Sunday, July 04, 2010

Machiavellian theories on terrorism

This article compares chindu and Pioneer articles on Hindutva terror. We did notice how Praveen Swami showed eagerness in propagating speculative theories on hindutva terrorism.

(Hat tip: KHR)


Anonymous said...

It looks like the Central Govt. is keeping the "Hindutva terror" story alive and feeding "new findings" so as to appeal to the targetted (vote bank) audience. Admirably aided by secular media stars like Praveen Swami and his masters.

Till now, nothing concrete has come out of this trial. But, this does not deter Chindu and fellow travellers from sermonising on "Hindutva terror

Anonymous said...

Chindu seems to be either threatening Bihar CM Nitish Kumar or inducing him to ditch BJP. Here is Vidya-ben offering her unsolicited advice to Nitish Kumar:

Nitish Kumar's elusive 'Patnaik' moment

Vidya Subrahmaniam

"Naveen Patnaik gained handsomely from breaking with the BJP. It is time Nitish Kumar showed the same daring."

According to the author: "There can be no better time than this for Mr. Kumar to act."

Perhaps Chindu is even prepared to compensate Nitish Kumar handsomely if only he would throw away the "communal forces" and get back his glorious all-secular tag.

After having failed to dislodge Narendra Modi in Gujarat, Vidya-ben needs something desperate to show that BJP is finished.

kuttychathan said...

In Kerala, the hands of a college professor were chopped off today, as a punishment as per shariat. His crime was to write a question in a question paper, which the jehadis consider as insult to their prophet. Please visit chindu's website. As could be expected, Chindu has censored the story.

In Kerala, the secular-terrorists of the left have created a soft-jehadi environment where muslim terrorists thrive.

Anonymous said...

Here is the report on the "peaceful" Shariat law imposed in the very "progressive and secular" Kerala state:

Alleging blasphemy, fanatics hack lecturer's hand

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a horrific instance of Talibanism, Muslim fanatics in Kerala on Sunday chopped off the right hand of a college lecturer, accusing him of setting a question paper with a derogatory reference to the Prophet.

Lecturer T J Joseph was returning home from church with his mother and sister around 8.30 am in Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district when he was accosted by the attackers. "We had just got into our car when a van pulled up in front. Around eight people armed with swords and knives emerged and pulled out Joseph after smashing the windscreen.

They then chopped off his right hand and stabbed him in the left thigh," said Joseph's sister, Mary Stella, a nun.

"When we tried to prevent them, they attacked me and and our mother before exploding bombs and fleeing."

A police team recovered the severed hand from the compound of a house about 200m away. The 52-year-old lecturer was rushed to a private hospital where his condition is serious.

Note: Both the attackers and the attacked belong to the "secular" creed.

kuttychathan said...

Thank you Anonymous#3.

Earlier, the Church which owns the college had apologised to Muslims, for hurting their sentiments and the teacher and the principal of the college were suspended pending disciplinary action. Moreover, the teacher was arrested for causing communal strife and is now under criminal prosecution. So the matter should have ended there.

He and his family had received several death threats earlier, but the state police failed to protect him.

Only yesterday, Mathrubhumi, a respected Malayalam News Paper, had reported that the CPM had send Tomin Thachankarry, an IPS stooge, to Bangalore, to sabotage the investigation by Karnataka Police into Bangalore Blasts. As my friends are aware, all the suspects in Bangalore Blast case are from Kerala.

This is how secularism should be practiced.

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.