Thursday, April 29, 2010

DJS gang of 'Jihadi serial killers' hunted Hindus like animals


On 01-02-2003, the police in Ranga Reddy district, skirting the Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad, has busted a gang of 'Jihadi murderers' with the arrest of four Muslim youths involved in the serial killing of atleast 100 innocent people from the Hindu community.

District Superintendent of Police V. Ramchandra Raju told a news conference here yesterday that the four were activists of the Muslim organisation, Darsgah-e-Jehad-o-Shahadat (DJS), active in the old city of Hyderabad.

Darsgah-e-Jehad-o-Shahadat (DJS) means "Center for Holy War and Martyrdom".

Mr Raju said the Muslim gang had carried out the killings of Hindus with the motive of launching Jihad. The four Jihadis are Mohammed Jaffer Khan (the 24-year-old owner of a hotel), Akbar (21-year-old bakery worker), 20-year-old driver Syed Mukhtar and 25-year-old Khalid.

The police have booked cases of murder, robberies, extortion and conspiracy to create communal discord and violence. The suspects have been sent to judicial custody. However Mr Ramchandra Raju said the DJS leader, 25-year-old Imtiaz, a lorry driver was absconding and the police were hunting for him.

The SP said that the modus operandi of the murderous DJS Jihadis was such that they used to pick up the unsuspecting Hindus from the bus stand or other places in their car after offering them a lift. After ascertaining victims' religious identity, the Muslims drove the unsuspecting Hindus to deserted places. There, the Muslims tied up their victims and slaughtered them ritually by slitting their throats Halal-style while chanting Quranic verses.

More than 100 Hindus are feared to have been murdered in cold blood in a similar manner by other DJS gangs operating throughout the city. Their bodies were found in similarly in deserted areas with slit throats.

But due to public apathy, there is no move to bring about an official ban on the DJS under POTA , arrests of its leader, Shaik Mahboob Ali, his son and son-in-law and other supporters and seizure of its assets.

There is no public outcry for Mahboob Ali’s arrest that would result in unearthing of information about the activities of other similar organisations which were allegedly responsible for "jehadi’ murders.

It is an open secret that various attacks like the bomb blast in the Saibaba temple at Dilsukhnagar and the attack on the Birla Mandir besides several murder cases in City and the outskirts which remained officially unsolved can be traced to DJS.

The MIM is openly supporting the DJS attackers involved in the Saibaba temple case. There is a open nexus between DJS, MIM and the outlawed Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). The police argue that organisations such as the Darsgah Jehad-o-Shahadat (DJS) and the Tahreek Tahfooz Shaer-e-Islam (TTSI) have been breeding centres for Islamic militancy. They claim that high-profile militants have usually been trained by both organsiations, the DJS in martial arts and TTSI for militant mentality. The DJS claims to provided training to 20,000 men and 1,200 women so far.

DJS activist Vikar Ahmed, who along with his Jihadi associates, had fled after firing at three policemen at Santoshnagar and had connections with SIMI. Vikar Ahmed was well-known for his hate-filled sermons at the Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadath (DJS) office for its Jihadi cadres attending the weekly arms training.

On 01-11-2004, terrorists of the Muslim organisation Darasgah Jihad-o-Shadath (DJS), who were following a vehicle carrying the dead body of the 20-year-old Jihadi called Mujahid Saleem Islahi, suddenly attacked policemen as they reached the volatile Saeedabad area. Islahi was killed when a Gujarat Police officer opened fire after about 50 followers of cleric Moulana Naseeruddin attacked a police team who came to arrest him.

Tahreek Tahfooz Shaer-e-Islam (TTSI) founder Moulana Naseeruddin was arrested in Hyderabad in connection with the murder of former Gujarat Home Minister and Hindu leader Haren Pandya. Previously, this Mullah had been arrested for giving shelter to a Pakistani terrorist and storing his automatic weapons and explosives in his own house. This bearded Mullah has groomed his children to follow in his footsteps. His three sons have been arrested for different terrorist cases, including terror blasts in 2007 at two popular locations - Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat Bhandar - in Hyderabad that killed 50 Hindu youngsters and left dozens of Hindu youths crippled for life.

[Reminder: This is the same Moulana Naseeruddin who is shown in the November 2004 photograph below (left, bearded with Jinnah fur cap) meeting with a prominent Naxalite (Maoist) terrorist leader Ramakrishna (center with green military-style cap) who proclaimed their decision to work together to jointly target Hindu Nationalists in the country and reiterated their decision to "physically eliminate'' the Hindu Nationalist forces.]

As Moulana Naseeruddin was being whisked away in a police van, about 20 Jihadis of Darsgah-Jihad-o-Shaadat (DJS), including women, threw stones and obstructed the van. As the vehicle stopped, they forcibly opened it and tried to take Moulana away while stabbing the police with swords and knives. Police prevented it by opening fire during which Islahi received bullet wounds.

The body of the dead Jihadi, Islahi, was brought to his house in Saeedabad in a procession from Osmania General Hospital where an autopsy was conducted. The procession took one hour to cover a distance of five kilometres as hundreds of Jihadis joined the procession.

Earlier, amid high drama, Mujahid's body was shifted from a private hospital to the government-run Osmania hospital for autopsy. Five people, including DJS president Mahaboob Ali, who were arrested Sunday night, were released to pacify the agitated Jihadis mob.

The autopsy was conducted after Islahi's father Abdulaleem Islahi rushed here from Kuwait and declared he was proud to be the father of a martyr.

