This is Teestaji at her very best! The most precious parts of this
report are the following two:
"Though Setalvad was not willing to comment on the possibility of a "Hindu terror link" to the Samjhauta bombings...."
"Such materials are being used to prepare crude liquid Molotov cocktails. "The blasts on-board Samjhauta were executed using a combination of similar crude pieces," she claimed."
Both Teestaji and the publication have a very poor opinion of the people
Anyway to find a silver lining, at least Teestaji has finally admitted
that there is a jihad being conducted in India.
February 22, 2007
Two days after the Samjhauta Express blasts, social activist Teesta
Setalvad took potshots at the administration demanding that Hindu
right-wing fundamentalist groups like the RSS, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal
and VHP be banned.
The point, the firebrand social worker, was trying to convey was that
the state governments and the Centre should be neutral to the point of
treating Hindu terrorist acts and jihadi terrorism "on a par".
Though Setalvad was not willing to comment on the possibility of a
"Hindu terror link" to the Samjhauta bombings (since innocent Pakistani
nationals were targets), she claimed Hindu terrorist groups are being
"protected" by the police and the intelligence agencies. She claimed the
acts of terror perpetrated by Hindu fundamentalist groups were not being
She said, "In some cases, investigations were abandoned midway while
in some others the investigating agencies just preferred to turn a blind
eye to the existing state of affairs. The need of the hour is to instil
a sense of neutrality and purpose in our police agencies and the way
they are marshalled by their political masters."
Expressing concern at the smaller urban towns across Maharashtra
registering significant growth of "bomb-making factories", mostly run
and managed by Hindu operatives with terrorist leanings, Setalvad
demanded that they should be arrested by the government.
Referring to the "impact explosion" on February 10 at Nanded that took
a life due to the inept handling of highly inflammable materials stored
inside a godown, Setalvad tried to explain that Hindu right-wing terror
is as much a worrying phenomenon as the jihadi variety.
Pointing fingers at the sloppy probe into the Malegaon blasts, the
activist said the state was virtually compelled to summarily transfer
the case to the CBI even as the Anti-Terrorism Squad had a 2,000-page
chargesheet in place.
On the latest incident at Malegaon (on February 10), Setalvad said the
Concerned Citizens Inquiry report - a parallel investigation carried out
by the social group in the two Nanded blasts cases - suggested the
existence of ingredients (glycerine, sulphuric acid and nitric acid/
glass and gelatine sticks) used in manufacturing liquid bombs.
Such materials are being used to prepare crude liquid Molotov
cocktails. "The blasts on-board Samjhauta were executed using a
combination of similar crude pieces," she claimed.