Thursday, August 11th, 2022 02:28:27

Bengaluru and beyond

By Nilabh Krishna
Updated: August 29, 2020 1:57 pm

Three persons were killed and three others grievously injured after the Bengaluru Police opened fire to control riots that broke out recently, after protests erupted over a social media post allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad.

Angry mobs went on a rampage in the Kaval Byrasandra area to protest against the Facebook post, allegedly put up by P. Naveen, nephew of Pulakeshinagar MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy of the Congress.

Residents began sharing the “offensive” post through messages, and soon, close to 600 people gathered near the Pulakeshinagar police station demanding justice. Crowds also gathered outside Murthy’s residence, shouting slogans and demanding the arrest of Naveen, who claimed that his account was hacked. The now-deleted post has been retrieved and the police have arrested him to conduct a detailed investigation.

According to the police, the angry mob then resorted to arson and began setting vehicles on fire. Police sources said the mob arrived at Murthy’s residence armed with lathis, iron rods and sharp metal objects to try and barge in. The MLA was not present at home when the rampage took place.

Section 144 of the CrPC, which prohibits the assembly of more than five people, had to be imposed across the city. Police commissioner Kamal Pant said 110 people have been arrested for arson, stone pelting and assault on police.

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in a video message sent to the media: “Whatever be the issue, it will be thoroughly investigated. Vandalism is not the solution. The guilty, however powerful, will be brought to book. I have given the police a free hand to handle the situation.”

In a tweet, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said the violence was unacceptable, and that the perpetrators would be booked.

According to a report in the print.in  a senior police officer, while talking to it and who did not want to be identified, explained that they tried to control the crowds through a lathi-charge first. But the crowds refused to back down and began attacking policemen and their vehicles. Despite several warnings to calm down, the rioters continued their rampage, forcing the police to lob tear gas shells and open fire when the crowds came charging at them. Sources said the situation allegedly went out of hand when an irate group of people landed at the police station demanding Naveen’s arrest. The police asked the people to try and sort the situation out amicably, which allegedly angered them.

How the crowd mobilised?

According to media reports, with a charged-up environment and curfew in place, silence and fear prevailed in the violence-hit areas. The residents, some of whom were witness to the stone pelting incident, refused to talk, fearing backlash from both the police and the political class. On the day of the riots, police estimate that around 2,000 people could have gathered near the area when the mob went berserk.

A short video clip accessed by the CCB, shows a group of people running with sticks, machete in hand at around 10.45 pm on August 11. SDPI state president Ilyas Mohammed Tumbe claimed that neither the event of filing the case was planned nor did they mobilise people in large numbers. “Yes, WhatsApp messages were forwarded to a handful of people so that we could gather strength to show the police about the seriousness of the inflammatory Facebook post. That was only for about 50-60 people and not 2,000 as claimed,” he said.

It is not clear whether the WhatsApp forward was about the controversial post or about gathering people. When asked, how could then people in such large numbers gather in such a short time, Tumbe said when their leader Muzammil Pasha went to file the police complaint, the commotion had already set in and Pasha, in fact, had to announce on mike, borrowed from the police, for people to calm down.

The video of Pasha, appealing for peace, was widely shared on social platforms. In the video, Pasha is seen telling people that they were making an effort to get the police to register an FIR and requested them to maintain calm.

“The area is densely populated. Seeing some people outside the police station, others could have gathered hearing what happened,” Tumbe said. “The police are trying to frame us while we are the ones who appealed for peace.”

Irshaad Begum, the area’s corporator who is now in police custody, denied having organised the mob or having a role in mobilising people.

Bajrang Dal members took to the streets on Thursday demanding a ban on SDPI and PFI for their alleged role in the riots after the Central Crime Branch revealed that WhatsApp messages were forwarded among the SDPI groups before the riots.

 

Countdown of a civil war!

The Bengaluru riots, coming just six months after the highly coordinated Delhi riots, point to the increasing sophistication of the Muslim rioter. In earlier decades, nearly all riots were sparked by an incendiary speech by a mosque preacher, resulting in hundreds of Muslims going berserk post-prayers. It was like a fire spreading out of control until the paramilitary arrived and restored order. The brunt of the violence was always borne by innocent Hindus who were caught completely unprepared. In some cases where Hindus were organised, as in Mumbai under the Shiv Sena, there would often be a ferocious backlash but this was rare.