A young Madrasa student dressed in battle fatigues, holding a placard "The Quran will be Constitution of India and I will be the Soldier of Allah" at a rally organised by DJS in Hyderabad in 2005.

Two brainwashed Madrasa students raising anti-Indian slogans at the DJS rally


Climate of Jehad

Protest rallies such as this glorify terrorism to keep passions inflamed in Hyderabad

Seven-year-old Saleem came dressed as told. He covered his face and brought along his new gift-a toy Kalashnikov-to join the rally. The December 6 protest rally is an annual feature of Hyderabad but it is also illustrates how the jehadi mindset takes hold of a boy's mind. He is told to prepare for a holy war to subjugate India under Islamic rule, and terrorism is glorified by toy guns. That's how the Darsgah Jehad-o-Shahadat (DJS) keeps passions inflamed in the bylanes of the old city. History blends with propaganda to create an explosive cocktail.

No wonder there is a section ready to play host to those carrying the real weapons in their jehad. "This is quite disconcerting and the terrorist threat is serious," admits Police Commissioner P. Ramulu. Perhaps more serious than the Naxalite threat.

For the itinerant terrorist, Hyderabad is a haven. There are plenty of safe houses both in the old city and pockets in west Hyderabad. The security of these enabled Mohammed Ishtiaq, a let activist from Pakistan to cultivate relationships, marry a Hyderabadi girl and pass off as a local for three years.

Ishtiaq may have stayed that way longer but for a tip-off from the Delhi police after blasts in the capital in the summer of 1998. The Hyderabad Police tracked him down and arrested two other Pakistanis, Mohammed Shafeeq and Farooq Ahmed-both trained by the let-with a large cache of weapons and 18 kg of RDX.

The alarm bells first rang in November 1992, when Additional Superintendent of Police G. Krishna Prasad and his gunman were shot dead in the labyrinthine Bhavani Colony while raiding a terrorist hideout. The militants had links with the Mujahuddin-e-Islam of Kashmir which in turn was handled by the ISI. Subsequently, activists of outfits like Iqwan-ul-Muslimeen and Tanzeen Islahul-Muslimeen developed Hyderabad as a major terrorist centre for the ISI.

"The isi strategy was to create several modules with non-descript names and independent of one another to put us off any strong leads," says a senior police official. Later, they secured local recruits and sent them to Pakistan for training. They included a wanted killer Abu Omer, who returned to India with a Pakistani passport and attempted to kill former Mumbai mayor Milind Vaidya in March 1999 before the police caught him at a guest house in Lucknow.

Hyderabad has been targeted by the ISI because of its communal mix and strategic location. It is both the hub from where militants head for get-aways in contiguous Maharashtra and Karnataka and the hide-outs of others who carry out operations elsewhere. Activists of the Al Umma, responsible for the Coimbatore blasts of February 1998, were provided shelter in the Secunderabad cantonment.

What baffles the police is the frequency with which terrorist facilitators change labels. Often, dormant groups are activated for specific missions. "We can't take any action as we lack evidence," admits a top official. At best the special task force for ISI activities can monitor jehadi groups. But there is no way it can anticipate when impressionable boys like Saleem turn activist and start harbouring terrorists.


An open-ended scheme



A digital image of Abdul Rahman, prime suspect in the shootout at IISc Bangalore on December 30, is displayed by Bangalore Police Commissioner Ajaykumar Singh.


HOLDING back his tears, 75-year-old Maulana Abdul Aleem Islahi recounted the saga in which his eldest son, Mujahid Saleem Azmi (23), was gunned down by a Gujarat Police squad right in front of the Andhra Pradesh State Police headquarters in Hyderabad over a year ago.

Islahi is among the scores of kin of Muslims who strayed to the path of jehadi violence in the State in an ideological reaction to the terror perpetrated by the state itself.

The State police have busted 24 ISI-backed operations and arrested 170 youth in specific cases since Islamic fundamentalism raised its head in the aftermath of the Babri Masjid demolition.

During this time the militants were based mostly in Hyderabad and to some extent in Nalgonda. A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, Abdul Rahman, was picked up by the Bangalore Police in Nalgonda in connection with the recent shootout at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

The police argue that organisations such as the Darsgah Jehad-o-Shahadat (DJS) and the Tahreek Tahfooz Shaer-e-Islam (TTSI) have been breeding centres for Islamic militancy. They claim that high-profile militants have usually been trained by both organsiations, the DJS in martial arts and TTSI for militant mentality.

The police arrested a mechanic and TTSI activist Shakeel in connection with the recent suicide bombing at the Hyderabad Police Commissioner's Task Force. Shakeel is also employed in the workshop of the TTSI founder-president Maulana Naseeruddin, who is lodged in the Sabarmati jail after he was booked in the Gujarat conspiracy case.

Muslim leaders describe the case as part of an "open-ended scheme" of the Gujarat Police to pick up people from Andhra Pradesh for riots in that State. They say that so far 18 persons have been arrested and 40 more are wanted.

The cases of the human bomb from Bangladesh, Mohtaseem Bilal, who blew himself up at the Commissioner's Task Force, and the alleged Hizbul Mujahideen activist, Mujeeb Ahmed, are being pursued by the police. It was Mujeeb Ahmed who set the tone for Islamic fundamentalist violence, by gunning down Additional Superintendent of Police Krishna Prasad in 1992. He and his brother, who was killed, allegedly procured an AK-47 rifle from the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).

