The Indian who is facing the most number of threats of all forms is perhaps PM Modi. Since decades, his enemies are trying to put him behind the bars but had never found success. Yesterday, another such event happened.
Ehsan Jafri’s widow had challenged the Special Investigation Team’s clean chit given to Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots. But the Gujarat High Court rejected the petition filed by Zakia Jafri.
Former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was among 69 people killed in the Gulbarg residential complex in Ahmedabad during the Gujarat riots. Media that acted like ‘the judge and the jury’ said that the violent Hindu mob started attacking Muslim housing society where the Ehsan Jafri lived. This resulted in the death of Ehasn Jafri.
But the SIT report said that “Mr Jafri fired at the mob and “the provoked mob stormed the (Gulbarg) Society and set it on fire”.
Tessta Setalvad’s Citizens for Justice and Peace had challenged the findings of the Supreme Court-appointed SIT and the ruling of a magistrate court that upheld its closure report of 2012. But the Gujarat high court’s decision proved to be a tight slap for the activists who tried to malign Narendra Modi’s image.
“The HC today rejected the charge that there was criminal conspiracy in the 2002 riots as claimed by Jafri. Besides, it has also upheld the closure report the SIT that gave clean chit to Modi and others”, these were the words of SIT’s counsel RC Kodekar.
A narrative was set which said that Jafri was innocent and was attacked by the angry mob. But the trail court judge P.B. Desai stressed and said that the people gathered near Jafri’s house only after news spread that several people were killed due to the firing done by Jafri. This makes clear that the mob was provoked due to the firing of Jafri.
The court further said that the mob was involved only in stone pelting and damaging properties. But soon after Jafri fired, the mob turned violent that resulted in the loss of lives.
It is also apparent that due to Narendra Modi’s leadership, the violence was controlled within days. What is astonishing is that the neighbouring states that were ruled by the Congress refused to help Modi in controlling the riots.
Role of Congress in Gujarat riots!!!
“Modi appealed to the Chief Ministers of Gujarat’s three neighbouring States — Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan, the late Vilasrao Deshmukh in Maharashtra and Digvijay Singh in Madhya Pradesh — to send aid in the form of law enforcement and paramilitary personnel.”
“He made the modest request of 10 companies of armed police from each State. The letters of request were sent to the three Congress Chief Ministers on March 1, barely a day after the violence broke out.
What was the response? Maharashtra eventually sent a very limited number of personnel to help, but the others flatly refused.”
Then Madhya Pradesh CM Digvijay Singh replied after 2 weeks and refused to send personnel due to “heavy commitments of Madhya Pradesh Special Armed Force within the State”
These were the words of Andy Marino, a British writer, who authored the book “Narendra Modi; A Political Biography”.
So it is clear that Congress didn’t want the riot to be controlled so that they can play politics in the blood of several Gujaratis.