முசபர்நகர் கலவரம் – பெண்களை மானபங்கம் செய்தல், அரசியல் கூட்டு சதி, ஊடகங்களின் மறைப்பு முறை (2)

முசபர்நகர் கலவரம் – பெண்களை மானபங்கம் செய்தல், அரசியல் கூட்டு சதி, ஊடகங்களின் மறைப்பு முறை (2)

 

கலவரத்தில்பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள்எல்லோருமேஎனும்போதுதொப்பிப்போட்டுக்கொண்டுவந்துசெக்யூலரிஸத்தைக்காட்டிக்கொள்ளவேண்டும்?: மக்கள் செய்திகளை நம்பித்தான் நிலைமையைத் தீர்மானிக்கிறார்கள் என்றால், அவர்களுக்கு சரியான செய்திகள் கொடுக்கப்படவேண்டும். கலவரம் நடந்த இடங்களுக்கு, பீஜேபிகாரர்கள் செல்லக் கூடாது என்று தடுக்கும் போது, அகிலேஷ் யாதவ் எப்படி, முஸ்லிம் போல தொப்பிப் போட்டுக் கொண்டு, ஆஸம் கான் என்கின்ற அடிப்படைவாத முஸ்லிம் அமைச்சருடன் உலா வந்து கொண்டு ஊடகங்களுக்கு எப்படி பேட்டி கொடுத்துக் கொண்டிருக்கிறார் என்று தெரியவில்லை. தான் முஸ்லிம்களுக்கு ஆதரவாக இருக்கிறார் என்று காட்டிக் கொள்கிறாரா அல்லது இந்துக்களுக்கு விரோதமாக செயல்படுவேன் என்று தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறாரா? ஊடகங்களில் இந்து-முஸ்லிம் கலவரம் என்று குறிப்பிடக் கூடாது என்றால், இவர்கள் ஏன் தொப்பிப் போட்டுக் கொண்டு வந்து செக்யூலரிஸத்தைக் காட்டிக் கொள்ள வேண்டும்?

முஸ்லிம் குல்லாவும், செக்யூலரிஸமும், மதவாதமும்:  முஸ்லிம் குல்லா போட்டு செக்யூலசிஸத்தைக் காட்டிக் கொள்ளும் போக்கு, முஸ்லிம்களால் உருவாக்கப்பட்டது. குறிப்பாக, தர்கா வழிபாடு செய்யவரும் இந்துக்களை அவ்வாறு செய்ய வைத்தார்கள். பிறகு, ரம்ஜான் நோன்பு விருந்துகளில் அதனை ஊக்குவித்தார்கள். அரசியல்வாதிகள் அவ்வாறு வருவதை ஏதோ பெருமையாக அல்லது தங்கள் முஸ்லிம்களுக்கு மிகவும் நெருக்கம் ஆகி விட்டோம் அல்லது முஸ்லிம்கள் தங்களுக்கு மிகவும் நெருக்கம் ஆகி விட்டார்கள் என்று நினைத்துக் கொண்டார்கள். இதுபோலத்தான், முல்லாயம் மற்றும் அவரது மகன் அகிலேஷ் குல்லா போட்டுக் கொண்டு திரிந்து வருகிறார்கள். சென்னைக்கு வந்தபோது கூட, அகிலேஷ் தாங்கள் முஸ்லிம்களுக்கு வேண்டியவர்களாக இருக்கிறோம் என்று பறைச்சாற்றிக் கொண்டார். இப்பொழுது, கலவரம் நடக்கும்போது, ஹஜ் இல்லத்திற்கு சென்ற போது (செவ்வாய்கிழமை) கூட இவர் குல்லாவோடு போஸ் கொடுத்துக் கொண்டிருந்தார். கூட மொஹம்மது ஆஸம் கானும் இருக்கிறார்! பிறகு, உபியில் இந்துக்களே இல்லையா? இனி 27-08-2013லிருந்து நடந்த நிகழ்சிகள் அலசப்படுகின்றன.

