L K Advani inaugurates an exhibition on "Naxalism: A threat to the Unified nation of India"

13 07 2008

For Pictures of the Ehibition Click here

Those who of you couldnt make to
the exhibition, heres’s an online exhibition.

Below are the press release and the photographs of L K Advani’s visit to the



L K Advani today inaugurated an exhibition by FACT on “Naxalism: A threat to the Unified nation of India” at India Habitat centre Delhi. The Exhibition based is on the statistical and ground reports along with photographs. It is an impressive effort to bring to light the mindless violence in the name of Left wing ideology. Mr Advani after inaugurating the exhibition by lighting the lamp was impressed by the exhibition and remarked “this is a very dedicated effort and I appreciate the organisers FACT and its founder Francois Gautier” He also remarked in the visitors book ” violence can never be a solution to the existing problems or of the future and its efforts like those by Sri Sri Ravishankar and Art of Living that can make a difference”.

The exhibition will be screened until 14th july 2008, while this happens to be the second screening of the exhibition, the first one was held on the sidelines of the “South Asia Peace and Reconciliation conference” Oslo in Norway. This effort happens to be a one of its kind.

The exhibition travels through the pain and sufferings caused by the Left wing seperatism with ample help from Photographs and statistics. Blasted schools that rob the children of their future and childhood, blasted roads and destruction caused in the lives of the peasants whom the Maoists claim to be fighting for are all illustrations of a failed ideology through the gun. Investments in the stock markets by maoists, budgets scaling to crores for ammunition show the loss of ideology of the ‘saviours’ and puts them in question of their deeds by even their own supporters. The exhibition tries to portray and study the sociological and human rights impact from neutral perspective while giving a benefit of doubt for the arguments that “but they are fighting for people”, “but they have sacrificed their lives”, “but they are committed” and a whole lot of questions. The money and the caste conflicts in the naxal movement are by themselves answers to a lot of questions while maoism fights for a so called casteless society.

FACT a not for profit trust and has been working to highlight the mindless killings in the name of ideology and religion. Established in 2003 by Francois Gautier the French journalist, indologist and author living in India for the past 33 years. The recent Historical and Artistic exhibition on Aurangazeb by the organisation has run into trouble after Muslim fundamentalists createdtrouble in chennai.

Ongoing & Upcoming FACT Exhibitions

25 09 2007

The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti in association with FACT, Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism are organising the following exhibitions at the following lo9cations Know more

Exhibition of documents concerning Aurangzeb’s genocide of Hindus
I am grateful to the Anonymous dear reader who brought this to my attention. This is an excellent article by Francois Gautier about the exhibition he is organizing about the genocidal activities of the Radical Islamic genocidal tyrant Aurangzeb. Says a blogger friend

Weblog of Dashmesh Pictures

Reproduced the Francois article on Aurangazeb

Thyere is this piece on The same subject on Boloji by V sundaram

Francis Gautier presents a traveling exhibition on the reign of the last Great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb that shows Hinduism as a timeless cultural manifestation capable of maintaining its unique character and spirit for tolerance amidst sustained onslaught.

Date Place Time Address Contact No
21-24 Sept 2007 Margao, Goa Full Day Lingayat Hall, Pajifond, Margao 9890722314
21-23 Sept 2007 Nashik, Maharashtra 10am to 9pm Limaye Hall, Tilak Road, Nashik 9422249329
21-24 Sept 2007 Mumbai, Maharashtra 5pm to 10pm Abhyudaya Nagar Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandal, Kalachauki, Shahid Bhagat Singh Ground 9322047582
22-24 Sept 2007 Mumbai, Maharashtra 4pm to 9pm Vijayanagar Society Hall, Sahar Road, Andheri (East) 9323950270

