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INDIAN ARMY: The Brutal Massacre of Tens of Thousands of Muslims By The Indian Army: Hyderabad 1948

Hyderabad 1948: India’s hidden massacre

By Mike ThomsonPresenter, Document, Radio 4

The  Jewel of The Nizams 'Falaknuma Palace' which was the former residence of Nizam Mehaboob Ali Khan in the old city area of Hyderabad

When India was partitioned in 1947, about 500,000 people died in communal rioting, mainly along the borders with Pakistan. But a year later another massacre occurred in central India, which until now has remained clouded in secrecy.

In September and October 1948, soon after independence from the British Empire, tens of thousands of people were brutally slaughtered in central India.

Some were lined up and shot by Indian Army soldiers. Yet a government-commissioned report into what happened was never published and few in India know about the massacre. Critics have accused successive Indian governments of continuing a cover-up.

The massacres took place a year after the violence of partition in what was then Hyderabad state, in the heart of India. It was one of 500 princely states that had enjoyed autonomy under British colonial rule.

When independence came in 1947 nearly all of these states agreed to become part of India.

Old map of India

But Hyderabad’s Muslim Nizam, or prince, insisted on remaining independent. This refusal to surrender sovereignty to the new democratic India outraged the country’s leaders in New Delhi.

After an acrimonious stand-off between Delhi and Hyderabad, the government finally lost patience.

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The Charminar in central Hyderabad
  • Listen to Mike Thomson’s report on Document, The Hyderabad Massacre, on BBC Radio 4 at 16:00 BST on Tuesday 24 September or catch it later on the BBC iPlayer.

Historians say their desire to prevent an independent Muslim-led state taking root in the heart of predominantly Hindu India was another worry.

Members of the powerful Razakar militia, the armed wing of Hyderabad’s most powerful Muslim political party, were terrorising many Hindu villagers.

This gave the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the pretext he needed. In September 1948 the Indian Army invaded Hyderabad.

In what was rather misleadingly known as a “police action”, the Nizam’s forces were defeated after just a few days without any significant loss of civilian lives. But word then reached Delhi that arson, looting and the mass murder and rape of Muslims had followed the invasion.

Determined to get to the bottom of what was happening, an alarmed Nehru commissioned a small mixed-faith team to go to Hyderabad to investigate.

It was led by a Hindu congressman, Pandit Sunderlal. But the resulting report that bore his name was never published.

Historian Sunil Purushotham from the University of Cambridge has now obtained a copy of the report as part of his research in this field.

A copy of the Sunderlal reportPandit Sunderlal’s team concluded that between 27,000 and 40,000 died

The Sunderlal team visited dozens of villages throughout the state.

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At a number of places members of the armed forces brought out Muslim adult males… and massacred them”

Sunderlal report

At each one they carefully chronicled the accounts of Muslims who had survived the appalling violence: “We had absolutely unimpeachable evidence to the effect that there were instances in which men belonging to the Indian Army and also to the local police took part in looting and even other crimes.

“During our tour we gathered, at not a few places, that soldiers encouraged, persuaded and in a few cases even compelled the Hindu mob to loot Muslim shops and houses.”

The team reported that while Muslim villagers were disarmed by the Indian Army, Hindus were often left with their weapons. The mob violence that ensued was often led by Hindu paramilitary groups.

In other cases, it said, Indian soldiers themselves took an active hand in the butchery: “At a number of places members of the armed forces brought out Muslim adult males from villages and towns and massacred them in cold blood.”

The investigation team also reported, however, that in many other instances the Indian Army had behaved well and protected Muslims.

The Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan and Party Posed with Tiger Skins at Shikar Camp, April–May 1899The Nizam of Hyderabad was a powerful prince. In this picture taken in 1899, the Nizam, Mahbub Ali Khan, and his party pose with tiger skins

The backlash was said to have been in response to many years of intimidation and violence against Hindus by the Razakars.

In confidential notes attached to the Sunderlal report, its authors detailed the gruesome nature of the Hindu revenge: “In many places we were shown wells still full of corpses that were rotting. In one such we counted 11 bodies, which included that of a woman with a small child sticking to her breast. “

And it went on: “We saw remnants of corpses lying in ditches. At several places the bodies had been burnt and we would see the charred bones and skulls still lying there.”

The Sunderlal report estimated that between 27,000 to 40,000 people lost their lives.

Indian Shiite Muslims take part in religious prayers at 'Ashoorkhana' in the Aza Khana Zehara in Hyderabad, on January 5, 2009. The structure, built by the seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Kahan to perpetuate the memory of his mother Amtul Zehra BegumA Shiite shrine built by the seventh Nizam to perpetuate his mother’s memory

No official explanation was given for Nehru’s decision not to publish the contents of the Sunderlal report, though it is likely that, in the powder-keg years that followed independence, news of what happened might have sparked more Muslim reprisals against Hindus.

It is also unclear why, all these decades later, there is still no reference to what happened in the nation’s schoolbooks. Even today few Indians have any idea what happened.

