India’s tryst with terrorism started in the 1980’s with the Khalistani Movement. Bomb blasts, tiffin blasts and use of AK47’s were widespread. Super cop KPS Gill brought Punjab to normalcy in the early 1990’s. He was supported by Congress CM of Punjab, Beant Singh.
Around that time the Babri Masjid was demolished. Riots followed the demolition. Mumbai’s Muslims took to the streets in December 1992 and fought with the local police. The next wave of riots started after the hacking of Mathadi workers (who works in Mumbai’s docks). The Shiv Sena took to the streets thereafter. A large number of people were killed. In retaliation the ISI, Dawood Ibrahim and Indians Muslims organized the 1993 serial blasts. To know the truth about the Mumbai riots and blasts please read my article that was published in The Hindustan Times Mumbai http://www.esamskriti.com/essay-chapters/Insights-into-1993-riots/bomb-blasts-1.aspx
Since then terror attacks have occurred at regular intervals with Mumbai being a key target. The 2002 post Godhra riots triggered off another round of blasts in retaliation notwithstanding, that the riots were triggered by the burning alive of 58 kar sevaks and nearly 250 Hindus lost their lives during the riots. Sections of the media have demonized those Hindus who were involved in the riots. To read other view ‘Godhra the True Story by Nicole Elfi http://www.jaia-bharati.org:80/nicole-elfi/ni-godhra-ang.htm
The attached PDF file documents the lives lost since the Kanishka bombing/1993 Mumbai blasts up to 31.12.10. It excludes those killed in Jammu & Kashmir, Hindus and Sikhs killed during the Khalistani Movement and 2,733 Sikhs killed in 1984 after PM Smt Indira Gandhi was shot dead. Unfortunately the net and Google did not exist in the 1980-1990’s therefore am unable to get reliable data on the number of Indians killed by Sikh terrorists.
Have given the source for numbers killed / hurt. Earlier never recorded media source so do not have source but it is based on newspaper reports. I have tried to be as accurate as possible. Errors and omissions are unintended and regretted. Please write in if you find any errors. The purpose of this compilation is to present facts comprehensively and not promote violence.
An analysis of the PDF file indicates that starting 1993 maximum blasts occurred in Congress ruled states. The links below take you to a wide variety of articles on terror. Click here to read PDF.
1. The arrest of some Hindus as terrorists gets curiouser & curioser by B Raman
2. Counter Terrorism and Appeasement by B Raman
3. Details of Terror attacks during Congress rule by B Raman
4. The value of a Hindu life by Rajeev Srinivasan
5. Did Godhra save Pakistan by Col (Retd) Anil Athale
6. Why have Pakistan and India Evolved so Differently? by Dr. Moorthy Muthuswamy
7. The Legacy of Syed Ahmad Barelvi in India by R Upadhyay
8. Bombing of Air India aircraft Kanishka
9. Why terror financing from Gulf continues unabated