27-08-2013 (செவ்வாய்): உத்தரபிரதேச மாநிலம் முசாபர் நகர் மாவட்டத்தில் உள்ள கவல் கிராமத்தில் ஒரு இளம் பெண்ணை ஒரு இளைஞன் கலாட்டா / தொந்தரவு / பலாத்காரம் / மானபங்கம் [ஆங்கிலத்தில் “Eve-teasing, molestation” என்றெல்லாம் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளனர்] செய்ததால், அவளுடைய சகோதரன் தன்னுடைய நண்பனுடன் தடுக்கச் சென்றவர்களை சுமார் நூற்றுக்கும் மேலானவர் துரத்திச் சென்று குத்திக் கொன்றனர். அச்சண்டையில் கத்தியைப் பிடுங்கி, திருப்பி குத்தியில், அந்த கலாட்டா / தொந்தரவு / பலாத்காரம் / மானபங்கம் செய்த இளைஞனும் இறந்துள்ளான். இந்த செய்தியை ஊடகங்கள் விதவிதமாக (முதலில், ஒரு மாதிரி, பிறகு வேறு மாதிரி என்று) வெளியிட்டன:

உத்தரபிரதேச மாநிலம் முசாபர் நகர் மாவட்டத்தில் உள்ள கவல் கிராமத்தில் ஒரு இந்து பெண்ணை ஒரு முஸ்லிம் (குரேசி) கலாட்டா / தொந்தரவு / பலாத்காரம் / மானபங்கம் செய்ததால், அவளுடைய சகோதரன் தன்னுடைய நண்பனுடன். ஆங்கிலத்தில் “Eve-teasing, molestation” என்றெல்லாம் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளனர். தடுக்கச் சென்றவர்களை (கௌரவ் மற்றும் சச்சின்) சுமார் நூற்றுக்கும் மேலான முஸ்லிம்கள் துரத்திச் சென்று குத்திக் கொன்றனர். (அவர்களிடம் ஆயுதங்கள் ஒன்றும் இல்லை என்று குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது)[1]. அச்சண்டையில் கத்தியைப் பிடுங்கி, திருப்பி குத்தியில், ஒரு முஸ்லிமும் இறந்துள்ளான். முஸ்லிம்கள் இந்த நிகழ்ச்சிகளை நியாயப்படுத்தியுள்ளனர். இந்த நிகழ்ச்சி பிறகு விதவிதமாக ஊடகங்கள் வெளியிட்டன[2]:

  1. ஒரு முஸ்லிம் இளைஞன், ஒரு இந்து பெண்ணை கலாட்டா செய்தான். அதனை அவளது சகோதரன் மற்றும் அவனது நண்பன் தட்டிக் கேட்டுள்ளனர். சண்டையில், முஸ்லிம் இளைஞன் கொல்லப்பட்டான். முஸ்லிம் கூட்டம் அந்த இருவரையும் கொன்றுள்ளனர்.
  2. உள்ளூர் போலீஸ் சூப்பிரென்டென்டென்ட் கூறுவதாவது, மலகபுரம் கிராமத்தைச் சேர்ந்தவனின் சகோதரி தான் ஒருவனால் தொந்தரவு செய்யப்படுவதாக புகார் கொடுத்தாள். அவனும், அவன் நண்பனும் சென்று, பெண்னை பலாத்காரம் செய்தவனை அடித்துள்ளனர். ஆனால், கத்தி உபயோகப்படுத்தப் பட்டதால்,   பலாத்காரம் செய்தவன் சுட்டுக் கொல்லப்பட்டான். அந்த இரண்டு இளைஞர்களும், கூட்டத்தினரால் கொல்லப்பட்டனர்.
  3. மோட்டார் பைக்கில் சென்று கொண்டிருந்தவர்கள், மோதிக் கொண்டதில், சண்டை ஏற்பட்டு, அதில் மூவர் இவ்வாறு கொல்லப்பட்டனர்[3]. இச்செய்தி பி.டி..ஐ மூலம் கொடுக்கப்பட்டிருதால், அப்படியே மற்ற நாளிதழ்களும் போட்டிருக்கின்றன[4].

