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Sangh Parivar working towards communal conflagration in Hyderabad

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
December 04:

The Sangh Parivar is assiduously working towards a major communal conflagration in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad is the only metropolitan city in India where two out of five citizens are Muslims and the Member of Parliament elected since 1984 has been from an avowedly Muslim party, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM). It is a city where the Muslims are not just numerically strong but are also culturally and politically assertive. While Hyderabad has had a long history of Hindu-Muslim violence, what has been unique about the city is that the Muslim community has organised itself around the MIM. This has resulted in the violence and aggressive identity politics of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates being matched by a similar politics by the MIM. The last major incident of communal violence in Hyderabad was in 1990 in the aftermath of L K Advani’s Rath Yatra, where a gruesome “scoreboard” was kept and the number of Muslims and Hindus killed was equalled as the MIM cadre matched the muscle power and bloodlust of the RSS.

A combination of strong action by the governments in power (mainly of the Telugu Desam Party) and the matching of the muscle power of the Sangh Parivar and the MIM, along with the large-scale transformation of Hyderabad’s economic and social networks in the last two decades has resulted in a period of relative communal calm. The MIM strategy seems to be to use its power, both on the street as well as in the legislature, to provide protection to the Muslim community to pursue their lives and livelihoods. The RSS and its affiliates, mainly the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have tried to consolidate the Hindu community behind it to match the MIM while trying to weaken its political base. They have largely been unsuccessful in this. Till now.

There has been a gradual build-up of tension in recent years. The RSS, VHP and BJP have begun Hindu public festivals to often push demands that have led to communal tensions. New festivals, like “Hanuman Jayanti”, have been suddenly foisted on Hyderabad with a large-scale use of saffron buntings and motorcycle rallies by young men waving saffron flags and shouting Hindutva slogans, mainly in mixed Hindu-Muslim residential localities. The MIM has retaliated by organising unprecedented public celebrations of previously private Islamic festivals with similar aggressive public displays. In 2010, there were small riots over street buntings of saffron and green and last year during Bakrid there were attacks where the necks of some Muslim men were slit. The ensuing violence in both cases was thankfully controlled through police action and the intervention of locality elders. More recently, the city has witnessed a series of, apparently unrelated, low-intensity incidents of communal violence and mischief. Some months back beef was found to have been thrown, in quick succession, in a few temples. Soon it was discovered that it was the cadre of the Hindutva organisations who were responsible for this outrage. As this issue subsided, new trouble started with serial thefts of the ornaments of deities in Hyderabad’s old city. In cases which have still not been solved, at least five temples were “burgled” leading to more tension. This was followed by the very open attempt to enlarge the illegal temple which has been built adjacent to the Charminar with the help of VHP and BJP leaders who claimed it was an “ancient” Bhagyalaxmi temple. (A recent set of photographs published in The Hindu shows that there was no such temple in the 1950s/1960s.) Over and above this, there have been frequent instances of arson targeting individual shops, businesses and vehicles, mainly of Muslims, not just in Hyderabad but in other towns of the Telangana region.

This new strategy of low-key incidents kills few but is effective in achieving the political aims of the Sangh Parivar. They spread fear and terror among residents, particularly the Muslims, increase the communal divide and create an atmosphere of distrust among communities, and disrupt the lives and livelihoods of people, both Hindu and Muslim. These lead to frequent, yet sudden, curfews and police blockades and the shutdown of schools and shops. Together these help create an atmosphere where any small incident can blow up into a major communal conflagration. While the MIM has, as yet, not fallen for the bait and generally kept its cadres on the leash, it is a matter of time before either this leash snaps or the MIM leadership itself decides that there is need for some counteraction. Any such action from the MIM or other Muslim organisations would provide an opportunity for the Hindutva forces to “retaliate” and end the fragile communal peace in Hyderabad.

