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Riots In India
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Arrest Ansari </b>
The Pioneer Edit Desk
The riots that began in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, last Thursday and have claimed nearly a dozen lives, are a blot on Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav's Government. He has doubtless suspended five officers including the Divisional Commissioner, the Deputy Inspector General of Police, the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police concerned, for failure to control the violence within 48 hours.

That, however, is not enough. There is ample evidence that the notorious criminal-turned-legislator, Mukhtar Ansari, whose Assembly constituency Mau is, played a leading role in inciting violence. His claim that he had hit the streets after the district authorities had failed miserably in restoring law and order, and that he was, as a representative of the people, trying to help both Hindus and Muslims, does not stand the slightest scrutiny. Violence raged in Mau for three days when, in flagrant violation of curfew restrictions, he went round the affected areas in an open Gypsy surrounded by his armed henchmen as mobs owing allegiance to him brazenly engaged in violence and arson.

While the suspended officers cannot escape their share of the blame for not acting immediately with firmness, the fact remains that, as one of them told a newspaper, Ansari had strictly instructed them not to fire on the rioters as he would calm them down. While it was entirely wrong on their part to listen to Ansari, who has 36 criminal cases against him and a conviction under TADA and not act as they were required to under the law, the fact that his close links with Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was no secret must have influenced their judgement at a time when political patronage determines a bureaucrat's career profile more than efficient and honest work.

As Chief Minister, Mr Yadav cannot afford to have people like Ansari in a position where they can claim close proximity to him. Booking Ansari is not enough; Mr Yadav should also order his arrest. He must also expel from his party every person with criminal antecedents. Apart from the question of Ansari's culpability, nothing short of such a dramatic move can convince administrators that they should not bow to the dictates of criminals and act according to the law. Otherwise, the danger of the riots spreading to the rural areas or of other riots breaking out can hardly be ruled out. For, communal violence does not occur in a vacuum.

In the present instance it is significant that in all previous years, Bharat Milap had been celebrated with loudspeakers blaring Hindu devotional songs and the Hanuman Chalisa, despite the observance of Roza by Muslims. What prompted a section of Muslims to demand its postponement this year? And how could an argument over it lead to widespread violence? Mr Yadav will do well to ponder this and also reports of growing ISI and fundamentalist Islamist activity in Uttar Pradesh. <span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'>Minority communalism is as repugnant a phenomenon majority communalism and needs to be dealt with firmly. Allowing it to grow will be disastrous as it not only feeds Islamist militancy but can also trigger a severe majority community backlash. </span>
<!--QuoteBegin-"Kaleem Kawaja"+-->QUOTE("Kaleem Kawaja")<!--QuoteEBegin-->The local units of the U.P. <b>Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) used excessive force against the Muslim population</b> resulting in injuries to many Muslims, but did not take action against the violent Hindu mob..

The Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) appeals to Mulayam Singh Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh to immediately replace the <b>PAC units who are known to have anti-Muslim bias</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Does he mean these PAC units?

<img src='http://www.deccan.com/homeimages/18main1.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />

This is the picture of the PAC units roaming around with Ansari in his open gypsy with his goons. If per Kawaja, PAC's roaming around with gun totting muslim goons is "anti-muslim bias", if this is called excessive force against the Muslim Population then I'll be damned, what a religion neutral or god forbid, a pro-muslim bias might be.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Curfew remains in force in Mau </b>
Agencies / Mau
An uneasy calm prevailed in the curfew-bound town of Mau with securitymen patrolling the streets and lanes to keep a tight grip on the situation.

As curfew remained in force for the sixth day in succession without any relaxation, authorities distributed water, milk, medicines and other essential commodities in the seven-most sensitive localities.

The crackdown on anti-social elements continued with police raids, administration officials said adding that over 500 people had been arrested in this connection so far.

Observing that the situation was not yet conducive for relaxing curfew, District Magistrate Mukesh Mishra said, "Curfew is not likely to be relaxed until the action against anti-social elements under the Goonda and Gangster Act was completed and their arms licences revoked."

