Friday, March 12, 2010

Coverage on Bareilly riots

Fresh tension in Bareilly following release of a Sunni cleric -
Leader of Ittehad-e-Millat conference Maualna Khan, who was arrested on Monday last on charges of inciting a mob leading to communal clashes, was released last evening, they said.
Maulana Khan offered 25 crores to anyone who undertook the "holy mission" to assassinate Bush during his visit to India. Given his impeccable secular credentials, it is not surprising that SP and Congress have come out in support of him. SP, Cong try to make political buck over Bareilly riots.
Chindu barely covered the Bareilly tensions, which ran over a few days. In matters of such nature, as is often the case with chindu, a "Special Correspondent" filed the report and followed the "secular template". After mentioning the riots, we are told about the SP and Congress version of the story who are more than keen to play politics.
The Hindu : Other States / Uttar Pradesh News : Tension over Maulana's arrest
His arrest has been condemned by the Samajwadi Party and the Congress.
In a joint statement ... slammed the Mayawati Government for arresting the Maulana on
“flimsy charges”.
Condemning the arrest, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here on Tuesday that while Mr. Khan had been arrested no action had been taken against the BJP, RSS and Bajrang Dal volunteers who allegedly stoned the procession.


Darkhorse said...

what is happening to our nation.

B Shantanu said...

HF: Hope you had a chance to read this

12 days of curfew, a 149-year-old tradition and some “unruly elements”

Venkat Ramanan said...

LOL @ special correspondent and secular template.

Sometimes The Hindu identifies the actual reporters, sometimes they don't. Most of the times it's the secular template. That must be very boring for us, avid readers of the hindu isn't it?!

Hindu Fundamentalist said...

Shantanu, thanks for the link. a good summary of the bareilly events.