FACT: Face of terror in hyderabad

27 08 2007

How could anyone kill a fellow creature ? Its not in my understanding how one can even think of harming and at the least killing an individual that too innocent people whose face you dont even know ?

The spray of visuals by the news channels of raw flesh and blood spread on the screens. Its gruesome and irresponsible, Whom to blame or is it just us who watch such things tolerating to be served with more. I think its time to protest, protest the killings and protest showing of such gruesome images too.


FACTS

In fact India, since 2004, has lost more lives to terrorist incidents than all of North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Eurasia put together.

All of these vast swathes of the globe lost a total of 3,280 lives in terrorist incidents between January 2004 and March this year.

India alone lost 3,674 lives over the same period of three years and three months.

Islamist extremists caused about 11,400 of the 24,614 deaths for which responsibility has been fixed Thailand surprise name on terror-hit list.

Islamist extremists account for about 11,400 of the 24,614 deaths caused in incidents where the perpetrators can be identified, that’s almost half of all people killed by terrorism. Christian extremists too have played their deadly part—causing 686 deaths, and before you think Ireland and the UK, pause. The fact is that Ireland is one of 103 countries where no lives have been lost to terrorism since 2004, while the UK has lost 55. Most of the 686 deaths caused by Christian extremists are in places like Uganda.

REST IN PEACE: A girl lights a candle in memory of those killed in the blast at the Lumbini Park in Hyderabad on Sunday

May their souls rest in peace

List of the dead
Mohammad Rizwan, New Malakpet (16 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
E Shyam Rao, Seethaphalmandi (27 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Raheemunnisa Begum, Asmanghad, Malakpet (40 yrs)- Gokul Chat.
Ahmed Mohiuddin, Govt. Teacher, Zaheerabad (45 yrs)- Gokul Chat.
Yahiya Abdul Qader, New Malakpet (17 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Akramullah Khan, Amberpet (22 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Prathyusha, Malakpet (20 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
C Vigyna Doophadu, Prakasham Dist (18 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Dr K V Anand, Barhampur, Orissa, DM (Anchology)(30 yrs) NIMS-Gokul Chat.
Master Ameer, Humayun Nagar (8 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Master Mohd. Ali, Humayun Nagar (6 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
K Krishna Chand, Shamshabad (28 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Vinya Babu, New Maruthi Nagar (24 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Mohd. Basith, Malakpet (21 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Dr Chaitanya Prasad, Narsaraopet,Guntur(23 yrs)- Home Surgeon OGH.Gokul chat.
Kishan, servant in Gokul Chat, Ramanthapur (55 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Mohd. Saleem, Humayun Nagar (47 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Syeda Fareeda Naaz, Humayun Nagar (35 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
K Sai Swaroop, Dilsukhnagar (21 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Sudhir Kumar, Bank Colony, Nizamabad (21 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Kundan Dass, Kachiguda (45 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Srilekha, Uppal (18 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Shravanthi,Uppal (18 yrs)- Gokul Chat.
Susheela, Uppal (45 yrs)- Gokul Chat.
L Shiva Krishna, Guntur (45 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Shaik Irfandowla, Anantapur (35 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Ramesh, Lab Supervisor, Santoshnagar (21 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
K Ram Mohan Rao, employee in ECIL, native of Tenali (23 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
P Urandhar Tannidhi, Kukatpally (19 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Sai Swaroop, Diksukhnagar (21 yrs)-Gokul Chat.
Sachin Bouar, Amruthavani Engineering College, Ahmednagar (19 yrs)-Lumbini Park.
B Sujith Kumar, Amruthavani Engineering College (19 yrs)- Lumbini Park.
Milind Mande, Amruthavani Engineering College- Lumbini Park.
Rupesh Bore, Amruthavani Engineering College-Lumbii Park.
Sourab Kumar, Amruthavani Engineering College-Lumbini Park.
Irshad Ahmed, Amruthavani Engineering College-Lumbini Park.
Kiran Chowdary, Amruthavani Engineering College (19 yrs)- Lumbini Park.
Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Businessman,Ahmed Nagar (45 yrs)-Lumbini Park.
Ibrahim Khan, Lokoshed Inspector, Madhya Pradesh (45 yrs)-Lumbini Park.
M K Jain, Lokoshed Inspector, Madhya Pradesh (44 yrs)- Lumbini Park.
One unidentified body.