Train services to and from Mau remained suspended, the sources said, adding that no decision had been taken yet on resumption of the services.

Nine persons were killed and about 40 people injured in communal violence that erupted in the town on October 13 over Dussehra celebrations.

Sources said situation in the neighbouring districts of Ballia, Ghazipur, Deoria and Azamgarh was also peaceful and no untoward incident had been reported from there. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Indian police seek lawmaker over religious riots</b>
LUCKNOW, India, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Indian police are hunting a lawmaker and ally of a state chief minister for murder after Hindu-Muslim violence killed at least seven people in some of the worst recent communal bloodshed.

Police say Uttar Pradesh state independent legislator <b>Mukhtar Ansari triggered several days of violence last week by shooting at a Hindu religious procession, killing one man.</b>

"The violence ... subsequently spread like wildfire," a state official said on Wednesday. Dozens were injured in the clashes in the town of Mau, near the holy city of Varanasi, prompting authorities to impose a curfew and shoot-on-site orders. Ansari supports Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's alliance in the state assembly, but Yadav ordered police to act.

<b>"He should be taken into custody any time,"</b> state home office chief Alok Sinha said, adding the situation in Mau was "fast returning to normal".

Many Indian politicians face such serious charges -- and disqualification from office if convicted -- but often avoid a trial for years. Many times, cases are dropped because witnesses disappear or change their testimony.

Although the police have so far failed to find Ansari, he is in regular contact with journalists and says he is innocent.

<b>"I am being framed by my political rivals," he told Reuters by phone</b>.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>PM, Prez discuss deteriorating law and order</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The deteriorating law and order situation in some states also came up during the meeting. No specific state could be mentioned in this regard," a Rashtrapati Bhavan official said.
The last few days have seen communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh' Mau district and 38 people being killed in ethnic violence in Assam.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Toll reaches 80 as violence continues in Assam </b>
Syed Zarir Hussain/ Diphu
Tribal rebels in the hills of Assam's violence-scarred Karbi Anglong district are continuing with their death dance with seven more Karbi villagers brutally massacred, taking the toll in three-weeks of barbaric ethnic clashes to 80, officials Wednesday said.

The police on Wednesday recovered dead bodies of seven Karbi tribal people from remote Doyangmukh village, 310 kilometres east of Assam's main city of Guwahati.

This is the latest in a string of attacks in the Karbi Anglong district where violent ethnic clashes between the majority Karbis and the Dimasas have put the authorities in shame.

"A big group of heavily armed Dimasa tribal militants late Tuesday attacked the village and killed seven Karbi villagers. Some died of bullet wounds and at least three of them were hacked to dead using machetes and spears," a senior police official said requesting anonymity.

The rebels then set ablaze at least 50 homes before leaving the village. Police suspects the militants to be from the outlawed Dima Halom Daoga (DHD) that is fighting for an independent homeland for the Dimasa tribe in eastern Assam.

The attack took place even as the Army soldiers with shoot-on-sight orders were patrolling the entire district which had been put under an indefinite curfew since Monday night.

Police said Karbi rebels backed by their community members raided at least three villages belonging to the rival Dimasa tribe and torched up to 200 homes.

"There are no reports of casualties from the Dimasa villages although many people had fled their homes after the attacks," Karbi Anglong district magistrate DD Tripathi said.

On Monday 36 Karbi villagers were killed in three separate attacks, including 22 bus passengers who were hacked to death by DHD rebels.

An estimated 30,000 people, most of them Karbis, have since fled their homes fearing fresh attacks and were now staying in relief camps set up by the authorities. The majority Karbi and the Dimasas have been engaged in a bitter turf war for many years with the situation turning violent in recent weeks witharmed militants of both the tribes attacking rival community members.