Date Place* No of Visitors Set** Inaugurated By Notes
11-14 Sep 2007 Beed, Maharashtra 1400 A & B Shri. Jaysingh Mama Chungade, Shivsena 1. Shri. Shivajirao Kulkarni sponsered 5000 handbills. 2. Smt. Jaju provided hall at very nominal rate.
8 Sep 2007 Bicholim Goa 250 A & B Shri. Mohan Kelkar, North Goa District Chief, RSS 1. The manager of Sree Maruti Temple provided the temple hall free of charge for the exhibition. 2. Shri. Sakharam Pednekar and Shri. Rajesh Parab provided sound system.
8-10 Sep 2007 Dharangaon, Jalgaon, Maharashtra 2500 A & B Shri. Mahesh Maharaj, Keertankar 1. Shri. Ranesh Mahajan provided hall free of cost. 2. Shri. Jeevanappa Bayas donated Rs. 2000 3. Shri. Mangaldas Bhatiya sponsered 5000 handbills.
7-9 Sep 2007 Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 7500 A & B Shri. Baburao Borade, a devotee of Goddess Sree Mahalakshmi Foreigners visited the exhibition.
4 Sep 2007 Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 1000 A & B Shri. Prakash Phatak, President, Gokul Mitramandal co-operated for arranging the exhibition.
31 Aug-2 Sep 2007 Thane city, Thane, Maharashtra 1200 A & B Pujya Eknath Maharaj Sadgir, Shri. Kelkar, MLA, BJP, Shri. Bhoir, Deputy mayor In the inauguration function Police restricted to show the VCD prepared by FACT ‘… and the world remain silent’ to Hindu Dharmabhimanis.
25-27 Aug 2007 Vileparle, Mumbai, Maharashtra 1760 A & B Shri. Vinayak Raut, Chief Secretary, Shivsena and Adv. Parag Alavani, BJP and others 1. Shri. Bapat, trustee, Sree Parleshwar Temple provided place of temple free of charge to arrange the exhibition.

2. Adv. Parag Alavani, ex-corporator, BJP provided nearby BJP office.

23-25 Aug 2007 Beed city, Beed Maharashtra 2600 A & B Pujya Patankar Maharaj, Prof. Sunil Dhande, MLA, Shivsena, Shri. Dharurkar of daily Lokasha and others 1. Prof. Sunil Dhande, MLA, Shivsena, sponsored 19000 handbills and 1000 posters for the exhibition
2. Shivsena provided 5 banners for displaying exhibition details.
22-23 Aug 2007 Hatkangale, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 1200 A & B Smt. Sunita Bachane, Sarpanch, Shri. Rajendra Patil, Deputy Taluka chief and press reporter of Daily ‘Samana’ and others Shri. Abhinandan Solankure, activist Sree Shivapratishthan had taken maximum responsibility of the exhibition. He also provided the food to the activist working for the exhibition.
19-21 Aug 07 Kankavali, Sindhudurga, Maharashtra 2600 A & B Shri. Parshuram Uparkar, MLA, Shivsena Smt. Shivani Bhat, displaced from Kashmir and now taking education at Kankavali visited the exhibition and expressed her experiences in the Kashmir.
19-20 Aug 07 Pulachi Shiroli, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 2000 A & B Pujya Vitthal Maharaj Patil, District Dharmacharya Sampark Pramukh, VHP Youths from ‘Shivapratishthan’ organization and ‘Sampark Yuva Dal’ took part in arrangement of the exhibition.
19-20 Aug 07 Junnar, Pune, Maharashtra 2000 A & B Pujya Atmaram Maharaj Tekale 1. Shri. Anil Joglekar of ‘Amarnath’ Local cable channel recorded the exhibition and immediately telecasted it. 2. RSS and Bajarang Dal activists present for whole day for providing security to the exhibition.
17-19 Aug 07 Bicholim, Goa 1072 A & B Shri. Anand Mayekar, President, Brahmanand Tarunai organization 1. Shri. Sanjeev Kumar, LIC agent printed 10,000 handbills for the exhibition. 2. Shri. Suresh Hobale, RSS activist at Lambgaon participated in the arrangement of the exhibition.
15-19 Aug 07 Ghatkopar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 2500 A & B Shri. Prakash Mehta, MLA, BJP, Adv. Liladhar Dake, Ex. Minister, Shivsena and P. Gaykar Maharaj Shri. Dattaram Gujar, Section chief, Shivsena provided hall of a temple and some place of Shivsena Shakha
14 Aug 07 Indapur, Raigad, Maharashtra 500 A & B Shri. Ramesh Shinde, Maharashtra state spokesperson, HJS Shri.Chandrashekhar Deshmukh and Shri. Dattatreya Patil provided hall free of charge
13-16 Aug 07 Tasgaon, Sangali, Maharashtra 7000 A & B Shri. Shrikant Chavhan, District chief, Sree Sampraday and Shri. Amol Shinde, Deputy mayor Trustee of Virshaiv Mangal Karyalay provided hall in concessional rates.
12 Aug 07 Bastoda, Mapusa, Goa 250 A & B Smt. Laalan Karapurkar, Deputy Sarpanch of Bastoda village Smt. Laalan Karapurkar, Dy. Sarpanch of Bastoda village provided hall free of charge and also informed the villagers to attend the exhibition.
11-14 Aug 07 Belgaum city, Belgaum city, Karnataka 4000 A & B Swami Satchitprakashananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Kendra 1. Shri. Narvekar, VHP provided place and printed 3000 handbills for publicity.

