Monday, August 02, 2010

The Nation at Stake

By Badri Raina, ZNet, August 01, 2010

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(Bhartiya Janata Party statement on the investigations into the Gujarat crimes).


As the skeletons tumble in droves out of the house of horrors in Gujarat, right-wing Hindutva forces which now openly include the “main opposition Party” in parliament, the BJP, is up in arms at what it suits them to call a Congress-inspired attack on “patriotic Indians.”

As per revelations thus far available from the investigations, ordered not by the Congress Party, or the government of the day, but by the Supreme Court of India, these “patriotic Indians” include business bigwigs, extortionists, extra-judicial killers among the highest echelons of the Gujarat police, and no less than the Minister of State for Home Affairs of Guajrat (read Interior Ministry), now arrested, and under questioning in custody.

Among the documents of the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) is a poser (Annexure C) as to the accountability, to use the most parliamentary of terms, of the Chief Minister and Home Minister, one Narendra Modi, since all transfer files of senior Indian Police Service and State Service officers go to him per protocol for decision.

The question: did he know why these officers were being either removed or relocated while the extra-judicial killings were underway? Who all might he have been in steady communication with during the days and hours when some 21 citizens were liquidated, all accused of having “provenly” connived, don’t you know, to kill Modi, the saviour of Hindutva from the “Islamist” onslaught, and the heroic emblem of the idea of “Natonalism”?

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