ஆனால், இரு இந்து பெண்ணை கலாட்டா / தொந்தரவு / பலாத்காரம் / மானபங்கம் செய்தது தான் பிரச்சினையின் ஆரம்பம் என்பதனை மறைக்க முடியாது[5]. இறந்தவர்களின் குடும்பத்தினர், ஒருவரை ஒருவர் அடித்துக் கொண்டனர். பிறகு பொலீசாரால் கட்டுப்படுத்தப்பட்டனர். உடல்கள் திருப்பிக் கொடுக்கப் பட்டது. அப்படியென்றால், போலீசார், எதற்காக உடல்களை எடுத்து சென்றனர், அல்லது வைத்திருந்தனர் என்ற கேள்வி எழுகின்றது. போஸ்ட்மார்ட்டம் செய்தபிறகு உடல்கள் கொடுக்கப் பட்டிடருக்கலாம்.

தொந்தரவுசெய்யப்பட்டபெண்பொலீசிடம்புகார்கொடுத்துன்நடவடிக்கைஎடுக்காதது: பாதிக்கப்பட்ட பெண், ஏற்கெனவே மஞ்சில் சைனி என்ற பெண் போலீஸ் அதிகாரியிடம், ஒரு முஸ்லிம் இளைஞன் தன்னை தொந்தரவு செய்கிறான் என்று புகார் கொடுத்துள்ளாள், ஆனால், அந்த அதிகாரி எந்த நடவடிக்கையினையும் எடுக்கவில்லை. இவ்விசயத்தை ஊடகங்கள் வெளியிடாததால், தில்லி-மும்பை மாதிரி ஒரு தட்டிக் கேட்கும் நிகழ்சியாக மாறவில்லை. அப்படி செய்திடுந்தால், ஒருவேளை கலவரமே நடந்திருக்காது. இத்தனை உயிர்களும் போயிருக்காது. ஆனால், அவை அவ்வாரு செய்யவில்லை.

அதிகாரிகள்பயந்துகொண்டுநடவடிக்கைஎடுக்கவில்லையாஅல்லதுஅவ்வாறுபணிக்கப்பட்டனரா?: சென்ற மாதம் துர்கா சக்தி நாக்பால் என்ற அதிகாரி, விசயமே இல்லாததற்கு பதவி நீக்கமே செய்யப் பட்டிருக்கிறார். அதாவது, முஸ்லிம் சம்பந்தப் பட்டால், எந்த நடவடிக்கையும் எடுக்கக் கூடாது, எடுத்தால் அக்கதிதான் ஏற்படும் என்று மறைமுகமாக அறிவுருத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது. இருப்பினும், ஒரு இளம் பெண் பாலியல் ரீதியில் தொந்தரவு செய்யப்படுகிறாள் எனும் போது, ஏன் நடவடிக்கை எடுக்கப்படவில்லை என்பதுதான் கேள்வி. மேலும் அச்சு-ஊடகங்கள் இச்செய்தியை வெளியிட்டாலும், டிவி-ஊடகங்கள் மௌனம் காத்தன. தில்லி-மும்பை போல ஆர்பாட்டம் செய்யவில்லை. எனெனில் இங்குள்ள பெண் விசயம் அவர்களுக்கு ஆகவில்லை அல்லது சம்பந்தப்பட்ட ஆண் முஸ்லிமாக இருக்கிறான் என்று அடங்கிவிட்டனர் என்ன்றாகிறது. திருச்சி விசயத்திலும், முஸ்லிம் பெண்ணை கூட்டிச் சென்றவன், அவளது காதலன் மற்றும் அந்த காதலன் ஒரு முஸ்லிம் என்றதும், விசயத்தை அப்பட்டியே அமுக்கிவிட்டனர். தேசிய-பல்நாட்டு டிவி-ஊடகங்கள் கண்டுகொள்லவில்லை.

