Friday, October 7, 2011

Intellectual Terrorism by CAG

Hindu Journalists & Intellectuals Forum (Regd.)

(A Regd. NGO promoted by Hindu Voice Monthly)

210 Abhinav, Teen Dongri, Yeshwant Nagar, Goregaon West, Mumbai 400062
Tel: 022-28764460, 09324728153.

Dtd. 7th October 2011


The Honorable President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devsingh Patil

The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh

The Honorable Chief Justice of India, Justice S. H. Kapadia

Dear Honorable Madam/Sirs,

We are concerned at the letter dated 5th October 2011 (copied below) addressed to you (all three) by Coalition Against Genocide, supported by 35 so called Human Rights organisation working abroad. The letter is nothing but intellectual terrorism and also a direct interference in our judicial process and democratic functioning.

CAG is just distorting the facts. On 11th May 2005, the Hon. Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal informed the Rajya Sabha that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in Gujarat in the post-Godhra riots of 2002. Thus it is apparent that it was Riots in which both Muslims and Hindus were involved. How can they call this a Genocide? CAG is building castles on false foundation.

CAG is threatening to launch an international campaign on behalf of Mr. Sanjiv Bhatt. This amounts to interfering in the internal affairs of our country. By this way, they are trying to intellectually terrorise the Government of India and the judiciary to submit to their whims and fancy. Their intention seems to be to boost the morale of anti-national and terrorist forces and to destabilise the country by spreading communal hatred.

In the name of Human Rights, some fringe elements are bent upon supporting terrorists and also those who work against the unity and integrity of our country. In fact, they had succeeded in getting bail for Dr. Binayak Sen, who was sentenced to Life Imprisonment, for sedition and for supporting Maoists, by the Raipur Secession Court and whose bail plea was rejected by the Chattisgarh High Court. By taking recourse to intellectual terrorism, they had also succeeded in declaring "Salwa Judum" unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, which in fact has helped the Maoists. Under such conditions, it is difficult for the state governments to counter Maoist-Naxalite terrorism.

The electronic media also seems to have joined hands with these so called Human Rights Activists, in sensationalizing and blowing up the arrest of Mr. Sanjiv Bhattt and influencing the decision of the administration and the judiciary, as they did in the case of Dr. Sen.

The arrest of Mr. Bhatt is an internal matter of our country, and overseas organisations have no business to put mental pressure on or interfere in the functioning of our democratically elected governments.

We, Hindu Journalists & Intellectuals Forum, a body of journalists, writers, authors and intellectuals, earnestly appeal to your Honours, not to succumb to such intellectual terrorism from within the country or from abroad and ‘media trials’. Let the law take its course and let truth prevail.

P. Deivamuthu
Founder President, HJIF
Editor, Hindu Voice (Monthly)

Coalition Against Genocide letter demands action over the arrest of whistle-blower cop Sanjiv Bhatt

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011


The Honorable President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devsingh Patil

The Honorable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh

The Honorable Chief Justice of India, Justice S. H. Kapadia

Dear Honorable Sir/Madam

The Coalition Against Genocide (CAG) seeks your urgent intervention in the case of the arrest of Mr. Sanjiv Bhatt, a distinguished IPS Officer from Gujarat, whose main crime has been to speak truth about the 2002 violence in Gujarat. As incumbents of the three highest offices of the Indian State, we cannot but turn to you at this moment of crisis. The Coalition Against Genocide is an advocacy coalition that was created in the wake of the Gujarat carnage of 2002 with the single purpose of working to bring the perpetrators of the genocide and other communal crimes to justice. We stand steadfast behind Mr. Bhatt and are committed to launching an international campaign on his behalf in the absence of corrective action by the Central Government to ensure his safety, and to bring an end to this vengeful retaliation against him. Without reiterating the well known facts to the case, we do want to bring to your notice:

The increasing misuse of the law to harass those on the side of truth has reached crisis proportions in India. Over the last decade the number of whistleblowers who have been put under extreme duress through the misuse of the law against them is a matter of much concern. Mr. Bhatt's arrest is simply the most recent case, and given the truth at stake, the most egregious one. Such treatment of whistleblowers (several of whom have been killed) positions India as a gross violator of human rights from an international human rights standpoint.

In the case of Mr. Bhatt we also wish to state that he had already moved the Supreme Court on the same FIR and therefore Modi government's intervention amounts to an interference with judicial process and makes all the more visible its desperation and vindictive attitude.

We respectfully urge you to act without delay. CAG has also decided to move forward, beginning Monday, Oct 10th, with an international human rights campaign unless the matter is seized on by the highest offices of the state. While we are bound by our ethics to stand on the side of truth and justice we sincerely hope that we will not need to launch such a campaign.


AligarhMuslimUniversity Alumni Association of Northern California (AMUAA-CA)

Alliance for Secular and Democratic South Asia (ASDSA)

Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)

American Minority Physicians of Indian Origin (AMPI)

Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM)

Association of South Asian Progressives (ASAP)

Campaign to Stop Funding Hate (CSFH)

Chippa Foundation of America

Coalition for Secular and Democratic India (CSDI)

Dharma Megha

Forum of Inquilabi Leftists (FOIL)

Friends of South Asia (FOSA)

Global Movements/Urban Struggles

India Foundation

Indian American Association (IAA)

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC)

Indian Minorities Advocacy Network (IMAN)

Indian Muslim Education Foundation of North America (IMEFNA)

Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC)

International Service Society

International South Asia Forum (INSAF)

Muslim Peace Coalition-USA

Muslim Youth Awareness Alliance (MYAA)

NRIs for Secular and Harmonious India ( NRI -SAHI)

San Jose Peace and JusticeCenter

Sikh American Heritage Organization (SAHO)

South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI)

South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection ( SAMAR )

South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC)

Supporters of Human Rights in India (SHRI)

The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS)

VaishnavaCenter for Enlightenment

Vedanta Society of East Lansing

Washington Watch

Youth Solidarity Summer (YSS)

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