The Sunderlal report, although unknown to many, is now open for viewing at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi.

There has been a call recently in the Indian press for it to be made more widely available, so the entire nation can learn what happened.

It could be argued this might risk igniting continuing tensions between Muslims and Hindus.

“Living as we are in this country with all our conflicts and problems, I wouldn’t make a big fuss over it,” says Burgula Narasingh Rao, a Hindu who lived through those times in Hyderabad and is now in his 80s.

“What happens, reaction and counter-reaction and various things will go on and on, but at the academic level, at the research level, at your broadcasting level, let these things come out. I have no problem with that.”



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Energy scam?—anonymous letter raises important questions: Mian Mansha Looter No.1 in Energy Development in Pakistan

Energy scam?---anonymous letter raises important questions

Energy scam?—Anonymous Letter Raises Important Questions


A letter about the energy policy, blaming a gang of four for what is described as a con operation, had the parliamentary corridors on fire.

The thrust of the letter was that the IPPs are being paid in the name of clearing circular debt as part of a larger conspiracy. It questions the credentials of the people who are involved in the energy policy and alleges this to be a clear case of conflict of interest.  The quartet is named as Mian Mohammad Mansha, his nephew Shahzad Saleem, Nadeem Babar and Saqib Shirazi of the Atlas Group.

The key players, according to the anonymous letter, are IPP power plant owners—mainly Sapphire Power, Liberty Power (Mukati Group of Karachi) and, among others, Said Power. The hired henchmen for them are Abdullah Yousaf (Chairman of IPPs Association—IPPAC), Mussadaq Malik (Special Assistant to the PM and Minister of Water and Power) and Shahid Sattar (Planning Commission official).

It gives profiles of all of them, which raises a number of questions about them but Sheeshnag keeps it for the moment and only mentions the profile of one—Mussadaq Malik.

He is described as somebody who gets in every government from Musharraf to the Interim government and is now part of the PML (N). He is a pharmacist who first emerged as the expert of development in Nasim Ashraf’s National Commission of the Human Development. Now he comes as the biggest energy expert that this country ever saw. Most people remember him as the Jamiat’s goon from FC College in Lahore. He was recommended by Syed Babar Ali to Nawaz Sharif to which Mian Sahb readily agreed—such being the mutual back-scratching arrangement among the tycoons. It is yet to be seen what Syed Babar Ali, otherwise a rare respected tycoon, saw in this pharmacist-turned-developer-turned-energy expert.

The letter explains in detail the energy policy of 1994 and 2002 and concludes that “the project costs, operational expenses, debt repayments and return on equity is covered under the Capacity Purchase Price (CPP) invoice and the fuel cost is covered under the Energy Purchase Price (EPP). Both investors are forwarded separately by companies to NTDC/WAPDA.”

The letter gives a long detail of what it alleges to be a scam. In short, it says, “the 1994 Power Policy IPPs (total 14) continue to skim and make illegal profits on the fuel (both liquid and gas fired plants) by lying about their heat rebates (plant efficiency). Such profits are conservatively estimated to be four to five per cent. Due to delays and tariff deals, they lost the remaining cushion/padding, yet have made fabulous returns.”

“The 2002 Power Policy IPPs (total 13) over invoiced the initial project setting up cost and continue to skim and make illegal profits on operational expenses and heat rate (fuel consumption). They skim money at three levels (excluding the original project cost)—operational expense, over invoiced fuel and kickbacks from OMCs.”

The letter alleges that annual returns are in the range of 35 percent to 40 percent. “Inclusive of original project cost—a payback period of two years. Not bad.”

The letter asks some questions:

Why did the PM-designate visit Mansha’s Raiwind farm for a briefing on circular debts and energy issues? Considering that Mansha is the leader of the nine IUPPs who have invoked Government of Pakistan guarantee and is in the Supreme Court, to say the least, was it not embarrassing?

Mansha and Nadeem Babar are in the energy task force. Guess what—their key recommendation—pay IPPs. Isn’t this a conflict of interest?

Munir Malik was the lawyer of IPPs. How will he defend the case of the State as Attorney General against them?

Why did PPIB and NEPRA approve without background the checking the efficiency of diesel gensets installed at the Mansha and Atlas plants and indeed the efficiency/heat rate of all power plants set up under 2002 power policy?

Is it true that the government is giving Muzaffargarh power plant to Mansha? If so, why not bid it first?

Why doesn’t the government adjust the “stolen amounts” and then the tariff formula?

It suggests that the government should ask the IPPs to share the burden with the masses. “The full adjustment should be made in six to eight quarterly payments. This will save the government Rs 200 billion as equity for starting the mid-term programme of setting up coal fired projects. Assuming a 70/30 debt equity ratio, as used by the IPPs, the government can set up thousand MWs of power generation in next three years.”


Now, all of this seems to come from another lobby, which definitely has an interest. But they do have a point that needs to be studied. Otherwise, they have sent it to the SC for taking it up. God save us. 

