3 October 1996
The Editor, Mid-day, Mumbai
Mr. Iqbal Masud, the prominent media critic, should know better than to follow the hackneyed line of all news media and describe Taliban’s take-over of Kabul as barbaric victory, ( Ref: his article: ‘History cycle’ — Mid-Day, 3/10).
President Rabbani, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Ahmed Shah Masud fled Kabul and the capital of Afghanistan fell to Taliban without a shot being fired.
How does this become a barbaric victory.
Just because they hanged ‘one’ Leftist stooge who had himself hanged and killed more than 20,000 Afghanis during his ruthless reign of terror?
Is this the new brand of red journalism to compete with yellow journalism?
A. R. SHARIFI