I am truly disappointed in the financial reward. It is a cruel joke. It would have been better not to offer a reward. I can see that amount for an informant but here is a lady who got hold of live bombs and took timely action to save many lives at the risk of her marriage and facing possible ostracizing from her community. I urge Narendrabhai Modi to rectify this mistake and announce suitable reward.
This is Narendra Modi’s Gujarat where a Muslim woman comes forward to expose her own husband’s nefarious, anti-national activity and they (anti-Modi brigade) say that Muslims live in fear in Gujarat!
MoS Home,CP,DGP visit brave Muslim lady Reshma, present her award announced by Modi(photos)
Ahmedabad, 18 July, 2011
Shehzad nabbed by police on Sunday
The government of Gujarat has taken a decision to honor a brave Muslim lady Reshma of Ahmedabad who yesterday informed the police about her husband’s activity of making crude bombs and his plan to do bomb blasts in the city. Reshma’s husband Shehzad was later arrested by police with 8 crude bombs and two desi tamanchas.
Reshma living near Chandola lake of Ahmedabad’s Muslim dominated Danilimda area had helped the police earlier also. Few years back, with Reshma’s help, police had nabbed Bangladeshi intruders living illegally in this area.
After her husband’s arrest, Reshma had said that she wanted to save lives of many people by informing the police about her husband’s activities.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today announced on Tweeter :”Gujarat Home minister will felicitate brave Reshma with prize of Rs 25,000 for exposing her husband in national interest.”
Reshma was today visited at her residence by Gujarat Minister of state for Home Shri Praful Patel, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Shri Sudhir Sinha, Gujarat Police Chief DGP Chitranjan Singh. Shri Patel, Sinha and Singh appreciated and congratulated her for her brave act of public good.Minister Praful Patel presented Reshma a cheque of Rs. 25,000 as a bravery award.
Mr. Patel profusely praised Ms. Reshmaben’s courage despite being a woman, rising above her concern for a close relationship, its repercussion and likely reaction in her close society. He described the act as a great personal sacrifice in the larger interest of the national security.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi described the Ms. Reshmaben’s sacrifice as an exemplary act for the security of six crore Gujaratis, displaying a rare example of communal amity.
Mr. Singh in a word of praise for Ms Reshmaben for setting a rare example of paying more importance to the motherland and nation’s interest rather that her own family. He said that such information or tips lead to solving several criminal cases.
Mr. Sinha offered Ms. Reshmaben a job in the Traffic Brigade and assured to provide her all possible security if required.
Talking to newspersons present on the occasion, Ms. Reshmaben, who studied up to Standard XII in Mumbai, said that she would always side with the law of the land and fearlessly expose criminal activities, even if they were her close relatives, and asked all womenfolk to do the same.
Meanwhile Shehzad was sent to ten days remand by the court today in Ahmedabad.
In another development, the Gujarat Police has taken a decision to hand over the Shehzad case to Anti Terrorist Squad. This decision was taken in view of Shehzad’s confession that he wanted to throw bombs indiscriminately during Ahmedabad’s annual Rath Yatra. Seven ATM cards and sim cards are recovered from Shehzad’s possession.
New Delhi, July 13 : A chronology of recent terror attacks in India:
IANSJuly 13, 2011: At least 21 people are killed and more than 140 injured in three bomb blasts in Mumbai.
Dec 7, 2010: A bomb explodes on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh during evening prayers, killing a a girl and injuring 20 people, including some foreigners.
Oct 14, 2010: At least five people injured in a minor bomb explosion in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh.
Feb 13, 2010: A blast in German Bakery in Pune city of Maharashtra kills nine people and injures 45.
April 6, 2009: A car bomb blast in Guwahati kills six people and injures 32.
Nov 26-29, 2008: Terror attack in Mumbai kills 166 Indians and foreigners.
October 30, 2008: Terror attack in Guwahati kills 61 and injures 300.
Sep 29, 2008: Blast in Malegaon in Maharashtra kills eight people and injures 80.
Sep 13, 2008: Serial blasts in Delhi kill 30 people and injure more than 100.
July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in Ahmedabad kill 40 people and injure more than 50.
July 25, 2008: Nine explosions in Bangalore kill one and injuring 12.
May 13, 2008: Eight serial blasts rock Jaipur in a span of 12 minutes leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.
Oct 11, 2007: Bomb blast inside Ajmer Sharif shrine during Ramadan kills three and injures 28.
Aug 25, 2007: 32 dead, 60 hurt in Hyderabad terror blast.
May 18, 2007: A bomb at Mecca mosque in Hyderabad kills 14 people.
Feb 19, 2007: Two bombs explode aboard a train from India to Pakistan, charring at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis, to death.
Sep 8, 2006: 30 dead and 100 hurt in twin blasts at a mosque in Malegaon in Maharashtra.
July 11, 2006: Seven bombs explode on Mumbai’s trains killing over 200 and injuring more than 200.
(Note: I have updated the figures of the dead and injured in yesterday’s Mumbai blasts from waht appeared in this article.- Gaurang G. Vaishnav)