Mujeeb Ahmed was jailed in the case but was granted remission of sentence by the State government for good conduct on the eve of Independence Day in 2004. Mujeeb Ahmed was said to be in touch with the Hizbul Mujahideen chief, Salahuddin, while he was serving his sentence in jail. He renewed his contacts with the cadre of the organisation after his release. The police booked a case against him under the Indian Telegraphic Act after recovering a satellite phone and compact discs containing seditious speeches.

In 1993, a doctor from Mumbai, Jalees Ansari, carried out five explosions in and around Hyderabad, marking a change in tactics by fundamentalists.

Azam Ghouri and Asghar Ali are others who have taken the jehadi movement forward. Asghar Ali was a petty criminal who came in contact with Mujeeb Ahmed in jail. On his release, Asghar Ali procured weapons and Research Department Explosives (RDX) from Kashmir with the help of contacts introduced to him by Mujeeb Ahmed.

The Indian Muslim Mohammedi Mujahideen (IMMM) and the Deendar Anjuman, Muslim Jihadi group that actively converted Veerashaiva Lingayat Hindus to Islam and headquartered at Gadag in Karnataka, fuelled the movement in subsequent years. The Anjuman's chief, Zia-ul-Hasan, is said to have settled in Pakistan after migrating from Hyderabad. The sect allegedly aims to destroy the Indian economy through jehad. It carried out several explosions in the State, including in churches and mosques.

Jihadi MIM MLA opens fire in Abids



Hyderabad, July 26, 2008: Tension prevailed in the Andhra Pradesh capital Saturday as a legislator was arrested for firing in the air to stop municipal authorities from demolishing illegal structures.

The arrest of Afsar Khan, who belongs to the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), sparked unrest in Abids and led to a massive traffic jam in the city centre.

Police said Khan opened fire from his licensed revolver when officials of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were demolishing an illegal structure on Chappel Road in Abids.

The legislator, who represents Karwan assembly constituency in Hyderabad, protested the GHMC’s action and wanted the officials to stop the demolition immediately. As the officials continued their work, he whipped out his revolver and opened fire, creating panic among the GHMC personnel who fled for their lives.

Police arrested Khan as employees of GHMC’s town planning wing took to the streets and staged a sit-in to demand action against him.

Tension prevailed in the area as a large number of MIM workers resorted to violence outside Abids police station to demand the legislator’s release.
They blocked the roads leading to M.J. Market and Koti bringing traffic movement to a grinding halt. The violent MIM workers even attacked school buses.

The legislators and the Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi had lengthy discussions with the police officials and withdrew the demonstration after the police registered cases against the GHMC officials.

The MIM thugs filed a false FIR against the duty-bound GHMC officials. Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (rioting) and 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons) read with 149 (unlawful assembly) of Indian Penal Code were invoked against the GHMC officials.

In addition to GHMC Chief City Planner Purushotham Reddy, names of GHMC Assistant City Planner, Shama, and GHMC section officer, Ranjit, figured in the First Information Report.

MIM floor leader in the assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi and three other party legislators also rushed to the police station demanding Khan’s release
. The protest led to a huge traffic jam in the busy area as MIM workers also forced shops to down shutters. Hundreds of vehicles were caught in the nearly five-kilometre-long traffic snarl.

MIM leaders said that Khan rushed to the scene after some GHMC employees manhandled another party legislator Moazzam Khan, who along with his supporters, tried to stop the demolition. However, GHMC employees alleged that the MIM legislators manhandled them and prevented them from doing their duty.

Karwan MLA Mohd Muqtada Khan alias Afsar Khan has been involved in several controversial incidents in the past.

Afsar Khan’s alleged attack on junior doctors at Niloufer Hospital in December 2007 had sparked a protest by medicos who struck work for several days, paralysing healthcare across the state. He allegedly attacked them for not providing proper treatment to a child. Following the orders of the magistrate, the Nampally police booked an attempt-to-murder case against the MLA on Dec. 7, 2007.

He was one among the three MIM MLAs who attacked controversial Bangladeshi novelist Taslima Nasreen at Press Club, Somajiguda last August. The novelist was here to release the Telugu version of her book ’Shodh’. A case was slapped against Afsar Khan under Section 354 (Outraging the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

He was also named an accused in the attack against ’Siasat’ editor last year. When the editor, Zahed Ali Khan, was returning home after office on March 20, 2007, a youth dumped filth on his car near St Ann’s College, Mehdipatnam. The editor alleged that Karwan MLA Afsar Khan was behind the attack.

In another incident, the MLA’s associates ransacked Archeological Survey of India (ASI) office at Sultan Bazar last year when officials were trying to remove encroachments at Golconda Fort. The officers alleged that the MIM activists attacked them only on his instigation.

More recently, in June, when officers of National Child Labour Project rescued 10 children workers from various establishments at Tolichowki and Mehdipatnam areas, the MLA prevented officers from shifting them to transit homes and freed them.

The MLA is reportedly a defaulter of Charminar Bank loan.

Afsar Khan first got elected to the Assembly from the Karwan constituency in September 2003, but the House was dissolved within a month. He won the 2004 election from the same constituency.

The 59-year-old MLA, who completed BA, runs a real estate business. His brother Meraj Khan, who died recently, was known as ’Meraj Pahelwan’. Both Afsar Khan and his brother shot into the limelight because of their real estate business.

