he said.

The attack was in retaliation to the torching of 58 houses and destruction of property in two Dimasa villages in a pre-dawn attack today.

<b>A huge group of miscreants along with some unidentified militants, dressed in army uniform and carrying sophisticated arms, burnt down 14 houses in Walingdisa village </b>near Doldoli near Diphu police station.

The marauders next attacked the neighbouring Kathalbari village and set ablaze 44 houses there, Sarma said.

The villagers, all belonging to the Dimasa tribe, managed to escape and took shelter in a primary school.

The villagers claimed that the attackers belonged to the Karbi tribe but police was yet to confirm it.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Karbi Anglong has been rocked by violence recently with seven Karbis hacked to death by unidentified miscreants early this week.

Karbis consider the Kukis as a rival immigrant tribal community occupying their land.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Army out in Karbi after clashes kill 14 villagers </b>
Syed Zarir Hussain / Guwahati
Rival tribals set 400 houses on fire -------- Army soldiers were called out on Monday to quell ethnic clashes in Assam, where 14 villagers were killed in a fresh wave of violence, taking the toll to 31 in one week of violence.

Officials said at least 400 houses were set ablaze by rival tribesmen in separate raids since Sunday night in eastern Assam's Karbi Anglong district. A police spokesperson said about 80 armed Karbi tribals on Monday attacked village Kheroni, 290 km east of Guwahati.

"Five Dimasa tribal villagers, including two women, were killed when the mob armed with sophisticated weapons opened fire after asking the people to come out of their homes," Karbi Anglong district magistrate DD Tripathi said over telephone from the Diphu headquarters.

The rampaging mob then set ablaze houses before leaving the village.

The attack was in retaliation to weeklong violence in which suspected Dimasa militants belonging to the outlawed Dima Halom Daoga (DHD) killed at least 26 Karbi villagers in separate incidents.

On Sunday night, heavily armed militants of the outlawed Dima Halom Daoga (DHD) hacked to death nine villagers of the majority Karbi tribe in the district. "Six Karbis were massacred in one village and another three in an adjoining area when DHD rebels slit their throats and killed them brutally," the district magistrate said.

The DHD is a rebel group fighting for an independent homeland for the Dimasa tribe in eastern Assam. The Karbis and the Dimasas have been engaged in a bitter turf war for many years with both the ethnic tribal groups fighting for territorial supremacy.

"Army soldiers are patrolling the violence-hit areas and staging flag marches to restore order. The situation is tense," Karbi Anglong district police chief Pankaj Sharma said.

At least 250 Karbi tribe houses, spread over six villages, were torched on Sunday, forcing thousands of villagers to flee from their homes. In retaliatory attacks, some 50 houses belonging to the Dimasas were burnt down by angry Karbi tribesmen.

"We have set up at least a dozen makeshift shelters and relief camps to lodge an estimated 7,000 villagers who had left their homes," the district magistrate said.

"We believe this is a willful design by the DHD to instigate violence to give it a communal colour."

In the adjoining Manipur State, four paramilitary Assam Rifles soldiers were killed in an ambush on Sunday, by heavily armed militants belonging to the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF).

"The Army soldiers were returning from a routine patrol when UNLF rebels attacked the troops with automatic weapons killing four on the spot," a police spokesman said from Manipur's State Capital Imphal. The incident took place in the eastern Chandel district of Manipur.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Can you imagine ? Those cruel hindus splashed colours for crying out loud..


<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Chhattisgarh town tense as Hindus, Muslims clash

By Indo Asian News Service

Raipur, Oct 13 (IANS) Communal tension threatened to escalate Thursday in a Chhattisgarh town with thousands of people gathering in different places, a day after Hindus and Muslims clashed during Dussehra celebrations.

Police in Kanker town, 180 km from here, described the situation as 'very tense' and clamped prohibitory orders after fresh trouble Thursday.

One group allegedly set on fire five shops belonging to another community, police sources said. A baton charge by the police resulted in eight people being injured Thursday afternoon.

Twenty people of both communities have been arrested for violating prohibitory orders and indulging in arson during which two vehicles were damaged.

<b>The trouble began Wednesday when some Hindus in a Dussehra procession splashed colour on a few Muslims, said a top police official.

'The minority community retaliated today setting on fire shops owned by Hindus in Kanker town,' he added. Kanker is also the district headquarters.</b>

Extra security forces have been sent to Kanker but the situation was described as serious with thousands gathering in the town.

The police presided over a meeting of senior religious leaders of both communities to control the situation. But the effort failed with the leaders walking out of the meeting accusing each other of stoking the trouble.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Can you believe it, Hindus were celebrating festival in secular India which offened ruling party of UP and Muslim leader of secular Samajvadi party, whose leader is lower caste Hindu.<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Shoot at sight orders in Uttar Pradesh town</b>
Shoot-at-sight orders were issued Saturday in Mau town of Uttar Pradesh as at least one person was killed and 22 were injured, including six critically, in a fresh outbreak of sectarian violence.
Violence broke out in the communally sensitive town near Varanasi as mobs attacked a school, set ablaze a state roadways bus and some private property a day after two people died of bullet wounds. Curfew was clamped in the town after sectarian clashes Friday during the concluding celebrations of the Hindu festival of Dussehra
<b>The alleged involvement of a mafia don-turned-leader of the ruling Samajwadi Party in the violence is not being ruled out</b>, according to reports reaching the state headquarters.
Samajwadi Party legislator Mukhtar Ansari, who hails from Mau, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the riots.

