Nexus Between Hindu Terrorists And Indian Army Exposed

Nexus Between Hindu Terrorists And Indian Army Exposed

By Ali Sukhanver

“It’s not Muslims, but Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists who planned and executed the bomb blasts at Malegaon in 2006, on the Samjhauta Express in 2007, in Ajmer Sharif in 2007 and Mecca Masjid in 2007,” confessed Swami Aseemanand, the main accused of 2007 Samjhauta Express blast in front of a magistrate at a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.

Aseemanand said it was his interaction with one of the ‘innocent’ Muslim youths in jail that has led to his confession.

The weekly Tehelka magazine has recently published a 42-page signed statement of Swami Aseemanand, written in Hindi. The Swami admitted in the statement that it was his conscience which compelled him to make this confession.

The Malegaon bombings took place on 8 September 2006 in Malegaon which killed at least 37 people and injured over 125.

The Samjhauta Express bombings took place on 18 February 2007 on the twice-weekly train service connecting Delhi and Lahore, it took the lives of 68 people most of them were Pakistanis.

The blast in the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer in October 2007 had claimed three lives and injured several others. The Mecca Masjid blast in May 18, 2007 killed nine people. In this way the total goes to 117 casualties.

How astonishing is the fact that from September 2006 to May 2007, in a short period of nine months, Hindu extremists took the lives of 117 people and the Indian investigation agencies had been trying to fix and frame Pakistan and the ISI and various Muslim organizations in all these cases.

Pakistan must be thankful to Swami Aseemanand for this revelation. He has opened new avenues of possible exposures regarding the Mumbai Attacks.

The confession of Swami Aseemanand must be a blob of shame and embarrassment on the face of Indian intelligence and investigation agencies. The government of India is spending lavishly on these agencies in the name of defence and security of the Indian people but these agencies are so dim-witted and brainless that they could never trace the perpetrators of all these heinous terrorist activities even after a long period of four years.

During all this period they had been wasting all their efforts on dragging Pakistan and the ISI into a baseless blame game.

One could very easily smell the Hindutva Philosophy behind all these carefully planned and cleverly designed terrorist activities. Swami Aseemanand is simply one example; there would be countless people like Swami Aseemanand who are trying their utmost to create misunderstandings between the Hindus and the Muslims in India in the name of Hindutva Philosophy.

Hindutva is a term coined by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in his 1923 pamphlet entitled, ‘Hindutva: Who is a Hindu?’ This philosophy urges the Hindus to get united for crushing the Non-Hindus and the Hindus mean those who are Hindu by beliefnot by land.

It is the Hindutva philosophy which gave birth to the organizations such as the RSS, Bharatiya Janata Party, Bajrang Dal, and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Thousands of Muslims have been brutally slaughtered under the veil of this philosophy.

Most of the affairs of the country in India are run by particular groups of extremist Hindus who are strictly following the Hindutva Philosophy. These extremist groups are all time supporting and financing the culprit organizations which support the Hindutva philosophy. They are always trying to shelter the Hindutva terrorists.

The horrible Samjhota Express incident provides a very strong proof in this regard. According to the reports, National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) has also confirmed the nexus between Hindu terrorists and Indian MI officers.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members, political bigwigs and retired and serving army officers, all seemed part of the conspiracy and had set up Abhinav Bharat to infiltrate and subvert every institution in the county.

Abhinav Bharat is a Hindu nationalist organization based mainly in Maharashtra in India. This Hindu nationalist organization gained prominence when its members were arrested for allegedly perpetrating the Malegaon bombing.

National Investigation Agency of India has recovered some tapes from the RSS accused. According to these tapes, more than eight army officers are directly involved in the Samjhota Express blasts. At least four of them have intelligence background; two are serving Brigadiers, three Colonels and two Majors.

Of all these army officers, only one colonel is under investigation and NIA is yet to initiate investigations against the rest. Although the NIA has done no doubt a great job with reference to the Samjhota Express blasts yet there are still so many things to be taken care of.

The democratic people of India are now looking towards the NIA for the resolution of the Mumbai Attacks Mystery. They are sure that the matter would be investigated thoroughly and the culprits would be penalized. The NIA would not have to waste much of its time in solving the Mumbai Attacks Mystery because the investigations regarding the Samjhota Express blasts have provided it with all required clues and links.

Hope is the only thing which keeps the wheel of life revolving .Pakistan must be hopeful as well as confident that some day in near future some other Swami would come to the surface and confess his involvement in the horrible Mumbai massacre.

