India - Editor gets death threat, Cyber police unmoved
The Milli Gazette, May 27, 2004
New Delhi: Milli Gazette editor, Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, ever since the publication was started five years ago, has been receiving threatening emails and phone calls from various elements including people claiming to be from the Indian police and central home ministry. MG published some such emails in letters columns from time to time while telephone callers were told that such discussion is not possible over the phone and they were invited to MG offices; they never turned up.
In the early hours of 17 May 2004, MG received two emails from a single person who identified himself as "Dharmesh Agravat". Extreme threatening language, including phrases like "I am enquiring to send a hit squad to your Delhi office as your paper is overwhelmingly anti-Hindu and you are no longer wanted so you are all due to die very soon". The other email message said, "Leave India immediately as Muslims are trash that are no longer wanted, your lives are not safe in India...Muslims aught to be killed they are a menace to society and to India... we want all muslims and christians dead"..
Same afternoon the two emails with their complete headers, which help in identifying the sender and the route used, were emailed to the
Supdt. of Police, Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, Central Bureau of Investigation, 5th Floor, Block No.3, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 3 at their following email ID:
firstname.lastname@example.org. But, a source in MG confirmed that until today there is no word from the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell which worked with lightning speed when Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi received similar emails. Modi has been likened to
"Nero" for his role in the anti-Muslim pogroms in his state in early 2002.
I recently read your article in regards to the situation in Gujarat, your report is totally riddled with inacuracies, is there any proof whatsoever that the Hindus that were killing muslims were aided by the police and other ministers?? How dare you critise the BJP by saying they are extreemists and fascists, the BJP provides Hindus with the strength and security we need in a world where muslims are causing havoc!!
Header message of
the first email
Received: (qmail 39649 invoked by uid 89); 16 May 2004 18:53:10
Received: (qmail 39644 invoked by alias); 16 May 2004 18:53:10 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO hotmail.com) (188.8.131.52)
by coyote.rapidns.com with SMTP; 16 May 2004 18:53:10 -0000
Received: from mail pickup service by hotmail.com with Microsoft
Sun, 16 May 2004 11:53:11 -0700
Received: from 184.108.40.206 by by15fd.bay15.hotmail.msn.com with
Sun, 16 May 2004 18:53:10 GMT
From: "Dharmesh Agravat" <email@example.com>
Subject: kill the muslims, i hate them
Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 18:53:10 +0000
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 16 May 2004 18:53:11.0069 (UTC) FILE
If you are being treated unfairly then there is no reason for you to complain about it, what you need to do is move to Bangladesh or Pakistan as this is the very reason they were born, Islamic countries. Leave India immediately as muslims are trash that are no longer wanted, your lives are not safe in India as the great Bharat desh is slowly moving to become a Hindu country no longer secular.
Muslims aught to be killed they are a menace to society and to India, Gujarat is in tension because of muslims, yuo brought this on yourselfs, if the 60 Hindu passengers hadnt been killed on the train then it would not have come to this. Hindus are worth 100 muslims which is why we went on the rampage and killed so many of your people.
India is predominantly Hindu which explains why anti Hindu propaganda will not be tolerated and who ever dares to corrupt Hinduism will be terminated we want all muslims and christians dead
Dharmesh Agravat firstname.lastname@example.org
[received at 00.23 am, 17 May 2004]
screw the muslims they are trash, I am proud to be pro Hindu, pro RSS BJP VHP these are organisations that will protect Indians and more importantly Hindus, congress are suckers with a christian leader they are unable to be the true indian party.
Gujarat is Indias religious Identity Gujarat is Hindu, we are not going to take the muslim bullshit here as other states do. Speak back to a Hindu and you will be murdered. I am enquiring to send a hit squad to your Delhi office as your paper is overwhelmingly anti Hindu and you are no longer wanted so you are all due to die very soon.
India needs to BOMB mecca DURING hajj!!!
JAI HIND JAI BAJRANG
Dharmesh Agravat email@example.com
[received at 00.29 am, 17 May 2004] «
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