<b>The Karbis bore the brunt in the recent attacks with armed DHD rebels killing 68 of the 80 dead so far, police said. </b>

Home state of India's Prime Minister. I think he is still waiting when Sonia will visit Assam and then only he can go. Now no congressi, Commie or Sonia or Azmi sitting near Gandhi statue and asking why government is not doing anything.
<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+Oct 19 2005, 05:04 PM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ Oct 19 2005, 05:04 PM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Home state of India's Prime Minister. I think he is still waiting when Sonia will visit Assam and then only he can go. Now no congressi, Commie or Sonia or Azmi sitting near Gandhi statue and asking why government is not doing anything.
Mudy, about 21 years in Nellie, Assam, <b>in a single day about 3300 people were killed in Assam</b>. This is PM constituency!! What hopes do these 80 have?
Insecurity grips Hindus in Mau

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->His other shops of ayurvedic medicines and dry fruits and a godown in Qasimpura
chowk, where the family has been living in their ancestral house for many
generations, were also destroyed.

"Hum log kis tarah se raat guzaar rahein hain yeh hameen jaante hain" (only we
know how we are passing our nights), said Barnwal adding that all the women
members of his family had been shifted to Azamgarh for their safety. According
to him, most of the Hindu families had shifted their women folks out of Mau.

One Neeraj Kumar, who also has a shop in Malik Tahir Pura area was among the few
who had not sent his women family members to any other place.Barnwal's father
Sriprakash Barnwal, one of the senior-most lawyers of the city, said that it was
a horrible experience for him.
This is called soft ethnic cleansing by Muslims. Which they do where ever they are over 15%.
But Muslims are still calling themselves victims in Mau.
<b>BSP demands CBI probe into Mau riots</b>
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->"We have information that the present government was trying to save the conspirators and rioters and any inquiry by a government official would not be impartial enough therefore we demand CBI inquiry into the riots," BSP National President Mayawati said.

Alleging that there was a political conspiracy behind the Mau riots, she said that government should have made adequate arrangements for the annual event (Dussehra celebrations), which had led to the riots.
The former UP chief minister said that Mau riots were the result of this "freedom provided to anti-socials" under the Samajwadi Party dispensation.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Here is communal Kaleem Kawaja views according to his muslim mainstream Propaganda newspaper.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->I told you already that the account of the Mau riot that I posted is taken  from mainstream newspapers published from Lucknow. You told me to supply  those newspapers to you. Since when it is my job to supply newspapers to  people? Why are you shying away from checking those newspapers yourself and  are attacking me. <b>Newspapers reported that Hindu Vahini - a group of militant Hindus orchestrated this riot. For long time now this is how militant Hindus start riots. When Muslims are praying in a mosque, they stage a procession outside the mosque blasting loud music etc and other loud revelries to disturb the prayers of Muslims. It happens every year in Holi also. Such provocation is standard technic to start communal riots</b>.

You do not even have the courage to use your own name in e-mails. You are  using a fake name "@@@", and <b>you have the audacity to lecture me</b>. Stop this nonsense.

Kaleem Kawaja<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
He will always blame Hindus, even it was started by muslim. And he is using all is wickedness who ever is asking proof of his nonsense. These people still believe Jews were behind 9/11.
Look what he think about himself.
<!--QuoteBegin-"Kaleem Kawaja says"+-->QUOTE("Kaleem Kawaja says")<!--QuoteEBegin-->When Muslims are praying in a mosque, they stage a procession outside the mosque blasting loud music etc and other loud revelries to disturb the prayers of Muslims. It happens every year in Holi also. Such provocation is standard technic to start communal riots. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

The press has been pronounced in indicting Mukhtar Ansari as the agent provocatuer in this instance. Pictures abound of Ansari with gun totting hooligans running rampage all around Mau. For the individual, the golden rule in any riot is to put an immediate end to the blame game. Kawaja, it is clear only wants to exacerbate the situation. Hindu women have fled. Times of India is reporting that insecurity is gripping Hindus in Mau. Yet, he is obdurate, unyielding and incessant in blaming. Nothing occupies his mind other than blaming.

