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Wednesday 25 January 2012

How Hatred Muslim Campaign Continues with Media Hype!

How Hatred Muslim Campaign Continues with Media Hype!

RUSDIE Misused as Anti Muslim Zihad Super Icon!The Jaipur Literature Festival ended without any participation from writer Salman Rushdie. A video chat scheduled for 3.45 pm was called off by the organizers of the event and the owners of the venue.Salman Rushdie on Tuesday described as a ‘awful’ the cancellation of his video address to Jaipur Literature Festival, claiming that threat from Muslim groups stifled free speech

-- Asia's largest literature festival cancelled a televised speech by Salman Rushdie minutes before it was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, amid death threats to its organizer and fears of violent protests at the event by Muslim groups.Indian Brahamin Bania Media intensify hate Campaign against Muslims and Polarise Excluded Coomunities SC, ST and OBC, Hinduising them to defend the Manusmriti Rule.

As we all know,there are a lot of issues facing Indian Muslims, as depicted earlier by Gopal Singh Committee and now by Sachar Committee report which clearly depicts the Muslims of India as the most marginalized community compared to other communities. Official figures available, portray the Muslim standard graph as the lowest whether in terms of per-capita income, literacy or living standard. There is under-representation of Muslims in all kinds of Government jobs. Prevalence of communal feelings against them is a common problem. There is no magic wand to change this grim situation in a few moments but the main priority as of now that reservations must be extended to Muslims as recommended by Mishra Commission as it is an assured way to fight this discrimination.

We also know, Sachar Commmitte report was misused to manipulate Mandate in defence of economic ethnic Cleasning. But the report is NOT to be Implemented as the Mishra Commision report is predestined in the same way. Indian media is manufacturing hate against Muslims on the basis of rumours and baseless reports spread by communal elements. We have just heard about the explosion in Margao, Goa, in which Malgonda Patil, a Sangli-based Sanatan Sanstha member was killed. He was going to explode bombs on the eve of Diwali and then as usual accuse Muslims for the same. The Sanathan Sanstha office has been raided by the police and it was found that the place is used for manufacturing bombs. This ground-breaking revelation has been blacked out by the electronic media. The media is concentrating on terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan or the Taliban threat while ignoring these types of real domestic threats. The media kills Muslim stories or buries them somewhere inside where nobody will read them while on the front page they create the myth of Muslim terrorism. This labeling of Muslims as terrorists got a boost after 9/11 when President George W Bush used the word “Crusade” for his war against Muslims and this western label was lapped up by our journalists here to malign Muslims who have nothing to do with terrorism or Taliban.

While the Jaipur Literature Festival organisers were busy discussing the pros and cons of linking writer Salman Rushdie to the festival audience via video, more than six criminal complaints were filed in different courts in Jaipur and Ajmer against Rushdie, and against other authors for reading out from his book The Satanic Verses, which is banned in India.

In Jaipur, six criminal complaints were filed, including one by BJP minority cell leader Daulat Khan, against the authors, for hurting sentiments by allegedly reading passages from Satanic Verses. His complaint will come up for hearing Tuesday. The Milli Council’s Abdul Latif Arco had filed a complaint against those who read out passages. Social worker Ashok Kumar was the first, filing a complaint against the writers and organisers under IPC Sections 153A, 295A and 124. Muslim Mahasabha’s Nasir Zahid, and two others, Mohammed Naim and Nasim Khan, moved separate complaints in the same way.

‘Awful,’ the controversial author of Satanic Verses tweeted hours after organisers called off the video address. "Threat of violence by Muslim groups stifled free speech today.

In a true democracy all get to speak, not just the ones making threats," he said. He also re-tweeted the terming of the entire episode as a ‘black farce’. The much-anticipated video address by Rushdie at the ongoing JLF was cancelled at the last moment today because of fears of violence as Muslim organisations staged protests. The decision to call off the video address by the 'Satanic Verses' author came after a meeting festival organisers had with leaders of Muslim organisations. 'Satanic Verses' has been banned in India for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community.

The book cast a shadow on the Festival when four authors read out passages from it leading to complaints against them and the organisers in courts in Jaipur and Ajmer. Sanjoy Roy, a director of the literature festival, told journalists Monday evening that the session with Salman Rushdie is scheduled for 3.45 pm Tuesday via a video link. Mr Roy said the organisers are in touch with the Jaipur police, having sent a formal note informing them about the session, but that they had not heard anything from the officials yet. The discussion, he said, will be on Midnight’s Children and its adaptation for a film being directed by Deepa Mehta.
Senior police officers, many of whom have been attending festival sessions, have been telling journalists, off the record, that the session with Rushdie on Tuesday will not take place. The much-anticipated video address by controversial writer Salman Rushdie was cancelled at the last moment on Tuesday because of fears of violence as Muslim organisations staged protests. The decision to call off the video address by the Satanic Verses writer came after a meeting festival organisers had with leaders of Muslim organisations during which the protesters told them ‘even seeing his face is intolerable’. Announcing the cancellation of Rushdie's address, one of the organisers Sanjay Roy said police had told them that people had got inside the venue to ‘disrupt proceedings’ and cause violence. "Some organisations have threatened violence.

This is unfortunate, but necessary to avoid violence. It is a fairly iditoic situation. We are once again stepping down from the fight for freedom of expression. We have been pushed to the wall again," Roy said. "It is unfortunate that we are being bullied again and we had to step down...We had no other way but to listen to save the people here, our children and everyone here," he added. Earlier, Assistant Commissioner of Police Virendra Jhala said the owners of the venue had conveyed to them they will not allow the video address fearing repercussions. After their meeting with organisers, the protesters also offered namaz at the venue. The Rushdie session - Midnight’s Child - was planned for 3.45 pm where the 65-year-old India-born author was to discuss his childhood, his work, problems faced in the past years and the adaptation of his novel Midnight’s Children into a film. "Salman on screen was an issue. Even seeing his face was intolerable," said Roy quoting the protesters. Ram Pratap Singh, owner of the venue, said, "I have taken a decision to not allow this video link to go ahead on the advice of the Rajasthan police who are monitoring the situation which is rapidly evolving around us". "There are large number of people who are averse to this video link and they are actually inside the property. A lot of them have gathered in and around the property...and they have threatened violence" if the video link takes place, he said. "This is unfortunate but necessary to avoid harm to the property, to all of you, to my children and all the youngsters who are here," he said.

Earlier in the day, the organisers had said that the video address by Rusdhie will take place as scheduled and that there was no need to get permission. As the video address got cancelled, the organisers went ahead with a panel discussion with Javed Akthar, Tarun Tejpal and Ashok Vajpayee. Roy said that the police told them that if they wanted to go ahead with the programme, they would provide adequate security. "We are very very sad...we feel hurt, disgraced," he added. Rushdie's 'Satanic Verses' has been banned in India for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community. The book cast a shadow on the Festival when four authors read out passages from it leading to complaints against them and the organisers in courts in Jaipur and Ajmer. Rushdie had on Sunday took to Twitter to vent his anger on Rajasthan Police's claims that his visit had some security concerns. "Rajasthan police invented plot to keep away Rushdie' I've investigated, and believe that I was indeed lied to. I am outraged and very angry," he had tweeted. Rushdie said he does not know if the false intelligence information was given by Rajasthan police under instructions from someone. 
Palash Biswas
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