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Sadhvi Pragya: Truth will prevail

Posted by savepatriots on December 25, 2008

By Sandhya Jain

While we are gratified that our small initiative has borne fruit, it is painful for a woman writer to confess that the National Commission for Women was less than helpful in the matter of Sadhvi Pragya’s illegal detention, ill-treatment, and absence of women constables during an interrogation period that spanned 23-24 days!

The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) must be ruing the day it agreed to persecute Sadhvi Pragya, Lt. Col. Srikant Purohit and others on grounds of “Hindu terror.” That the case was patently cooked up became visible from the moment the initial shock and surprise wore off, and with every passing day, as repeated police remands, narco-analysis, brain-mapping and lie detector tests failed to yield any half-credible evidence, the ATS found itself painted into a corner.

Its covert political puppeteers withdrew further into the shadows, and as ATS invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against the accused on 20 November 2008, things began to go rapidly downhill.

On Friday, 21 November 2008, a group of Delhi intellectuals led by the redoubtable KPS Gill, the nation’s most gallant and successful police officer, presented a memorandum against the ill-treatment meted out to Sadhvi Pragya on the basis of her sworn affidavit in court. Member, Mr. Justice G.P. Mathur, who met the delegation assured appropriate and speedy action in accordance with Commission procedures.

On Tuesday, 25 November 2008, the National Human Rights Commission issued notice to the Maharashtra Government regarding allegations of custodial torture of Sadhvi Pragya.

A day prior to this, the MCOCA special court dealt it a near lethal blow by denying ATS any further remand of Sadhvi Pragya, Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit and Ajay Rahirkar. Instead, Special Judge Y.D. Shinde remanded all three, along with four others (Shivnarayan Gopalsingh Kalsangra, Maj (retd) Ramesh Updhayaya, Jagdish Chintaman Mhatre and Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu) to judicial custody till 3 December 2008.

In her sworn affidavit presented in the Nashik court on 17 November 2008, Sadhvi Pragya had alleged that 1] she was illegally detained for 10 days and shifted from one place to another; 2] she was physically assaulted and mentally tortured in custody; 3] she was robbed of her dignity by the ATS which questioned her chastity’ 4] no female police constables were present during her interrogation and transfer from one place to another and 5] she was denied the right to contact her family and her lawyer.

So immense was her trauma that she even contemplated committing suicide. She was subjected to narco-analysis and brain-mapping tests without her consent; these methods of interrogation are used to make accused persons incriminate themselves, and they were continued even though they repeatedly failed to achieve this objective.

The affidavit was so damning that the NHRC – that should have taken suo motu notice of the case the same day – could not sit silent once matters were presented before it in black and white. The absence of female constables from Sadhvi Pragya’s detention ordeal remains un-denied to this day, though we have been subjected to new dramas in the form of death threats to the Mumbai ATS. Give me a break!

In the MCOCA special court, Sadhvi Pragya made even more shameful revelations: “My interrogators (ATS officials) threatened to strip me and hang me upside down if I did not confess to my involvement in the Malegaon blasts… They also made me to listen to an obscene audio tape (involving another accused Ramesh Upadhyay)… I was so disturbed that I was in no mood to eat food for a couple of days.”

To the ATS’ further chagrin, Lt. Col. Purohit said investigating officials had threatened to plant RDX at his home so it would be easy for them to finish him in an encounter. “In their bid to extract confession from me, the ATS officials hung upside down from a rod with my hands tied to two poles. After they did all this to me, I lost sensation in my wrists and fingers,” he said.

Ramesh Updhayaya alleged that he was directly threatened by State Director General of Police A.N. Roy on 26 October 2008. He said he was tortured by Additional Commissioner of Police (ATS) Parambir Singh and Sukhwinder Singh: “Parambir and Sukhwinder physically abused me and then threatened to parade my wife and daughter naked in the police station and get them raped by all the officers here.”

