The most recent rape of 2 very young girls is an really unfortunate crime and law should take it course and give the accused the punishment they deserve. But the recent uproar, people seem to be being used for political purposes without their knowledge and the meda using it usual unbalanced reporting to bash the majority community. The Jammu rape and murder case happened a few months ago in January, but the outrage is suddenly now. Hindu community members helped the victim’s family to find the missing girl but all the media is reporting this as a hindu hate crime (but has refused to report such incidents as hate crimes when the accused are members of other religions).
There are reports of a young hindu girl raped in Assam, but there is total silence as to who the culprits? Why is that – is it because it could be from the minority community and they never mention religion?
A few days ago a muslim man chopped a 4 year’s girls’ hand and killed her because her father owed a Rs. 1,500 debt. Kashmir Pandits who continue to live as refugees in settlements in Jammu were allegedly raped by members of the local community, but were the muslims blamed for this? In Kerala and West Bengal, so many SC/ST citizens have been murdered, attacked including being raped and their land and property being stolen over many years, but there has been no comparable outrage.
When such unbalanced reporting is brought to the attention of some members of the media, there are reports that they get angry and don’t feel they have to explain. So we have to decide if media and politicians are playing us for their gain?
- 16 Apr 2018
West Bengal’s Opposition parties moved the Kolkata high court which has stayed the panchayat poll process … this is a highly unusual move. Opposition parties say Mamta Banerjee’s ruling MC is not allowing opposition candidates to even file nomination papers for the nearly 45,000 seats . There are news reports of opposition candidates – young or old, man or woman or of any part are being severely beaten by ruling TMC members, bombs being thrown at them – several have died.
Even media coverage is not being allowed. Opposition parties feel the whole stat machinery is working for the TMC government. The state election commission initially extended the date of filing nomination and then recalled or cancelled its order. The Court wants a basic review of the nomination process.
In light of these, THE OPPOSITION PARTY’S STRATEGY IS TO FIRST SURVIVE AND THEN THE BJP, CPM AND CONGRESS WILL COORDINATE THEIR CANDIDATES AN UNHEARD OF MOVE.
Source: Indian Express
- 13 Apr 2018
A few unfortunate things said about President Kalam: Ramachandra Guha, supposed a well-known author said n 2012: “Ramchandra Guha, historian and author, feels that the people have got wrong in voting for Kalam as he will be forgotten in 10 years. He is not an original scientist, he will be forgotten in 10 years,” said Guha on CNN IBN. Regarding Kalam’s vision for India, Guha said, “His vision for India is totally confused. Its incoherent and inconsistent. “Kalam benefited from being the good Muslim at a time when Dawood Ibrahim was the bad Muslim,” he added. On Late Praful Bidwai called him a “Glorified Mechanic”!
- 30 Jul 2015
During today’s (Monday) ongoing anti-terrorist operations in Gurdaspur, Punjab, some news and current affairs TV channels carried live telecast of these operations without restricting themselves to periodic briefing. This greatly risks the lives of concerned Security Personnel and compromises the effectiveness of these operations. Government ordered the Media to follow the rules for this. This unfortunately happened during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
- 28 Jul 2015
A recent survey of Mainstream media revealed: 80% are totally dissatisfied; 87% feel media is heavily biased and has an agenda; 70% feel prime time debates are chaos; and very importantly – nearly half feel there is a need for a fair and reliable media. It is hard to feel sorry for these educated media and journalists. With Social Media, they are losing eyeballs and now credibility too.
- 22 Jul 2015
Mainstream Media (especially English ones) who pass on unbalanced and agenda driven coverage have lost loyal readers. Technology has made matter worse. There are too many examples to note, but coverage of Godhara riots, India-bashing coverage by New York Times, the Economist, BBC come to mind.
- 14 Jul 2015