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FACT update

21 08 2007

This is an update on FACT. After the successful Kashmiri Pandits’ exhibition, which at the moment has been translated in Mahratti and is being shown in villages of Maharashtra, another exhibition/symposium on the persecution of Hindus, Christians and Buddhists in Bangladesh was inaugurated in Mumbai on 18th November 2006 by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, in the presence of many terrorist experts, such KPS Gill, B. Raman, Brahma Chellaney and delegates from Bangladesh invited by FACT.

A path-breaking painting exhibition on “Aurangzeb as he was according to Moghol records“ was shown in Delhi’s Habitat Centre in February this year, in G gallery Bangalore in April and is now slated to be exhibited in Pune in August and then Mumbai. A film on the condition of Brahmans and Other Upper Castes has been made (it is posted on U Tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Xgc4ljHKM and it will be followed by an exhibition and a book. We have also initiated a show Shivaji which will be completed at the end of the year. FACT has embarked as well on a project to do two exhibitions: one on the 1947 Holocaust of Hindus and Sikhs and the second on the rise of Sikhism as a defender of the Hindu Dharma. FACT plans to bring out audio CD’s on all these subjects to educate people. We have already brought one on the Kashmiri Pandits’ issue, another one on the victims of the Bombay train blasts and of course, a third one on Brahmins and OUC.

But overall FACT has an ultimate goal: To build an Indian Holocaust museum. India has terribly suffered in the last fifteen centuries at the hands of invaders, be they Muslims, Christians, or even Chinese recently. No nation can move forward, unless it faces squarely its past. As His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, pointed out recently, “ the courage to remember, helps us not to repeat the same mistakes and to build a better future for our children ”. Hence, FACT would like to build an Indian museum where all the atrocities committed against Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Christians, will be depicted, but also where all the greatness of India, past, present and future will be projected. We have been donated a small piece of land in Pune near the airport and this is where we plan the museum. For all this noble endeavours, we solicit your help and support. FACT India is a registered Trust with tax exemption. If your donation is in Indian rupees, you can make a cheque in the name of FACT and mail it to

François Gautier,
Auromodel,
Auroville,
Tamil Nadu,
(via Pondichery) 605101,
India.

If it is in $, £, or €, you can make it in the name of François Gautier, specifying in an accompanying letter for which project it is meant. I will transfer the rupees in the FACT account which is Canara Bank, Pondichery a/c N° is 27147.

Thanks so much





Francois and his trubles with FACT and US

21 08 2007

Francois and his trubles with FACT and USok I was with francois at FACT and to start with here are some pixHEre are some Pix I have Clicked at the Exhibition

http://www.flickr.com/photos/veeru/

Hope U like them THey are with my Sony ericsson p910iso not that gr8 a quality

Loads of problems in the first place people are not ready to accept the idea ..

There have been a couple of voluntary supporters but u know how we Hindus are we go back at the slightest of bullying..THe contributors and supporters went away and he is all alone again…..I was with him at the FACT exhibition but poor guy yaar he is fighting a lone battle and for whom not for himself but for some “reatures called hindus”…I pity myself so lets spread the wordAnd lets do something

FACT Exhibition
Unveiling of “Asru (Tears): An Exhibition on the Plight of Hindus and other Minorities in Bangladesh” on Capitol Hill

FACT EXHIBITION was planned to be in Bangalore at MAINE Sadan Lauvelle Road from 19th Mar – 24th MArch… Volunteers requiredAnd MOST IMPORTANTLY VISITORS U know why ppl were afraid of visiting or getting Identified with FACT…

COz the themes we take up are bold bolder enough for the poor Hindus to get identified with. ANd after all we needed sombody like FRANCOIS GAUTIER to take up the cause of HINDUS and not we ourself.

GEt in touch with me Veeru@gmail.com for working with FACT :

now in preperation is “An Exhibition on Aurangazeb as he was portrayed in MOGHUL records”So nothing from our hands or mouths just as it was in the MOGHUL records. Poor Francois had to struggle with the Museum, ASI and other authorities mind u this was not in some MP or Nagaland it was in our very own Vasundharaji’s Govt RAjastan. ofcourse she was helpful later but look at the state of affairs.





