"Press Reports of October 2008"

Press Release Issued on October 29, 2008 to PTI/UNI/Hindustan Times to Ensure that the Record is Set Right on the Alleged Involvement of Abhinav Bharat in Malegaon Blast Case

Malegaon Blast Case and Imposter Abhinav Bharat

The Trustees of Abhinav Bharat are deeply dismayed to find the term “Abhinav Bharat” being tarnished by alleged activities of some individuals who are in no way connected with Abhinav Bharat. This is to set the record straight in terms of the so called involvement of Abhinav Bharat in Malegaon Blast Case.

It is well known that “Abhinav Bharat” was a revolutionary society formed sometime in 1905 by Veer Savarkar in order that India attains Absolute Political Independence. It's prominent members included Madam Cama, Sikander Hyat Khan, Acharya Kriplani, Balasaheb Kher, Harnam Singh amongst countless others. Inspired by Mazzini, the famed Italian Revolutionary, it was a truly secular, non sectarian body committed to Absolute Political Independence of India. The sacrifices made by its members are the stuff legends are made of. Once the Goal of Absolute Political was attained, Veer Savarkar publicly dissolved Abhinav Bharat in Pune.

In 2001, “Abhinav Bharat” was registered as a Charitable Trust under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 bearing registration number 19962. Donations to the Trust are exempt under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act. Details are given on the Web Site  as also in Annexure I. Some of the prominent details of the Trust are:

  • The Deed of Declaration of the Trust was signed on the Easter Day of 2001 – April 15, 2001
  • Three of its Publication were e-released on March 23, 2008, the only time in last one hundred years that the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Raj Guru coincided with the Easter Day.
  • Access to its web site www.abhinavbharat.org is open only those who confirm that they “shall work towards a Peaceful, Plural, Inclusive and Just Human Society.” Enclosed herewith as Annexure II is an extract “The Relevance of Bahadur Shah Zafar Today” from the latest publication of Abhinav Bharat – “The British Mutiny of 1857”. This is also available on the web site
  • Currently, it has sponsored a Doctoral Study in University of Mumbai on Universalization of Primary Education.

The organization which is being investigated for its alleged involvement in Malegaon Blast Case is an unauthorized and illegal user of the term “Abhinav Bharat” and therefore an Imposter. “Abhinav Bharat” – the Trust is in no way connected with this Imposter Organization or any of its members in any manner. It is  therefore requested that the Media may kindly use the term “Imposter Abhinav Bharat” to report the activities of the organization that is illegally using the term “Abhinav Bharat” 

Pankaj Phadnis
Settlor and Advisory Trustee
Abhinav Bharat

022 – 24453531 / 98 201 44474 / 94 239 93201

This Information has also been Communicated to the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra State Police