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[1] சில ஊடகங்கள் தாம் இவற்றைக் குறிப்புட்டுள்ளன, பிறகு இச்செய்திகள் நீக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன மற்றும் மாற்றப்பட்டுள்ளன.

[2] The incident took place in the Jansath area of Muzaffarnagar, 495 km from here, when a youth was caught harassing a girl. Her brother and his friend bashed up the alleged molestor and shot him dead, but were themselves lynched by a mob. Muzaffarnagar’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manjil Saini told IANS that Sachin, a resident of Malakpura village was told by his sister hat a boy named Shahnawaz was harrasing her. Enraged at this, he, along with a friend, attacked Shahnawaz with a knife and later shot him. As the two tried to flee the crime scene, they were overpowered by the villagers and were beaten to death. With the news of the killings spreading in the area, people from both sides attacked each other and police reinforcements were rushed to the village.After great difficulty, police managed to take possession of the three dead bodies and bring the situation under control. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem while Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel have been deployed in the village.

http://www.mid-day.com/news/2013/aug/280813-three-killed-in-up-after-girls-harassment.htm

[3] Tension prevails in Muzaffarnagar after clash [Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 13:38] Muzaffarnagar: Security has been tightened in Kawal village here where tension prevailed after three persons were killed over a minor dispute, police said here.  Security has been tightened and patrolling has been intensified as tension prevailed in the area. A posse of police have been deployed to maintain law and order, police said.  Three persons were killed over a minor dispute which broke out after two motorbikes had collided with each other at Kawal village yesterday. While victim Qureshi was allegedly stabbed to death by Gaurav and his friend Sachin (25), hearing his cries, locals later rushed to the spot and beat the duo to death. A case has already been registered in this regard. Meanwhile, in a major reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 25 IPS officers, including Director Generals.  SSP Muzaffarnagar Manjil Saini has been transferred from the district and attached to the DG headquarters, an official spokesperson said today in Lucknow.

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  1. vedaprakash Says:

    ‘Women raped by rioters in Muzaffarnagar’
    Rajesh Kumar Singh, Hindustan Times Lucknow, September 12, 2013
    First Published: 22:49 IST(12/9/2013) | Last Updated: 04:14 IST(13/9/2013)
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Lucknow/Women-raped-by-rioters-in-Muzaffarnagar/Article1-1121326.aspx

    Women have been raped and molested by rioters in Muzaffarnagar, but are too scared to complain, according to a police official in the western Uttar Pradesh district located barely 125 km northeast of national capital Delhi.

    “In some villages located at Pugana, Mirpur and Shahpur area of the district, the rioters killed the men and raped the women,” the official who did not want to be named said on Thursday.

    Doctors at the district hospital said some of the riot-affected women they treated had been sexually assaulted. The doctors too did not want to be quoted.

    Zarina Usmani, chairperson of the UP state women’s commission, however, confirmed receiving information about such atrocities on women during the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat, Saharanpur and Meerut districts.

    “A fact-finding team of the women’s commission will visit the riot-hit districts of western Uttar Pradesh soon,” she said.

    “A majority of the (victimised) women are from weaker sections of the society and being threatened to remain silent. The women’s commission has planned to hold public hearings in all the riot-hit districts.”

    Usmani said the commission would urge the women to come forward and register their complaints. “The women’s commission will also hold talks with the leaders of khap panchayats over the issue.”

    On women being raped and molested during the riots, UP home secretary Kamal Saxena said no woman had registered a complaint with the police. “Police will take action after getting complaints.”