These allegations are too shameful to be commented upon. Mercifully, the NHRC has taken cognizance of matters and asked the Maharashtra Chief Secretary Johny Joseph and Director General of Police A.N. Roy to submit a factual report on the situation within two weeks.

While we are gratified that our small initiative has borne fruit, it is painful for a woman writer to confess that the National Commission for Women was less than helpful in the matter of Sadhvi Pragya’s illegal detention, ill-treatment, and absence of women constables during an interrogation period that spanned 23-24 days!

I am ashamed to admit that some concerned citizens rang up Chairperson Girija Vyas for an appointment, only to learn that she was on leave the entire week, and was probably helping the election campaign of a political party (though naturally the office would not put this on record). We then sent email petitions, and petitions by courier, to Members and Chairperson.

Then, on 21 November 2008, riding piggy back with the visit to the NHRC, we took a signed petition to the National Commission for Women, personally interacted with a Member who was present, and got our petition received in the complaint cell. Since it is inconceivable that the Commission would not have informed Ms. Vyas about the petitions and our visit, it was truly shocking to find her stating on television on Monday evening (while surfing channels) that she had received no complaints regarding Sadhvi Pragya!

Within the country, the impression is fast gaining ground that the entire sequence of arrests and alleged Hindu terror theory was a gigantic conspiracy to weaken the institutions of the state which were joining hands and combating terror fairly competently. The votebank aspect of such a conspiracy is too obvious to need stating. What remains to be done is a thorough probe into the entire investigation to unveil the conspirators and their devious game-plan.

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Press release: Indian American Intellectual Forum

Posted by savepatriots on December 22, 2008

Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur is a Patriot; not a Terrorist

We are deeply disturbed at the arrest and physical torture (as alleged by Sadhvi’s brother-in-law Bhagwan Jha) of Sadhvi Pragnya who has been, allegedly, charged in the Malegaon bomb-blast in the State of Maharashtra and is reportedly being interrogated by the Anti Terrorist Squad in Mumbai.

This is a very disconcerting news for all those who love India . All political leaders must understand that, at the moment, Hindus are under siege in their own country. They have been pushed to the wall.  On one hand, the pseudo-secularist, Leftist and anti-Hindu politicians in collaboration with the anti-Hindu media managers have ganged up to malign, degrade and demonize Hindu icons, and on the other hand foreign terrorists in league with home grown Islamic terrorists have been  ravaging India and murdering the Hindu citizens with impunity in every state of India every year. The Central Government has demonstrated its incompetence and dhimmitude  towards the terrorists acts by total inaction for many years.

Sadhvi Pragnya is the product of the tragic times when the present UPA government led by the Congress party president Sonia Gandhi is shamelessly and openly pursuing the pro-terrorist policies. They are appeasing the Islamic leaders and even terrorists in return for the Muslim votes. The result is the creation of conditions dangerous to the security of our nation and the safety of common man.

There is a fast generating sense of disappointment and anger in the minds of country’s Nine Hundred Fifty million Hindus.  From the latest bomb attacks in the North-Eastern state of Assam – in which more than 75 innocent citizens were butchered – it has become quite apparent that the present Government of India has failed miserably to protect the lives and property of Hindu citizens in contrast to the US where there are hardly any terrorist acts since 9/11/2001.

To divert the people’s attention, the anti-Hindu rulers of India have now adopted new tactics. They have now branded a Hindu nationalist spiritual leader, Sadhvi Pragnya, as a terrorist! But the public knows better. Sadhvi Pragnya is a rare jewel who loves India deeply. That is why, at a very tender age she has renounced the material comforts and dedicated her life to the propagation of country’s ancestral heritage. A person like that cannot even think about destroying India . For a bright young educated person, this is not a small sacrifice. Whatever other way you describe her, Sadhvi Pragnya just cannot be labeled a terrorist. It is like calling Samartha Shri Swami Ramdas “terrorist” because he was providing moral support to Chatrapati Shivaji.  Neither was Shivaji a terrorist and all of us now know that he was a patriot just like Shri Subhashchandra Bose.