Some Gandhian this obnoxious man is. Rather, it is repugnant that some people call him a Gandhian.

By resorting to stereotypes Kawaja has removed even his remotest association with honesty. The sweeping and shameless prejudice is there for all to see. When so called "intellectuals" of the Muslim community indulge in pushing prejudice using stereotypes, why blame uneducated Hindus for their belief that Muslims, when they reach a critical mass - 60% as in Mau - they drive out Hindus. Just as is happening in Mau, per the TOI story from Lucknow.

Kawaja's blatant provocation must be exposed to institutions that have been honoring him.
Wiitness does U-turn in Mau riots

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mau/lucknow | October 21, 2005 8:45:06 PM IST

On the eve of Governor T V Rajeshwar's visit to the riot-hit Mau town, <b>the man who had filed the FIR against controversial independent MLA Mukhtar Ansari today denied he had done so and accused the district authorities of implicating the legislator.</b>

Jitendra Yadav, on whose complaint the police had lodged the FIR against the MLA under section 302 of the IPC for instigating communal riots, today met Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav along with Samajwadi Party MP and Ansari's elder brother Afzal, to apprise him of the ''conspiracy''.

<b>He also gave a written statement to the Chief Minister saying the police had inserted Ansari's name in the FIR and that he had only named Hazi Vakil Shimlawale in the murder of his brother Ram Pratap on October 14.</b>

<b>Jitendra claimed that Ansari was not present at the time of the murder and that he had not named him in the FIR.</b>

Meanwhile, SP leaders Afzal Ansari and legislator from Allahabad (West) Mohd Ashraf came out in open support of the accused MLA.

While Afzal charged the Mau administration for implicating his brother after he raised the issue of its laxity in controlling the riots, Ashraf said Ansari had been making efforts to control the violence, but a political conspiracy had been hatched against him.

Meanwhile, situation in Mau was limping back to normal and the district authorities had geared up for tomorrow's proposed visit of Governor T V Rajeswar for an on-the spot review of the affected areas.

A report of minor incident of arson also came from Aurangabad area of Mau but principal secretary (home) Alok Sinha denied it.

''The situation was normal in Mau and the curfew was relaxed only for women and children this afternoon,'' he said.

The proposed visit by the Governor to riot-scarred Mau had put the district administration in a quandary, which is busy dealing with the aftermath of the riots that continued for four days beginning October 13.

Train services -- snapped since October 14 -- resumed last evening.

Yesterday, the proposed visit of National Commission for Minorities (NCM) team to Mau was also put off on the request of the state government.

The UP government said 401 arrests had been made so far but the police was yet to arrest Ansari and Ramji Singh, against whom FIRs were registered on Tuesday.

DIG (range) R P Singh said round-the-clock patrolling was being ensured in the sensitive areas and additional forces deployed to counter any situation.

No incident of violence had been reported in the past three days although an 'uneasy' calm prevailed in Mau, where seven people -- as per official figures -- were killed in the riots forcing the authorities to impose an indefinite curfew.

Meanwhile, talking to UNI over phone, Ansari accused Mau Superintendent of Police Sujit Pandey of ''personal vendetta'' by including his name in the FIR.

Another accused BJP MLC Ramji Singh also blamed the district authorities for leaving the rioters and arresting the innocent.

On the other hand, BJP leaders sat on a dharna in Lucknow demanding Ansari's immediate arrest.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Here is another press release from communal in USA

IMC-USA urges action against extremist rioters in UP; calls for a ban on Hindu Vahini

October 20, 2005

IMC-USA, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting the rights of minorities and promoting pluralism, expressed dismay at the riots in Mau, a town in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The extremist Hindutva-fascist group Hindu Vahini, headed by Mahant Adityanath of Gorakhpur, has been actively instigating and provoking violent acts in the area for quite some time. Mahant Adityanath, belonging to the BJP party, is a Member of Parliament. The widespread destruction of the local silk sari weaving industry by the riot instigators, is an oft repeated pattern of destroying the economic back bone of a specific community that depends on the trade for their survival.

