May 16, 2016

India - Malegaon Blasts: NIA must Probe RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s Admission and Allegations about Art of Living (Shamsul Islam)

Malegaon Blasts: NIA must Probe Mohan Bhagwat’s Admission and Allegations about Art of Living

Written by Shamsul Islam | Published on: May 14, 2016

The latest turn around by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the cases of bomb blasts in Malegaon, allegedly conducted by some of the Hindutva cadres makes it very clear that,  these Hindutva-inspired terrorists are going to be gradually given a reprieve, in a carefully scripted move orchestrated by the current political dispensation in Delhi, all of whom also happen to be senior cadres of the RSS. The Malegaon blasts charge sheet appears to be just the beginning; a similar outcome will probably result in other similar blasts where Muslims had been targeted in different parts of the country, including the blasts that occurred on board the Samjhauta Express in 2007.

It was not unexpected that this would happen once the Modi government assumed power in May 2014. The chief prosecutor Rohini Salian  in the Malegaon case (investigated first by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS, then the CBI and finally the NIA) case had warned that this was coming in the first half of 2015 itself. Julio Ribeiro, perhaps the most decorated cop in independent India and an expert on terrorism, had, in a signed piece on June 27, 2015, warned that "going slow on ‘Hindu terror’ is dangerous. [i] It’s also an insult to the memory of Hemant Karkare". In his article Julio Ribeiro  went on to share the crucial facts about the case:….