Gujarat Violence was “State-Sponsored”, “Police, Administration Hand In Glove With Anti-Social Elements”: Fact-Finding Report
Minority Coordination Committee (MCC)-Gujarat’s fact-finding report on the communal violence in two villages of the state’s Kutch district bordering Pakistan, has alleged that the violence was “state-sponsored”, with “the police and administration” being “hand in glove with the anti-social elements and part of a larger conspiracy” to create “fear among the Muslims and force them into ghettoization”.
The report prepared by a four member team comprising MCC convener Mujahid Nafees, social activists Usman Ghani Sherasia, Ibrahim Turk and Mohammad Lakha says that despite all this, the violence did not take a serious turn due to “the restraint and understanding” shown by the local villagers.
But the report observes that the incidents in two villages have “increased the disharmony between Hindus and Muslims”…. “Police was present but as a spectator only during the entire episode”, says the report….