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Oct 26, 2006

Why doesn’t media do what it should do… - Part 2

The more I see Indian media's loss of direction - the more distressed and depressed I feel...

Jammu TADA court grants bail to Karate: HindustanTimes.com

Looks at this pathetic report.. The tabloid-ism and pseudo-secularism rampant in our so-called free and vigilant press has come to such a state that the journo's are making a victim of terrorists.

This report in Hindustant Times isn’t alone... I saw similar ones in Hindu and TOI as well...

The report - on the face of it - just reports some simple information - factually correct. But incomplete news is worse than wrong news. What it fails to point out to the readers is that this man - being released by the courts (because of the lack of prosecution’s interest by the state govt) is self-confessed terrorist - someone who is on record (something I have already blogged about here) having admitted to national TV having killed more than two dozen Kashmiri Pandits...

The reporters make him out as a victim of harshness of TADA/POTA - totally ignoring the real truth.


They don’t give a damn to highlight - why the prosecution is not acting against such a dreaded terrorist - no one is bothered to expose the hand-in-glove attitude of the govt. (What else can you expect when the state CM advocates clemency for terrorist who attacked the parliament?).

Not that I think rape is a lesser crime - but I think this far pathetic a situation that Santosh Singh's earlier acquittal for Priyadarshini Mattoo's death. Bitta has killed dozens of Hindu's in cold blood and has no remorse - but the same media which ran SMS campaigns (and earned good from it) for Jessica Lal and Katara debates doesn't want to raise a question on why this happening... After all, it’s not secular to question a Congress govt, a Muslim CM on why a terrorist is being let go off... for it can alienate the people of Kashmir - as is the argument for Afzals' clemency.

...kuch bhi ho sakta hai yahan...

5 comments:

uttam kaul said...

what to do buddy we dont have an identity ...we dont have a leader ......

Vinayak said...
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Vinayak said...

Hey, I have been reading your blog.
I know about your hatred for Arundhati Roy. I hate her for sharing dais and cause (not sure about the ‘cause’ because Maliks cause is always a suspect) with Yasin Malik et al. It might have been ignorance on her part. Nevertheless, I would stick my neck out anyway and ask you to have a look at this.
http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20061030&fname=Cover+Story+%28F%29&sid=1
Please go through the complete article. She does ask some pivotal question. Nothing about this case is as simple. Calling him a Terrorist and then hanging him is the easiest way to do away with truth- truth that our judiciary, administration, government, democracy etc is all a just a joke. The joke is on us and we are the joke

A Soul In Exile said...

Vinayak
Appreciate your visit to the blog..

If you think my dislike for Roy is unjustified, you are entitled to your opinion.
For me, my opinion is what my experience and pain made me learn...
For my answers to her article, read
http://soulinexile.blogspot.com/2006/10/and-his-life-should-become-extinct.html

Vinayak said...

Your experience and pain have made you bitter.
My experience and pain unchained me.
It’s like three blind men trying to describe an elephant.
We all are product of our times.
It was nice having this conversation.