After that expected confession Pakistan would be very much true in demanding for the culprits involved in the Mumbai massacre to be handed over to Pakistan because these blasts have caused a great loss and damage to the repute of Pakistan.

For the time being, it is the high time for the government of Pakistan to demand for the culprits involved in the Samjhota Express blasts to be handed over to Pakistan because these blasts had taken the lives of more than 68 innocent Pakistanis.

“The Muslim boy Kaleem pierced my conscience.”–Swami Asimananda

‘The Muslim boy Kaleem pierced my conscience. I understood that love between two human beings is more powerful than the hatred between two communities’

Swami Asimananda did not just confess his terror conspiracy before a magistrate. He wrote to the President of India and the President of Pakistan, admitting his crimes and seeking penance. ASHISH KHETAN scoops the astonishing documents

BEENA SARWAR  Editor, Special Projects, Jang Group, Pakistan
Surprise reform Swami Asimananda

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ON 16 DECEMBER, when Swami Asimananda first appeared before a Delhi Metropolitan Magistrate at Tis Hazari with a request to record his confession, the magistrate was a bit incredulous. He asked the Swami if the CBI was threatening or coercing him into giving a confession. The Swami smiled back and replied, “You really think these cops could force me into doing something I don’t want to do? When even Atal and Advani could never dare to put pressure on me, then what chance in the world do these poor fellows have.”

‘Who are Atal and Advani?’ asked the magistrate. For a moment, he was disoriented by the names uttered with such easy, almost scornful, familiarity by this elderly, shabbily dressed man produced before him as a terror suspect.

“The former prime minister and deputy prime minister,” the Swami replied in the same measured tone.

This conversation, which TEHELKA has learned from highly placed sources, provides a rare insight into the man who was once a formidable and doctrinaire ideologue of the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh and inspired both fear and awe even among senior BJP functionaries.

‘Before the criminal legal system hangs me, I want an opportunity to transform Hafiz Saeed, Mullah Omar and other jihadi terrorists,’ wrote Asimananda

In 2006, when the Swami organised the Shabri Kumbh Mela at his ashram in Dangs, Gujarat, the who’s who of the BJP and the RSS congregated to mark their presence. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and then RSS chief KS Sudarshan were part of the jamboree.

The Swami had devoted his life to the cause of ‘Hindutva.’ After setting up the Shabri Dham Ashram in 1997, he worked zealously at reconverting tribal Christians into Hinduism. He regularly mobilised violent mobs, attacked Christian missionaries and captured their churches. According to reports, Asimananda had forcibly occupied over two dozen churches in Dangs. At one point he had even refused to listen to the pleas of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had reportedly asked him to refrain from violence and coercion while carrying out the anti-conversion work.

But in a curious twist of fate — and in a development that no investigative agency could ever have anticipated or imagined — this intractable zealot was profoundly transformed by a chance encounter in prison with a courteous young Muslim man, wrongly arrested and tortured for the Mecca Masjid blast — a blast, which in truth, the Swami and his co-conspirators had committed. (See TEHELKA story In the Words of a Zealot, 15 January).

Intensely moved and gripped by a desire for penance, Swami Asimananda apparently requested a confession before a magistrate. “I know I may be served a death sentence for this, but I still want to confess,” he told the magistrate. Published by TEHELKA last week, this confession, which is the first legal evidence to show the involvement of RSS pracharaks in the Malegaon 2006 and Samjhauta Express blasts, has had wideranging political and diplomatic impact. But this was not all.

IN AN astonishing gesture, apart from his confession before the magistrate, Swami Asimananda also wrote to the President of India and the President of Pakistan, admitting to his crimes and detailing the encounter with the Muslim boy that changed his heart. “Abdul Kaleem pierced my conscience,” he wrote. “After all, he had been made to suffer for my wrong work. I understood that love between two human beings is more powerful than the hatred between two communities.”

In a development no investigative agency could ever have anticipated, this intractable zealot was transformed by an encounter with a courteous Muslim man in prison

In these two letters, written in his own handwriting — copies of which are in exclusive possession of TEHELKA — the Swami then goes on to express a desire to meet Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed and Taliban leader Mullah Omar and other jihadi terrorists and urges the two presidents to help him get an “opportunity” to transform the jihadis as he himself has been transformed.