    The All India Progressive Women Association (AIPWA) too has decided to visit the riot-hit areas.

    AIPWA leader Tahira Hasan said the communal violence that erupted on September 7 and atrocities on women was blot on democracy.

    Referring to the suspected root of the flare-up, the vulgar remarks passed on a girl on August 27 in Kaval village of Muzaffarnagar and three subsequent murders of people from different communities, she said timely police action could have stopped escalation of tension.

  2. vedaprakash Says:

    dna special: Jolly canal killings triggered the Muzaffarnagar riots
    Friday, Sep 13, 2013, 6:34 IST | Place: Muzaffarnagar | Agency: DNA
    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1888043/report-dna-special-jolly-canal-killings-triggered-the-muzaffarnagar-riots

    Satyender Kumar Baliyan shudders as he recounts how he escaped the massacre at Gang Nahar, popularly known as Jolly canal, last Saturday.

    Baliyan, 24, was among a group of 2,000 villagers returning home after attending the Mahapanchayat hosted by several Jat communities of western Uttar Pradesh in nearby Kawal village, when they were ambushed by a mob, armed with assault rifles and other sophisticated weapons.

    “Since, I was with the NCC for more than three years during my school days, I could easily tell that our assailants were using AK47 rifles and other weapons,” he told dna at the site of the massacre. The mob set on fire 18 tractor trollies and three motorbikes of the villagers.

    Local people say the Jolly canal massacre turned into the communal riots of Muzaffarnagar, in which the official death toll is 45. But local people say the number is much higher.

    Eyewitnesses say after the mass killings, the attackers dumped the bodies in the canal, which meets the Ganges river in adjoining Haridwar district. So far, six bodies have been fished out.

    “We were unarmed. And they(attackers) ambushed us like Naxals. They started firing indiscriminately,” Baliyan said.

    Omkar Singh Rana of Baseda village, cannot find his elder brother Brijpal Singh Rana since the attack on Saturday. “It is not only my elder brother… there are hundreds of people who have gone missing after the massacre. Though six bodies have been found, we are sure there will be many more,” Rana told dna.

    The villagers accused the local administration of not acting swiftly.

    The police allowed the attackers to flee, some said. “The district administration has not made any effort to track the missing persons or find the bodies. Even the water flow in the canal was not controlled; it was deliberately increased to sweep away the dumped bodies,” said Bhanwar Singh, pradhan of Baseda village.

    The district administration has registered 40 missing complaints till Wednesday. But often cases are not registered because officials think people might have migrated to other parts of the state.

    District magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma admitted that the number of missing persons is more than the registered cases. “In case of the Jolly canal, we have recovered six bodies so far. Work is on to trace others, if any,” he said. “But in some cases people have migrated to other places. And since there is no contact with family members, they lodge missing complaints.”

    The Jat community went on the rampage after the killings at Jolly canal. “Blaming Muslims for the Jolly canal attack, Jats set our houses on fire and killed our women and kids.”

  3. vedaprakash Says:

    Muzaffarnagar riots: Was Jat-Muslim bonhomie compromised for votes?
    Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 15:38
    Zee Media Bureau/ Deepak Nagpal
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/muzaffarnagar-riots-was-jat-muslim-bonhomie-compromised-for-votes_875948.html

    Muzaffarnagar: As calm begins to return to riot-hit Muzafffarnagar district and surrounding areas, it appears that communal violence has left behind changed loyalties.

    While Muslims, a strong votebank of the ruling Samajwadi Party, have blamed the Akhilesh Yadav government for having failed to protect them, Jats – long loyal to Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) – on the other hand appear to be going the BJP way.

    With the Hindu votebase already with the national party, the BJP – it appears – stands to gain the most from the recent communal flare-up in Uttar Pradesh that has so far claimed 44 lives.

    While RLD seems to be losing out the most, the SP may end up a net gainer, despite reverses in certain areas that have faced the brunt of the riots. However, as the SP has limited sway in western UP, it may not be that much of a concern to Mulayam Singh Yadav.

