Indian Hindu Terrorist Bal Thackeray ‘Wanted’ By Pakistan
Thackeray issued a call to form Hindu suicide squads, "to take the Muslims head on". Labeling them as "trouble makers", Balaji called for them to be wiped out from the country to make India secure. Urging Hindus to start referring to India Hindu rashtra" (Hindu nation), the Shiv Sena militant leader maintains that only "our religion [Hinduism] is to be honored here" and then "we will look after other religions". At least two senior retired Indian military officers answered Bal Thackeray's call to set up the suicide squads in India.
The Daily Mail of Pakistan
Wednesday, 17 March 2010.
http://dailymailnews.com/0310/11/SPECAIL/1.gifAccording to reports, the eighth Indian dossier containing more "details" on the Mumbai terror attacks has been handed over to the Interior Minister, Mr. Rehman Malik by Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir.
India had submitted the dossier last week at the one-point Foreign Secretary level talks, seeking "strict action" against Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who is alleged to be the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. India had submitted three dossiers, one of them concerning the handing over of Saeed and 34 others wanted by India.
However, after the talks, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir had commented that evidence presented by New Delhi against Saeed was "mere literature" and India did not have enough proof against him. Earlier, New Delhi had expressed "severe concern" over Islamabad's "inaction" against Saeed. India needs to accept the fact that Pakistan's free and fair judiciary, whose independence was acclaimed by India too, had examined the evidence against Hafiz Saeed, after he was arrested in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks. In light of the data presented by India as "proof" incriminating Hafiz Saeed, the independent judiciary in Pakistan had considered it inadequate to convict him thus he was set free. India, which boasts of an independent, fair and free judicial system in its own country, should realize that it has Ajmal Kassab in its custody, who is alleged to be the sole survivor of the attackers involved in the Mumbai carnage. Despite Ajmal Kassab's signed "confession", video footage of the assailants and hundreds of "witnesses" of the heinous crime, Indian judicial system is yet to declare Mr. Kassab guilty of any crime. India will have to put faith in Pakistan's judiciary or provide solid evidence of Hafiz Saeed's involvement in the gory episode.
India had also expressed dissent over Islamabad allowing Saeed to make 'provocative and insidious' statements against India during a television interview. Saeed had declared an open 'Jihad' against India in the interview. "If India is not ready to talk on water and Kashmir then Pakistan should wage a war against India. JuD will fight along with the Pakistan army," the Jihadi leader had said.
Hafiz Saeed's comments may be termed provocative but surely it is not a serious crime meriting his arrest and handing over to India. If it were so, India's own firebrand demagogue Bal Keshav Thackeray, popularly known as Balasaheb Thackeray, who is the founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, a hardcore Hindu terrorist, Marathi ethnocentric and extremist party, must be taken cognizance of. The hothead, highly vocal radical leader, in his vitriolic comments seldom hides the venom he harbors for Muslims and Pakistan. In 2002, Thackeray issued a call to form Hindu suicide squads, "to take the Muslims head on". Labeling them as "trouble makers", Balaji called for them to be wiped out from the country to make India secure. Urging Hindus to start referring to India Hindu rashtra" (Hindu nation), the Shiv Sena militant leader maintains that only "our religion [Hinduism] is to be honored here" and then "we will look after other religions".
At least two organizations founded and managed by the retired Indian Army officers namely Lieutenant Colonel Jayant Rao Chitale and Lieutenant General P.N. Hoon (former commander-in-chief of the Western Command), answered Bal Thackeray's call to set up the suicide squads in India. Lieutenant General Hoon claimed, Thackeray instructed him to set up the training camps. Another Balaji follower is Indian Army's serving Lieutenant Colonel Srikanth Prasad Prohit, wanted by Pakistan for his complicity in torching the Samjhota Express which took a toll of 59 Pakistani passengers. Bal Thackeray continues to publish inflammatory editorials in his party's newsletter, Samna (Confrontation). When explaining his views on Hindutva he has conflated Islam with violence and has called for Hindus to "fight Islam". In an interview in Suketu Mehta's book 'Maximum City', he advocates the hanging of Indian Muslims and mass expulsion of Muslim migrants from neighboring Bangladesh. One of his more acerbic statements needs attention: "They [Muslims] are spreading like a cancer and should be operated on like a cancer. The... country should be saved from the Muslims and the police should support them [Hindu Maha Sangh] in their struggle just like the police in Punjab were sympathetic to the Khalistanis."
Balasaheb Thackeray criticized and challenged Indian Muslims through his party newspaper, Samna, around the time the 16th century Babri Masjid was demolished by members of the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the northern town of Ayodhya, on December 6, 1992. The razing of the mosque was followed by a mass genocide of Muslims. The Justice Srikrishna Commission of Enquiry, which investigated the ensuing communal riots in Mumbai, named Thackeray for sparking anti-Muslim violence, which led to more than 1,000 deaths in several ensuing riots, many by having kerosene poured on their bodies while alive and then being burned to death. The Srikrishna Commission found that Thackeray was personally responsible, not only for inciting the mobs through his incendiary speeches, but also directly coordinating the movement of the rioters. In a deposition before the Srikrishna Commission a witness alleged Thackeray coordinated much of the January 1993 Mumbai carnage. Yuvraj Mohite claimed, "Balasaheb ordered that not one Muslim be left alive to stand in the witness box, and asked his men to send the additional police commissioner, A A Khan, to his Allah." Balaji later announced: "I am proud of what my boys have done. We had to retaliate and we did. If it was not for us, no one would have controlled the Muslims." He has since made more inflammatory statements regarding Muslims, and reiterated his desire for Hindus to unite across linguistic barriers and to see "a Hindustan for Hindus" and to "bring Islam in this country down to its knees".
I rest my case for readers to decide themselves, whether Balaji Thackeray should be handed over to Pakistan to face trial for his crimes against humanity or not? Surely there is enough evidence to convict him.