The officials of Vadodara municipal corporation and the policemen are shouting from the rooftops that the dargaah was an encroachment and even the media did not bother to check the facts.
Whenever there is a road beside a dargaah and the road has to be widened from single lane to double lane, the widening is conducted in such a manner that structure comes in the middle so that traffic could pass from either side.
But the trouble comes when the road has to be further widened from double lane to four lane or six lane. Naturally the structure has to be accomodated in a traffic island. This particular dargaah is a 200-year-old structure but everyone keeps on saying that it is illegal. How come such an old structure be an encroachment.
Now look at the tone of the Commissioner of police who on Aajtak says taht ‘Whoever will come in way of development will have to face consquences’. Can you believe that it is the voice of a supposedly-responsible officer of a democratic state.
So his force shoots people, Indian citizens, in the head. And he is justifying that. Does he understands the trauma of those whose kin were killed and is he not aware of the rules about ordering fire and that it should not be targeted in the chest or head? The cops were clearly seen aiming at the heads of protesting people.
Clearly, they are care two hoots in Modi’s Gujarat. They show that Muslims are anti-development, protest everything and are to be appeased all the time. But they don’t say that the other dargaah was also demolished peacefully because it was an encroachment and that this dargah was NOT UNAUTHORISED.
Provoke Muslims, spread falsehoods about them, label a structure as unauthorised and when they protest you kill them. That’s a solution exactly from the Hitler’s book.
Look what media projects–20 temples were shifted but when it came to the dargaah the Muslims are up in arms, they are after all troublemakers, aren’t they?. The road was illegally widened and it was a conscious decision to use force to demolish the shrine and hurt the sentiments of Muslims.
The section of lumpened middle-class Hindu hates Muslims that is a well-known fact so all this would boost the morale of the Pride Gujarati and thus the government and the BJP would get mileage. The message is clear ‘It is Gujarat, Hindu state and we will do whatever we want’. But what one expects from this state where people are so communalised. Where this hate will take the Gujarat and the Gujaratis?