It may be alleged that she could have taken the law into her own hands. Seeing the government of the day being soft on the terrorists and even pleading for clemency for the convicted terrorists like Afzal Guru, Sadhvi may have demonstrated her mis-guided political-philosophical zeal for fighting the single handed battle against the country’s enemies who enjoy the sympathy and patronage of Congress-Left and other ‘secularist’ groups. That can be understandable but it is inconceivable that she is directly responsible for any acts of violence.  

It is absolutely absurd and unjustified to label Sadhvi and her colleagues as “terrorists.” We should clearly understand in unambiguous terms that while the aim of Hindu patriots is to safeguard the Indian democracy and protect Indian citizens from being slaughtered by the Islamic militants, the major evil is the agenda of Islamic terrorists meant to destroy the Indian polity and establish Nizam-e-Mustafa (Islamic rule) in India .

Additionally, we understand that Sadhvi Pragnya is being subjected to the narco-analysis, an investigative test usually reserved for the hard-core criminals. We deplore this development. Sadhvi Pragnya is a nationalist; she is not a criminal.

Narco-analysis is an invasive technique and potentially harmful for normal brain and long ago declared unreliable as a “truth serum” by many International courts of law.  Forcing such sedation on the Sadhvi is an insult to the dignity of Hindu Samaj.  

 

Such tests generally don’t have legal validity as confessions made by a semi-conscious person under “conscious sedation” are not admissible in the courts of law.

Under the circumstances, it is incumbent on Hindu leaders in India and all over the world to provide all necessary legal and financial help to Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur and her colleagues in their efforts to fight off the politically motivated charges by the government that is unable and unwilling to provide the reasonable protection to its patriotic citizens from the treacherous terrorist attacks.

It is important to recognize here the historical fact that the Hindus have suffered for a very long time at the hands of anti-Hindu rulers and their oppressive governments.  It may be time now for the patriotic citizens to mobilize the Hindu voters – and, the whole Nine Hundred Fifty million of them – to establish the pro-Hindu government in the only known Hindu country in the world which has been truly secular, demonstrating pristine dharmasahishnuta and pantha- nirapekshata (true secularism) for millennia without any lessons of secularism from the West.

 

Narain Kataria

President

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ATS accused of torture again

Posted by savepatriots on December 22, 2008

Nanded: Malegaon blast accused Rakesh Dhawade, who was remanded to CBI custody since December 12, today alleged that he was tortured by the ATS squad officers while he was in their custody.

He was today remanded to magisterial custody till December 31 and orders for his medical examination were also passed by JMFC Aashish K Tiwari. 

Dhawade was produced before JMFC Tiwari on Sunday. He alleged that he was suffering with severe ‘body pain’ as he was physically tortured by the ATS before 12th of this month.

On his complaint, the court ordered that a medical examination on him be carried out and an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan be done.Interestingly, he said told the court that he has no complaint against the CBI but was tortured by ATS. Dhawade, arrested in Malegaon blast case is also suspected to have involved in Nanded blast. CBI took him into custody from the ATS on December 12 and got custody till December 16. The remand was further extended by the court till December 21 and permission to conduct Narco test on him was given. 

Today he was produced before the court by CBI, who told the court that its investigation is over and that Dhawade can be sent to MCR. CBI stated that it was not possible to conduct Narco test on Dhawade as he was unfit. It requested the court give permission in the near future to conduct Narco test on him. CBI special squad officer Raman Tyagi refused to disclose any information given by Dhawade while he was interrogated in custody. He will be produced before the MCOCA court on December 29. 

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The invention of a Hindu terrorist by Saurav Basu

Posted by savepatriots on December 22, 2008

 

I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal
toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnant of the Israelites, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation.