2. His holiness Acharya Dharmendraji visited the exhibition. 3. Shri. Abhay Patil, MLA visited the exhibition.

5-6 Aug 07 Shirpur, Dhule, Maharashtra 2300 A & B Shri. Baban Choudhary, Deputy president, BJP HJS, Shivsena, BJP and VHP had jointly organized this exhibition.
29 July 07 At 173 places in India Average


A & B HJS displayed FACT charts in Sanatan Sanstha’s

Gurupournima programs.Members of HJS and seekers of
Sanstha explained these charts to the curious.
Likewise, during talk on the topic of
‘Rekindling and Protection of Dharma’ at the

Gurupournima celebration, the speakers gave the

audience information about the FACT exhibitions to be

organised by the HJS at different places.

16-17 July 07 Shindkheda Dhule, Maharashtra 750 A & B Shri. Hemnat Salunkhe, local leader, Shivasena
14-16 July 07 Nanded city, Nanded, Maharashtra 1000 A & B Pujya Baba Balvindarsinghji, Naginaghat Gurudwar Sanatan Sanstha, Yogvedant Samiti, Swa. Savarkar Pratishthan, Shivsena, Brahman Mahasangh took part to arrange the exhibition.
13-16 July 07 Savantwadi Sindhudurga, Maharashtra 1350 A & B Dr. Trambak lele, RSS 1. Shri. Shivram Dalvi, MLA visited the exhibition. 2. Coverage by the ‘Sahara News’ and ‘Me Marathi’ channels
12-15 July 07 Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 25000 A & B Many Hindus who wished to participate in the activities of the HJS, provided their contact details.
12-14 July 07 Dombivali, Thane, Maharashtra 2000 A & B H.H. Sharaddada Vaishampayan

1. Shri. Umesh Nakhye, owner of Everest Hall provided the premises free of cost for 3 days. 2. HJS had organized a debate on the topic ‘Hindu genocide’. Local leaders of Shivsena, BJP and Dr. Sacchidanand Shevade, renowned kirtankar participated in the debate.

