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Media now demonising entire cities of India, after demonising entire communities – By Ghulam Muhammed

October 29, 2008

 

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

 

Media now demonising entire cities of India, after demonising entire communities

 

The greatest danger to India’s integrity and security comes not from politicians, terrorists or police, but from the insensitive and immature initiatives by the media. A new trend is to focus on entire towns and cities, as the hotbed of terrorism. Azamgargh and Bhatkal are now the flavour of the season. Any sober thinker will agree that by such infantile exercises of demonising of an entire city, we are demonising, our own law and order authorities, our own people who are in the saddle in these now suspect areas. There does appear any method to this madness, except if you take up the remote possibility that there is design to focus all Muslim concentration areas and put them under pressure, so that the ruling clique can deal with the demoralized Muslims in a high-handed manner on the basis of their ‘debased’ catagorisation. British colonials had a policy of declaring a whole community as ‘criminal’, or Western imperialists summarily declare a whole community or country as terrorist country and start adverse actions against them; thus legitimizing their nefarious plans against their adversaries. It seems that same policy, under foreign guidance is being followed by media, that first demonised the whole community as well as their religion and now switched to go piece-meal as and when politics demands their help in neutralizing all opposition to the ruling oligarchs.

 

The test of secular evenhandedness will come about when media starts declaring the towns and cities associated with the arrested Sangh Parivar accused, and sends out reporters to dig out how deeply such terrorist activities had been supported by the people of those cities at large. 

 

There is no doubt that the marauding West has chosen Media as the most effective and the most preferred vanguard instrument of its policy of carrying war to opposing camps. The Age of Communication has further made the task much swifter, much more effective and much more economical. We in India, who are now become the willy-nilly clients of the western dominance in practical all affairs of our existence. It is now for the people of India to be on guard as to how this western co-opting of our media can impact our polity and how we become victims of other people’s machination; as the control and management of this powerful instrument of public policy is increasingly getting out of our hands. For us to safeguard our freedoms, our integrity, our unity, our security, we must guard against all such nefarious initiatives by our media and condemn them as soon as they raise their heads.

 

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com

www.ghulammuhammed.wordpress.com

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MEDIA, THE CULPRIT

Mahesh Vijapurkar, former Bombay beureau chief of The Hindu writes in Outlook Magazine:

“Initially Raj Thackeray tried to develop a different Identity for his MNS. He gathered educated young men, including professionals and dipped into their minds to devise a constructive, long term strategy. That, however, was not to be.  

“That is when the media, not fate, intervened.

“The turning point was his speech at a non-descript function in suburban Mumbai in February. Raj has compared his love for Maharashtra to Amitabh Bachhan’s passion for Uttar Pradesh. But the press distorted his word and reported that Raj had criticised the Big B. The young politician issued denials till he became blue in the face. But the media had found its whipping boy. The spin given was that Raj was against Biharis and UPites. And as this anti-north Indian tag stuck, the MNS chief realised he had found a plank that had resonance among ordinary Marathis. “

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A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Role of Israel in Russian-Georgian war

August 25, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

 

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Role of Israel in Russian-Georgian war

 

It should be an adage by now that wherever there is war in the world; Jews/Zionists/Israelis must be involved on one side or other or possibly on both sides.

 

The recent confrontation between Russia and Georgia, where Georgia a very small nation, with historical problems with its bigger neighbor, Russia, would not have taken place, without Georgia being instigated into initiating a unilateral aggressive action by moving forces in disputed territory and triggering a countermove by Russian counter-measure by attacking advancing Georgian armed forces. Israel comes into the picture as the main supplier of arms to Georgia and by providing the requisite political support from the captive US administration. The situation on the ground has become so serious that for the first time after the winding up of the Cold War, US and Russian forces are now within 15 minutes driving distance, confronting each other. All this the sole doing of the Jewish/Zionist/Israeli war machine, that is always in the forefront of creating  trouble in all corners of the world and benefiting from not only becoming the main suppliers of goods and services but the chief strategist and tacticians of the whole war scenarios.

 

Google has no less than 9934 articles as of this hour, listed on its site on the subject of ‘Israel’s role in Russia-Georgia war’.

 

It is pity that in India, our media is so engrossed in demonizing the Muslims as terrorists all over the country, some would say, all on behalf of US/Israel prodding, that they fail to inform their citizens, what they are bargaining for in going with the international war conspirators.

 

Indian government has used or one could say, misused its executive powers, without bothering to take its people into confidence, by opening up to the US and Israel, mainly in defence and intelligence contracts worth billions of dollars. Both the warmonger countries not only supply the hardware for warfare but gratuitously lay down the ground work to see that all such purchases are used too. The blood of our soldiers is of course, will be our main loss, besides colossal waste of our national wealth.

 

All our politicians who swore by their patriotic commitment to their country are blind to figure out, where the merchants of death and destruction are leading us to. India will pay heavily, if it does not keep the warmongers away from its shore. In the light of the recent Russia-Georgia confrontation, India should fall back on its Non-Alignment role in world politics, lest it may be drawn into the circle of violence, by its unadvised cozying up to the US, UK, Israel.

 

 

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

ghulammuhammed3@gmail.com

www.ghulammuhammed.wordpress.com