Monday, November 23, 2009

Salute to Arnab Goswami and TIMES NOW TV - By Ghulam Muhammed

Monday, November 23, 2009


Salute to Arnab Goswami and TIMES NOW TV

Arnab Goswami of TIMES NOW TV deserves kudos for playing a clip showing Atal Behari Vajpayee, the anointed Saint of the Sangh Parivar, gleefully regaling his audience in a meeting, one day earlier to the December 6, 1992 Babri Masjid demolition. While L. K. Advani was raising a storm under constant chant of shame, shame in the Lok Sabha in the morning, faking surprise that Atal Behari’s name has been reported to be cited as being one of the prime conspirator and master mind of Babri Masjid demolition, Arnab Goswami dug out the TV clip from OUTLOOK archives, and countered L. K. Advani in public arena. Atal Behari Vajpayee clearly said, that he was asked to go to Delhi and in fact, while the conclave disbursed in Lucknow on Dec 5, Atal Behari who was a participant, left for Delhi while others participants in BJP meeting, including L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, left Lucknow for Ayodhya. Arnab Goswami’s playing of that clip was instant indictment of Vajpayee, as openly exhorting Kar Sevaks, to level the ground of the site, so that a yagya can be organised. Can there be any more proof of the guilt that surrounds Vajpayee.

Now that the leak of Liberhan Report details as published by Indian Express on its front page, has become the more important subject than the reported content of the report, Arnab Goswami’s continuous and relentless attempt to shot down deflecting arguments by BJP and Congress spokespersons on TIMES NOW panel, was a single most contribution to justice and fair play in public debate, on one of the most gruesome and sordid act of rape of India’s constitutional commitment to secularism in free India’s short history of independence.

India’s media, especially the English language media, which commands audience all over world, carries a big responsibilities to counter deliberate shenanigans by India’s notorious political class, to use matters of justice to mock the victims of their deliberate and premeditated criminal acts like the demolition of Babri Masjid and the subsequent orgy of carnage inflicted on Muslims citizens all across the land.

Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

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