On December 2, 2002, a blast in a stationary double-decker bus in Ghatkopar, northeast Mumbai, killed 3 persons and injured 28; the same day, another bomb was defused in Andheri, northwest Mumbai. On December 6, an explosion in Bombay Central injured 25. On January 28, 2003, a bomb exploded in the Vile Parle market, northwest Mumbai, injuring 30. On March 13, a blast at Mulund railway station, northeast Mumbai, killed 12 people and injured 70. Mumbai, once again, was under attack.
Twenty days after the first blast, the arrests began. Zaheer Sheikh, an electronics engineer, was arrested for providing accommodation to one saboteur. Dr Abdul Mateen, a PhD professor in forensic science and toxicology at the Grant Medical College, was picked up in Aurangabad. Imran Rehman Khan, deported from the UAE, disclosed that he had been summoned by a Lashkar-e-Tayiba front organisation in Saudi Arabia to plan a "revenge of Gujarat killings." Taufiq Ahmed of the banned Muslim Defence Force nabbed in Tirunelvelli for masterminding the 2002 Sai Baba Nagar blasts, was found to be involved in the Mulund blast. And so on and so forth...
The number of arrests seems to be around 15. The police have established that all the explosions were linked to the same conspirators, and, 3 earlier murder cases and a Kolkata abduction case were a fallout of the same conspiracy. Police have seized 4 AK-46 rifles, 3 pistols, 250 hand grenades, 160 live cartridges, etc, from Padgah village near Thane. Of the pistols recovered, one had been among those arms which had landed in Bombay during the 1993 blasts; one of the grenades was made in an ordnance factory (the police didn't say which, but I'm sure it's the Pakistani factory set up with Austrian assistance). Also recovered were 1 kg of potassium cyanide, several bottles of sulphuric acid, ammonium nitrate.
Thing is, the Mumbai police managed to zero in on the devotees of the "religion of peace" so quickly because some of them were already in their crosshairs since before the blasts: The fundamentalist-divisive-communalist force routinely kept watch on a certain banned organisation which has gallantly been defended by the "secular" well-wishers of India:
Here's my point: If an illness is not recognised as such, it cannot be diagnosed and treated. All these aforesaid Muslims instantly fell back on "Islam khatre mein hain" -- without considering the subversive actions of SIMI. That makes them rank Islamists -- those who want to, slowly but surely, see Dar-ul Islam in Hindustan. None are interested in the well-being of pluralistic India and its citizens.
The "secularists," on the other hand, use that Islamist perversity only to build up their electoral vote-banks. Each time I indicate an Islamist perversity, I'm told that I sow discord, hate Muslims, want to see them dead, etc, etc. Or, I'm asked why I don't indict errant Hindus as well. In all this, not a single "secularist" actually refutes my points or proves (and not just pronounces) my data to be fabricated. This is the hallmark of a people only pretending to be asleep.
Whether Islamist or "secularist"; whether politician, reporter or commoner, everybody knew that SIMI was involved in anti-national and anti-Hindu activities -- right up to the point when the government banned it:
It was after knowing all this that the protests in support of SIMI -- on the streets and in Parliament -- took place...
On March 29 this year, a Mumbai crime branch team went to the majority-Muslim Padgah village near Thane to arrest Sakib Abdul Hamid Nachen, a SIMI activist involved in the Ghatkopar blast. When they were taking Nachen towards the jeep, a mob -- including women -- surrounded the jeep and prevented the police from taking him. This is what Raj means by "critical mass."
On May 3, two militant training camps were unearthed on hilltops near Mumbai; all the blasts-accused had visited the camps for giving training in use of firearms. The camps were being used for the past 2 years for training jihadis. Who trained in them? Another PhD professor like Dr Abdul Mateen? Another NDA lecturer like Anwar Ali...? Fact is, there are more Islamists in India than "secularists" will admit even to themselves. And, it is not "poverty" and "no opportunity" that makes them jihadis. As with their idol Osama, it is pure Khilafah -- the urge to impose Islamic supremacy in India -- that guides them. This must be accepted by the so-called M&Ms and the "secularists" before India can take steps towards communal harmony.
Depressed enough...? Antagonised enough...?
Now for the good news. And I mean, REALLY GOOD NEWS: A new organisation called the Muslim Youths of India is preaching to Muslims that it's time to break away and debunk the "anti-national" stereotype. Syed Khan, the 32-year-old convener of MY India, says, "What we are saying is that for long people have put religion over nation and it's time to change that... Community, whosever it is, should not come ahead of nation."
Khan says the organisation became a necessity after Mumbai police busted the 2 Mumbai jihad camps run by SIMI; word had spread that young Muslims attended the camps in large numbers. "What we are saying is that Muslims have for long been misled in the name of religion. These forces are destroying the very fabric of our community, which is lagging behind anyway." He plans to start the movement in Mumbai, taking it to other cities and then finally to the villages. The 250-odd members will intensively campaign to keep Muslims away from the "gun and religion trap."
"There are many who are asking me 'why are you conceding that Muslims have taken up the gun or are joining the SIMI -- it will only increase the atrocities against us.' But I tell them that this has to stop... I tell them that I offer namaaz five times a day. I love my religion but I will not let my country disintegrate... MY India will tackle the adversity because we are convinced this movement is for the good of everybody," Khan says.
Of course, the climb is going to VERY steep: Ahmed H Hussain, a businessman from Mumbai, declares, "It is ridiculous. This new breed of boys just want to reap some benefits for themselves. They have to take into account what we have gone through all these years and recently in Gujarat. What aggression are they talking about, who is the aggressor?"
This information about MY India was published only byThe Telegraph till the time of writing. Obviously, the 'national' papers don't think much of Muslim nationalism...
Therefore, all those M&Ms who claim to have "no voice" better put their money where their mouth is. This is a one-time opportunity to strengthen nationalist forces and make a death-dent in the AIMPLB type of groups and make dorks like Shahabuddin and Bukhari irrelevant. If you don't move now, this tiny, nascent organisation will be swamped over by all the anti-nationalist forces till it exists no more. And then, another Muslim won't dare to take stand against the Islamism and the perverted form of secularism rooted in this country. It's up to you.