The Delhi and Bengaluru riots reveal that the Muslims are now preparing for riots before the spark. This is taking things to a new level of mayhem. First of all, no community should resort to violence as it disturbs the peace of the entire country. If a person wants to burn down his own country, then it reveals a lot about him– primarily that he is an anti-national. But preparing for riots in advance by stocking acid and firebomb-hurling catapults (as has been witnessed in Delhi riots) for a future clash is a disturbing new trend.

The other takeaway from Bengaluru is the “guerrilla-style” tactics being used by Muslims. Our friends from the secular media can no longer deny the high level of coordination among Muslim mobs who locked up cops in two police stations, torched police vehicles and tried to prevent reinforcements from rescuing their colleagues at the two stations by blocking roads with burning vehicles and firing a barrage of stones, bricks, bottles and other objects at every step. A fire truck was attacked and its occupants were nearly lynched by the rioters. When a country turns into a war zone because communities are clashing, that’s civil war. Instead of Atmanirbhar India, we will have Atmahatya India.

Blindwalk by Hindus

Before the Partition of India in 1947, non-Muslims were either a majority or a substantial minority in the cities of modern-day Pakistan. Lahore’s 240,000 Hindus and Sikhs constituted about a third of the city’s population in 1947; today Lahore is almost 100 per cent Muslim. (8)Again, as per the 1931 census of India, all the five major cities of Sindh were Hindu majority; today Hindus are around 1 per cent. In the city of Karachi alone, the Hindu population decreased from 51 per cent in 1947, to only 2 per cent in 1951.

The Hindus and Sikhs who lived in these cities were not able to comprehend the danger they faced until the very last hour when frenzied Muslim mobs landed up outside their neighbourhoods ready to burn, loot and rape. Almost a million Hindus and Sikhs were slaughtered by the Muslims. Most of them had to leave behind their extensive lands, business holdings, shops, home and even their wealth. This was repeated in Kashmir in 1990 when the Hindu Pandits were expelled. It happened yet again in 2016 in Kairana, Uttar Pradesh, arguably country’s Hindu heartland.

As the political leadership ignores the relentless invasion of the Hindu space by Muslims, the stage is being set for a future civil war. Imposing a President rule across the nation for several years is the only solution for stopping such wars. Majority of the Indians will be overwhelmed by such a decision. The only groups that will oppose it will be the jehadis – and their secular and leftist Hindu friends – who will find their Breaking India plans scampered.

Rakesh Krishnan Simha writes on IndiaFacts.com that “On a modern historical timescale, it doesn’t take long for a country with a Muslim minority to be taken over by Islam. This isn’t rocket science – it’s the effect of population and time; Muslims simply outbreed their hosts by having more children. The fact that Muslims, irrespective of whether they are rich or poor, have more children than other groups indicates their population explosion is by design. Like it or not, there seems to be a tacit understanding among members of the community to grow their faith by all means possible. In such a situation, over a period of several decades, the Muslim minority overtakes the host and becomes the new majority. The process can never be reversed because once a country passes into Islam’s digestive tract, it can no longer switch back to democratic rule. Secular Lebanon was known as the Paris of the Middle East but it became the most dangerous place on earth as soon as the Muslims became the majority and started hankering for pan-Arabism.

The takeaway for India is that a rapidly growing Muslim minority should never be taken lightly, but the reality is India is looking like an excellent candidate to become the next Lebanon. This is because of three reasons:

  1. i) A rapidly growing mass of more than 250 million Muslims who are attracted by the myth of pan-Islamism.
  2. ii) A section of Muslims starting deadly riots over trivial matters across the country at all too frequent intervals.

iii) Significant numbers of the Hindu majority is still oblivious to the looming threat of an Islamic takeover. This is despite ample evidence of Kashmiri Muslims expelling the tiny Hindu minority in India’s only Muslim majority state.”

It will be no surprise if the Hindus of India discover their fate sealed only when it is too late. It is quintessential that Hindus must not forget that Pakistan was created as the homeland for all Indian Muslims. The Muslims of undivided India had voted to create Pakistan. So how come there are more Muslims in India than Pakistan?

Indian Muslims belong to two large schools – the Deobandi and the Barelvi. In July 1946, the Muslim League won all but five Muslim seats. This makes it clear that all Muslims wanted to return India in 1946 to the Mughal times. The Barelvi stratagem was the Medina strategy: create a beachhead called Pakistan to come back to Delhi and reconquer India. The Deobandi strategy was to stay on in India and convert it from within.” The process has begun and if the government does not contain it timely, it will turn into catastrophe for innocent Hindus of our country.

 

By Nilabh Krishna

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