Activists belonging to the Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee in
a fact finding report blamed the state government and the police
for the riots that spread in Hyderabad in second week of April.
They also accused Hindutva brigade of provocation and instigating
"Congress government responsible for
the communal violence in Hyderabad city. RSS outfits communalizing
the situation and polarizing population by developing communal
sentiments", the activists observed in their report.
"Communal violence that spread in
Hyderabad is not a sudden act of violence. In recent years,
communal fever is rising in Andhra Pradesh.
"It is a part of continuation of
greater conspiracy that has impact especially in the Telangana
region because of regional movement for separate Telangana State
which is captured by BJP to gain political power.
"They are working hard with the RSS
outfits to communalize the situation and polarize population by
developing communal sentiments. Due to this, communal hatred has
increased in this region by which both the rural and urban
peoples’ lives are in danger and have become the target of
Hindutva fascists ideology", they noted.
Accusing VHP leader Pravin Togadia,
who visited Hyderabad before and after the riots, of provocation
and questioning the inaction of the state government, the
activists noted, "After Togadia left Hyderabad, riots started in
Hyderabad and curfew was imposed in several parts of city, section
144 was imposed in Hyderabad and Secunderabad areas. During this
period also Togadia visited the city and the Congress government
permitted to hold a camp of VHP and Hindu Vahini and arranged
facilities to him where he addressed (rally) and once again
instigated the cadre."
Riots began in Hyderabad Sunday on
April 08 when the news spread that the Hanuman temple is
desecrated in the Kurmaguda area. The fact finding team quoting
from the people claimed that local corporator Sahadev Yadav with
the help of his henchmen is taking care of this temple. Problem
began when at around 7-8am on the fateful day, someone started
shouting that green colour is spread on the wall.
The fact finding reports says:
"(after this) Local people were trying to sort out the issue by
themselves but some youths started making calls and SMSs from
mobiles. Within no time a mob gathered at the spot and started
shouting slogans of Jai Shri Ram.
"Govind Singh of VHP, BJP and Hindu
Vahini leaders also arrived within minutes and one of them
announced that there is a leg of cow placed on the ventilator.
"The team asked the locals as to how
do they know that it was the leg of a cow, they could not say
anything particularly but said they heard VHP and Bajrang Dal
leaders saying this, but they did not see it personally."
The fact find team comprising Prof.
Rehana Sultana, Lateef Mohd Khan, Kaneez Fathima, Shefali Jha,
S.Q.Masood, M.Mandakini, Yahiya Khan and Mohd Ismail Khan
observed: "After the Madannapet incidence, many Masjids were
desecrated by throwing the dead dogs and pigs."
This committee also observed, "In
the violence Muslims houses were attacked, their properties
destroyed, women were misbehaved, Muslim youth were attacked but
police instead of providing protection to Muslims were shielding
The report also accused police of
arresting number of innocent Muslim youths and also showing many
youths absconding by implicating them, who were acquitted in the
Makkah Masjid blast case.
Questioning the role of police, the
report observed, "Some of the locals also said that the police
personnel were greeting each other with Jai Sri Ram."