Madhani – Just a sample of ‘terror’ brewing in Kerala - 2
by B R Haran on 24 Jan 2010 2 Comments

The so-called Secularism and Human Rights

Showcasing its secular mindset, the High Court said, “A great deal more can be achieved if the Yuddha, the Jihad, the Crusade is launched against injustice and evils like poverty and illiteracy”.


‘Holy War’ (Jihad, Crusade) has been the practice of Abrahamic religions and there is plentiful evidence in history. Hindus have neither waged holy war nor invaded another nation; so one can only wonder at the usage of ‘Yuddha’ by the Court along with ‘Jihad’ and ‘Crusade’.


Normally such phony ‘secularism’ comes out along with fake ‘human rights’ causes. Both are interrelated and are always used against Hindus and Hindu causes. When Madhani was incarcerated in Coimbatore prison, the ‘human rights’ champions staged a few dramas that he was being tortured inside prison, and must be released on humanitarian grounds. A consistent campaign was launched and former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Krishna Iyer, also took part in the campaign.


Now, after his wife’s arrest, Madhani has utilized Krishna Iyer’s certificate and claims he and his wife are innocent. Shocked at Madhani’s propaganda, Justice Krishna Iyer tried to clarify, “I don’t have any kind of relation with Madhani or his party. If at all my name was used, it was without my prior knowledge or consultation.” He said he had never met Sufiya Madhani, but had taken up the Madhani issue as he was reportedly being tortured in the jail.


He said, “While he was detained in the Coimbatore jail, his wife had sent me a letter alleging that he was being tortured and seeking my intervention. I had then written to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, urging him to give humanitarian consideration to his case, for fearing of violation of human rights. I don’t know whether Madhani had any terrorist links or not. After he was released from the jail, I was invited to a function by him, which I attended. He told me his party was a secular one. I do not have anything more to say about him.”


When the whole country is aware that Madhani has been an extremist right from the day he started the Islamic Seva Sangh (ISS) and that his party PDP has been known for violence and terrorism, it is surprising that a Supreme Court Judge should feign ignorance about Madhani’s terror links! How could an experienced and eminent judge support a terrorist who was involved in the brutal killing of 60 innocent persons and maiming around 200?


Claiming ignorance about a terrorist after extending support to him is not acceptable. Are ‘human rights’ only for Madhanis, Afzals and Kasabs? What about the terror victims and their families; the injured and maimed for life? Have persons like Krishna Iyer ever written a letter to Karunanidhi asking for decent compensation for blast victims? Justice Krishna Iyer’s dilemma is a classic example of what can happen to judges who dabble in politics.


Coming back to the Coimbatore blasts case, the victims are really saddened at the High Court’s verdict which upheld Madhani’s acquittal and ordered the release of 22 more terrorists. They are likely to approach the Supreme Court for justice.


The observations made in the Chennai High Court’s verdict seem to be mere eyewash. If it is convinced of a conspiracy and a cohesive plan, how and why did it uphold Madhani’s acquittal and order release of 22 convicts? Similarly, having observed that a focused, systematic and methodological investigation was absent and that the prosecution had not charged the accused under appropriate sections of the law, why did the HC refrain from asking an explanation from the government? Why didn’t it direct the government to compensate the victims justly? Just because the victims are Hindus, does it mean they don’t have human rights?


A clear observation of what is happening in Gujarat and Orissa would throw light on how human right champions, secular sevaks and minority rights mahatmas coordinate with one another, raise funds, concoct stories, set up witnesses, frame charges, drive and threaten governments, and achieve their agendas. The ‘secular’ media joins them and they function as a cohesive team!


What happened to Sadhvi Pragya? The SIT, which was investigating the Malegaon blasts, arrested her on foisted charges, slapped POTA, tortured her for one year, and relieved her of POTA charges after the general elections. She remains in prison without further enquiry and without bail! Recall how berserk the mainstream media (both print and electronic) went in maligning the Sadhvi and creating a non-existent Hindu Terror!


The same media is now maintaining deafening silence on Sufiya Madhani, who was arrested on terror charges with proper evidences! No 24x7 news channel reported her story, why? Sufiya was only questioned and was treated like a guest, unlike the poor Sadhvi who was treated like a terrorist. Sufiya was escorted to hospital by a top police official, why, how and what for?


