Citizens for Justice and Peace


08, May 2017


Raju: Charge Modi for provocative speeches

(Times of India, Oct. 22, 2011)


Book Modi for Â’02 hate speechesÂ’

Times of India,  Oct. 6, 2011)




I say and submit that as can be deduced from
perusing the above there is a clear cut design behind the
deliverance of such a speech by the chief minister, who swears
an oath of allegiance to the Indian Constitution. I say and
submit that in Para 6-F Shri Murmu states that the ingredient of
the offence (of creating a communal divide) is missing according
to the then DGP, Chakravarti.  It is clear from a close perusal
of the speech that there is a desire to create hatred and
ill-will towards the minority. For example:

— We have resolved to destroy and stamp out
all forces of evil, who are a threat to the self respect of
Gujarat. (Comment- This is clearly an indirect justification of
a policy of carnage against the minorities after the tragic
Godhra incident).

—- Let me ask a question to my Congress friends, if water is
brought during Shravan month, those mothers / ladies residing on
the banks of Sabarmati river can take bath in Narnada water and
feel holiness and blessedness. Then what is paining them? Since,
we (means BJP) are here, we brought water in Sabarmati during
the month of Shravan, when you are there, you can bring it in
the month of Ramdan (the holy month of Muslims). ( Comment- The
Holy Month of Ramzan and observance of Roza are one of the Five
Pillars of Islam hallowed in the Holy Koran. The mens rea
(motive) behind making this reference in the speech can be
clearly deduced.

—- What brother, should we run relief camps? (referring to
relief camps for riot affected Muslims). Should I start children
producing centers there, i.e relief camps ? We want to achieve
progress by pursuing the policy of family planning with
determination. We are 5 and ours are 25 !!! (Ame panch, Amara
panch, referring the Muslim producing five children) . 

Comment- These remarks from the highest elected representative
in a state is nothing short of an attempt to ridicule the plight
refugees from the minority community who were dishoused because
of widespread violence that was not contained. Refugees in
relief camps included victims of mass massacre, rape and arson.
State complicity at the highest level has been judicially held
responsible for the sustained spread of the violence. Therefore
ridiculing the camps and thereafter lacing the statement with
the poisoned stereotype of the alleged Muslim aversion to family
planning during an election campaign clearly has a motive. This
statement also projects the Muslim minority as a stumbling block
to progress and patronises an ‘us versus them’ mindset among the
populace that then becomes easy fodder for incitement and the
outbreak of communal violence. )

31.    I say and submit that on the whole the speech displays a
definite communal bias, denigration of the minority community,
ridiculing and belittling of the Holiest Scriptures of the
minority community particularly the Five Pillars of Islam, the
Holy Month of Ramzan and Observance of Roza. I say and submit
that these references will certainly germinate a sense of hatred
ill will and excluvism towards the Muslim minority in the minds
of the majority community. The claim that nothing happened in
the form of riots after the speech is irrelevant, dangerous and
untenable because the sense of excluvism and sectarianism
obvious in the tone and tenor of the speech not only goes
against he concept of emotional integration of the Indian people
but also engenders an intense feeling of alienation among the
Muslims towards the Hindu community.  In this perspective the
speech of the chief minister is injurious to the Preamble of the
Indian Constitution and Particularly Article 51-A that is the
Chapter on Fundamental Duties. 

“ 51-A.    Fundamental duties. – It shall be the duty of every
citizens of India-
(a)    to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and
institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem;
(b)    to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our
national struggle for freedom;
(c)    to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and
integrity of India;
(d)    to defend the country and render national service when
called upon to do so;
(e)    to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood
amongst all the people of India transcending religious,
linguistic and regional or sectional diversities, to renounce
practices derogatory to the dignity of women;
(f)    to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite
(g)    to protect and improve the natural environment including
forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for
living creatures;
(h)    to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit
of inquiry and reform;
(i)    to safeguard public property and to adjure violence
(j)    to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual
and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to
higher levels of endeavour and achievement].
32. I say and submit that appropriate action needs to be
directed against the 
state of Gujarat on the issues raised above.
33. I say and submit that the annexures are Xerox copies of
their originals.
34. The contents of the above affidavit have been read over to
me and 
explained to me and I say that the paras 1 and 33 to be true and
correct to the best of my knowledge.

Verbatim of Public Speech delivered by the Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, at Bahucharaji (Mehsana district of Gujarat State) on 9.9.2002, as part of Gaurav Yatra.   (PDF)


Gujarat Gaurav Yatra of BJP


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