This Hindutva strategy needs to be contextualised in the unsettled political and social conditions in Telangana. The two main political parties – Congress and Telugu Desam – are in crisis and deeply divided. Their respective alliances of castes, communities and social interest groups have unravelled, but there is not yet any clear pole around which they can coalesce. It appears that the Hindutva strategy is to work towards a communal conflagration of such proportions which would sear the social fabric of the region and lead to a polarisation of caste and community alliances along the communal divide, cementing the political ascendence of the BJP in the region, which everyone expects will sooner, rather than later, become a separate state. The ruling Congress, always known for using Hyderabad’s communal divisions for short-term political gains, seems to be deliberately giving space to the RSS, VHP and BJP to stoke the flames, leading to the MIM withdrawing support to the state and central governments. It is unclear what or who in the Congress hopes to benefit from this, but the real danger is that there is as yet no voice, outside of the Muslim community, which is ready to recognise the threat of the Sangh Parivar’s strategy and work towards foiling it.

From Economic and Political Weekly,December 01, 2012

Editorial 'Witches' Brew in Hyderabad'

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Local businessmen getting them here

These terrorist are coming to hyderabad becuase of marati/lodhas' and Gujurati businessmen. They are paying them to come here and provide them jobs. These are all the tactics of BJP , RSS, VHP factions.

Please Read Very Carefully !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Astaghfirullah!!!!!!!!! I never Expected that siasat team will go below to this much extent to Blame MIM. Whatever Respect I use to have for siasat team in my heart is now completely Gone. By writing this kind of articles they are giving chance to other communal parties to easily divide the unity of Muslims....shame on you!!!!!!!!!

The MIM Has very Rich and Extensive experience in Defending Communal Parties and this Political experience of them is due to there Long Rein In Hyderabad.any person who thinks that they are the Good alternatives of MIM Then they are totally wrong and must have to come out of there misconception!

The Riots Like Gujrat have been not occured in hyderabad due to the strong shield of MIM against the communal Parties. but inreturn if MIM is striving hard for land space for there personal reasons then still we muslims will forgive them beause of there strong shield and good representation of Muslim society.

Every Year both at state and central level there are zillions of scams in which all hindu politicians are involved and even they are eating up the money in the name of minorities so why siasat team and mr.zahid ali khan are not proclaiming justice at state and central level.Chandra babu naidu was alo involved in many scams and many petitions are pending against him so why mr zahid ali khan did not Blamed TDP But Rather he Joined TDP in Last Election ????

we all have to be very Proud that atleast there is one muslim party in A.P who is involved in land corruption and that too,at very minimum extent!! and this land doesn't even belongs to zahid ali khan nor siasat team its the governement land. if MIM wont occupy this land then other communal parties will take control of this land.

Mr Zahid ali khan and siasat team is NOt Understanding the fact that MIM is the PUBLIC CHOICE.By blaming MIM they are Pointing there dirty finger on PUBLIC CHOICE!

Stupid person U read this it says...

From Economic and Political Weekly,December 01, 2012

Editorial 'Witches' Brew in Hyderabad'

NOT published by Siasat and Stop this nonsense of going after Siasat. You will loose every seat if dont stop this nonsense behavior. We really need to be United brother, so please stop goig after siasat.

Re: Stupid Person U Read This it says...

Brother if this Article was published in Economic and Political Weekly Dec01-2012 then what is the Intension behind Republishing in siasat ????

I am not a Person At Group level but I am an Individual citizen and a supporter of MIM Like others. Islam has taught all of us to respect the Demoracy of Muslims.its we muslims who elected MIM through a perfectly Democratic standards But if any Muslim party thinks that they are Good Replacement for MIM Then I request and welcome them to show there Talent in Elections Rather Declaring Looser just by words of mouth is not sufficient at all.

Respecting the Muslims democracy is A Right of every muslim.if any nonsense article Related to muslims democracy was published in Economic and Political Weekly OR Any other news paper or Maxine then its not befitting for Muslim news papers to Republish the same article.

By Republishing this article theirs consciousness might be right but their Intensions are not clear????

ye pure mim ke khilaf hai so

ye pure mim ke khilaf hai so komzor log hai jiske jazbat assteen pe hote hai inko hoshayari nai ate..

dont worry MIM is the best as always stay united and behind MIM. or else loose hyderabad like all other place in india to sangh parivar.