The Swami says he had taken to terrorism in retaliation to Islamist terror attacks on temples, but having realised the futility of mindless violence, he would now like to persuade terrorists like Hafiz Saeed to renounce this path as well. He requests “the good office” of the President of India to help him go to Pakistan to do this.

After TEHELKA published Asimananda’s confession last week, several Hindutva apologists asserted the confession was coerced out of him. His counsel also belatedly asserted — 20 days after the event had taken place — that the confession was false and would be retracted. But the letters to the Presidents of India and Pakistan give the lie to all that. Swami Asimananda wrote them two days after he made the confession under Section 164 of CRPC. He had given these letters on a jail visit to his brother to post. TEHELKA procured them from him. The tone and tenor of these letters exactly match his confession. However, his lawyer did not mention them last week as part of the CBI’s alleged coercion.

These letters present a fresh challenge to those who would deny all that Swami Asimananda has confessed to. TEHELKA wrote to the office of the President of India seeking a confirmation that they had received the letter. At the time of going to press, the President’s office had yet not responded.

Terror, it seems, has finally fallen prey to something mightier than it: the power of human conscience.

 

To
THE PRESIDENT,
Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110001,
Dec 20,2010

Madam President,

1. I am Swami Asimananda. I am the one who had organised and motivated persons to blast Samjhauta Express and other places because I was angry about jihadi attacks on Hindu temples.

2. After my arrest, when I was in jail, one Muslim boy Kaleem was very kind to me in Hyderabad. After some time, I asked him why he was inside here in jail, and he told me that he was earlier wrongly arrested and tortured by Hyderabad Police in connection with Mecca Masjid bomb blast. This pierced my conscience. It transformed me. The man who had every reason to hate me, showed me love. After all, he had been made to suffer for my wrong work. I understood that love between two human beings is more powerful than the hatred between two communities. I decided on prayaschith, and told this to CBI, when they took me in their custody. They told me that we cannot do anything about prayaschith, only court can, and so I told them to take me to the court in that case. After that, I told the judge the truth.

3. I have also addressed a letter to the Pakistan President telling him about myself and requested him to grant me an opportunity to transform or reform jihadi terrorist leaders and other jihadi footsoldiers in Pakistan (copy enclosed).

4. I request you to use your good office to help me to go there and meet these jihadi leaders and transform them or you can ask the Pakistan President to send them to me in jail.

Thank You.
Swami Asimananda
Yours truly
Chanchalaguda Central Jail
WSurprise reform
Hyderabad

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The President,
Islamabad,
Pakistan
Dec 20,2010

SUB Request for chance to reform Hafiz Saeed and other terrorists in Pakistan — re,

Dear Sir,

1. I am Swami Asimananda. I am the one who had organised and motivated persons to blast Samjhauta Express and other places because I was angry about jihadi attacks on Hindu temples.

2. After my arrest, when I was in jail, one Muslim boy Kaleem was very kind to me in Hyderabad. After some time, I asked him why he was inside jail, and he told me that he was earlier wrongly arrested and tortured by Hyderabad Police in connection with Mecca Masjid Bomb blast. This pierced my conscience. It transformed me. The man who has very reason to hate me, showed me love. After all, he had been made to suffer for my work. I understood that love between two human beings is more powerful than the hatred between two communities. I decided on prayaschith and told this to the CBI when they took me in their custody. They told me that we cannot do anything about prayaschith, only court can. So, I told them to take me to the court in that case. After that, I told the judge the truth.

3. Before the criminal legal system hangs me, I want an opportunity to transform/reform Hafiz Saeed, Mullah Omar and other jihadi terrorist leaders and jihadi terrorist in Pakistan. Either you can send them to me, or you can ask the Indian government to send me to you.

Yours truly
Swami Asimananda
Chanchalaguda Jail
Hyderabad

Download this letter (PDF, 4.73MB)

Tunisian prison fire ‘kills dozens’

Tunisian prison fire ‘kills dozens’

Reports say Monastir jail is swept by fire as speaker of parliament is announced as third leader in 24 hours

  • Amy Fallon
  • guardian.co.uk
  • A Tunisian woman carrying clothes walks past a looted supermarketA Tunisian woman carrying clothes walks past a looted supermarket. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty ImagesA fire at a prison in the Tunisian resort town of Monastir has reportedly killed dozens as the country faces more uncertainty after President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the nation.

    Coroner Tarek Mghirbi said at least 42 people had died in the fire, AP reported.