    In Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts – which were the worst-hit in the communal clashes – people have already started looking up to BJP’s Narendra Modi as their “saviour”.

    The tensions have had a negative impact on the harmony between Jats and Muslims.

    Comments by some of the leaders from the ruling party have done no good to the SP.

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    For instance, Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan has faulted Jats for instigating the violence, by raising provocative slogans at the recent ‘Bahu Beti Sammaan Bachao Mahapanchayat’. The Mahapanchayat was organised by Jats to protest crimes against women.

    While Azam Khan’s remarks were aimed at safeguarding the Muslim votebank, Muslims being the worst hit in the riots are now disenchanted with the ruling SP.

    While Jats constitute just 6% of the votebase in western UP, they are capable of swinging the tide in the districts of Bijnor, JP Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, GB Nagar, Mathura, Agra and Aligarh.

    Muslims, on the other hand, account for anywhere between 15 to 60 per cent of the electorate in several districts.

    RLD chief Ajit Singh has termed the riots as match-fixing by the SP-BJP combine and is certain that the Jats will continue to vote for the RLD.

    First Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:32

  4. vedaprakash Says:

    Collapse of Muslim, Jat alliance gives an opening to BJP
    PR Ramesh, ET Bureau Sep 10, 2013, 04.03AM IST
    http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-09-10/news/41937865_1_jats-amroha-and-sambhal-muzaffarnagar

    NEW DELHI: The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding areas in western Uttar Pradesh have unsettled the social alliance between Jats and Muslims, a development that can impact the political calculations of the Congress and the Rashtriya Lok Dal in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

    The Jat community had earlier voted in tandem with the numerically-preponderant Muslims. But communal fault lines have sharpened after the Saturday riots that followed an attack on a 1.5 lakh strong ‘Bahu Beti Sammaan Bachao Mahapanchayat’ organised by the Jats.

    The state administration has admitted that two districts – Muzaffarnagar and Shamli – have been experiencing communal conflicts for over a month. “The violence began with the rape of a Scheduled Caste woman in Shamli last month.

    The social tensions in the region are evident from the fact that Jats, who do not usually empathise with the concerns of the Scheduled Castes, spoke out against this outrage,” said RK Ohri, author and a former police official.

    The political leadership in the state, however, blamed the conflict on the Jats, with minority affairs minister Azam Khan maintaining that the provocative slogans at the Mahapanchayat led to violence.

    The Mahapanchayat was held to protest crimes against women. Rivals of the ruling SP claim Khan’s stand is aimed at polarising the minority voters in his party’s favour.

    The development is bad news for the RLD and its ally, the Congress, since Jats, barring a brief period when they backed the BJP, have remained loyal to RLD chief Ajit Singhled formations in recent years.

    Although Jats comprise just 6% voters in western UP, they can swing the outcome in the districts of Bijnor, JP Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, GB Nagar, Mathura, Agra and Aligarh. The SP, which did not have much presence in the region, has strengthened its position by wooing the minority community.

    In as many as 13 Lok Sabha seats, Muslims account for more than 15% of the electorate. In constituencies such as Rampur, Amroha and Sambhal, Muslims add up to over 60% of the electorate. The collapse of the Jat-Muslim social combo is certain to provide an opening for the BJP in the western UP.

    Jats, who have been the flag-bearers of anti-Congressism since the days of Charan Singh, are likely to look for alternatives to the RLD if communal polarisation deepens in the days to come.

  5. vedaprakash Says:

    FIR against several BJP leaders; death toll up to 33
    DEVESH K. PANDEY
    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/up-sets-up-probe-panel/article5110222.ece

    Amid an ongoing political slugfest over the communal clashes that have claimed 33 lives so far, seven leaders from the BJP, one former Congress MP and a former BSP leader besides three from the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) have been booked for allegedly whipping up communal passions through inflammatory speeches at a “mahapanchayat” organised in the city outskirts on September 7.

