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Muslims threatening Assamese Hindus in Mumbai

Posted by The Mindset on August 18, 2012

Muslims are now showing their true fangs their true colors. Many Hindus from North Eastern states have been threatened of “dire consequences” in Mumbai.

DNA Report

Fearing attacks on them in the wake of ethnic violence in Assam, hundreds of Assamese youth left Mumbai and reached Guwahati by train on Friday. Though none of them was attacked in Mumbai, the youth, mostly Bodos, said last week’s violence in Azad Maidan and talks of possible attacks on Northeasterners after Ramzan prompted them to leave the city.

A protest against attacks on Muslims in Assam and Myanmar held at Azad Maidan on August 11 turned ugly with 45 policemen injured in the violence.

Dharmen Basumatary, 22, who worked in a bakery in Vashi, said he was threatened by local Muslims whenever he stepped out of his house. “They said enjoy Mumbai as much as you can till Eid, but after that you will have to face dire consequences,” said Basumatary, who is from Dhekiajuli, Assam. He said 100-300 youth have fled Mumbai. “Communal riots are dangerous. We have only one life and I don’t want to take a risk,” said Basumatary.

Babul Basumatary, 29, from Udalguri said he and his friends from Assam were threatened. “The local Muslim youth told us to leave Mumbai if we loved our lives,” said Babul, who was working in a company in Navi Mumbai. Manoj Kumba, 26, said he left Mumbai after the management of the glass factory where he was employed expressed its inability to give him protection. “Twelve of us from Assam were working there. On Tuesday, the management told us to leave as they feared we would be attacked,” he said.

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  2. Able Table said
    Thursday, September 10th 2015
    The spectator
    Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu
    The media has misleadingly conflated terrorism with Islam. But don’t expect Narendra Modi or his ministers to clear up such misconceptions.
    Aakar Patel • Apr 06, 2015 • 09:05 am

    Are most terrorists in India Muslims? I had the chance to look at this following yet another avoidable incident last week.

    On April 1, Nigeria’s ambassador to India responded to a comment made by Union minister Giriraj Singh, who said: “If Rajiv Gandhi had married a Nigerian lady and not a white-skinned woman, would the Congress have accepted her leadership?” The remark revealed the casual racism that is so commonplace in India.

    Nigeria’s ambassador OB Okongor was upset enough to say, “I believe the prime minister will do right thing on this. I am not going to lodge protest.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignored it – once again, as those who have observed his conduct on such things will have noticed – though the media was naturally outraged.

    Rediff ran a commentary headlined “5 reasons why Giriraj Singh should shut up”. It included this statement of his from last year: “Isn’t it true that all people caught in terrorist activities belong to one community? I am not trying to blame any one particular community. Why are all so-called secular parties silent on this?”

    Presumably he means Muslims. He is of course not right in assuming that all people caught for terrorism are Muslims, but are Muslims responsible for most of the terrorism in India? Let’s look at the data. The South Asian Terrorism Portal lists fatalities and incidents across India. Quite helpfully, it also lists them by conflict theatre.

    Numbers disprove belief

    In 2014, there were 976 deaths from terrorism (or extremism, whatever name one wants to use for it) in India. Of these, the most (465) came in the North East. The second most (314) came from Left-wing extremism, by a group of people called Maoists. Deaths in Jammu & Kashmir, assuming we want to attribute the whole lot to terrorism, stood at 193. Outside of these conflict theatres, Islamist extremism claimed four lives.

    In 2013, the figure was most for Maoists (421), the second most for the North East (252), and the Kashmir plus Islamist violence outside the state again came third (206). In 2012, we had a similar situation: Maoists (367), followed by the North East (326), followed by Kashmir (117). The total number of victims of Islamist terrorism outside these three areas, across India, was 1.

    In 2011, Maoist violence claimed 602 lives, the North East 246, and Kashmir plus Islamist violence outside the state toll stood at 225. This year, again the sequence is the same, though violence levels across India have dropped, as they have been doing for the past decade.

    As is obvious, most terrorists in India are Hindus, the ones whom we have conveniently labelled “Maoist” instead of “Hindu”. The second largest group of terrorists are the tribals, Hindus, animists and perhaps some Christians of the North East. Muslims are third. If one looks outside the separatism of Kashmir, their violence and terrorism levels are among the lowest in the world and they appear to be less susceptible to terrorism not just by the standards of the world’s Muslims but also India’s Hindus.

    A media construct

    So what explains Giriraj Singh’s statement, which I must confess one hears all the time in India? I cannot remember the number of times I have been informed by someone at a party that “all Muslims are not terrorists but why are all terrorists Muslims?” They are not. Not even close.

    The reason is that ‘terrorism’ is today accepted only that which is Islamist. And the reason for this is the narrative in the media, which has neatly conflated terrorism with Islam and Pakistan. News channels like Times Now run many more programmes firing middle class and Anglicised Indians up against ‘terrorism’ (i.e. Islamist/Pakistan) than they run shows on the North East and on Maoism, which claim a far greater number of lives as the figures show.

    It is of course unfortunate that this should be the case, but we can explain away the common man using such arguments. For a Union minister to hold them as Gospel is frightening and shows how wrongheaded the members of this government are.

    I said on a TV show after Giriraj Singh’s comment that Modi deliberately chose such unhinged people because they said what he wanted to but could not. He agreed with every word Singh said and that is why he was rewarded with a ministry. My comment greatly offended the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesman on the panel, who read out a list of cabinet ministers who were touched by sobriety, like Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.

    But surely these people pick themselves in any BJP cabinet. They have been leaders at the Centre before Modi. It is the new ministers, like Giriraj Singh and Niranjan Jyoti (famous for referring to non-Hindus as bastards), whom Modi has brought in. And he has done so, as I said, because he agrees with what they say, even though it is manifestly and demonstrably bogus.

    • How many terrorist attacks were thwarted by our security forces?
      What about the no. of crimes done by Muslims?
      What about Islamic riots?
      Maoists are not all Hindus, many of them are Christians.

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