Exhibition on Kashmir killings draws thousands

21 08 2007

Exhibition on Kashmir killings draws thousands

From the TRIBUNEIndia

Houston, August 28
Heart-rending pictures depicting the tragic plight of Kashmiri Pandits, their selective killings, mass cremations, exodus and refugee life since 1990 due to terrorism in Kashmir drew thousands of people at an exhibition here.

The exhibition titled “A glimpse of a tragedy without an end” and designed by journalist and author Francois Gautier, covered the killings and hardships the community had undergone.

Hosted by the Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT), a non-profit organisation, for raising awareness about terrorism and its affects on the people in India and South Asia, it was on display at the George R Brown Convention Center on August 20 and August 27 and drew over 15,000 people.

The exhibits, according to organisers, had been displayed in various other countries and was brought for the first time to the United States to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the exodus of 400,000 Pandits.

The pictures showcased the rich heritage of Kashmiri Hindus and the violence they have faced due to terrorism.

Many who saw the exhibition were appalled at the sufferings of the community.

“It is beyond imagination, how a community can survive and hold on to their culture, especially when barely 8,000 Kashmiri Hindus are left in the valley after the exodus,” said Ashwin Patel, a visitor.

“The scale of the exodus is larger than in Kosovo, yet the world remains silent,” FACT director Rahul Pandit said.

“And in this whole conflict there is not a single mention of the sufferings that these Kashmiri Pandits have faced after leaving their home and hearths back in valley,” he added.

Special guests to the exhibit included Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democrat-Texas).

Earlier, the exhibit had received approval by the House Ethics Committee in Congress prior to its premiere in the Rayburn Congressional Office Building in Washington DC on July 11. — PTI


Exhibition on J-K militancy at Capitol Hill

From the Tribuneindia

Washington, July 3
An exhibition depicting the plight of Hindus displaced by militancy in Jammu and Kashmir will be held this month at Capitol Hill, the Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT) announced today.

The two-day exhibition, which will open on July 11 in Rayburn Congressional Building, is expected to be attended by many members of the Congress.

The exhibition is in response to a feeling in the Kashmiri Hindu community that, for too long, the Kashmir problem has been supposed to be the struggle between India to retain the state as a part of the Union and Pakistan’s determination to annex it, the FACT-US said. — PTI

…this sends chills through my spine and my eyes are full of tears…
“…I know how some of my relatives have been murdered in cold blood, my own family house has been razed to the ground. I can’t even begin to describe the pain, we, the Kashmiri Pandits feel at the very mention of Kashmir, which has been our dear motherland for ever and we can’t even think of returning back to this beautiful land. I was always proud of being a Kashmiri Pandit, but by now it has become a nightmare to be one. I can’t go to the land where I was born, I can’t pray in our Temple at Shankaracharya Hill to our family deity, LordShiva. I cannot visit the holiest Mata’s temples in Kashmir, the Khir Bhawani Temple. These temples and Srinagar is a part of my beautiful childhood memories. Sometimes, we, the Pandits lose all hope that no – one cares and because of our number there are not too many Pandits remaining by now (after centuries of sufferings and persecution by the Islamic terrorists), we can’t make any difference to the vote bank in our own country, India, either; however, every now and then, people like you all show up and renew our hope in humanity all over again. Please note that I am not anti-Muslim or anti-Islam by any means but like most of us I am most definitely anti-terrorism.” – Identity of the person kept confidential on request.





Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism

21 08 2007
DESI RTP PRESS RELEASE
Friday, July 22, 2005
Triangle, NC

For Immediate Release
Re: Kashmir Exhibition and Francois Gautier’s Talk

“A Glimpse of a Tragedy Without an End” – Kashmir Exhibition
&
Francois Gautier’s Talk

On Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday, July 21st, hundreds of residents of the Triangle, NC area took advantage of an opportunity to view a unique exhibition on Kashmir titled “A Glimpse of a Tragedy Without an End,” and hear a talk by award-winning and world-renowned journalist and author, Francois Gautier. The exhibition and talk were held at the Hindu Bhavan Cultural Hall on Wednesday, July 20th and at the Duke University’s Freeman Center on Thursday, July 21st. Both events were organized by Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT) – an organization founded by Gautier – and Develop Empower and Synergize India (DESI).

