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Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
We cannot possibly get into such things since we do not have any mechanism
to verify in the field. Pl. await at least a reputed journalistic report on
this, before discussing this.   SS

At 06:13 AM 02/05/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
>[Note from Moderator: Authors please specify links to some verifiable news
>agency when writing this kind of articles]
>  Reply-To: "Mona N Danish" <sultans@netvigator.com>
>  From: "Mona N Danish" <sultans@netvigator.com>
>  To: "Suresh Anand" <sanand@writemail.com>
>  Cc: "Mahmood Sultan" <mahmoodsultan@hotmail.com>
>  Subject:  The Secular Facade of INDIA
>  Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2000 13:05:30 +0800
>  Dear Anand Bhai,
>  Do you have the courage to forward the following to the "Liberal......"
>of India
>  ""26th January 2000: Some students of Shibli National PG College,
>  U.P., India (Muslim Minority institution estb. 1833) forced the Staff to 
>  sing Vande Matr.... song. As the song is considered blasphemous by them, 
>  they refused. A section of Muslim students confronted the votaries of
>  Matr...... song outside the College campus. Tension among the students
>  up. College administration duly informed district authorities apprehending 
>  trouble the next day.
>  27th January 2000: Votaries of Vande Matr...... , mostly belonging to
>  and R.S.S (Anti minority organisations) came to the College with 
>  reinforcement from the adjoining Schools and Colleges and tried to
>  the College administration. Scuffling took place between the College Staff 
>  and Students owing allegiance to V.H.P and R.S.S. They started
>  the College Staff, damaging and burning College property. College 
>  administration tried to contant the district administration but the 
>  telephones were constantly engaged (out of order). The mob soon turned
>  a procession and marched on the streets of the city with impunity. They 
>  burned the Holy Quran, vehicles, looted shops, clinics and injured Muslims 
>  by identifying them. They gatecrashed the internationally acclaimed Darul 
>  Musannefin Shibli Academy damaging property and injuring eminent scholars, 
>  one of them got seriously injured with their brickbatting. They raised 
>  slogans "Hindustan me rahna hoga to Vande Matram kahna hoga" (To live in 
>  India will have to say Vande Matram).
>  28th January 2000: Curfew was imposed around 2 p.m. While the police was 
>  busy in arresting and torturing Muslim youths, the miscreants belonging to 
>  V.H.P. and R.S.S could gather enough courage and support to manhandle 
>  bearded Muslims who by chance happen to pass their way. They threw carcass 
>  of Pig in a mosque during the curfew. A Clinic belonging to Muslim Doctor 
>  was burned during curfew in daytime. District Magistrate in a meeting with 
>  public representatives (M.P. and M.L.A.s)disclosed 33 arrests, out of
>  20 are Muslim youths. Nobody knows about their present state in Kotwali 
>  (Police Station). Public representatives were not allowed to meet them.
>  All incidents took place with the connivance of district administration
>  all doors of justice have been closed. Muslims have nothing to do except 
>  pray for some miracle.
>  We, the Muslims of Azamgarh, U.P., India, appeal to anybody who could help 
>  us save our life, property and honour.""
>  rgds
>  Danish 
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Rules, Procedures, Archives:            http://www.indiapolicy.org/debate/