Traffic comes to a halt on Basheerbagh - Abids Road as MIM activists resort to violence in front of the police station after a clash with GHMC demolition squad.

Legislator Afsar Khan threatening police officials at Abids police station

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MIM leaders openly attempt to murder brave feminist, ex-Muslim author

Mainstream Urdu newspapers Siasat and Munsif regret that she escaped alive

Taslima Nasreen is a prominent ex-Muslim author, feminist and intellectual.

She has been vocally supporting the rights of minorities in Bangladesh and for waging consistent struggle against the fundamentalist, mindless, barbaric ideologies like Islam. She has spoken out in favour of equal rights for women and has expressed opposition to the oppression of Hindu minorities in Islamic societies, such as in her home country Bangladesh.

Nasreen has incensed Muslims for writing a factual novel "Lajja" ("Shame") depicting the life of a Hindu family facing the genocide by Muslims in Bangladesh. The book is banned in Muslim-majority Bangladesh and several Indian states.

As a result of her bold initiatives, she was forced to leave Bangladesh in 1994 and take shelter in India after Muslims decried her writings as blasphemous and demanded her execution.

Taslima Nasreen is a strong woman, and we admire her. We need more brave souls just like her. She openly proclaimed that there should be “No veil, no chador, no hijab, no burqa, no headscarf. Women should not use any of these things because all these are instruments of disrespect”.

That is a powerful argument against encasing women in shaggy bags and shrouds.

“Women are told to wear them so that they cannot exist with their self-respect, honour, confidence, separate identity, own opinion and ideals intact," she stressed.

One would think that the oppressed women would rally around her, alas; fear compels most Muslimahs [Muslim women] to remain silent. The Muslimah really have only to fear the believers for the disbelievers respect free choice. The believers will make the Muslimah blood flow if the Muslimah were to remove those shaggy bags and demeaning shrouds. Nothing lasts forever, and this too shall pass away.

On August 9, 2007, Taslima Nasrin was in Hyderabad to present the Telugu translation of one of her novels, Shodh, when she was attacked by a mob of violent intruders, led by legislators from the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, a Muslim political party.

“We were all set to kill her”, said Majidullah Khan about Taslima Nasrin.

The brazen attempt to lynch Taslima Nasrin happened in Hyderabad, India on August 9th, 2007.

The Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (MIM) has warned that it will not allow Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin to go back alive if she dared to come back to the city while the Majlis Bachao Tehreek claimed that their plan to kill her was foiled by the MIM attack.

"We are very proud of our MLAs and activists who assaulted her," said MIM leader and Member of the State Legislature Akbaruddin Owaisi. "We will implement the fatwa issued against Taslima if she comes to the city again."


Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLAs and Jihadis attempt to kill Taslima Nasreen at the Hyderabad press club in Hyderabad.

Kudos to the brave elderly man, Mr.Innaiah Narisetti, who stood up to these misogynistic pigs and sustained injuries while defending this defenseless woman.

MiM MLA Attacking Blasphemous Writer Taslima Nasreen by  Hyderabadonline.

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin was roughed up by legislators of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and a mob led by them in the Press Club of Hyderabad. She had just completed her engagement when about 20 MIM activists, led by MLAs Syed Ahmed Pasha Qadri, Afsar Khan and Moazzam Khan, barged into the conference hall.

She looked in disbelief as they hurled abuses against her. Demanding to know "who had mustered the guts to invite her to Hyderabad, they wanted Ms. Nasrin to be handed over to them.

Without further warning, they began throwing books, bouquets, chairs, and whatever they could lay their hands on at her. Some persons in the mob almost got hold of her but Narisetti Innaiah, rationalist and chairman of the Center for Inquiry, who was her host, shielded her. He was injured in his face. A couple of journalists who went to their rescue also sustained injuries in the scuffle.

Ms. Nasrin escaped unhurt though she was badly shaken by the sudden attack that came minutes after she made a categorical statement that she would continue to fight against evil "till my death".'

Here are two videos of the barbaric attack on this defenseless woman:

On August 10 were two fiery, rabble-rousing statements in Urdu newspapers with translations below (The phrase "Gustakh-e-Rasul" means "one who insults the prophet"):

In Siasat, dated August 10, under two headings:
  • 'Gustakh-e-Rasul Authoress Taslima Nasrin Attacked with Bouquets of Flowers'
  • 'An Observance of What the Shari'at Commands or Merely a Political Ruse?'

'. . . Gustakh-e-Rasul Taslima Nasrin succeeded in safely going back from Hyderabad, despite the fact that three MLAs, with some fifty supporters, threw flowers at her in the name of a protest. The shameless Gustakh-e-Rasul authoress, who stands next to Salman Rushdie, was taking part in a function organized by the Center for Enquiry at the Press Club, Somaji Goda, when three members of the Legislative Assembly, Muqtada Khan Afsar, Ahmad Pasha Qadiri, and Muazzam Khan, together with more than 50 of their supporters, arrived and, while using abusive language, did no more than cause a ruckus and some vandalism. All of them were unable to harm in the slightest a Gustakh-e-Rasul, not even a woman Gustakh-e-Rasul.

A person despised in the Muslim world, against whom fatwas to kill have been issued, on such a person they threw [merely] bouquets that had been placed near the stage, when [in fact] there were not too many people present there to protect her….

