Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Who is our PM to interfere between US and Pak?

Is this how our foreign policy is being driven? Manmohan has come up with such ridiculous statements on matters of serious national interest, it is astounding that we only hear of his honesty. You could make fun of Bush's IQ but where it mattered, he was upto the task. Manmohan is a doctorate and has a CV that looks very impressive. But look at some of his statements:
- Who am I to interfere with what goes on between the United States and
- Muslims have first right to India's resources
- We are harassing the poor Quattrochi
- Losing sleep over Mohd. Haneef, the Indian muslim doctor in Australia

Instead of ripping him apart, N.Ram uses Manmohan's incompetency to come up with a weak defence. This team of politicians and mediamen are taking India to the cleaners.
The Hindu : Today's Paper / OPINION : Don't lose sleep over Chashma
“Who am I to interfere with what goes on between the United States and Pakistan? That's a matter for these two countries to consider,” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh responded in April 2010. The same logic should now apply to reports that China is planning to supply two additional safeguarded nuclear reactors to Pakistan.


SAN said...

Hi All,
Did any one see this news item.

SAN said...

HI All,
A good article by aditya Sinha in New indian Express on STM(Senthamizh Manadu)

KHR said...

old post..

sanjaya uvach said...

Journalist's apology for faulty reporting: Ishrat Jahan encounter case

Senior journalist Punya Prasoon Bajpai has expressed regret over the manner in which Ishrat Jahan was termed a terrorist in the media. He has apologised for the sensational reporting of the infamous extra-judicial killing in Ahmedabad.

Though it's a personal apology, it should be seen in wider context. Bajpai is a widely respected journalist and the fact that he wrote a column titled, 'Ishrat hamein maaf kar do', in India's largest circulated Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, is no ordinary thing.

It's rare to apologise, specially in media circles. But the candid piece and the expression of guilt over an encounter that was staged, is not just praiseworthy but also shows mirror to other journalists who accept the official line even though it is a farce.

In this article, he recalls that how the local reporter had called from Ahmedabad and describing the scene of encounter, said that it clearly appeared that the four persons including the college girl were shot dead from point blank range and it was not an encounter.

But as other channels had by then telecast the sesational story of 'fidayeen women terrorists' and Muslim girls taking to militancy, the race for TRP and the jingoistic rhetoric made it difficult for his channel to take another line or question the encounter.

Five years after Ishrat's death, a magisterial inquiry clearly stated that it was a case of cold blooded killings without any exchange of fire. The police theory was absolute farce. Fake encounters are staged by police officers to get promotions, bravery medals and increase one's worth in the eyes of their political masters.

Punya Prasun Bajpai needs to be congratulaed for taking the stand, accepting the responsibility of reckless coverage and sharing his moral guilt, which should instead be a collective guilt for Indian electronic channels.