Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Myth of Hindu Terror by RVS Mani reviewed by Ramesh N Vinayak

The Myth of Hindu Terror by RVS Mani reviewed by Ramesh N Vinayak

Book Review - The Myth of Hindu Terror

In my opinion, an Autobiography is most difficult to write - particularly when the author is  focusing on few years of his  career and is just retired from Govt service and hence  constraints on what can be written and how much details can be revealed..

The Myth of Hindu Terror - is a fair and square attempt to write about a part of the life of the Author - glorious with achievement and yet lot of turbulence and trouble for standing up for right cause.

The author - Mr.RVS Mani a retired officer who has worked in various Departments and Ministries of Govt of India during his 30+ years of career, has penned this interesting book - "They Myth of Hindu Terror"

While you keep reading the book - you will feel as if Mr. Mani is sitting infront of you and narrating the details of events as they unfolded.

Mr RVS Mani - an upright Tamilian, son of an officer with impeccable values and culture, cricketer, ritvik, part of managing comittee of a Vinayaka Temple in Sarojini Nagar, South Delhi and a trustworthy team mate for his superiors and a great friend to his buddies.

Life and circumstances put him in Intenal Security (IS) division of Ministry of Home Affairs. 

That was sometime in 2005 and a new Govt had taken over in 2004.

In this book,  RVS takes us through the events particularly from 2006 to 2010 where there were many terror attacks in India right from IISc bangalore.

There are some startling disclosures.. Without giving much details and killing your interest to read the book, I will list them down

- Impeccable and exceptional intelligence gathering by resources of IB and MHA
- Timely notificaiton of State Govts
- without failure - State Govts sit on them
- Invariably - terror attacks happen and blame game begins

The book takes us through a journey of terror attacks

- 11th July 2006 - Mumbai - serial blasts in suburban trains
- 8th Sept 2006 - Malegaon serial blasts
- 18th Feb 2007 - Samjhauta Express blast
- 18th May 2007 - Mecca Masjid Blasts - Hyderabd
- 25th Aug 2007 - Lumbini Park Blasts, Hyderabad
- 11th Oct 2007 - Ajmer Shariff blast
- 21st Nov 2007 - Dist Courts, Jaunpur, Faizabad, Varanasi UP
- 1st Jan 2008 - CRPF Camp, Rampur
- Sept 2008 - Delhi Blasts
- 26 Nov 2008 - Mumbai Terror attack

As RVS takes us through these events, he also unfolds how the UPA Govt, remote controlled by Sonia Gandhi and Home Ministry under P Chidambaram and then Sushil Kumar Shinde, played the deadly game of creating the narrative of HINDU TERROR.

Such treachery not only made normal Hindus feel guilty and ashamed, but gave leverage to Pakistan so show that saffron terrorists are the one doing all attacks and Pakistan never supported terrorism.

You will be also shocked to know that

- Entire top brass of Min of Home Affairs were in Pakistan two days before 26/11 mumbai attack
- They were to return on 25th but their stay was extended in last minute and they were taken to Murrie a hill station that had very low telecom coverage and hence cutting of the top brass
- Additional Secy Border Management - who was normally not part of Home Secretary Level Talks (HSLT) was also included and he was the one who convinced Home Secy to agree for one day extension.
- A pak boat was spotted close Indian Nautical Border few days before 26/11 but no action was taken..
- CISF/CRPF commandos based in Mumbai could have been deployed to counter the terrorist attacks.  But Home Ministry sat on that
- NSG team was ready in Delhi Airport and Plane was ready to take off. But Home Minister, Shivraj Patil had given instruction that he would accompany but he went off to sleep and was not accesssible.  Hence Commando deployment was delayed by many hours

And the worst is - UPA Govt gave a list of wanted people in Pak to Pak Govt but 2 of them were already arrested in India.  This made the whole exercise a joke and Pak used this to destroy the credibility of the dossier.

My take after reading his book UPA Govt deliberately wanted to support Pak to prove it's claim that Pak is not supporter of terrorism and hence built the Hindu Terror Narrative.

Now comes the Ishran Jahan case. He was asked to file an affidavit on the stand of MHA by the court and he went and filed. The affidavit was stating the facts and hence supporting the claims of all those officers suspended/arrested for Ishrat Jahan encounter.

This put him in the cross-hairs of powers running the country.  How he suffered, how much torture he went through and how much he lost - you must read the book to know.

And he raises some genuine and shocking questions - which have not been answered.

After reading the book, I really started believing that - THERE IS BHAGWAN - who has been really shielding our nation from such nefarious and poisonous politicians.

And we have a saying in Tamil - translation of which is - "Dharma will be surrounded by deceit and treachery and utlimately Dharma will win"

Jai Hind.

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