'Neither the police nor the Intelligence Service knew about the presence of Taslima Nasrin. That is why the MLAs had a fine opportunity to disrupt her program. However, a most opportune moment to enforce the law of Shari'a on that Gustakh-e-Rasul was wasted, what they did was only for political opportunism. The political ambitions of the protesters was also made evident by the fact that they dared not throw shoes or chappal at the Gustakh-e-Rasul who was only three or four feet away from them, but instead kept throwing bouquets. The Muslim Millat can tolerate every tyranny, injustice, and humiliation but it can never tolerate any disrespect to the Last of the Prophets (pbuh). Whenever anyone has shown such disrespect, Muslims have in turn shown no fear in bringing that person to his deserved end. It is a fact of history that the Faithful have never worried about consequences when it comes to punishing a person who defames the Prophet (pbuh).'

2. In Munsif, dated August 10, under three headings::

  • 'An Attempt to Attack the Gustakh-e-Rasul and "Notorious in Time" Taslima Nasrin'
  • 'The Bangladeshi Authoress Didn't Get Even a Scratch.'
  • 'People say: 'The confused author should have been taught a severe lesson.'

'Three members of the legislative assembly, with some fifteen supporters, disrupted the meeting. They raised slogans and threw a bouquet of flowers and a ladies' handbag toward Taslima Nasrin. Taslima Nasrin hid in a panic behind her hosts and was not at all hurt. She was trembling in fear even though no protesters came near her or lay a hand on her….

'Eyewitnesses say that the way this protest was conducted made it look like a welcoming ceremony with flowers instead. The MLAs and other protesters threw only flowers at Nasrin. They took flowers out of the bouquets set up in the hall, and threw them at her. Not one of the protesters had the courage to take off his shoes or chappals and hit Taslima with them, throw them at her, or at least point the same at her. It was perfectly legitimate [ja'iz] to attack Taslima Nasrin, to humiliate her, or to insult and mock her in any fashion. However, the MLAs and workers of a political party threw flowers, which had people's minds ringing with the old song, 'Baharo phul barsao, mera mahbub aayaa hai.'

'What should have been done instead? Taslima Nasrin should have been dishonoured in such a manner that henceforth she'd never dare to return to Hyderabad. But that was not done. There was no police officer present there. Only two persons were trying to protect Taslima. The protesting MLAs made a lot of noise but showed no willingness to charge forward. Those who saw the whole thing call it a "drama." The leaders of this political party had thrown a pot of filth upon the editor of an Urdu newspaper in Mahdi Patnam, but now they showered only flowers on a Gustakh-e-Rasul. Today all was possible to teach a Gustakh-e-Rasul and a disparager of Islam what her end could be, but a political party of the city wasted the opportunity by seeking only cheap publicity. The leaders of this party drew revolvers in their tussle over one hundred yards of Waqf land, but cast only flowers at Taslima today….'

One was not surprised to find such hate against non-Muslims in the Hyderabadi Urdu press. And the more professional report published on the English language website of Siasat, reflective of a kind of hypocrisy also found in Muslim circles, came not as a surprise either. One is always on one's best behaviour in English in India. Or so was the case, we thought. But the August 11 web-edition of the English language Siasat carried an unsigned statement concerning the incident that tells me that things have indeed changed radically. The statement is headlined, 'Barking dogs never bite!', and read as follows:

'It is said that 30 minutes are enough either to make or break anybody's career, reputation or life. In the wake of the incident of attack on Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreeen [sic] at press club on Thursday, it is indeed unbelievable that MIM MLAs got more than 30 minutes and instead of using this time to its maximum damage, they simply wasted it in chanting useless slogans and hurling flower bouquets knowing fully that they would get badly needed political mileage.

'They could not lift even a chair lying near by to attack her with strong impact though only a few persons were present there. It is nothing but a political gimmick played on her.

'The suicide bombers in Iraq are the best example to eliminate not only their targets but also themselves. And they are doing so with an eye blinker. Imagine, what could they have done if they had 30 minutes. Religious sentiments are totally different from the political ambitions.

'If you are religiously hurt, no might on this earth be able to prevent you to eliminate a person or organization that is involved in blasphemy of prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It clearly indicates that whatever MIM people have on their tongue, it is missing from their hearts as the proverb goes that barking dogs never bite.

'Now, according to Times of India and The Hindu, they are trying to add one more 'feather' to their cap by showing an intention to organize a campaign against Taslima to oust her from the country.

'When they could not utilize those thirty minutes to oust her from this world itself, what is the use to organize a campaign now? It is just like an embarrassed cat is scratching the pole. Religion is second to none to Mr. Asad.'

The Munsif does not have an English language edition. Its issue on August 11, however, carried an editorial, which deserves some notice. Titled, 'The Accursed Gustakh-e-Rasul Taslima Nasrin,' it begins by raising a question: 'What would a true Muslim do if he came face to face with a Gustakh-e-Rasul woman and there is no "security" to protect her?' While it explicitly recommends 'beating with shoes' and 'blackening the face,' it also uses innuendo and 'historical' references to suggest more severe actions. For Munsif, any 'protest' must be 'punitive.' It further points out that if the protesters were hesitant to attack a woman, they could have brought some of their own women with them--the MIM has its own 'women force' and women 'corporators'--and the latter could have made Taslima a target of their wrath.

A week later, on August 17 , Muslim leaders in Kolkata revived an old fatwa against her, urging her to leave the country and offering an unlimited amount of money to anybody who would kill her. On November 21, Kolkata witnessed a violent protest against Nasrin by . A protest organized by the "All India Minority Forum" caused riots in the city and forced the army's deployment to restore order. After the riots, Nasrin was forced to move from Kolkata, her "adopted city" to Jaipur, and to New Delhi the following day where she was kept under "house arrest" and forced to leave India on March 19, 2008.

