A Pakistani website has been stated to be the source of the recent violence that has brewed up in India. It has also been exposed late last night that 2 terror groups of Assam have conducted serial meetings in Bangalore and other parts of India in a well designed plan to take revenge for the Assam violence. The plan, however, leaked out before execution, which led to NE Indians fleeing to their homelands in panic. The culprits are said to be members of MULTA and IUAL. Around 20 members, through provocative speeches are said to have instigated the crowd, instigating communal violence.
The website from Pakistan, reported to be the reason behind the recent spate of riots in Mumbai by members of the Muslim community has pictures of Buddhist monks supervising the burial of Tibetans and other Buddhist monks. They had lost their lives in the devastating earthquake of April 2010 that rattled Tibet. However, mischief mongers titled the picture as “Buddhist monks with the bodies of Rohingya Muslims killed by Buddhists in Burma”. This was enough to instigate violence over the alleged killings of their brethren in Burma. The result was a surge of violence on people from NE India, leading to panic among the community and a mass exodus from Hyderabad and Bangalore.
As soon as the photograph, along with its provocative caption caught up the world over, Urdu newspapers of Pakistan splashed the news all across. This was further fanned with its publication on several Islamic websites and blogs. They too claimed that the picture provided evidence of ‘Rohingyas being massacred by Buddhists in Burma’. This soon caught up on Indian soil, with a Bangalore-based Urdu newspaper reproducing the photograph, along with a provocative caption.
With the photo being misused, Tibetans all over the world were emotionally wounded. The Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala lodged a formal protest. However, the website got away with this blatant violation of ethics and law.
“The Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala is deeply disturbed and concerned over the circulation of a misleading photograph in some sections of the media showing Tibetan monks in their reports on the recent violence in Burma involving Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims,” announced the CTA said in a statement issued on August 14, 2012. “A photograph of Tibetan monks standing in front of a pile of dead bodies appeared in many websites in the Muslim countries, especially Pakistan. This photo of Tibetan monks was actually taken during their relief work in Kyegudo (Yushul), eastern Tibet, after a devastating earthquake hit the region on April 14, 2010. The Tibetan monks extended remarkable service in the rescue and relief operations at the time.”
“The relevant department of the Central Tibetan Administration wrote a letter to a website in Pakistan (ColumPk.com, Urdu Current Affairs Portal) on July 30 to remove the photo from its website, which it did so the next day,” added CTA. “But the photo is still in circulation, as some Muslims carrying the photo during their recent protest in Mumbai on August 11, 2012, appeared in Zee News, a leading news channel in India.”
However, the photo continues t be circulated in India, whipping up sentiments and inciting violence.
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