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Hindu Groups are Demanding Federal Probe in Kanchan Mishra Case (english)
28 Dec 2002
Modified: 29 Dec 2002
Dec 26 was the dead line sent for Bihar Police to Track down Kanchan Mishra . Now all Hindu Groups are questioning the Stark Silence of MEdia and Secular Politicians .






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The Plight of Kanchan Mishra



National womens Commission's Dr. Purnima Advani 
Many Hindu Groups are demanding CBI
Probe in Kanchan Mishra after Bihar Police failed to Track down Kanchan Mishra
and Criminal Sultan Miya  . Dr.Purnima Advani gave 10 days to Bihar Police
to Track down which ended on 26th December , till now there is no news . The
Accused Sultan Mia is a protégé of Criminal Member of Parliament Md.Shahbuddin
of Ruling Bihar 's RJD .  Hindu Groups are questioning the stark silence of
Secular Politicians and Personalities like Kuldip Nayyar, Arundathi Roy ,that if
the Girl would have been a Muslim then whole Media and Secular Politicians
whould have made Hue and Cry on the Issue.
Bihar has long been known for being a land of lawlessness. This
state also has the unique notoriety of seating a Chief Minister, who knows zilch
about politics, her only qualification being that she was the wife of Laloo
Prasad. Forced to resign after the fodder scam Laloo Prasad turned the tables on
his detractors by making his wife the Chief Minister with the remote in his
potent hands. The state is infamous for its nexus between criminals and
politicians.

Yet, what happened in Mainpura, Patna on November 10 sent shock waves throughout
the world and the question being asked is "how could this happen?"
Kanchan Mishra, a beautician and the mother of a 10 year old, was forcibly
abducted in broad daylight from her home, taken to a nearby mosque, forcibly
converted to the Muslim religion and then married at gunpoint to a notorious
criminal Sultan Mia.

A lavish reception followed the Nikaah and believe it or not Ejazul Haq, a
minister of the RJD party accompanied by the officer in charge of the local
police station were present to bless the newly wed couple. The family of the
victim is running from pillar to post in their quest for justice. So far the
police have not yet taken action, as it is obvious that their senior officers
are hand in glove with Sultan Mian, who is said to be a protégé of RJD MP and
former Indian Foreign Service officer, Shahabuddin.

When India Post contacted local media personnel in Patna, they expressed the
unwillingness to investigate the case for the fear of facing the wrath of the
Police as well as the local mafia. There have however, been isolated reports in
the Indian media but nothing substantial has been achieved.

In the United States, the Correspondents of India Post have been flooded with
emails. Some have expressed anger; some anguish and some eager to help. It is
heartening to note that there are concerned organizations and individuals who
are demanding Kanchan's freedom. Rohit Vyasmaan of Hindu Unity .org has offered
a reward of a million Rupees to whoever may free Kanchan. Rohit has contacted
the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in Bihar and has been assured that the matter would be
dealt with firmly. "HinduUnity.org is here to protect Hindus! We will see
to it that Kanchan Mishra and her child are safe and free again. Once in safe
hands, we will make arrangements for her to settle in U.S. We will take care of
her as well as the child. This is our promise," said Rohit, speaking to
India Post.
Gaurang Desai, President of Friends of India Society Internation is outraged,
"This truly is horrible. Where are Laloo and Mulayam and Sonia and the
secular gang? I see that politicians don't really care about this Muslim
terrorism. The Human Rights organizations don't give a damn either. After all,
the victims are Hindus. So, they think, we deserve it. If this continues,
coupled with removing Hindus from the voters list (as done in Gujarat) and
attacks on charitable work, I can foresee a civil war in not so distant
future." He further ads, "Many newspapers have even ignored the story.
Hindu Unity has taken up the issue and all Hindus are supporting their
initiative. Unfortunately, our communist leaders in US are silent on the
issue."

Ajay Sharma of Bihar Times who was in constant touch with India Post from Patna
said that Purnima Advani, chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW),
rushed to Patna from New Delhi in an effort to expedite the process of finding
Kanchan and returning her back to relatives. Ms Advani has warned the police
officials to either deliver results or face consequences. "It's a shocking
incident. The police in Bihar are hand-in-glove with the criminals. That is why
such things are taking place here," she said. "I held talks with the
Bihar Director General of Police R R Prasad, Additional Director General of
Police (ADGP), Patna Zone, Ashish Ranjan Sinha, Senior Superintendent of Police
Sunil Kumar and other police officials on the incident and asked them to recover
Kanchan Mishra within ten days." Ms Advani was rightfully critical of the
apathetic approach of the State Government towards the case. "It is not
only the police but the entire State administration and Rabri Devi Government
get the blame for this sordid episode," she said.
The Bihar government led by Rabri Devi has done absolutely nothing in
apprehending the criminal, Sultan Mian nor has taken any action against the
erring politicians and corrupt police officials. A month has gone by since the
abduction while Kanchan continues to suffer the horrors of living with a
criminal and a religion, which is alien to her. Advani who visited Patna
receiving a complaint from Kanchan Mishra's mother, Sachita Devi has already
left for New Delhi after giving a 10-day ultimatum to the Police officials to
recover Kanchan Mishra.
The police trying a cover up are believed to have said that Kanchan married
Sultan Mian on her own free will. They informed the NCW that Kanchan had called
her mother on November 6 The police tried to convince the Commission on Tuesday
that Kanchan had married Sultan Miya on her own accord. A police official told
the Commission members that Kanchan had called up her mother on November 12, two
days after her disappearance, and informed her about the marriage and requested
that her child be brought to her. Kanchan's mother strongly denied the statement
of the police officials saying that she was completely unaware about her
daughter's whereabouts.

Angry Niraj Sinha, a resident of US says, "In our culture, women are
praised like a goddess. They are thought to bring development and prosperity to
the society. They must be respected. But the scenario today is very
frustrating." "The situation becomes worst when we learnt that those
criminals were patronized by politicians and ministers. If the so-called leader
of the masses behaves in such an irresponsible manner, what else remains to be
said? Under such circumstances if the brothers or husband of the concerned woman
join any extremist group, then it is the government to be blamed. Mrs. Kanchan
should be released at the earliest and Sultan Mian should be brought to justice
and punished in such a way that no one dares to repeat the act in the
future."

Prithviraj Singh, past President of Federation of Hindu Association is agitated
over the incident too. "The law and order situation is such that criminas
are going free. Can you imagine anything like this happening in Pakistan? Our
Hindu people are responsible for such incidents. India has not allowed true
secularism. This is a result of being over-protective of the minority and its
appeasement. A common civil code should be imposed on the community. The
minority groups in India are simply pampered because of the vote bank. Now they
have become courageous and you see what's happening now. The majority is
frustrated. This is what happened in Gujarat. I strongly feel women world in
India must get together, protest and take the hell out of the parliament. What
was the lady's fault anyway".




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sounds like... (english)
29 Dec 2002
... more of the right-wing anti-muslim propaganda being floated so much on imc lately, either by christian, jewish or as now, hindu extremists. all the conflicts between these groups and muslims can be understood as political opportunism where class or other conflicts are exploited and reinvented as religious disagreements...
divide and conquer, always works if we let it.