A little background into why Taslima Nasrin has a fatwa on her head.

Indian Muslim group calls for beheading of writer Taslima Nasreen

LUCKNOW, Sunday, March 18, 2007

Nearly seven months after UP minister Haji Yakoob Qureshi raised a storm by announcing a reward on the heads of two Danish cartoonists for lampooning the Prophet, a little-known conservative Muslim group offered a 500,000 rupee (US $11,319) bounty for the beheading of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen.

Khan said he had declared a reward of Rs 5 lakh for anyone who killed the "notorious woman". He claimed a core body of the board comprising 150 ulema, lawyers, retired IPS officers, doctors and professors had already passed a resolution to oust Nasreen from India. Khan enjoys wide support among the Barelvi sect and the issue is likely to generate heat in coming days, especially with assembly elections round the corner, observers said.

The president of the All India Ibtehad Council, Taqi Raza Khan, said he had declared the reward for anyone who carried out the "quatal" or "extermination" of the "notorious woman."

"Taslima has put Muslims to shame in her writing. She should be killed and beheaded and anyone who does this will get a reward from the council," he said in a statement received in Lucknow, capital of northern Uttar Pradesh state.

The council, based in the Uttar Pradesh town of Bareilly, is a splinter group of the influential All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

Khan said the only way the bounty would be lifted was if Nasreen "apologises, burns her books and leaves."

The bounty was not a fatwa as Khan, while a cleric, is not senior enough to issue Islamic decrees.

What has Nasreen done to ruffle this body? "Yeh aurat behad badzuban hai, aur Shariat par hamla karti rahi hai (this woman has a vicious tongue and has been attacking the Shariat)," said Khan.

Would the decision be reconsidered? Only if "woh mafi mangey, apni sari kitabein jalaye, aur tauba kare (she apologises, burns her books and leaves)," Khan said.

"We have been hearing that the Indian government is thinking of granting her citizenship. The idea is repugnant to all Allah-fearing Muslims. If the Indian government does not drive her out within 10 days, all hell will break lose," Khan threatened.

A reader's comment from the Times of India, that speaks volumes and to the point:

Arjun, 02 Mar, 2010

And the world will not dare say 'Freedom of Speech' when Muslims are involved. Then they will cover it by saying that they do not wish to hurt Muslim sentiments. Really? You cowards. I wonder where all the Intellectuals, secularists and human rights advocates are now.

Please join the campaign to "Save Taslima Nasrin From Islamic Death Fatwa in India"

'They could have even killed Taslima', say journalists


If Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen escaped unhurt in Thursday's attack by Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislators and cadre at the press club here, it was thanks to the Hindu journalists present there.

The journalists acted as a shield to save Taslima, who was targeted by MIM activists at a book release function.

Only six media persons, mostly photographers, were covering the function as the organisers had invited only a handful of people to the function and Taslima's visit was also kept under warps.

"The legislators and those accompanying them were ferocious. Had we not intervened things would have gone out of control," Ravikanth Reddy, correspondent The Hindu, told newspersons.

Reddy, also secretary of the Hyderabad Press Club, was attending a meeting of the club office bearers in the boardroom at the time when three MIM legislators along with a few supporters barged into the hall where the function was on.

"For half hour no policeman reached the place and it was very difficult to control the legislators and their supporters who were throwing everything they could lay their hands on," Reddy told IANS.

Some missiles hit the journalists and a couple of writers and other participants who stood between Taslima and the attackers.

Innaiah Narisetti of the Centre of Inquiry, the organisers of the book release function, bled after the attack along with K.V.S. Giri, a photographer of Deccan Chronicle.

"It is because of the presence of journalists that the legislators were a bit restrained but the mood of the others was nasty. One of them was shouting 'Kill her'," said Reddy, who had tried to pacify the legislators.

"I told them not to resort to such activities in the Press Club. We have let out the premises to an organisation and it was our responsibility to ensure that no harm was caused to the participants of the function," he said.

"Though we managed to push the legislators and some others out of the meeting hall and escorted Taslima to the store room, another group of people arrived and they were more aggressive," recalled H. Satish, photographer of The Hindu.

"Taslima requested us to call the police, and I told her that the police will be reaching in a few minutes," he said.

"Anything could have happened in those 30 minutes. Fortunately the crowd was not armed. We don't know but they could have even killed her," he said.

"She came behind me to protect herself. She was really scared," said K.V.S. Giri, who received minor injuries in the scuffle. "The attackers threw books kept on the dais at her and some hit me."

Innaiah Narisetti, who saved Taslima from several missiles, termed the attack as "shameful".

"It is shameful on the part of our legislators to resort to such use of abusive language and physically attack her. They took oath on the constitution of India but their behaviour was shocking," said the intellectual.

"The attack on a woman writer is shocking but I think this will not deter her from writing for the rights of women," said V. Komala, whose Telugu translations of Taslima's book "Shodh" and Jung Chang's bestseller "Wild Swans" were released by the novelist at the function.

Meanwhile, journalists took out a rally and demanded stern action against those involved in the attack on Taslima.

The three legislators and some others arrested by the police were granted bail late Thursday by a court.