IMC-USA commends the UP Chief Minister's decision in removing five civil and police officials including the Divisional Commissioner and the District Magistrate. While the state government seems to have taken some decisive actions, it is evident that it was negligent in not restricting the activities of Hindu Vahini before the riots started. IMC-USA urges all the communities in the state of UP to have active outreach programs that promote mutual respect and marginalize the religious extremists.

IMC-USA presented a list of strategic requirements for the Uttar Pradesh state government to ensure justice for the victims and deterrence against future riots:

a) The state government should call for an investigation by CBI, the central investigation agency of India.

b) The government should ban Hindu Vahini and arrest its leaders and activists involved in rioting and spreading extremism.

c) The government should suspend all negligent officers-in-charge of thanas (police precincts) in the affected areas.

d) The government should ensure that all religious communities are represented in the manning of thanas (police precincts) of sensitive communities.

e) Prompt compensation for the loss of life and limbs should be paid to all victims.

f) Full and prompt compensation be paid for properties destroyed.


Syed Rahman
265 Sunrise Highway, suite 1-355
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 567- 0783
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->PRESS RELEASE October 22, 2005.
Statement of Dr. Subramanian Swamy,

President of the Janata Party.

Recent communal riots in Mau town in U.P. is an early warning for all patriotic Indians and a wake up call for those Hindus who claim to espouse secularism.

Mau is a town of 65 percent Muslims and the local Muslim leaders, many of them with a criminal background, have over the years terrorised the Hindus not to hold publicly the Bharat Milap festival that comes between Dussehra and Deepavali. This year the Bharat Milap festival fell on a Friday and the Muslim leadership of Mau, publicly declared that only Namaaz Azaan will be broadcast and no microphones will brodcast any bhajans connected with the Bharat Milap festival.

This public declaration is shocking in a country where 80 percent or more people are of Hindu faith; but it is a wake up call for those who have failed to realized that secularism can only survive in this country if the Hindus are in overwhelming majority. <b>India cannot be allowed to become a Saudi Arabia for Hindus.</b>

The developments in Kashmir Valley and the treatment of the Hindu minority in that State combined with what has happened in Mau is an early warning to all secular Hindus that a backlash of Hindu reaction is imminent, and to make them realize that the need of the hour is an assertive Hindu unity and not a flip flop secular pontification to the Hindus.

<b>I demand to know why Muslims, Christians and secular Hindu organizations which were so vocal about the backlash aftermath of the Godhra massacre of 26 Hindu women and children, are so deafeningly silent about what has happened in Mau.</b> If they do not speak up now, then they should keep their counsel, for it will not be relevant in the future. Their silence on the bogus cases filed on the Kanchi Shankaracharyas has already radicalized Hindus.

( SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY ) <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Indian Islamic Affairs </b> <!--emo&Big Grin--><img src='style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /><!--endemo-->
Rioter looted shops and burnt Kali Temple
On 22nd Oct 2005
Rioters robbed Hindu houses, saree shops
Same area, burnt Kali Temple.

Riots continue even after Governor visit
Communal violence in Agra
And peaceful people going about their business peacefully.
@Sid<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Trouble erupted after an altercation between <b>a Muslim woman and the owner of a garment shop that resulted in her slapping the shop-owner</b>, sources said and added that soon members of the two communities traded blows and indulged in heavy stone-pelting<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Arrest looms on Ansari </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Singh ruled out the possibility of withdrawing the murder case in light of the person who filed the FIR giving Ansari a clean chit and accusing the local police of framing the MLA.

“The new claims in this regard will, however, be included in the ongoing inquiries,” he said.

<b>The DGP also warned that if the security guards provided to the MLA did not “report the whereabouts of Ansari, now a murder accused, action could be taken against them”</b>.

Asked how Ansari, entitled to two security guards as an MLA, has been provided eight guards, Singh said he has already instructed the officials to examine the details and withdraw them in case they had been provided against prescribed norms. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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