Comments on: Guilty until proven innocent? It doesn’t end there for some Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Saly Tue, 02 Feb 2010 10:22:56 +0000 No one is born terrorist. Many are made and law has a great role in making an innocent person to terrorist. Loose of faith in Indian judiciary and at times assurance of secured life for their family.

By: vijay Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:51:03 +0000 Bajran dal and VHP are formed to resist Islamic barbarism more like modern version of Sikhism. IRA are not christian terrorists. they just wanted separate land for Irish people and took extremism but now they have denounced. what goals do these islamic terrorists have ?

Answer me Monsoor, why do you protest “Islam is religion of peace”. “Death to America” both banners side by side.

why do you need so much marketing for islam as a religion of peace if it really is ? Nobody questions Gandhi Mandela or MLK as merchants of peace. Why is it hardsell for Islam ? have you thought about it ?

By: vijay Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:42:54 +0000 Syed Monsoor,

LTTE, ULFA are not religious terrorists. Please learn history. Bajrang dal VHP doesnt have guns and bombs grenades and they have not bombed anywhere so far. If you twist the truth nobody is going to listen to you. Why is it hard for people like you to do a little research before posting. ALl you say seem to make you feel better that muslims are not only terrorists. Muslims are the only global religious terrorists.

By: small blue Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:46:58 +0000 Thank you for this post. As an Indian I am appalled at some of the comments I read here; put these together with the news of killings of Christians in Orissa by Hindu extremists and of Muslims in Kashmir by the Indian army and you have a truly frightening picture of what an “Indian century” might look like. There are some brave Indian reporters investigating this issue as well, at

By: Kabeer Tue, 09 Sep 2008 09:41:04 +0000 Most of the Muslim clerics are not learned. All that they know is learing the Quran by heart. In fact they have not read it with an open mind. This is why Muslims are most scared of their own community. And it is not just against other religions. When they finished killing people of another religion (Hindu, christian, sikh), they start killing sects within Islam (shias, ahmedias), and when that is done they killing non-wahabbis within sunni islam. And then they continue to kill fellow wahabbi-sunni-muslim who does not follow a particular leader. This goes on everywhere. (A popular everyday example of this is Hamas killing Fatah now). And their uneducated leaders keep telling them ‘Islam is under attack, Islam is uder attack, your culture is under attack, do something, do something’. This is why you see a lot of violence on a Friday afternoon. At least the Middle East countries (especially Arab nations) are now very strict about these ‘Islamic scholars’. If they don’t preach what they are told they are immediately arrested and deported.

By: Bobby Tue, 09 Sep 2008 09:34:18 +0000 I see here many commenting/putting blame on other religions; A hindu critisising a muslium and vice versa.
Finally we all are indian’s and our main motive here is to get rid from these terrorist activity’s.
I do accept that sometimes the innocent’s suffer but this is inevitable since its the responsibility of police to find the culprits; If there’s a delay in their investigation, would result in another havoc very soon.
These extremists/terrorists got to understand basically that no religion accepts killing innocent people.
Some muslium terrorist groups say that christian’s are their enemy’s and USA is their main target ; Some say they are killing
innocent’s for jihad and its allowed in ISLAM ; This is totally wrong as i have read quran and thers no phrase proving their words.Similarly LTTE have killed many leader’s and innocent people claiming that the local people and army have exploited their women ; Who asked them to go to srilanka and ask for a separate country; Its their fault and finaly trying to justify and negotiate things. Finally, I can only say that poverty and hatred is been converted to terroristm. Whatver may be the case, EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS TO UNDERSTAND THAT HE/SHE MUST NOT HARM ANYBODY AND RELIGION IS THE ONE CREATED BY HUMAN’S JUST TO TAKE PEOPLE IN THE CORRECT DIRECTION’S

By: vijit Tue, 09 Sep 2008 07:49:23 +0000 The Indian army’s Jungle Warfare Training School at Verengite espouses the motto “Fight a Guerilla like a Guerilla”.It hides a truth.You have to fight a guerilla like a guerilla. It is not a matter of choice.Likewise to fight terror one has to adopt some of the same shortcuts.The state (and its functionaries) in order to deal with terror becomes or is forced to become a terrorist itself by adopting some of the same morally ambiguous means. All in the cause for larger good.This is the real victimhood that terror imposes on free and open societies: the various versions of Patriot acts.

I recommend watching DROHKAAL and a particularly prescient movie titled SIEGE that explores this theme.

Gandhiji wanted to win independence through non violent means and since that would take time he desired to live for 125 years.He was a patient man. Neither the government nor the terrorists nor the media can be acused of this virtue.All three , especially the media are under myriad pressures to produce results.
The terrorists want to get there fast through violence since talks would take time, the media ,if it could help it, would get there even faster to break news.

After the Constituional Convention a woman asked Ben Franklin”What have you given us?”. “A republic”, Franklin replied,”if you can keep it.”

Let us try together.

By: Syed Mansoor Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:43:10 +0000 Good article by David and makes pertinent points. Terrorism-the spreading of terror among civilians and innocents–does not belong to any religion.

There are Islamist terrorists, Hindu terrorists (LTTE, ULFA–Bajrang Dal, VHP, (who kill innocent christians and Muslims)), Christian terrorists (IRA) there were Sikh. So dear bigoted Dev and Koleth, don’t spawn lies and spread your bigotry against Muslims. I condemn terrorism in the name of Islam. Would you condemn LTTE or VHP, Bajrang Dal (who have attacked Christians in Orissa).
Remember, Muslims or Hindus are not violent per se or bad. There are bad elements in every community and many good elements in all communites. Open your minds, Dev and Koleth. And Koleth, you stayed in the Middle East all your life–why did you or your family go there in the first place. Money? Yet you hated the intolerant place but not enough to leave as long as money was being made. What a hypocrite.

By: Swarup Mon, 08 Sep 2008 15:57:12 +0000 SO you have become a political commentator now? I thought you would work for the upliftment of the poor and fill the social and economical divide. But had not expected this from you.

By: ONP Mon, 08 Sep 2008 13:45:32 +0000 The concerns raised are quite vallid and true to a large extent, but we also must realise that we aree living in a difficult time, terrorism is a huge problem to our growth, prosperity, unity everything. Sadly, Muslims have somehow acquired this ill reputation of being the trouble makers, and we can not deny that. I think if you use even common sense, am sure a Hindu in all likelihood wouldn’t bomb cities like this coz he has no where else to go sadly, some how Muslim find there brothers and sadly sympathisers every where. I feel too much centralisation of Isla mis a big is hindering blossimg and diversity in the religion world wide. or why else one of the most modern religion be perceived the most conservative one. Muslims need to go thru self-realisation and see world from a broader perspective..And its a really sad that even Idnia nMuslim are biting the global terroris bait of some muslim organisations..