Monday, December 31, 2007

Communal mischief by Chindu

The clashes were started by Christists, who attacked an 83 year old Hindu leader, most probably on Congress' instigation. By Chindu's own admission, VHP was reacting to Christian aggression.
The Hindu : National : Houses torched in parts of Kandhamal
On Tuesday, a person was killed at Barakhama in a group clash after VHP activists resorted to violence at Brahmanigaon following an attack on senior leader Laxmanananda Saraswati at Dasingbadi.
The Hindu News Update Service
VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, who was injured in an attack in Kandhmal district, which led to large scale violence and arson in the district, on Tuesday night alleged that a senior Congress leader was behind the attack on him. Eighty-year-old Saraswati, who led an anti-conversion movement was shifted to the SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack from Darinigibadi government hospital, told reporters that a group of villagers launched an attack on him on Tuesday at the instruction of the Congress leader. "They attacked to eliminate me," he said adding this was for the seventh time that they failed to kill him.
More details on the attack are given by The Telegraph.
The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Seer defends Naveen govt

He was attacked near Dasingbadi, 5km from Daringbadi around noon on December 24 while he was on his way to Brahmanigaon in a Marshal jeep to perform a yagna. Five others, including an APR personnel provided by the government, were accompanying him. “It was only by gods grace that I survived,” said the swami. Naresh Kanhar (40), who managed to drive the jeep away from the spot said: “A bus was parked on the road in front of our jeep, blocking the way. A tree was cut to block our way back. They were more than 50 of them armed with axes and other weapons,” said the driver. Bhubaneswar Jani (24), the APR personnel provided by the government as a bodyguard to the Swami, admitted that the attack was “terrible”.
Look at what the BBC has to say on this. Hindus complain to the police about lack of protection from Christist attacks. The police fire at Hindus and kill three.

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Indian police shoot three dead
Police opened fire on a large crowd of Hindus after a village police station was set on fire. The crowd had been complaining about a lack of protection after Christians set fire to several Hindu homes.

Christians had retaliated after 19 churches were destroyed in violence that began on Christmas Eve.

Members of the hardline Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said Christians sparked the violence by attacking one of their leaders, Swami Laxamananda Saraswati, on Monday.

Allright, now we have enough data to reconstruct the sequence of events.

Now Chindu resorts to it "secular" reporting, including some graphics. Interesting to know Chindu's official sources.
The Hindu : National : 3 killed in police firing as churches, more prayer houses attacked in Orissa
The mob comprising the Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists attacked the police station between 1 and 2 p.m. when the police tried to prevent them from attacking members of the local Christian community, official sources said.
And the usual secular space to John "2000" Dayal(2000 muslims killed in gujarat).
The Hindu : National : Kandhamal violence: Orissa Minister resigns
As many as eight persons were killed and 55 churches attacked in Kandhamal till Friday afternoon as hundreds of members of the community were hiding in forest to save their life from the attackers, they said. The victims included those who were killed in police firing, Mr. Dayal said.
Then the usual communist comments on communal conflagrations.
The Hindu : National : Parties seek deployment of Army in Kandhamal
When the government had failed to control the situation and curfew continued in four towns since Christmas day, the Army should have been called in, said Janardan Pati, secretary of the Orissa State Committee of the CPI(M).
Christists raise the persecution bogey.
The Hindu : National : PM assurance to church leaders
The delegation — led by Archbishop of Delhi Vincent Concessao — met the Prime Minister to apprise him of the situation in Orissa, where the Christian community and its institutions have been under attack since Christmas-eve.
And finally, Naxal "Christist" Ram, who is a Christist by injection(his first wife is a Christist), comes out with an editorial to top it up.
The Hindu : Opinion / Editorials : Tackling communal mischief in Orissa
By setting off a spiral of provocation and retaliation, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is threatening to push Orissa through another spell of communal violence.

Notice how the Hindu version of the story barely finds a mention in Chindu's coverage of the event during its entire course.


Anonymous said...

second wife is Christist or first?

murali said...

His first wife was susan,his present wife mariam,both christians