Top state BJP leaders Kalyan Singh, Kalraj Misra and Keshri Nath Tripathi held a joint press conference here and flayed the Mulayam Singh Yadav government for the riots.

"The situation demands handing over of the district to the army as the state administration has completely failed to contain the violence," said Kalyan Singh.

Mau district magistrate <b>Hira Mani Singh Yadav confirmed three deaths </b>and claimed "the situation was now under control".
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Mau on boil for 3rd day </b>
Pioneer News Service / Lucknow
Even as shoot-at-sight orders were issued in riot-torn Mau, a fresh bout of violence on <b>Saturday claimed two more lives, taking the total death toll in the Dussehra-triggered communal clash to five.</b>

The State Government, however, claimed that only three persons had been killed, nine injured and 30 shops either looted or set afire. Eighty nine persons have been arrested.

<b>Mau was dogged by violence for the third consecutive day despite the State Government's Friday claim that the situation "is under control and the administration has done a commendable job." </b>

The Saturday bout had Principal Secretary (Home) Alok Singh and DGP Yashpal Singh scurrying for a situation assessment of the riot-torn town on Saturday even as four senior police officers and five companies each of the PAC and the RAF were battling the situation under curfew conditions. Communal tension was sparked off in the township on Thursday after a group clash over the use of loudspeakers during a Bharat Milap procession. This snowballed into violence, arson and looting.

Despite curfew on Friday, miscreants roamed the streets indulging in arson and violence. A dozen were seriously injured after miscreants lobbed bombs into the Brahmin Tola locality. Anti-social elements armed with semi-automatic firearms opened indiscriminate fire near the branch of Oriental Bank of Commerce injuring several persons

In Kathupurwa locality, <b>houses of two local journalists were set afire. The violence resulted in the exodus of a particular community.</b> Despite a flag march by the RAF and PAC personnel, marauders pelted the Shahganj passenger train with stones, compelling the Railways to divert several trains, including the Lichhavi Express, from Ballia.

<b>Dismissing the BJP demand for deployment of Army in Mau,</b> Mr Alok Singh claimed that no major incident except torching of a bus was reported on Saturday.
In Hindi

Amar Ujjala link
Killed - Gopal Dubey

Reason - Muslim forced Hindus to shutdown loudspeaker in Ramlilla ground.
They attacked Sanskrit school, Hindu dominated area (Brahmin Tola), burnt bank and trains.
They entered houses and stabbed women and kids. Gun battle in Pattan Tola.
Kidnapped 2 girls from Hindu area

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->LUCKNOW, OCTOBER 14: One person was killed and a dozen others were injured in clashes between two communities in several localities of Mau town today, forcing the administration to clamp curfew since morning.

At least 15 shops and six vehicles were set ablaze, sources said. UP Principal Secretary (Home) Alok Sinha said that <b>one Vijay Pratap was shot dead and shops were set afire.</b>

A few bombs were also lobbed, sources said. RAF and PAC companies have been rushed to Mau, Sinha said
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--> <b>Hindu-Muslim riots leave three dead in India</b>
LUCKNOW: Hindus and Muslims fought pitched battles that left three dead and 26 injured in a northern Indian town, the authorities said on Saturday after imposing a curfew.

The clashes were ignited on Friday night in Mau district, 300 kilometres southeast of Lucknow, <b>when Muslims objected to a Hindu religious ceremony in a Muslim-dominated area</b>. “Shoot-on-sight orders have been issued and people have been asked to stay indoors after communal rioting killed three persons in Mau,” state government spokesman Alok Sinha said.

“Twenty-six others have been injured and they have been admitted to hospital.” Rioters used firearms, killing two people, and one man died when police opened fire. afp<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Now check how muslims are spreading news through email with totally different version, different than what media are reporting from last 3 days. Same muslims did in Gujarat riots. Here it goes rumor mill<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mau nath Banjan a Muslim dominating district in utter Pradesh is seeing a worst communal riot since yesterday. <b>Hundreds of shops are looted or brunt and dozens of muslims are killed there</b>. Most painfull asopect is that <b>UP police and PAC is a party to the riot and as know always they are siding the Goons and admionistration </b>is adding to the situation as the UP Home secretary and Director Genral of UP Polioce visited the town this evening. <b>As they left the town the polcie started targeting Muslim Youth to and allopwing local anti social elements to burn the house of muslims there</b>. this clearly shows the partisan attitude of government. <b>The riot started yesterday morning when about 150 shops were completed burnt and about 12 people killed.</b> <b>It all started Thursday night when a procession of Bharat Milap led By a local Hindu outfit "HIndu Vahini"took to the streats of Mau and paassed through a Mosque with loud chanting of hindu slogans on loud speakers and thrown some gulal in the mosque.</b> Namaz e taraweeh was going on there at that time when some namazis objected to it, police took unilateral action and started beating Muslims with lathis and arrested about 20 Muslims.<b> By the morning Muslims protested vociferously to the incident and riot started with burning , arson looting and killing of Muslims</b>, though shoot at sight orders were issued in the evening of Saturday but still anti social elemnets are free to move and administration is apathetic. No responsible officer is available on phone to talk . this organisation has sent fax to PM, HM, Sonia Gandhi demanding immediate depolyment of Army there let us see what haapens. I request to all to of u to use ur clout to stop the situation getting worse and pray for the poor Muslims there. find herewith text of the fax as attachment.

