|Signs of Secular India|
She persisted in order to get the answer telling Sabra that being a women she knew the pain and sorrow Sabra was suffering through, she wanted to share her sorrow at least her plea bore fruit. Sabra took her to the end of the camp at a deserted place still weeping her 12 year old daughter Saju was also with her. Saju in spite of being alive was as devoid of emotions as a dead body. Sabra pressed her hand and said that how can she tell what happened, if she told that who will marry her Saju. They were too much in number, they took hold of Saju, laid her on the ground, stripped her clothes, shoed her. Saju was crying and begging to let her go, Sabra’s husband also begged that take my life but do not hurt Saju. Hindu rioters laughed and said that we will kill you but first witness the end of your daughter. They (Hindu rioters) gang raped Saju turn by turn and then took hold of the elder daughter of Sabra, she had already got fainted. Two boys stripped Sabra naked but she was just worried about her daughters. Hindu rioters pulled Sabra’s sister-in-law and raped her for being a Muslim woman. Afterwards these Hindus (terrorists in proper words) laid down her husband on the ground and cut him into pieces through axes.
When group of Hindu extremists left them, women tried to hide in the nearby crop field. There were many women of sabra’s village hiding there including, young girls, virgins, married, elderly and even underage girls but all were nude. After hiding for few hours in the sugarcane fields these women fled towards Kandhla village. When these women arrived there they came to know that other Muslim villages around them had met the same fate.
Writer of this tragedy in the hands of Hindu terrorists that happened at Village Lakh Bawdi District Shamli of Uttar Pradesh India is Neha Dixit of Outlook published a news report titled “Thread Bared”. She visited village Kandhla in order to get aware of the sufferings of the Muslims who had taken refuge in refugee camps, where Muslims are still living a miserable life. Hindu terrorists with the support of Indian govt. attacked villages of Muslims Lakh Bawdi, Lisad, Bhogana, Kutba Kutbi, Kerana, Bodhana and Behvadi and molested Muslim women repeating barbaric acts of Tartars. More than 80 men were murdered in the hands of Hindus; what happened to Muslim women I do not have courage to pour it into words.
According to Outlook Lakh Bawdi has a total population of 9,500; most of the village’s 1,200 Muslims live beyond the fields, in an area locally called pallipaar, working as agricultural labourers, carpenters, washermen, butchers, tailors. Sugarcane farming, the primary occupation here, is the preserve—and the privilege—of the land-owning Hindu (and a handful of Muslim) Jats. However their status is lower than lower caste Hindus. According to Outlook an Indian newspaper the riots broke out as allegedly a Muslim boy in Kawal village had ‘eve-teased’ a Jat girl (though some say it was a traffic-related incident). Her brother and cousin apparently avenged the slight by killing the boy in last days of August 2013. Angered Muslims reached on the spot where the dead body of the boy was laying thus this created tense situation. After effects of this murder reached 20 Km away Muzaffarnagar city where after Friday prayer Muslims protested against the murder of the Muslims boy.
After protest of Muslims, Hindus of Qawal village called a Panchayat against Muslims, what was decided by this Panchayat no one knows however, a rumor was spread in the nearby Hindu villages on the night of 7-8 September 2013 that Muslims had killed those Hindus who participated in the Panchayat and dumped their dead bodies in nearby canal that passed through the Muslim majority area. As soon as the sun rose, those Hindus who had some humanity went to the Muslim’s houses and told them that if they want to save their lives they should leave their lives and take refuge in somewhere safe. Upon this Muslims from the village fled from their houses and took refuge at Billoo Pardhan’s mansion. Billoo Pardhan (Sudhir Kumar) was the elected head of the village and linked with Congress Party of India. Billoo Pardhan encouraged them that no one would harm them here and they are safe. From the Billoo Pardhan’s mansion they can clearly see the smoke rising from their village houses and listen to the cries of Muslims who were not either informed about the upcoming attack of Hindu extremists or got late to leave their houses. As time passed survivors and mutilated and raped women also arrived at the Billo Pardhan’s mansion to take refuge but after sometime Hindu rioters also attacked Billoo Pardhan’s mansion where Muslims refugees had taken refuge. Then Muslims realized that they had been cheated, gates of the Billoo Pardhan’s mansion were open for the Hindu extremists; Billoo Pardhan was under handed with the Hindu extremists despite of always securing support and votes from Muslims. Only those Muslims remained safe who in spite of going to the Billo Pardhan’s mansion went to the Kandhla village that was the biggest village with the Muslim majority. Whatever happened to the Sabra and her family, happened in Billoo Pardhan’s mansion where they took refuge.
After passage of six months, Indian court at Muzaffarnagar has discharged the case on the ground that Muslims were responsible for the start of the tension as few Muslims delivered hateful speeches against Hindus on 6 September 2013. This is the decision of the biased Court of Mother of Democracy and Secular India. This is the Outlook who attempted to bring forward the ground realities otherwise Electronic and Print Media, Civil society of India and supporters of secularism practiced criminal silence over such grave violation of basic human rights because India is a secular country and heaven for minorities (as atrocities committed by Hindu extremists and Terrorist govt. are not allowed to be reported). Our rulers and opposition leaders also did not feel any need to condemn this tragic incident because India is a secular country.
|Kashmiri students telling their story|
|Bangladeshi spectator with Pakistani flag at Dhaka Cricket Stadium|
On 2 March 2014 two days before the Pak-India Cricket match Indian media gave the impression as Dhaka is also “home ground” for Indian cricket team as they will have the support of Bangladeshi spectators. But on 2 March 2014 Dhaka Cricket stadium was not less than Lahore or Karachi filled with green Pakistani flags; on every shot by Pakistani cricketers Bangladeshi spectators supported Pakistani cricketers; this was not acceptable for Indian public and govt. In Swami Vivekanand Subharti University ( SVSU) Meerut 67 Kashmiris students who dared to cheer for Pakistani team forgot that they were in secular India where minorities have to take permission before expressing their emotions and happiness; moreover happiness of Kashmiris is unacceptable for Indians. So in order to maintain Hindu version of secularism it was necessary to expel these students from university and book them under charges of treason…
Written by Khalid Baig,
Published in Daily Nawa-i-Waqt,Date: 14 March 2014.