The Kashmir exhibition is an attempt to highlight the impact of terrorism on the Hindu minority in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It depicts the plight of the 350,000 Kashmiri Hindus who were tortured, raped, killed, and ultimately ethnically-cleansed from the Kashmir Valley in 1989-1990 by Islamic terrorists. These Kashmiri Hindus have been turned into refugees in their own country and currently languish in refugee camps in Jammu and New Delhi. A highly-educated, secular and tolerant community with an ancient and distinct culture, the Kashmiri Hindus have found little support from the Indian government, human rights organizations or the international community.

Francois Gautier’s talks focused on the history and uniquely tolerant culture of the Hindus. He shared his own personal experiences, as a foreign journalist working in India, explaining how the peaceful, all-inclusive Hindu culture has influenced him. He urged Hindus living in America to take up the cause of human rights of persecuted Hindus in the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere, by highlighting the issue in mainstream American media, talking to their representatives in the Congress and Senate, and participating in non-violent protests and demonstrations. Mr. Gautier was born and raised in France, but has lived in India for the past 33 years, is married to an Indian, and works for Ouest-France, the largest circulated daily in France, and LCI, France’s 24-hour TV news channel. In addition, he writes “The French Connection” column in The Pioneer, and Indian daily, and contributes regularly to rediff.com.

FACT-USA, a registered non-profit organization in the US, is an initiative to raise awareness about the impact of terrorism on innocent people through exhibitions, conferences and other methods. DESI is a new organization in the Triangle, NC area which seeks to highlight issues related to Indian history, culture, society, economy, security and contemporary politics.

For more information about FACT and the Kashmir exhibition, please visit http://www.fact-india.com http://www.factusa.org. To learn more about Francois Gautier and his work, please visit http://www.francoisgautier.com. For information about DESI, please visit rtpdesi.blogspot.com, or email us at

Kashmir exhibition a success in Houston

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=319500
SEEMA HAKHU KACHRU HOUSTON, AUG 28 (PTI)

The heart rending pictures depicting the tragic plight of the Kashmiri Pandits, their selective killings, mass cremations, exodus and refugee life since 1990 due to terrorism in Kashmir drew thousands of people at an exhibition here.

The exhibition titled “A glimpse of a tragedy without an end” and designed by journalist and author Francois Gautier, covered the killings and hardships the community has undergone.

Hosted by the Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT), a non-profit organisation, for raising awareness about terrorism and its affects on the people in India and South Asia, it was on display at the George R Brown Convention Center on August 20 and August 27 and drew over 15,000 people.

The exhibits, according to organisers, had been displayed in various other countries and was brought for the first time to the United States to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the exodus of 400,000 Pandits from their roots in Kashmir.

The pictures, showcased the rich heritage of Kashmiri Hindus, and the violence they have faced due to terrorism.

Many who saw the exhibition, were appalled at the sufferings of the community.

“It is beyond my imagination, how a community can survive and hold on to their culture, especially when barely 8,000 Kashmiri Hindus are left in valley after exodus, said Ashwin Patel, a visitor.

“The scale of the Kashmir exodus was larger than in Kosovo, yet the world remained silent,” FACT director Rahul Pandit told PTI. “And, in this whole conflict there is not single mention of the sufferings that these Kashmiri Pandits have faced after leaving their home and hearths back in valley,” he added.

Special guests to the exhibit included Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democrat-Texas), Nick Lampson, who is the Candidate for Congress, District 22, and Houston City Council members M J Khan and Gordon Quan.

Earlier, the exhibit had received approval by the House Ethics Committee in Congress prior to its premiere in the Rayburn Congressional Office Building in Washington, DC on July 11.

Terrorism cannot be fought on the streets. It must be dealt with before it affects the lives of innocent people. Kashmir (India) and Bangladesh are an example of what terrorism can do to human life. There are 350,000 Kashmiri Hindus living in camps as refugees in their own country. Bangladesh had 37% Hindu population in 1971. Today there remains hardly 10% Hindu population.

And the world Watched in Silence a Film by Ashok Pandit

And the world Watched in Silence a Film by Ashok Pandit

Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism is an initiative to raise awareness through exhibitions, conferences and awareness drives. FACT will sponsor educational programs for children suffering because of terrorism and have no access to education.
FACT has undertaken an Exhibition on Kashmir created by Francois Gautier, a French Journalist. Subsequently FACT will organize an exhibition on Bangladesh.

François Gautier,
Auromodel,
Auroville,
Tamil Nadu,
(via Pondichery) 605101,
India

FACT
P. O. Box: 540892
Houston,
TX 77254-0892
Email: contact@factusa.org