Dr Rehmani
Here goes leaders of anti Hindu and anti India - Milli Gazatte version<b>Riot in Mau</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Communal tension is mounting in Uttar Pradesh, as the dates of assembly elections are drawing closer. The communal tension that prevailed in Mau city in the eastern part of the state on the <b>occasion of Durga Puja on 8 October </b>seems to be first in that sequel.

The violence erupted in the city <b>when a bomb was thrown on a procession on its way to immerse Durga idol in the Hadipur area of the city. A youth was killed in incidents of stabbing and rioting that followed.</b> Sentiments ran high and accusations and counter accusations were made by the two communities.<b> The procession that was going to immerse the Durga idol went on rampage in the predominantly Muslim area of Hadipur and torched a junkyard. The agitators also ransacked Ashshifa hospital in the same area, broke doors, smashed window-panes and destroyed expensive equipment.</b> <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->As reports start pouring in it is clear that it were only Muslim areas where day-night curfew continued and no relaxation was given to people to get essentials. Children and patients were worst sufferers as neither medicines nor milk was available to them.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd--><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->He also said that the police perceived that the people belonging to the majority community wanted to cause riots in the city. Though some police personnel themselves want to incite people and give a communal outlook to the bomb explosion and the killing of a person caused by an old animosity, others did not allow those to exploit the situation. He has commended the district magistrate for his handling of the crisi<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Fresh gunfire in Mau: Toll nine </b>
Notwithstand-ing shoot-at-sight orders, fresh violence erupted in trouble-torn Mau town on Sunday with two communities trading gunfire in which<b> four people were killed taking the death toll in communal violence that broke out on Thursday night to seven.</b> A red alert has been sounded in eastern UP to check any communal backlash in other parts of the State, officials said. <b>Senior BJP leaders Kalyan Singh, Kesri Nath Tripathi and Lalji Tandon and party MP Yogi Adityananth were detained at Shahganj and Gorakhpur while heading towards Mau, Principal Secretary (Home) Alok Sinha said in Lucknow</b>. He said there was ban on entry of politicians in the town.

Riots in Mau - Hindu newspaper news.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>4 bodies found in Assam's Karbi district </b>
More than 60 abandoned houses were set on fire on Sunday in fresh outbreak of ethnic violence and four bodies recovered in Assam's Karbi Anglong district. The police said the four bodies were recovered from Hojaipur and Bokolia, Singh Teron and Jamunapar areas.  <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>34 Karbi tribals killed in Assam ethnic violence</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Press Trust of India
Diphu (Assam), October 17, 2005
At least 34 Karbi tribals, including eight women, were hacked to death and three injured by militants on Monday in continuing ethnic violence between warring Karbi and Dimasa tribes in Karbi Anglong hill district of central Assam, a senior police official said.

District Superintendent of Police Pankaj Sarma said unidentified militants, with their faces covered in black cloth, waylaid two buses coming from Jirikinding to Hamren and the district headquarters of Diphu at Jengkha at around 8 am.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Mulayam Singh orders probe into Mau riots  </b>
Pioneer- Agencies/ Lucknow
Under attack from the opposition for the communal strife in Mau, UP government today announced a three-member committee to probe the circumstances that led to the riots and the role of district officials and public representatives.

<b>The committee would be headed by Neera Yadav</b>, state Revenue Board chairperson, Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav said at a hurriedly called news conference here.

<b>Yadav said that the toll in the communal clashes that broke out in Mau over Dussehra festivities was seven. In all 252 people had been arrested in connection with the riots and 36 people including eight policemen had been injured</b>.
<b>Rejecting the demand for handing over the riot-torn town to army, Yadav said the state police and paramilitary forces, deployed in strength, were capable of handling the situation and no untoward incident had been reported from the area in the last 24 hours</b>.
<b>Yadav said that he had assured the state governor that the inquiry would be transparent and no favour would be shown anyone including the supporters and members of the ruling party if found guilty</b>.

Conceding that the violence reflected failure on the intelligence front, the Chief Minister said the department, which was without a had, would get a new chief. 
Does Times of India not get any news from UP? Wonder why they are so shy about reporting the riots at Mau? <!--emo&:blink:--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='blink.gif' /><!--endemo-->

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