Friday, October 26, 2007

Gujarat Massacre: Admission Caught On Video

India has yet to get to the bottom of the Gujarat massacre in 2002, where Hindu zealots butchered thousands of innocent Muslims. It was an act where thousands were complicit, but only a relative few have been brought to justice.

Now Tehelka, a muckraking news magazine with a history of provocative investigative journalism (pioneering the use of the spycam), has an interview with one of these zealots, who readily admits to joining in the attacks.

Both Sandeep and Barbar Indian question the video’s veracity, and question the timing of the report given upcoming elections in Gujarat. Legitimate questions, in my opinion. It will be interesting to see, though, how the UPA government and courts react to this video.

Tehelka also has a special section on its web site, which the video is part of, dedicated to the Gujarat massacres that is worth checking out