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Missing persons facts must be exposed

Missing persons facts must be exposed
Imran Jamali


From Sibi to Quetta the sight of beautiful train journey has now become unsafe because of attacks by foreign-sponsored terrorists. Of late UNO is concerned about ‘state terrorism’ in Balochistan. But strangely enough it is unable to see violations of human rights and state terrorism of Indian army in Indian Held Kashmir. It is not concerned about the genocide of Muslims in Arakan, Myanmar; the blockade of Gaza by Jewish terrorists and killings of Muslims are justified by the UN that is controlled and paid by Jews and anti-human government of the USA. The UNO does not object to the terrorists sponsored by CIA, RAW and MOSSAD enter Pakistan from Afghanistan, attack its defence installations, security personnel, the check posts on Afghan border, and murder innocent Pakistanis by attacking Pakistani markets. Why all types of human rights violations are visible to them only in Balochistan?
I believe media in Pakistan, knowingly or unknowingly, has played major role in earning bad name for the country. Does anybody know that in Assam curfew has been imposed in many districts of the Indian state from last several months? No, because to them the Indian media has behaved ‘sensibly’. In Madras and other eastern coastal areas with the drop of the night the rule and law of Naxalites prevails. Neither the UN sees the inhuman use of force by Indian machinery against them nor does Indian media publish or telecast any news that may defame India. Many among us try to prove Tipu Sultan as a failed ruler.
Real problems of Balochistan are not discussed. No campaign has yet been seen to educate the local people through media so that they are brought to national mainstream and get awareness about the sentiments of their fellow Pakistanis living in other provinces. Many of the locals terrified by the foreign-sponsored terrorists, mostly unfamiliar to the local population, do not speak because their word is not heard or communicated through ‘independent’ media. Their voice remains unheard because there is no attempt by media to reach them. This obviously adds to their sense of insecurity, otherwise they would have helped the law enforcement agencies in unearthing hideouts and torture cells of terrorists where they are also keeping the so-called ‘missing persons’.
A video being shared by various social media outlets of a Baloch youth who was rescued by the law enforcement agencies from the custody of terrorists is of a great value and speaks volumes for the biased approach of our media that has so far not aired or telecast it. The five minute video is a press conference by a law enforcement official, along with a local who was actually in the custody of terrorists, but was rumoured by the terrorists that he was picked up by the security forces. The young boy saw from a hole an FC official and screamed from his torture cell calling for help to rescues him. As a result fire exchange took place in which five terrorists got killed. One FC man also embraced martyrdom. During the encounter the terrorists tried to kill persons in their custody. This young man was one of the survivors who later told media the whole truth. It was understood to believe that if this press conference could be aired well in time by the TV channels, the people of country could have seen real picture behind this saga. Why this has not been aired, it remains to be a mystery.
What exactly happens is flabbergasting. Anti-Pakistan elements kidnap locals for ransom, inform their relatives to pay or else the hostage would be killed. There is hardly a chance of being able to pay ransom. So ultimately they are killed, their bodies are mutilated, thrown out on pathways. The very effective media propaganda being run under the psy ops of their foreign sponsors twist it by turning tables on the security agencies. But the same is not countered or handled by our own media, instead our media becomes pawn into their hands. This may not be the case in 100 percent cases. But locals admit that the suspected criminals, miscreants and locals said to be affiliated with terrorist organizations are nabbed by the security agencies and after investigation freed because of no evidence, they are intriguingly killed by the terrorists or picked up for suspicion of siding with agencies. Again it is propagated that they are disappeared by the law enforcement agencies while actually it is not the case. Eye witnesses have seen aliens training the youth for terrorism in Balochistan, arming them with latest automatic weapons for cultivating sectarian disputes through target killing.
Reports suggest that the US and its various think tanks are working on the agenda of Greater Balochistan. A similar wave of bomb blasts started in Iran as part of destabilization plan but Iran took it head-on while Pakistan failed to tackle it. Iran brought changes in the law especially on terrorism and ensured that terrorists were hanged in public. The result is clear no country or even UN dare talk about human rights violations in Iranian Balochistan or give protection to Iranian Baloch for fabricating conspiracies or plans of terrorism in Iran. “Then what is the problem with Pakistan that issuance of one trillion from federal government along with internal resources of Balochistan just for the 8.5 million population, the problems of poor Baloch are not solved at all. No one is holding talks with those countries that are hiding bosses of terrorism in Balochistan arming them with weapons, training and finances for target killing, abductions and terrorism.”
Missing Persons FraudThere is a need to understand and dig out real facts about the missing persons. There is no 100% truth while we blame the security agencies. The Balochistan chief minister must come out clear on the issue of missing persons. Secondly, there is a need to expose the hands behind the terrorist attacks in Balochistan, against Hazara community and Punjabi settlers. Politicians must also share part of the blame. The security forces and law enforcement agencies must also mend their ways and try their utmost to clear themselves in any case. The Nawaz Sharif government, while extending hands of friendship towards India, must keep Balochistan on top of its agenda. (ENDS)



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Pakistani Music: Instrumental Key Board


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