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Email warns of more strikes

delhi Updated: Nov 28, 2008 00:49 IST
Abhishek Sharan
Abhishek Sharan
Hindustan Times
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“Chetawani nahin, haqiqat (Not (just) a warning, but reality) — this was the title of the two-page terror e-mail that has been sent to the media by a group calling itself Deccan Mujahideen. The e-mail was sent a few hours after the terror attacks began in Mumbai on Wednesday night.

The e-mail, of which Hindustan Times has a copy, has been composed in flawed Hindi (liberally interspersed with chaste Urdu and Punjabi words) and makes disparaging remarks on India, and Hindus in particular.

Flaunting a rhetorical flourish, the e-mail warns of continuous terror attacks till “we do not show the Hindus their (actual) auqaat (status)… Till Muslims in India do not get to live according to Quran Hadith (Quran’s principles) on a free Islamic state… Till we do not avenge each atrocity (perpetrated on Muslims) and each drop (of blood shed by Muslims)”.

Intelligence Bureau officials said the name of the group seemed “fake”, though they were taking its content “seriously”.

“We suspect with the kind of Hindi they have used, and the mindset of the e-mail, that it shows a Pakistani, Punjabi or Pashtu, linkage. But we are inspecting if the language is akin to the kind spoken in Kashmir.”

Issuing a dire warning to the “Indian government”, the terror document read: “We today warn the Indian government that it should end its series of atrocities on Muslims, it should return to them their states… We know Hindus belong to the race of baniya (shopkeepers) who only take (what is owed to them), but never give back.”

“But the Hindu baniya should know that we are a qaum (community) that never forgets its history and in fact repeats its history.”

It warns India against ignoring its warnings, saying “our warnings prove correct, you have seen a live example in Mumbai”.

The e-mail also swears of incessant terror attacks in the name of a few of its role models, who do not seem to be Indians — like “Ummer Farokh Raji,” “Abu Baqar Siddiq Raji,” “Usman Raji,” and “Khalid Bin Walid Raji.”