    While none of the accused political leaders have been arrested yet, the State government on Monday instituted a one-member judicial commission headed by retired High Court judge Vishnu Sahai to inquire into the Muzaffarnagar riots. The commission will submit its report within two months.

    Among those named in the First Information Report registered at the Sikera police station are BJP leaders Chaudhry Hukum Singh, Suresh Rana, Sangeet Som, Kunwar Bhartendu Singh, Sohanvir Singh, Kapildev Aggrawal and Pradeep Baliyan. “Forty people have been named in the FIR which has also been registered against over a thousand others [unknown] for promoting communal disharmony, preventing the police from carrying out their duty through acts of violence and for violating orders prohibiting unlawful assembly,” said Additional Director-General (Law and Order) Arun Kumar on Monday.

    Names of BKU chief Naresh Tikait, his brother Rakesh Tikait and some Rashtriya Lok Dal leaders, who were part of the “Bahu Beti Samman and Hindu Bachao” rally, also find a mention as accused in the FIR.

    Large-scale deployment of Army columns and para-military forces across the region has so far failed to restore normality. Afraid that the situation may aggravate, the administration has banned the entry of any opposition party leader.

    RLD chief Ajit Singh, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and two BJP MPs, who on Monday morning attempted to enter Uttar Pradesh to visit the riot-hit pockets of Muzaffarnagar, were detained at Ghaziabad.

  6. vedaprakash Says:

    Muzaffarnagar: ‘Love jihad’, beef bogey sparked riot flames
    Manish Chandra Pandey & Vikas Pathak , Hindustan Times Lucknow/New Delhi, September 12, 2013
    First Published: 00:19 IST(12/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:04 IST(12/9/2013)
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/UttarPradesh/Love-jihad-beef-bogey-sparked-riot-flames-in-Muzaffarnagar/Article1-1120889.aspx

    “Desh, bahu aur gai ko bachana hai toh Narendra Modi ko lana hai (Bring Narendra Modi to save the country, women and cows)” – this was saffron slogan that stoked the Muzaffarnagar fire, causing the deaths of 37 people since last week.

    Summing up in one breath all that a man holds dear – land, cow and women – the line added to the earlier VHP bogey of “love jihad”, an alleged plot by Muslim youths to woo and convert Hindu girls to Islam. And given that the riots apparently started with the molestation of a Jat girl by a Muslim man, it made the volatile communal cauldron of western Uttar Pradesh explode.

    The idea was not new. Sangh outfits have used it to good effect in Mangalore and Kerala, pushing even Kerala’s Christian organisations to pick it up.

    “When the society could no longer bear the love jihadists, the corrective movement in the form of Bahu Beti Bachao mahapanchayat came into being,” said VHP chief Ashok Singhal.

    What he was referring to was a version of the slogan – “Bahu Beti Izzat Bachao” – coined at the Jat Mahapanchayat of September 7. Cases of molestation had been on the rise in the run-up to the clash, said locals. And the bloodshed began soon after the mahapanchayat ended.

    The alleged molestation case, though, was the proverbial last straw. Rumors of cow slaughter, fuelled by the Sangh Parivar, had already frayed tempers.

    “Incidents of cow slaughter and reports of police inaction or biased action led to a situation where people were feeling agitated,” said Meerut-based RTI activist Sandeep Pahal.

    But independent data to substantiate molestation and cow slaughter stories are hard to come by, usually because the police rarely register these cases, said a local journalist.

    Whatever the method, it yielded the desired result. “It’s a clear Hindu versus Muslim issue now. The damage to the social fabric is irreparable,” said an aide of Qadir Rana, BSP parliamentarian from Muzaffarnagar.

