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Swamy on Chidambaram’s role in Hashimpura & Maliana

Subramanian Swamy, President of Janata Party, is a well-known Muslim baiter. He dutifully follows extremist Hindutva organisation RSS's agenda; at times exceeding RSS zeal and doggedness in pursuing Anti-Muslim projects. His latest case involved a judicial challenge to Kerala State's participation in an Islamic Non- Banking Financial project in Kerala. He lost on technicalities. It is therefore quite a surprise that the news has broken out in several media simultaneously, the Swamy has taken up the cause of Musilm victims of Hashimpura murder spree by PAC. Muslims have by and large castigated the Congress government for the blatant massacre of innocent Muslims. Swamy has focused on the role of current Home Minister, P. Chidambaram, who was a minister of state in Home Ministry at that time and had gone on for an aeriel survey of the area one week before the massacre. Congress Party is widely believed to have been involved at some level with thousands of communal riots in which predominantly Muslims were targeted by both the mobs and police too. This is the first time, a single Congressman, with administrative responsibility has come under scrutiny. Swamy is thorough in his home work. If he has proof of the involvement of the present Home Minister in the 25 year old massacre of 41 innocent Muslims by Provincial Armed Constabulary, in the manner of Hitlerian executions, Swamy may get his ardent wish to see P. Chidambaram lose his ministry and pay for any acts of commission or omission during his long career at the top of Congress government. That would be a big blow to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh government and 2014 prospects of Sonia Congress, that heavily depends on Muslim vote bank endorsement to tide over its marginal electoral shortfalls. Swamy's hint to approach International Court of Justice under relevant Roman Statutes, should alert Muslim groups to study  the same approach in the case of Gujarat massacre.

Ghulam Muhammed
ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 July 2012 on page no. 2

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