I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day
repeated by millions of human beings: “As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea,
so, O Lord, the different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead
to Thee.” – Swami Vivekananda

The arrest of a Sadhvi and two other Hindus in connection with the Malegaon blasts case makes a case for a very happy Diwali for the
“secular brigade”. Hindu extremists, Hindu terrorist, Saffron terror are the new synonyms invented as every big media house makes it a
point to keep up with the joneses; never mind that a Kashmiri terrorist always transforms into a militant while there is no place
for “Muslim terrorist”, “Islamic fundamentalist”, “Green terror” in the “secular” vocabulary!

This is the most embarrassing revelation against the BJP, is Rajdeep Sardesai”s caustic remark! Sure, but not as embarrassing as the 20 year sentence which was recently given to a former Congress minister from Gujarat, Mohd. Surti who was indicted in the Surat blasts of 1993. It is not that the ATS has any iron cast case against the Sadhvi. By her own admission, her was at most a peripheral involvement but no one knows about the boundary. A bike sold probably years before is her only connection with the blasts, as of now.

Why would an intelligent terrorist use her own bike to launch a bomb will require stiff reasoning before any court of law?

However, the arrest of the suspects should have answered the paranoid Muslim alarmists and minority terrorist right groups who have been howling incessantly against the police for picking up terror suspects belonging to minority community.

And here is the difference. Not one Hindu organization, not one Hindu leaning intellectual, not one Hindu sympathetic academician, not one Hindu religious leader has come forward in defense of the accused.Contrast with the supposedly secular Mushirul Hasan who makes it a case to actively fund cute students of the Jamia Milia Islamia because they both share a common religious identity, even when it surfaced that the student involved is not a bonafide student of the university and used a fake qualifying certificate to gain admission.

There is more. Not one Hindu group has officially claimed it to be a conspiracy against the majority community, more particularly Hindutva groups. Not one Hindu group has doubted the credentials of the police. Not one Hindu guru has exonerated the accused on her past conduct. Not one Hindu has created communal tension and indulged in rioting to protest the arrest. Not one Hindu citizen of India has obstructed the path of justice. Not one Hindu organization has offered to fund the Sadhvi”s defense. Not one Hindu says they feel threatened by the police actions. Not one Hindu organization has demanded a judicial probe!

Contrast with the arrest of SIMI leaders. Tehelka, the unofficial English language mouthpiece of the SIMI slandered the competency of
the police. They pleaded that SIMI”s arguments for Islamicization of India were actually valid! The Shahi Imam threatened Hindus with a
second partition and mass violence. Muslim intellectuals and un-convicted terrorist right groups demanded judicial inquiries after
the Batla House encounter. In Azamgarh, the martyr Mohan Chand Sharma was denounced as a fake encounter specialist by several local Muslims.

On several occasions, local Muslims have prevented arrests of terror suspects by threatening communal violence like in the case of a
fanatical preacher Abdul Matin of Varanasi!

It is with a sense of relief that we find the conduct of a national party like BJP in this hour of crisis to be satisfactory which
unfortunately cannot be said to be the case for the others. Remember, how Madhani, the man who spent 10 yrs in jail for his involvement in the Coimbatore blasts was wishfully wooed by both the Communists and the Congress in Kerala. Remember, how Bashir”s family, mastermind of the Ahmedabad blasts was consoled by every “secular” party operating
in Uttar Pradesh! In stark opposition, the BJP and any of its allied Hindutva organizations have completely disowned the accused. It sends a strong message to every potential Hindu fed up from “green terror” and who believes in taking the law into his own hands that no sympathy can be expected for their misguided actions.

Those same “secular” windbags who rationalize anti Hindu terrorism as a consequence of the eradication of a profound symbol of 16th century Islamic imperialism in 1992, may well discover the roots of Malegaon 2008 in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Delhi 2008, if not Mumbai 2007, Delhi 2005, Coimbatore 1998, apart from J and K 1989-2008.

Within 24 hrs of her arrest, the Sadhvi has become Hindu”s terror feminine face! Everything associated with her is claimed to be
untouchable including her religious identity. Dare they render the same [dis]service to the hundreds of Islamic terrorists who have been
apprehended by the police!