8-9 July 07 Vardha city, Vardha, Maharashtra 1200 A & B Pujya Satish Maharaj, National Kirtankar 1. The Trustee of the Bajaj library provided the hall free of charge for the exhibition. 2. Owner of local cable channel advertised this program on his channel free of charge.
8 July 07 Khandala, Satara, Maharashtra 600 A & B Adv. Balkrishna Pandit, RSS 1. Shri. Subhash Sawant, Principal of local college provided the chairs and table free of charge for the exhibition. 2. Activists of Dharmaveer Sambhaji Mitra Mandal, Shivshakti Gram Vikas Mandal, Krantisigh Ganeshotsaw Mandal printed the handbills required for the publicity of exhibition and distributed it.
5-7 July 07 Ahamadnagar city, Ahamadnagar, Maharashtra 6000 A & B Shri. Anilbhaiya Rathod, MLA, Shivsena Muslim organizations had given a representation to the District Collector opposing this exhibition. Noticing this, 10 activists of Shivprathisthan came forward to provide security for the exhibition.
1-2 July 07 Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 700 A & B Pujya Bal Maharaj Local Hindu organizations participated in the publicity and also helped to organize the exhibition.
29 June-1 July Mapusa, Goa 2000 A Shri. Narayan Rathawad, Senior reporter Shri. Rane, ex- MLA, MGP (local party), Shri. Sheth-Tanavade, ex-MLA, BJP, Mrs. Bhobe, councilor of Mapusa MNC, Shri. Valavalkar, RSS, Shri. Buva, VHP and other eminent pro-Hindus visited exhibition.
29 June-1 July 07 Nagpur city, Nagpur, Maharashtra 700 A & B Pujya Sadgurudas Maharaj Dharmapeth Shikshan Sanstha provided the hall at nominal rates.
29 June-1 July 07 Amaravati city, Amaravati, Maharashtra 3000 A & B Dr. Pradeep Shingote, City chief, Shivsena 1. Shri. Patane of ‘Chintamani Coaching Classes’ printed 10000 handbills of the exhibition free of charge. 2. RSS activists explained this issue in their program and also distributed handbills.
29-30 June 07 Chopda, Jalgaon, Maharashtra 5500 A & B Pujya Narayan Swami, Rameshwartirth Shri. Atul Sonavane, District chief of Shivsena immediately chalked out plans to organize such exhibitions in the 4 talukas of Dhule district.
26-29 June 07 Miraj, Sangli, Maharashtra 4000 A & B H.H. Poyekar Maharaj ‘Khare Mandir Vachnalay’ provided hall at nominal rates.
24-June 07 Solapur city, Solapur, Maharashtra 1000 A It was organized in the Solapur Dharmajagruti Sabha.
22-24 June 07 Rajarampuri, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 700 A Shri. Sambhaji Jadhav, Speaker, Standing committee

1. Shri. Sunil Bhaik, junior engineer of MNC made available tables free of charge 2. Shri. Rajshekhar Baggi, owner, Shubhraj enterprises give Generator free of charge for 4 days.

21-24 June 07 Dhule city, Dhule, Maharashtra 5500 A Shri. Hiraman Gavali, Regional Chief, Hindu Ekta Andolan 1. Shri. Kantilal Jain, President ‘Jain Sadan’ organization provided the hall’s rooms free of charge. 2. Shri. Gavali expressed his desire to organize and fund such exhibitions during this year’s Ganesh festival.
20-22 June 07 Vita, Sangali, Maharashtra 1200 A Pujya Ishwarbuwa Ramdasi and Adv.Vaibhavdada Patil, Mayor Municipal corporation provided hall free of charge.
17-19 June 07 Mirajkar Tickti, Kolhapur, Maharashtra 2000 A Pujya Vitthal Tathya Patil Local Hindu organizations participated in the publicity and also helped to organize the exhibition.
13-14 June 07 Ponda, Goa 700 A Pujya Pethe Aji, Sanatan Sanstha

1. Bajarang Dal’s local activists assured their help in organizing the

exhibition at Madgaon.2. A teacher of the M.I.B.K. School promised

to make efforts to organize the exhibition in her school.

9-June 07 Swarget, Pune, Maharashtra 1500 A It was organized in the Pune Dharmajagruti Sabha.
3-5 June 07 Mangalore city, Mangalore, Karnataka 500 A & B Shri.Hanumant Kamat, Spokesperson, Mangalore Nagarik Hitarakshana Vedike

Shri. Kuldeep Pandit, Kashmiri refugee expressed his thoughts.