  7. vedaprakash Says:

    SETTING THE AGENDA FOR 2014 ELECTION?
    Friday, 13 September 2013 | Kalyani Shankar | in Oped
    http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/setting-the-agenda-for-2014-election.html

    The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar demonstrate the indifference of the Uttar Pradesh Government and its sectarian politics

    Political parties are playing with fire in the name of politics in Uttar Pradesh with an eye only on electoral gains. For them all is fair in elections. The recent communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar in which many people were killed is a classic example of how the indifference of the State administration in dealing with such violence, is manipulated by wily politicians to further their vote-bank politics. Otherwise, how does one explain the rioting and mayhem in areas where Muslims and Jats had lived in harmony? The current Jat-Muslim divide seems to have been carefully scripted.

    It is becoming increasingly clear that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is unable to rule the State. According to reports, the State witnessed sporadic communal violence frequently in the past year. The Muzaffarnagar clashes are only one of the 50 other communal clashes in recent times. With the Akhilesh Yadav-led Government’s image on the decline, the Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is a worried man. His eyes set on the 2014 election, Mr Yadav is going all out to emerge as a king-maker.

    As often happens, trivial personal issues set off clashes which if not dealt with firmly degenerate into full-fledged communal riots. What began as a scuffle over the eve-teasing of a Jat girl resulted in killing of a Muslim youth and two other Jat boys. Had the police acted tough the matter would have ended. But they registered cases only against the Jats. This disturbed the social alliance between the Jats and the Muslims.

    The Jats and Muslims had voted in tandem so far. But these tensions have sharpened the differences between them, especially after the Bahu Beti Sammaan Bachao Mahapanchayat was organised by the Jats after the incident. The Jats are upset that a girl from their community has been ill-treated. The SP’s Muslim leadership led by Mr Azam Khan claims that the panchayat meeting was the reason for the flaring up of the communal tension.

    There are various players in Uttar Pradesh who will lose or gain from the Muzaffarnagar violence. The SP and the BJP are hoping for a Hindu-Muslim polarisation to help them politically and electorally. Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav hopes to widen his base in the Muslim-dominated region while the BJP is gamble on a Hindu polarisation. The BJP is dreaming of the golden period of the 90s when it got 55 seats. The immediate impact of Muzaffarnagar incident could be an electoral benefit to both the ruling SP and the BJP.

    The Congress, which won an unexpected 22 seats in the 2009 election, is also aiming for a revival and return to power. The Congress hopes that the people of the State might vote for it in the Lok Sabha election, even if they prefer the regional parties for the Assembly poll.

    On the other hand, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh is worried about the Jats, who have remained his staunch supporters. The RLD in alliance with the BJP won five Lok Sabha seats in the 2009 poll, but switched to the Congress in the 2012 Assembly poll, winning nine seats.

    With the Jats at the receiving end after the Muzaffarnagar riots, the RLD and the Congress may pay dearly in the 2014 poll. Mr Ajit Singh fears that the Jat community, which was led by his father Charan Singh, had remained loyal to the RLD but may now look elsewhere. The Jats, despite a mere six per cent votes, have considerable influence in determining the fate of several constituencies. The SP, which wants to expand its sphere of influence in the region, is looking at the minority votes. In Western Uttar Pradesh the Muslims hold sway in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies. Mr Ajit Singh fears that he may lose the Jat support while the SP and the BJP may gain.

    Unfortunately, a blame-game is going on between the various political players at the cost of innocent victims. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati is blaming the SP Government, fearing that if the riots ‘help’ the SP and the BJP, it will be her party as well as the Congress, which will suffer a severe setback. That is why the Congress and the BSP are claiming that the whole thing is ‘match-fixing’ between the BJP and the SP.

    The Muzaffarnagar incident should not be the beginning of such disharmony between the communities. The political parties should be careful and not allow this disaffection to persist. Else, it will prove to be counterproductive. The same is the case with the BJP. The party should bear in mind that any false step in its political strategy could boomerang.

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