"No reservations, no votes" - Muslims threaten Indian Government

March 14, 2010 | Mohammed Siddique in Hyderabad

"No reservations, no votes". This was the stern warning to the Congress party by a massive rally of Muslims, organized by Muslim Muttaehda Majlis-e-Amal, comprising of several organizations, in Hyderabad on Saturday night.

The rally, addressed by three members of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, apart from the leaders of various political parties was attended by more than one lakh Muslims from different parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Apart from calling to take the movement for reservations for Muslims at the national level, the speakers also demanded a sub quota for Muslim women in the proposed 33% reservations for women in Parliament and assemblies.

Three Rajya Sabha members Dr,. Aijaz Ali, Saber Ali of the Lok Janashakti Party and Kamal Akhtar of the Samajwadi party, who were recently suspended from the Rajya Sabha after they opposed the women's reservation bill, were given heroes' welcome at the rally.

The rally was also addressed by Hyderabad member of Parliament and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi, Lal Jan Basha of the Telugu Desam party, former minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir of the Congress and representatives of various Muslim organisations.

A resolution urged the state government to take all the necessary steps to ensure that 4% reservations for backward Muslims continued undisturbed. The Andhra Pradesh High Court had struck it down recently as "unconstitutional". The resolution demanded that the state government should ensure that the Muslim students continue to get the benefit of reservations in the new academic year.

The resolution also demanded the UPA government to implement Ranganath Mishra Commission report which has recommended 10% reservations to Muslims throughout the country. It also wanted reservation for Muslim women with in the quota for women.

Hyderabad MP Owaisi said that the reservations were the constitutional rights of Muslims and they should get it.

Warning the Congress party that 2014 elections were not far away, Owaisi said that if the government does not restore reservations to the Muslims in the state, Muslims will not vote for Congress. "If Muslims can reservations in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, why can't they get in Andhra Pradesh", he said.

Describing the presidential order of 1950, which restricted the reservations to only Dalit Hindus, as a blot on the face of constitution, Owaisi demanded that it should be amended to provide opportunities to Muslims to progress in education and employment.

Rediff Reader's Comment

by Chris on Mar 14, 2010

Asaduddin Owaisi is descended from the infamous Razakars of Hyderabad, who, in 1947, carried out the Genocide of Lakhs of innocent Hindus in Hyderabad, on behalf of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

In 2007, Asaduddin Owaisi personally, physically and brutally assaulted the author Taslima Nasreen, in broad daylight, and in front of the assembled audience, when Taslima was giving a speech, on a stage, at a function in Hyderabad.

Taslima's life was in danger, and she was only saved by some valiant elderly Hindu gentlemen, present at the function, who gallantly came to her rescue.

Strangely, there was not even one FIR filed against Owaisi on charges of attempted murder.

What is the point of India passing some Women's Bill in Parliament, if we are not even concerned about the shameless daylight assault and attempted murder of a defenceless brave ex-Muslim lady by a thug Muslim Politician ?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Muslims tie up with Naxalite terrorists; convince the latter to "physically eliminate'' Hindu Nationalists

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Published in the 16-30 Nov 2004 print edition of Milli Gazette

Naxalites and Muslims

By Ayub Khan

The recently concluded first round of talks between the Andhra Pradesh government and the Naxalites have received widespread (if sometimes cautionary) approval from all sections of the society and polity with the understandable exception of the Sangh Parivar affiliates. The merger of the People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India into a new outfit called the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is also being watched with great interest by observers as it will determine their future strategy in accomplishing their goal of creating a classless society. Naxalite leaders who emerged out of their hideouts for the talks also focused on some issues relating to Indian Muslims. This is significant because for quite some time they have been accused of being indifferent to Muslim issues.

Naxalite leaders with Siasat editor Zahid Ali Khan

Naxalite leaders with Siasat
editor Zahid Ali Khan

Writing in the November 1, 2003 issue of Economic and Political Weekly Suman Banerjee blasted them for being "inert" during the past decade in fighting communalism.

"During the last decade which saw the emergence and rise of the Sangh parivar in its most demoniacal form under which some of the worst cases of genocide of Muslims were carried out, the various Naxalite outfits - ranging from the armed to the parliamentary groups - were found to be totally inert. Beyond issuing fiery statements (and these also few and far between) condemning the Sangh parivar, none of these outfits came out on the streets to actively resist Advani's rath-yatra, or deploy their armed squads to oppose the marauding gangs of the RSS-Bajrang Dal. I have not yet found any report of such acts of protest in any of their various publications and reports. Are they scared? Or is it because communal riots are considered lowest in the list of their priorities of intervention? Or - let me hazard a dangerous guess - is it because all these various Naxalite groups are still dominated by Hindu upper and middle castes and the Hinduised tribal poor (for whom the plight of the minority Muslims remains an invisible issue)?"

Naxalite leader Rama Krishna welcomes Maulana Naseeruddin and Lateef Khan

Naxalite leader Rama Krishna welcomes Maulana
Naseeruddin and Lateef Khan

Naxalite leaders have obviously taken such criticism to heart. Ramakrishna (People' War State secretary) addressing a press conference while meeting Dalit and minority representatives vowed to target "the fascist and communal forces'' in the country and reiterated their decision to "physically eliminate'' the forces which were out to disturb communal harmony and perpetrated atrocities against the Dalits."

Their interaction with Muslim leaders was however limited to fringe elements with the notable exception of Lateef Khan of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee and Zahid Ali Khan (Editor of Siasat Daily) .