Recall, the Jayendra Saraswati case in which the “secular” media played such an egregious role in defaming both him, and the Math that the Andhra High Court was compelled to intervene and issue a stern warning to all these agencies of secular terror, for “the amount of disrepute and sacrilege inflicted upon Sri Jayendra Saraswati, as of now, is so enormous that it has hardly any comparables” The learned judge had also regrettably noted, “sad and sorrowful that an institution of such glory that withstood foreign invasions and social revolutions”” over the past 2500 years is virtually targeted and persecuted in an organised manner in an independent country.Not only individuals, but also a section of the institutions, such as the State and the Press, appears to be determined to belittle and besmirch the Peetam.The proponents of human rights, fair play and dignity to the
individuals and institutions have maintained stoic silence”

Islam fundamentalism has a dark global totalitarian vision. Muslim extremists freely quote from the Quran, and are warmly
applauded by supposedly pious co-religionists. Osama Bin Laden became overnight a pan-Islamic symbol after 9/11. Thousands of Indian Muslims enthusiastically enrolled in the global jehadi fan club, was the frank admission of Burkha Dutt who is arguably one of the most secular journalists around. Yet, a Zakir Naik who applauds Osama and calls USA terrorist Number 1 finds space in India. A Geelani, who has only one desire – the total Islamicization of Kashmir is treated at government expense. The Imam of Azamgarh reassured Bashir”s family after his arrest, “God will do justice and the community will benefit from your son”s sacrifices.” In contrast, it is impossible to even remotely visualize a Hindu guru consoling Pragya Sadhvi”s family!

For the 80 million Hindus who were butchered in the cause of the supposedly lesser Jihad of medieval political expediency, not one
counter-terrorist was produced. For the millions of Bengali Hindus who were massacred in the genocide against Hindus in Bangladesh, not one counter-terrorist emerged. Against the Kashmiri genocide, how many Pandits took up guns? Why did they not? Because deep inside every Hindu finds revolting the idea of killing innocents only because the faith they profess is different from their own.

Because they cannot tolerate rationalization of terror against innocents for the sake of avenging the past wrongs. Why did they not
convert people from other faiths? Because they actually believe real conversion is not conversion of faith, it is conversion of character.
Why did they not retaliate? Because their reformist spirit prevents justification of murder through the morbid philosophy of an “eye for
an eye” Why did they not transform into book based fanatics? Because they know, that any holy book which teaches terror against innocents must be disowned!

During the Godhra riots, there were hundreds and thousands of Hindus, who deplored the alleged misdeeds of Modi. The liberal Hindu also swallowed the bait, ignoring the fact that many of the accusations by Star TV like ripping of fetuses are all Anti-Hindu practices, were based on hearsay and actually derived from the eyewitness accounts of Muslim persecution of Hindu-Sikh women in Punjab and East Bengal in the aftermath of partition.

But how many Muslims have unequivocally condemned the terror antics of Mahdani, SIMI, Dawood, Osama and Mullah Omar in the past? When was the last time you saw a letter to the editor by an Indian Muslim on these lines in your daily newspaper? When was the last time you found a Muslim defending America for attacking the bastion of Taliban, or perhaps agree in the Palestine-Israel conflict that excesses have been committed by both sides? How many Muslims publicly condemned the genocide against Hindus in Bangladesh which claimed 3 million lives and counting and perhaps another in Kashmir. How many Muslims blame the Muslims for their fossilized shariat laws and defend Salman Rushdie”s right to free speech and expression. Why is the mind of the Indian Muslim or for that majority of world Muslims a monolith when it comes to espousing retrograde Pan Islamic causes?

While even a young Hindu teenage girl who has yet to read the Ramayana can be found chastizising Rama for betraying Sita and killing Vali; how many Muslims can even question, if not condemn the Prophet assassinating Abu Afak, a 120 year old man who doubted the Quranic revelation and then triggering the same fate for Asma Bin Marwan, a pagan poetess and mother of five children while sleeping with them for having publicly derided the Prophet for his previous action.
 
