Year of Publication: 2009
Price: HB Rs 150, FB Rs 100
HB 978-81-8157-833-4 (9788181578334)
FB 978-81-8157-834-1 (9788181578341)
About the Author:
Born in 1972 in Varanasi, Mayank N. Singh did his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Banaras Hindu University in 1996. At present, he works as an Assistant Registrar in the same university. Outside of work, he is a sport aficionado and follows all outdoor forms of sports.
“Aftab Ahmed tightened his grip on the trigger of the AK 56 which he was carrying. Five years down the line, he still sported the grin which he had shown at the mention of Shah Rukh’s name, in front of the jailor.
Aftab felt like it was only yesterday when he was let out of the barrack to attend the majlis where a person in a thick, long beard, wearing a salwaar kamiz was exhorting the gathering of 20-30 young men, “we know that the Hindu genetic make up is of the Bania (trader caste) which knows only how to take accounts of others, rather than giving of itself. However, we wish to tell the Hindu Bania that we are a race which does not forget its History and reiterates it time and again — for example, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Somalia and Kashmir. They cut off our hand by dividing Bangladesh from us, we will cut off their head, their pride Kashmir. This is jihad and whosoever is not a jihadi is a kaafir (non believer).”
The orator was interrupted by cries of “Allahu Akbar” from the gathering.
The orator carried out his exhortation, “We will give the Indians a death, which will make even death shiver. They will beg for mercy, but I assure you, there will be no mercy. We will give them so many cuts that they bleed to death.”
Cries of “Jihad, Jihad” arose from the gathering.
The shore was getting closer and everybody aboard the dinghy was silent in anticipation.
India was under attack.”