Why did the prosecution facilitate her bail process by not taking the case with the seriousness it deserved? When the Kerala police had evidence and when Karnataka and Tamil Nadu police were questioning her for other offences committed by her in their states, why did the prosecution fail to retain her in custody? Was it because she happens to be a Muslim?



An innocent Hindu Sadhvi has suffered media slander, POTA charges, torture in police custody, and no medical treatment, and is in prison even after withdrawal of POTA charges. A Muslim terror-woman, despite evidences against her, has not undergone any media slander and was treated like a guest. She was not subjected to any torture and was treated in a high class hospital and her bail facilitated within ten days! This is a classic example of “secularism” and “human rights” as practiced in India!   


DMK government winning appreciations from terrorists


If Tamils had done just 10% of what happened in Orissa and Gujarat, the Coimbatore blast victims would have got justice. Those who have keenly watched the proceedings of the Coimbatore case would know that the Tamil Nadu government and prosecution did not handle the case efficiently. Even the High Court observed as much. The moment the DMK government refused to appeal against the release of Madhani by the special court, the BJP and other organizations should have organized protests and demonstrations and forced the government to appeal in the High Court. The BJP failed miserably in this regard.


The bomb blasts happened when DMK was in power; Madhani was given the facility of an Ayurvedic Spa in prison by the DMK; the DMK government slapped ordinary IPC sections on accused terrorists and prepared a weak chargesheet; the DMK (and AIADMK too) placed weak and useless arguments during the hearings. During the DMK regime fundamentalist parties like TMMK and violent parties like VCK conducted protest demonstrations and campaigns for the immediate release of the terrorists in the name of human rights; Madhani was acquitted during the DMK regime and DMK took the decision of not going for appeal against his release; DMK released ten life convicts involved in the Coimbatore blasts on Annadurai’s birth anniversary and now 22 more terrorists are acquitted when DMK is ruling.


Prime accused Basha’s son Siddhiq Ali, one of the released, appreciated this, “DMK government is a model for ‘secular’ administration. When justice is being denied for minorities in other states in the country, Tamil Nadu is now in the forefront of practicing secularism. The police are no more resorting to one-sided action. So we are hopeful the DMK government will release the 18 convicts who still remain in Jail”. He added, “It was a big surprise. I never expected to get justice. There is no need for our organizations like Al Umma any more, as the DMK government is secular. What happened (in 1998) were only retaliation and not an act of terrorism”.


After waging a jihad against this nation, killing 60 innocent Hindus and maiming 200 others, terming it an act of retaliation and appreciating the state government shows the cushy life the terrorists enjoyed in the prison! Will anyone who had undergone rigorous imprisonment talk like this? Siddhiq Ali went further and appealed to the government for funds for rehabilitation and hoped the benevolent Chief Minister would order release of the remaining culprits before the “International Classic Tamil Conference” to be held in June. (“The New Indian Express” 22 Dec. and “The Times of India” 23 Dec. 2009)


It would be no surprise if the DMK government, which has the dubious distinction of getting appreciation from terrorists, releases the remaining prisoners and ‘helps’ them with funds for rehabilitation. The Classic Tamil Conference would be a guise like Annadurai’s birth anniversary! Is it clear now why prime accused Basha didn’t file an appeal? Unfortunately, Tamil Hindus have not realized their strength and united to question the government’s anti-Hindu postures. Tamils have become a dhimmi lot.


Coimbatore blast victims have been waging a lonely battle without support or strength. Despite the lower court’s verdict, now the High Court has also set free 22 more extremists. It is high time the victims are strengthened and supported. Even now it is not late; in fact it is better late than never for BJP and other organizations to pull up their socks and get into the legal battle. At a time when the victims are planning an appeal in the Supreme Court, the expose of Madhani’s LeT links must be utilized to the hilt and a legally tight petition filed with the appeal, so that Madhani is brought back into the ambit of legal scrutiny and punished duly for his involvement in the Coimbatore blasts. Only then the departed innocent souls would rest in peace and the victims’ families would receive justice.


(To be concluded…)

 The writer is a senior journalist; he lives in Chennai  

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