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Northeasterners crowd as they disembark from a train from Bangalore, in Guwahati.
Bulk of Anti-NE Rumours Sourced From Pak: Home Secy

Bulk of the rumours that triggered panic among people of northeastern states in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were sourced from Pakistan, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said today.

"A total of 76 websites were identified where morphed images were uploaded and bulk of these were uploaded in Pakistan," Singh told PTI.

"We believe it is highly reprehensible. I think it needs to be made known to everybody that this is something that is being done from Pakistan. The bulk of it has been done from Pakistan," he said.

He said all these websites have since been blocked. As a step towards rumours being spread, Government has imposed a 15-day ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes.

Singh said bodies of victims of cyclones and earthquakes in different part of the world were shown as victims of violence in Myanmar in the morphed images.

Apart from these websites, 34 more have been identified and Government was in the process of blocking them soon, he said.

Driven by rumours, over 30,000 northeast people have left Bangalore fearing attacks on them while many of them have fled Chennai and Pune in the last three days, notwithstanding assurances from the Centre and the state governments.

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21/D-229
Aug 19, 2012
11:22 PM

FIRST POST and several other websites made the same distinction that I made (comment # 15):

www.firstpost.com/politics/exodus-rumours-forget-pak-focus-on-hate-mongers-in-india-422542.html

Anwaar, Dallas
20/D-180
Aug 19, 2012
07:59 PM

Apparently the Home Ministry didn't not check the web chatter on Slime-balls of India website.

RSM, Delhi
19/D-151
Aug 19, 2012
05:44 PM

" Bulk of the rumours that triggered panic among people of northeastern states in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were sourced from Pakistan, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said today.

"A total of 76 websites were identified where morphed images were uploaded and bulk of these were uploaded in Pakistan," Singh told PTI."

Now question arises why Indian Muslims read and spread the Paki's hate propaganda further ?? And it resulted into mass migration of NE people .

So what message was sent by Mumbai Azad maidan crowd ,boys who stabbed a Tibetan or boys who sent the threats to NE Indians in each and every City that by 20th move out ??

The message was simple and crisp to NE people : You did that to our Muslim brothers in Assam so we do this to your people .

Now what the message will NE people send back to rest of Indian Muslims youth : You did to our people that and now we will do this to you your people !

Well where will this end ??

Rest assured Pakistan is just taking advantage of Indian Muslims as it has been doing in the past .But why Indian Muslims are and have been falling prey to Pakis ??

How will it help Indian Muslim youth to get jobs and status in life in India ? Why you are sealing your future for ever ? Haven't you suffered enough discrimination and humiliations in the past ? Things were looking upward for the Muslims then why again traverse back to Zero level ??

Do you think you will get jobs in the market with this stance ??

But still some hope is left :.May be very meager one :

" Two Muslims who took on the Azad Maidan rioters

While last Saturday’s riots stoked resentment against Muslim leaders, two members of the community taught a few others that Islam is about humanity
Jyoti Punwani , Mumbai Mirroe, August19,2012
Even as the leaders of Saturday’s rally shrug off any responsibility for the violence, two ordinary Muslims, Shadab Siddiqui and Farooq Mapkar stood up to a number of vandals in their community and took them on single-handedly and unarmed. Both say they could not watch as the youngsters sullied the name of Islam through their misconduct.
Thirty six-year-old poetess and social activist Shadab Siddiqui was on her way to work on Saturday afternoon when she saw around 40 Muslim boys with flags, traveling on the roof of the same Harbour line train as she was on.
They were all headed to the Azad Maidan rally, and were shouting religious slogans, clambering down into compartments, leaning out and clinging on to windows. '

kractivist.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/two-muslims-who-took-on-the-azad-maidan-rioters-mustread/

MUST READ MUMBAI MIRROR STORY !

a k ghai, mumbai
18/D-128
Aug 19, 2012
04:21 PM

 Why blame pakistan and its websites for the damage done by our own citizens? Check the picture attached the article whose link in given below:


http://www.niticentral.com/2012/08/how-pakistani-site-incited-muslims-in-india.html

This photo is supposed to be from the Mumbai protests. The protestors are carrying pictures with "Raza Academy" written on them as that "academy" organised and sponsored the protest. Why isn't that organisation being taken to task.

Tomorrow, if some chap rapes a woman and says he was aroused after he saw some US porn-site, will be blame the US and take it up with them.

The first step towards resolving a problem is acknowledging that there is a problem.

Whatever
Bangalore, India
17/D-109
Aug 19, 2012
02:30 PM

yo freaking kangressi take the responsibiliy for the problem, yor appeasement will cause many more problems. tomorrow china invades india, you will blame china for that? freaking morons.

Indian, Bangalore
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