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People’s list of wanted terrorists in India
|Will all sources of terrorism dry up turning the subcontinent into a haven of peace if Pakistan besides crushing its own Jehadis, hands over the twenty wanted terrorists to India? Are there no Hindutva Jehadis who need to be crushed by India; whose mission of Hinduisation of polity and militarisation of Hinduism started in 1920s, whose first casualty was Mahatma Gandhi and who have been busy all these years teaching the Muslims a bloody lesson? Who will prepare the list of wanted terrorists who openly claim that they demolished Babri Masjid, and caused killings of thousands of innocent people in the riots that followed in its wake, and who have been indicted by Justice Srikrishna Commission Report and by the CBI? Who and where to try Bal Thakeray who claimed the ‘credit’ for performing "the act of national shame" and incited people to commit violence in Mumbai, which caused anger, frustration and desperation in people like Tiger Memon and Daud Ibrahim which led to the serial Bomb blast of March 1993, as testified by Justice Sri Krishna. The Hon’ble Supreme Court failed to admit special leave petition for his prosecution, upholding the Mumbai High Court’s dismissal on the ground that there was no use raking up old wounds? The Hon’ble Court has been so indulgent as not to punish Acharya Giriraj Kishore for contempt of court for claiming that the judiciary is in his pocket.
Have people like Bal Thakeray, Ashok Singhal, Acharya Giriraj Kishore and others shown any signs of repentance and change of heart leading to change in their agenda of hate and revenge against Muslims? On the contrary, impunity enjoyed by them has emboldened them to declare that they will build the temple according to the schedule prepared by the Dharma Sansad (Religious Assembly) in defiance of law, come what may. The VHP leaders have announced their plan of armed training of 10 lakh (a million) Kar Sevaks who will gradually assemble at Ayodhya from 24 February to 15 March 2002. The ritual ceremonies have already started.
This terrorism against minorities, aided by the State’s law-enforcement agencies and encouraged by judicial climate of impunity has been a cause of Muslim militancy of a very low profile and dimension within the country, occasionally expressed in Mumbai, Chennai, Coimbatore and some other places.
Instead of attempting any process of healing and conciliation through some Truth & Reconciliation Commission, the old game of hate and revenge is being revived more ferociously.
We who are committed to promoting peace with justice through a dual process of rule of law and inter-group dialogue for conciliation must alert the peaceful citizens of the country, the human rights groups and the Government of India, that steps for upholding rule of law, for ending impunity and for change in the mindset which treats history as a source of nightmare are urgently needed within India.
¯ Iqbal A. Ansari