Here is what Teesta has to say
- Don't call the individuals who attacked Ayodhya temple as " TERRORISTS " or " JIHADI TERRRORISTS" . May be they are doing their sacred duty of her religion.
- She blames all leaders ( Including BJP Sanfh Parivar )
- This is just a CRIME not terrorist attack
- Fears about safety of her Quom -- Muslim community ( Infact she is a neo-Muslim)
July 5, 2005
Communalism Combat, SAHMAT and the National Campaign in Support of Democracy condemn the attack on the Ramjanmabhoomi complex by unidentified persons this morning and appeal to all to maintain peace and calm. This incident reveals a serious lapse in security. Those who have perpetrated this crime need to be investigated and punished. However all persons in authority, political leaders and leaders of all organisations need to be held responsible to the Indian Constitution and Indian law so that an atmosphere of hatred and venom is not spread by those interested in whipping up communal sentiments all over the country.
Such an incident poses a challenge to the secular fabric of the country. Transparency needs to be followed in investigation. The media needs also to respond responsibly to information when labels like ‘terrorist’ and ‘jehadi terrorist’ are used intentionally by some organisations. Above all, this should not become an occasion for venom and hatred against minorities clouding our public sphere once again.
Teesta Setalvad, Mumbai
Rajendra Prasad, Delhi
Dr Kumar Saptarshi, Pune
COMMENTS BY EXPERTS
When terror strikes in Ayodhya, not a dog barks. When hurt to hindu sentiments is mentioned, there are self-styled hindu sympathisers condoling us not to lose sleep over it.
When terror strikes in Ayodhya, it becomes a reality. How to convince the likes of Bush and Blair that terror when it strikes in London or in Ayodhya, the effect is the same -- an affront to humanity in the name of islamism? Why beat around the bush and say honky-dory, that it is only a law and order problem. There are the likes of Teesta advising dharma that the terror attacks are not jehadi attacks. What else are these attacks at Ayodhya and London if not jehadi attacks? Read the Koran, Bush and Blair and hindu sympathisers.
"If we want Hindus to survive as Hindus, we must Harden our hearts towards the White Man who is the source of all vulgarity in the world, including how people perceive and interpret dangers to their lives and civilizations. " said a hindu activist
Reacting to Sabrang statement on Ayodhya terror strike , Dr.Kalyanaraman criticised Teesta Setalvad by saying " The self-appointed media moral police have spoken: Teesta and co. since they seem to represent correctness in English representation of reprehensible attacks on a hindu mandiram. How about calling them, 'secular' madam Teesta ji of Delhi and Dr. Kumar Saptarshi ji of Pune? "