The reality of Rudrapur riotsApr 19, 2012 | Pratirodh Bureau
This is to introduce documentary film ‘PARTITION REVISITED’ based on the Rudrapur riot of 2nd Oct, 2011, wherein four persons were killed. Policemen & mobs led by leaders of the BJP, Congress & BSP had ransacked shops and settlements of Muslims in their third successful attempt within two years to stoke communal riot. The riot which took place on Gandhi Jayanti, led to a massive outmigration of the victimized community, reminding one of the days of the 1947 partition.
This film focuses on precisely this yet unnoticed phenomenon that we could trace out in this first-ever state-sponsored communal riot since the formation of Uttarakhand, engineered by RSS which has been working for a long time in this part to arouse the dormant anti Muslim sentiments in the Bengalis, Sikhs & Panjabi Hindus who came after partition to India.
At a time when the state is going to polls this riot assumes an electoral importance. Many perpetrators of this riot are candidates in the state assembly election this year.