Residents of Gulbarg Society of Ahmedabad — where 69 people including a former Congress MP lost their lives in one of the most gruesome massacres of the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat — are up in arms against NGOs and have urged the police commissioner to ban their entry in their residential enclave on February 28, the day the incident took place.
In a signed letter dated February 18 addressed to the Ahmedabad police commissioner , the residents have stated that the unfortunate incident of the 2002 riots, are being used by a variety of NGOs and outsiders who visit the society every year on February 28 to show solidarity with the riot victims and use it for their narrow ends.
"Representatives of these NGOs organize big functions on this day with focused media coverage. Survivors are called on the dais to relate stories of the horrendous incidents, various rehabilitation schemes , financial support and the like are announced but never never implemented”.
Long back one of these NGOs, the letter states, even promised to purchase all the damaged houses of the society at the current market price to convert the same into a museum. " But during the last ten years nothing happened and we are living without any financial support and/or any other support as announced by these NGOs from time to time.
“From the false promises given by these NGOs during the last ten years, it is proved beyond doubt that these NGOs and outsiders are involved in making money for themselves in the name of providing financial support to us by projecting us in poor condition. It is also in our knowledge that they are not our sympathizers at all. These NGOs are also involved in making documentary films on our society and showing it to International bodies and have obtained huge grants from these organizations in the name of providing financial and legal support to us. We are living peacefully and we don’t want any support from these NGOs who have done nothing for us”, the letter states.
"Since these NGOs have done nothing for us we want a complete ban on their entering our society. We also want to put on record that we would like to silently offer prayers for our near and dear ones who lost their lives on this day in 2002 .These NGOs also breach our privacy by organising various programs in the Gulberg Society and force us to participate as well.
"In light of the above, we request sufficient security to prevent outsiders from entering our society on February 28 so that we can pay homage peacefully to our near and dear ones," it states.
This is like bolting the stable after the horse has fled. This step should have been taken at least 7 or 8 years back.
I hope more and more people come to the fore and expose these blood sucking NGOs, who have made piles of money from the tragedies that have struck these unfortunate people.
I only hope more and more doors get shut on Teesta's face and the TV stations too, whose darling crusader she has remained for more than a decade, will stop portraying her as the saviour of the riot victims.
I don't mind General Kaat-Zoo taking over the mantle as the Protector-in-Chief of the Gujarat Muslims.
Teesta has made a name for herself after the Gujarat riots. There's no denying of the fact. Whenever Modi and Gujarat riots come into fore front, Teesta too comes up. Last when Katju -Jaitley controversy was heating up, Teesta claimed she has conclusive evidence against Modi. In this way , she is following her grandfather MC Setlvad who made a name for himself after the Jallianwalla bagh case.
Teesta(infamous rudali of communal riots) says I don't care...I have Dhule in my stable to milk...who cares for Gulberg..anymore??.........Jaha action waha paisa.....afterall its market forces that count!!
Signatures of 10 unknowns in a purely local and understandable cause puts our Teesta baiters on the ninth cloud!
"Even though Teesta's NGO is not mentioned by name"
It is Teesta's NGO. I am really curious to know all the people who support her NGO. They got to be bunch of idiot filthy rich people.
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