Indian electronic media manages to over react to certain news and under plays some.
This week they have been screaming about Sharad Pawar’s prospective meeting with third front leaders.
My point is….so what?
Another news, I feel, needs to brought to the notice of viewers was about Maulana Tauqeer Raza Khan.President of the All India Ittehad-e-Millat .
Do we remember him??????
Well, he is the same man who had issued a fatwa against Taslima Nasreen, Bangladeshi writer and spoke about the Danish cartoonist who, allegedly, painted Prophet Mohammed.(m.d.02/04/09)
My point is….so what?????
Point is, he was on the dais with the big wigs of Congress on the 26 th March to introduce him to the media (md02/04/09).
Point is that Sharad Pawar is a seasoned politician and can take his own decisions.
For 2 consecutive days, most of the TV channels were screaming and giving breaking news
SHARAD PAWAR TO SHARE STAGE WITH THIRD FRONT.
In all fairness to the viewers and the voters, should not have the TV channels screamed;
MAULANA TAUQEER RAZA KHAN SHARES STAGE WITH CONGRESS BIG WIGS.
Above two news items may be or may not be of much relevance. Is it not the duty of the media to report important facts?
Which of the two news,you feel, is of greater importance for the nation and the voter?
At least now onwards, politicians must stop playing with words “communal” and “secular” so as to avoid dividing the country.
They are all the same.
Media has an important role to play, but they must play the fair game.They should have reported about Maulana.
let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMORROW
author...B K Chowla