They met with Mehboob Ali of Darsgah-e-Jehad-o-Shahadat and Maulana Naseeruddin of Tehreek Tahaffuz-e-Shair-e-Islam, who complained to them about the increasing harrasment of Muslim youth in Hyderabad. The Naxalite leaders reportedly assured them that protecting the minorities is their obligation. Later on when Naseeruddin was arrested by Gujarat police for allegedly having links with ISI and terrorist organizations, Ramakrishna issued an open letter to the state government calling for his unconditional release. He demanded the suspension of officers who permitted the arrest, filing of a criminal case against Gujarat police, public condemnation of its action and a public apology. He also wanted the state to issue a blanket order to prevent police from entering Muslim houses or areas without permission.

Their only interaction with a mainstream Muslim leader was that with Zahid Ali Khan on October 19th when they arrived unannounced at Siasat's offices. Ramakrishna, Sudhakar, Ganesh and Jan Shakti's Amar and Riyaz attended the meeting along with legendary balladeer Gadar. In their interaction with the staff of Siasat, the Naxalite leaders reiterated that their fight is against five forms of injustices:

  1. 1. Class divisions

  2. Oppression against women

  3. Injustices against and harassment of Muslims

  4. Backwardness of the tribals

  5. Lack of development of backward areas

Ramakrishna said that Muslims are being treated like outsiders in their own country and blamed the Hindutva forces for creating divisions in the citizenry which have led to tragedies like Gujarat. He further claimed that Maoist forces have "always supported Muslims" and said that Naxalites support an eleven percent reservation policy for Muslims. He said the "revolutionary forces" are totally committed to secularism and are the only ones who can effectively combat the Hindutva organizations. His appeal for the Muslim community was to join their struggle and work unitedly on a single platform.

While the Naxalites' sentiments and concerns need to be appreciated, it would be suicidal for Muslims or anyone else to join an armed struggle. Whatever grievances there might be they should be addressed within the democratic framework of the country in ways that are legitimate and non-violent and which do not violate the sovereignty and integrity of India. Naxalites have already proven their point and highlighted the exploitation and oppression that is rampant in the country. Now is the time for them to hang in their guns, join the mainstream and bring in the desired change through democratic and non-violent means. They are disciplined and committed and can make ideal politicians. However, this scenario seems highly unlikely at least in the near future.

This does not mean that there is no scope for Naxal-Muslim cooperation. Muslims can still work and cooperate with "overground" Naxalites like Gadar. He routinely attends Muslim events and was instrumental in Jamiatul Ulema's Dalit-Muslim communal meal programs which were designed to foster brotherhood between Muslims and other communities. Efforts should be made to increase the occurrence of such constructive social justice and equality campaigns. «

BJP supports the formation of a Muslim-dominated Telangana state (Another Kashmir in the making)

(AndhraJihad received a reader's comment that we are posting verbatim as an article below.)

The National BJP leadership and state BJP unit of Andhra Pradesh are supporting the creation of Telangana state for petty political gains (one-upmanship over the Congress) and to get more voter base.

I used to be a die-hard Telangana supporter myself, but I now realise that this is a myopic decision that will cost India dearly.

Little does the BJP realize that Telangana will prove to be another Muslim-dominated state like Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal and Assam.

The Muslim population of 9% in united Andhra Pradesh is enough for it to become the hotbed of ISI and Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat (The Centre for Jihad and Martyrdom) who have terrorised the Hindus till now by indulging in wanton murders, riots, kidnapping/rapes of Hindu women, conversions and cow-slaughter. And yet, the 85% Hindu population has been powerless to stop them in Andhra Pradesh.

With a Muslim population of 20% in Telangana, the political control of the resources of Telangana state will fall into the hands of the Razakars like the Owaisi Mafia (Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen - MIM), who will exercise more clout than they already have in Andhra Pradesh

By dividing Andhra, the Muslim population in Telangana ends up becoming concentrated around Hyderabad city (where the Muslim population is 42% of the city.)

Until now, in a united Andhra Pradesh, the political clout of the Muslim pockets in Telangana were neutralized by Hindu pockets in Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra. But now with a separate state, there will be less electoral clout for Hindus in Muslim-dominated Telangana and consequently, more violence against the Hindus.

Creating Telangana is akin to inviting trouble (“Aa bail mujhe maar !”). This is not an alarmist warning but some genuine advice from a well-wisher.

Please think carefully and do your best to prevent another Kashmir valley from forming in Southern India.

Please put pressure in the BJP leadership to see the light that that their agitation for Telangana is only going to increase the momentum of the on-going Islamisation of India.

Muslims have smelled blood and are supporting Telangana's separation. Islamic organisations outside Andhra Pradesh are supporting Telangana's creation. What does this tell us?

1) Muslim organisations do not fight for a cause unless it benefits Islamic expansionism.
2) Muslims have a keener sense of "The Bigger Picture" than short-sighted Hindus.

That, in itself, should be a warning enough for Hindus to stop becoming divided and conquered.

Please read the recent articles below and ask the BJP to stop playing into the hands of the enemy.

1) (Rediff Interview): Muslims will play a big part in Telangana state

2) Andhra Muslims in Saudi Arabia support the Telangana partition. (Their leader is a treacherous convert called Abdullah Reddy)

3) Tamil Nadu Muslim students body supports Telangana

4) Muslim Forum For Telangana demands Immediate Telangana partition

5) The readers' comments demanding a second partition of India and hailing Jinnah / Iqbal on "Telangana Muslim Advocate Forum" are eye-opening.