1-3 June 07 Sahakarnagar, Pune, Maharashtra 600 A Himani Savarkar, President, Svatantranveer Savarkar Prathisthan Shri. Mandar Bedekar, one of the speakers during the exhibition himself distributed 200 handbills.
29-31 May 07 Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 1000 A Adv. Amarsingh Jadhavrav, Editor, ‘Dainik Rashtratej’ Shri. Date Mandavwale provided cloth partition free of cost and Shri. Bamane provided hall at concessional rates.
27 May 07 Panvel Raigad, Maharashtra 2000 A The exhibition was organised in the HJS Dharmasabha.
22-24 May 07 Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 700 A Vedmurti Shri. Moreshwar Ghaisas, the chief trustee, Ved-bhavan
22-27 May 07 Pandharpur city, Pandharpur, Maharashtra 500 A Shri. Sambhaji Shinde, taluka president, Shivsena. Savarkarpremi Mandal and Savarkar Muktadwar has given invitation for exhibition and provided hall for it.
22-24 May 07 Bangalore city, Bangalore, Karnataka 1000 A & B Sree Chidroopananda Saraswathi, Arsha Vidhya Peetha The event was widely covered by the media.
20 May 07 Thane city, Thane, Maharashtra 2000 A The exhibition was organised in the HJS Dharmasabha.
19-20 May 07 Sinhagad road, Pune, Maharashtra 1500 A Capt. Dwarakanath Deshpande, Retd. Military Officer Chitamani Mangal Center provided chairs and tables free of charge. The ‘Mandap’ was made available at concessional rates.
16-18 May 07 Udupi city, Udupi Karanataka 1500 A & B His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Vidhyavallabha Prasanna Shripada, Sree Kaniyuru Mutt, Udupi. Shri. Sunil Kumar, MLA, BJP declared that he will organise this exhibition in his constituency. The entire program was compered by Shri. Vasudev Bhat of Hindu Yuva Sena.
16 May 07 Bhor, Pune, Maharashtra 2000 A H. Sadashiv Deshmukh, Datta Sampraday ‘G.P. Library’ management committee provided the library premises free for the exhibition.
15 May 07 Velha, Pune, Maharashtra 250 A Shri. Nanaso Sabane, Velha taluka president, BJP Torana student hostel provided hall free of charge.
11-12 May 07 Shiraval, Satara, Maharashtra 1300 A H.B.P. Bhanudas Ghare Maharaj Shri. Shekhar Gadevar of Nanded requested HJS to organize this exhibition in Nanded.
21-29 April 07 Hosanagar, Shimoga, Karnataka 30000 A & B H.H. Sree Raghveshwar Bharati Swamiji, Ramchandrapur Math It was arranged in Vishwa Gau Sammelan
20 April 07 Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 2000 A The exhibition was organised in the HJS Dharmasabha.
15-17 April 07 Pandharpur city, Pandharpur, Maharashtra 850 A & B Shri. Dvaipayan Varkhedkar, Senior journalist Shri. Radhesham, owner of Lakshaman bag ‘math’ provided the place free of charge. Owner of Adithya Mandap contractor gave concession in Mandap rates.
4-6 April 07 Akkalkot, Solapur, Maharashtra 1000 A & B
1-2 April 07 Kurduwadi, Solapur, Maharashtra 400 A & B
25-29 March 07 Barshi, Solapur, Maharashtra 3000 A & B
17-23 March 07 Solapur city, Solapur, Maharashtra 2000 A & B Pujya Chavan Maharaj, Shri. Purushottam Barde, District chief, Shivsena Adv. Kiran Kanale provided place free of charge for the exhibition.
20-25 Feb 07 Satara city, Satara, Maharashtra 20000 A & B 300 Kirtankars and Pravachankars visited the exhibition. Some Hindu organizations leaders, prominent pro-Hindus also visited.
10-11 Feb 07 Panvel, Raigad, Maharashtra 3000 A & B Shri. Sreedhar Bodhe, Sub-divisional Magistrate, Panvel media press club had jointly organized this exhibition with HJS.
1-2 Feb 07 Aurangabad 300 A & B