Why do the Indian media invoke the RSS and the VHP as the countercurrent of Islamic fundamentalism? What commonalities have they discovered between the constitutions of the SIMI and the RSS? Why are they implicated without evidence in every riot, while Islamic miscreants are let off for being supposedly a minority, and mind you not a small one at that! Why is terrorism justified by progressive news channels like NDTV as a naturally corollary for riots. Sometimes, Hindu fundamentalist are charged with raising provocative slogans like Bharat Mata ki jai – if one cant chant the same in India, where to go? In Pakistan or in Bangladesh? Or perhaps Saudi Arabia?

The media”s self censorship is another worry. Just like terror stories involving anti-national activities of Muslims are suppressed or pushed to page 10 backburners; VHP president Praveen Togadia”s outbursts and frustrations must make breaking news but not that of the imam of the Jama Masjid.

If Togadia decries Valentine”s day and short skirts he is a conservative Hindu fanatic who wants to Talibanise India, but when the
mullahs decide to marry a Muslim girl to his father in law who for the small matter had incidentally raped her and quite gratuitously demand of her to change her relationship with her husband to that of a mother, it is to be regarded only a matter of faith which should be respected in a secular country and instead not be communalized by the Hinduvadis.

The secularist modus operandi is to keep infecting the self critical Hindu mind of their axiomatic debauchery for their co-religionists are
responsible for all the riots, their co-religionalists have made India unsafe, their co-religionists have created terrorists out of peace
loving Mullahs. This should supposedly appease the violent self righteousness of the Muslim mind whose benevolence in turn will keep
communal riots at bay.

The ordinary Hindu has invariably internalized the pernicious “secular” conditioning that he is subjected too since the day he is born.

Terror has no religion, never mind that those who blow themselves up in the name of religion all belong to the same religion.

All religions are the same. The RSS and the VHP are the Hindu counterparts of the Taliban although they lack the moral courage of
Islam to blow themselves apart in service of their religion. Hindu fundamentalists pose the greatest threat to the integrity and
pluralistic culture of India, and if you consider any of their motives justified then it means you are one of them. These Hindu
fundamentalists are perverts who don”t know anything about their religion; only secular Marxists have the license to teach you Hinduism – the debased religion which has persecuted women, dalits and adivasis for centuries while Islam is egalitarian never mind its history of persecuting those who disbelieve the Prophet”s revelation, Islam has not felled one temple for religious reasons they will claim, never mind that 80,000 others were smashed supposedly under duress of secular and political compulsions.

Quite unlike the Hindus who persecuted the Buddhists through a Huna king who never converted to Hinduism or a formerly Hindu king who had already converted to islam. Also never mind not a single complaint was ever registered against the great Guptas and their legendary patronization of the heretical Buddhist sects for they had already been indicted for obstructing the march of history by unleashing the woe of feudalism on the Indian proletariat.

Even the terrorist Aurangzeb stands out as a saint in the eyes of these secularists since he had been unfairly slandered by supposedly
nationalist historians; never mind that all of them possessed impeccable credentials unlike much of the current crop who are
indoctrinated to the deadly Stalinist ideology.

Despite that, Hinduism with its heightened ideals is the religion which is being tormented, at the expense of those which have produced the maximum number of global jihadis. “The secular hate-mongers are pushing Hindus into a difficult corner without a space to be heard. Not a single “mainline” newspaper publishes their views, though any number of assaults on them are a matter of routine. This is creating a grave situation and it”s a warning signal that can be ignored only at the peril of the nation”s great legacy of plurality” , writes Tarun Vijay.

In Hindu mythology, Shumb and Nishumb are the demonic powers, whom superficial killing does not eliminate. Every drop of their blood produces a thousand other similar demons. If the secular media considers Pragya Sadhvi to be such a condemned entity, then beware, or else you will end up producing a thousand other Pragyas.

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