Now time has come to unite more, because we can get our fundamental rights in our political unity, otherwise no party is there who can debate for minorites rihts in houses. For last 65 years minorities are being ruined.

Sharam kar re editor. Stop blaming MIM...

Sharam kar re editor. Stop blaming MIM...

Congress is determined to teach lesson

Congress learned muslims can no longer be pursued and therefore they are targetting muslims even more. they are pushing Asad Owasi to go out at Natioinal level and expose congress to Muslims.

As long as Congress is in power BJP and terror factions will thrive, becuase they have full protection.

communal article!

One more communal article by communal siasat just before Babri Masjid Anniversary.

Completely agree with you .

Completely agree with you .

Disgestion problem after liberted

The hindus have always tried and trying to explain us the liberated india is only belongs to HINDUs, were others like Muslim, sikh and Chiristans are comes under minorities and they should not feel India that is their country also, if this evils continues for more 10 years then all the effort of respected Gandi will go waste and India will again become salve, we good society people needs to remove this virus/germs from great indian society and perphaps that will do only by the elected government, but shame on everyone will cry in future.

Just saying

Shame on you for your English

Saffron Terrorism: RSS/Bajrang Dal/BJP Axis of Evil


Terror is an age old weapon of Hindutva terrorists. Now as Dalits are rising economically and politically due to reservations in education and jobs, militant Brahmins are increasingly venting their frustration on defenseless minorities. Throughout history of Indian continent, Saffron Terrorists who are consumed by anger, resentment, a lust for revenge, greed, aggressive competitiveness sought to destroy and dehumanize the lower castes due to their distorted political ideology and religious conviction. For the several decades, the followers of Santana Dharma and Vedas who could not prevail either by persuasion or by example have resorted to maligning Islam and the Indian Muslims through their terror organizations / outfits and splinter groups with criminal background operating under the guise of social organizations and in many instances by insinuating the low caste Hindus against Muslims. Although they have caused large scale harm to Muslims financially, physically and psychologically they failed to break the will of Indian Muslims - either because Indian Muslims are not afraid to die for a life worth living, or because the Saffron terrorists themselves came to realize that free Muslims cannot be frightened by threats, organized violence and aggression.
The right wing Hindus should know that when they dehumanize another by inflicting suffering and harm on others, they dehumanized themselves as much as those on whom they trample.
Islam is the true word of God and a universal religion for all of the mankind which has spread every nook and corner of the world due to its tolerance, love and sacrifice. The more you suppress by whatever means you can, the stronger it emerges.


Who r u ? something

Who r u ? something suspicious


If muslim shouts he is declared terrorist and if hindu shouts he declared hinduvata (Indian). where is secularism. Everyone know this , what government is doing to control them. RSS AND BJP are on open wars with muslim in hyderabad, government is arresting only innocent muslim. Believe me, if muslim start doing how rss and bjp are doing, there will be no place to hide them.

BAN HINDU communal parties

BAN HINDU TERRORIST PARTIES (RSS, SHIV SENA, MNS, BAJRANG DAL, ETC) for peace to prevail in our state A.P, and the whole country.
These communal and anti-social/anti-national/terrorist parties wont allow a common HINDU & MUSLIMS citizen to live in peace and harmony.

Law & Order

It is time now the Anurag Sharma the police chief to be impartial dealing without political parties muscle power, unlike the recent case of cyber incident of Palghad. We live in civilized society and people are educated in India not to get carried away from religious slogan and ideology. Adhere law & order without abuse and prejudice that is what a common citizen expects from Police.


While Owaisi may not be the best leader and MIM the best party, all Muslims must rally around them. They are all we have.

Unity is the need of the hour for survival.

Support Asad he is a Muslim and will not sell us.

New Laws to arrest saffron terrorist

The only way to bring peace is to find these saffron terrorist and arrest them. Government needs to build a new prision to accomediate these Hinduvata terrorist and feed them cow dung.

I completely agree with u

I completely agree with u brother... there should be a special prison to accommodate these Shameless chaps and feed them with Beef & Cow dung..

I completely agree with u

I completely agree with u brother... there should be a special prison to accommodate these Shameless chaps and feed them with Beef & Cow dung..

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