    One witness told Reuters: “The whole prison is on fire, the furniture, mattresses, everything.”

    Reports of the fire came amid confusion over who is now running the country.

    The prime minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi, said last night that he was taking over as the temporary ruler because Ben Ali was temporarily unable to fulfil his duties.

    But the Constitutional Council announced that by law the speaker of parliament, Fouad Mebazaa, should be the interim president, Tunisian television reported today.

    “The Constitutional Council announces that the post of president is definitively vacant so we should refer to article 57 of the constitution, which states that the speaker of parliament occupies the post of president temporarily and calls for elections within a period of between 45 and 60 days,” its president, Fathi Abd Ennather, said.

    There has been no response from Mebazaa.

    Ghannouchi was today planning to meet opposition parties in an attempt to form a coalition as hundreds of soldiers patrolled streets in the capital, Tunis.

    Ben Ali yesterday declared a state of emergency after saying he would dismiss his government and call new elections within six months.

    Thousands of angry demonstrators marched through Tunis, demanding his resignation and he eventually flew out of the country, taking refuge in Saudi Arabia.

    Early today rioters burned the main train station in Tunis to the ground. Soldiers intervened to stop looters at a huge supermarket in Ariana, 20 miles north of the capital, as a helicopter hovered. Gunfire could be heard.

    Meanwhile in France, the former ruler of the North African country, expatriates celebrated.

    About 200 people, some wearing Tunisian flags as capes, huddled together on the Place des Invalides in Paris, after being directed away from the nearby Tunisian embassy.

    Around 1,000 British expatriates are believed to be living in Tunisia.

    Up to 200 travellers there have registered with the “Locate” page of the Foreign Office website.

Tymoshenko thanks Czech Republic for giving asylum to former minister

Tymoshenko thanks Czech Republic for giving asylum to former minister

Tymoshenko thanks Czech Republic for giving asylum to former ministerOpposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko on Jan. 14 thanked the Czech Republic for granting refuge to Bohdan Danylyshyn.

In a press release posted to her website, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko thanked the Czech Republic for giving political asylum to former Economy Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn on Jan. 14.

Tymoshenko said the decision indicates that Europe “recognizes the selective use of justice to pursue political opponents.”

“I am grateful to all the public figures and statesmen of the European Union and Czech Republic who helped protect Danylyshyn’s freedom, approached the situation in Ukraine with understanding and made a fair decision,” Tymoshenko says.

 

Russia Rushes Backwards

Russia Rushes Backwards

By  on 1.14.11 @ 6:07AM

History will show December 2010 exploded with gang warfare in the streets of Moscow and with similar outbreaks in St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and even the southern city of Krasnodar. All observers agreed that the battles involving thousands of young men, ages 15-30, were ethnic-based. And that is only part of the story.

The police estimated six thousand youths in total clashed within a stone’s throw of the Kremlin on Manezh Square. From the beginning the motives of the various groups involved were confused. Football club partisans mixed with ethnic Slavs battled North Caucasus immigrants and other groups smashing each other with all manner of weapons from scrap pipe and lumber to costly imported aluminum American baseball bats. Thirty rioters were hospitalized, though there is general agreement that hundreds were injured. One man was confirmed killed by stabbing. Ultimately the police reportedly arrested more than 1,300 people.

Ordinary Muscovites were appalled, though not at all surprised, at the bloody street warfare. The police apparently had no set plan on how to handle the situation, although there have been numerous claims that the authorities clearly favored the far right nationalist groups. Perhaps the key to police reaction and alignment is the fact that many of its members had fought in Chechnya and instinctively are against the Caucasian minority living in Moscow and environs. At least that’s one of the theories currently espoused by Moscow’s journalist community.

Moscow always has produced provocative theories on why things exist as they do. In the instance of riots that supposedly began in reaction to the shooting death of an FC Spartak football fan, Yegor Sviridov, the dominant theme has been the racial division of Russian football (soccer) supporters. Initially the violence pitted nationalist right-wing Slavs against mostly Chechen fans of FC Spartak’s rivals. Soon the conflict was expanded to right-wing nationalists, including neo-Nazi skinheads, with Caucasian and Central Asia immigrants on the other side.

