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The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled ‘SIT nails the mother of all canards — Fabricated Evidence,Imaginary Incidents,Cooked-Up Killings....

Written by Suman K Jha |
April 23, 2009 12:39:27 am

The editorial in the latest issue of Organiser titled ‘SIT nails the mother of all canards — Fabricated Evidence,Imaginary Incidents,Cooked-Up Killings,Tutored Witnesses,Two-Dozen Template Affidavits to Support Secularism,’ writes: “Secularists in India have a penchant for spreading lies. Perjury promoters in the façade of NGOs hogged immense publicity cooking up macabre riot stories. They did it with the help of tutored witnesses giving imaginary incidents. The first to expose the criminal conspiracy of this pseudo-secular brigade under activist Teesta Setalvad was her most celebrated witness Zahira Shaikh. Now,in a more credible and stinging revelation,the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by former CBI director K Raghavan along with former DGP CB Satpathy and three senior IPS officers — Geetha Johri,Shivanand Jha and Ashish Bhatia — entrusted with the inquiry into the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat in 2002,has nailed the NGO claims in the apex court”. It adds: “The findings of the SIT have exposed the mischief spread by Setalvad who paraded the so-called Gujarat riot victims before the whole world claiming that the state was not giving them justice. The findings of the SIT have come as yet another clinching evidence of the dubious and sinister game being played by the so-called patrons of secularism to tarnish the image of BJP and the Gujarat government. Narendra Modi was mercilessly targeted by the media. The SIT has given sufficient grounds to the Supreme Court to doubt the authenticity of incidents highlighted by Setalvad and her notorious NGO,Citizens for Justice and Peace. Now the evidences have put a question mark on their claims on raping and ripping Kasur Bano’s stomach,killing the foetus. All the affidavits were drafted,typed and printed from the same computer giving the impression that they were prepared at one place and they were tutored. Evidences of 22 witnesses were suspect,according to the SIT,owing to the identical submissions made to the court. The SIT found that these complainants were not even aware of the incidents. The SIT has made it clear that the evidence it acquired established that witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents and the charges levelled against the then Ahmedabad police chief PC Pandey were baseless”.

BJP manifesto

A news item titled ‘BJP manifesto a big hit — Hindu Organisations Hail Innovative Plank’ observes: “The BJP Election Manifesto received accolades from all sections of the society including various social,cultural and religious organisations. ‘The manifesto rooted in the moorings of the national ethos provides a roadmap for the schemes needed for all-round development of the nation. Its preface truly represents the glorious past of our Indian polity. Today’s politics should follow those high values. Bharat has been a spiritual nation since time immemorial and this election manifesto is a step to restore that glory,’ says Ashok Singhal,president of VHP.” The news item adds: “Singhal said since the BJP manifesto included all the eleven points raised by the saints under the banner of the Dharma Raksha Manch,the saints are educating the voters by touring even the remote villages to vote for the BJP. ‘At a time when the people of the country have developed utter cynicism about the election manifestos,the BJP manifesto comes as a pleasant and refreshing experience. It is full of innovative plans that,if given a chance to implement,would certainly change the landscape of our polity. It talks about probity in public life,talks about protecting the second largest employment generating sector i.e. the small traders,assures the farmers of full support,assures the nation about internal and external security and most importantly comes out with great ideas for the students and youth of our nation. Every word in the document sounds sincere and profound,not just hogwash or empty promises with votes in mind,’ said Ram Madhav,National Executive Member of RSS.”

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