Reuters India: Really Unbiased ?
As a media person, I just cannot ignore the role of foreign news agencies. However, I hate them for the fact that though they claim to be the worshiper of unbiased reporting, they come to fabricate the truth. I need to tell these news agencies that if they are that much passionate in dishing out hate India stories and if they just cannot see India in better light then it’s better if they stop acting as representatives of transparency.
At least, I would appreciate them, if not others, for their confession that they are no different than others in concoction of facts; of mixing truth with falsehood. Please Reuters India stop talking about unbiased reporting!! You are supremely biased when you report about sensitive issues.
Have a taste of this so-called unbiased reporting on the part of Reuters Indiawhen it talked about cancellationof video-link speech by Salman Rushdie in Jaipur. Look at the last paragraph of this news item wherein its stated:
“Around 2,500 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in the neighbouring state of Gujarat in 2002 after a suspected Muslim mob burnt alive 59 Hindu activists and pilgrims inside a train.”
Now will anyone tell me what is the report trying to suggest by emphasizing “mostly Muslims” as it reports about the killings? Isn’tthere a shrewd deliberation involved? It’s the same same shrewdness that prevailed in times of Britishers!! The policy of divide and rule is still very much in use by external agencies. That’s the intention inherent when the reporter, or whoever prepared the report, never failed to miss ” mostly Muslims” element.
Secondly, look at the use of phrase when it talks about people responsible for Godhra carnage ” a suspected Muslim mob”. Isn’tthis prestigious news agency aware of the fact thatverdictin Godhra had been delivered, wherein Bilal Ismail Abdul Majid Sujela alias Bilal Haji, Abdul Razak Mohammad Kurkur, Ramjani Binyamin Behra, Hasan Ahmed Charkha alias Lalu, Jabir Binyamin Behra, Mehboob Khalid Chanda, Salim alias Salman Yusuf Sattar Zarda, Siraj Mohammad Abdul Meda alias Bala, Irfan Abdul Majid Ganchi Kalandar alias Irfan Bhopo, Irfan Mhammad Hanifabdul Gani Pataliya and Mehbub Ahmed Yusuf Hasan alais Latiko , 11 out of 31convicts, were awarded capital punishment?So is it right to report/treat convicts as “suspects”?
Now should I use the same style of reporting with unwanted emphasis -one used by the Reuters India- and say that convicts who were ” all Muslims” were awarded death punishment in Godhra carnage?
Godhra Train Carnage
Rushdie’s Speech Cancelled