The political rumor mill went into action and the results were extraordinary. The tale that seemed to attract most foreign observers was one in which PM Vladimir Putin had encouraged the entire outbreak of violence in order to prove to the public how much he was needed to enforce law and order. This story since has been linked to the suggestion that hooligans have been recruited and paid by the government security components to provide the ability to counter “unauthorized ” demonstrations such as those recently of environmentalists. (See my December 17 column, “Corruption and Leadership in Russia.”)

President Dmitry Medvedev uncharacteristically entered the fray early on by blaming the race-based riots on investigators who’d released suspects in the shooting of Yegor Sviridov. “Why did [the investigators] do this? Were they afraid? Was it for money?” Medvedev was quoted by the Russian News and Information Agency (RIA Novosti). “All those who killed the fan should be identified and imprisoned,” he added. A very strong statement — except the people Medvedev called upon to arrest the individuals who let the suspected perpetrators go were in fact the same people — the Moscow police!

To this confusion has been added the recognition of, as the Financial Times put it, “… a Kremlin-backed political movement designed to control the streets and prevent a confrontation with democratic political forces in the wake of the ‘Rose’ and ‘Orange’ revolutions of Georgia and Ukraine.” Apparently the current Russian regime is fearful that it might be overthrown by street democracy and expects to use their organized bullyboys to sweep away such demonstrations. This perhaps is considered less brutal than using the militia. Logical? Only if viewed from behind the Kremlin walls.

The youths that make up one of these organizations, “Nashi,” are drawn from football hooligans and skinheads who respond favorably to right-wing rhetoric and violence for so-called sport. Another organization of an even more racist orientation is “Russian Image.” It held an openly neo-Nazi “Russian March” with official permission in late 2009. These are supposed to be defenders of Russian nationalism. They could not exist without government sanction in some form.

There appears to be a direct correlation between Putin’s tough guy image and the respect for his leadership given by racist Russian youth gangs. From an operational standpoint it is impressive that these organizations have the ability on relatively short notice to pull together thousands of supporters and bring them into the streets of central Moscow and other major cities. That these gangs hold Vladimir Putin as their idol says a great deal about the way the current prime minister and former president has used Slavic ultra-nationalism in the consolidation of his personal power. To overlook Putin’s totalitarian inclination, is to disregard reality. At this stage it is hard to tell if one is dealing with Moscow of 2011 or Munich of 1933.

Columbus, Ohio Woman Stranded In Belize Behind Wall of Corruption

Columbus Woman Stranded In Central America Blames Corruption

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Susan Boutz speaking with 10TV's Andy Hirsch via Skype on Thursday.

Susan Boutz speaking with 10TV’s Andy Hirsch via Skype on Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Columbus native said police corruption appears to be the reason why she is stranded in Central America.Susan Boutz said she was three days into her vacation in Belize when a motorcycle crashed into her SUV, 10TV News reported on Thursday.

At one point after the crash, Boutz was jailed.  Then, after she was released, authorities seized her passport.

Her son, Elliott Benzle, flew to Belize last week to try to bring her home.

Boutz told 10TV via Skype on Thursday that police threatened a witness who backed her story about the crash.

“I kept saying to the officer, ‘My car was stopped,’ and it seemed obvious,” Boutz said.  “I didn’t have skid marks or anything.”

Boutz went on to say that police corruption may have played a role in what transpired since the crash.

“The police may have been looking for a bribe at the time, at the scene of the accident,” she said.

Authorities in Belize said Boutz was responsible for the crash.  She is expected to appear in court later this month.

Her family said the American embassy in Belize has not been of much assistance. Sen. Sherrod Brown is looking into the situation, 10TV News reported.

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Russia oil to replace Alaska crude at BP West Coast refineries

Russia oil to replace Alaska crude at W. Coast refineries

Posted by businessinsider

From Bill White –

The Houston Business Journal is reporting that West Coast refineries will be getting special shipments of oil from Russia to replace the Alaska oil that hasn’t been flowing because of a leak at the trans-Alaska pipeline’s Pump Station 1.

The Journal says:

BP Plc is sending 100,000 metric tons of Russian oil to the U.S. West Coast to alleviate some of the capacity gap from the Trans Alaska Pipeline that had to be shut down last week.

That’s roughly 700,000 barrels of oil, a bit more than a day’s production from the North Slope.

The Alaska pipeline was shut down from about 9 a.m. Saturday to about 9 p.m. Tuesday after the leak was discovered. Oil production has been curtailed since Saturday. Plans are to shut the pipeline down again for about 36 hours starting at 6 p.m. today so that a pipe can be installed that will divert oil flow around the leak.