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शुक्रवार, 5 दिसंबर 2008

VS Achuthanandan did'nt said anything wrong

Controversy created over Comrade VS remark is very unfortunate, media desperately misquoted VS for gaining profit over competitors. It is not for first time when just for sake of TRP ‘Times Now’ like media groups create such controversy. It is not VS or Sandeep's relative but Media who must have to apologize for such a shameful act.
The Lady Journalist of 'Times Now' asked VS: How do you respond to Sandeep's father statements that "I don’t want to see any dog coming to my house".
Responding to question V.S.A. told “I have respect for Sandeep, his mother and father. If it had not been Sandeep's residence, not even a dog would have glanced at the house," & "I did not expect such a reception."
Mr.Rajeev, Sandeep's relative, who talk to the media on behalf of Mr. Unnikrishnan made it clear that its the ‘Times Now’ reporter who misquoted V.S.'s words and created an unwanted controversy.

According to wikipedia:
Media raked up another issue in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks after slain NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's father literally shouted at the Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan on Sunday. CM, who had been criticized for his delay in offering condolences to the bereaved family, tried to make up by calling on the victim's family who also hailed from his state. The father hesitated in accepting the head of a state imagining that it could reduce the national significance of the cause for which Sandeep laid down his life and shouted "Get out, get out, dogs" at the CM and his colleague, which was accepted as an emotional outburst of a bereaved father by the Chief Minister. On repeatedly asked by a news reporter why he chose to go there, Achuthanandan replied "If it had not been (Major) Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have gone there". The comment sparked a major controversy and attracted major criticism for the 85 year old chief minister, who later expressed regret for making a statement that could be misunderstood when taken out of context.
(Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._S._Achuthanandan)

Achuthanandan & hostile media
It is disgusting to see the corporate-controlled media has been playing up the remarks made by the Kerala Chief Minister Achuthanandan. Though the mention of 'dog' in his comment by the Kerala CM is regrettable and was likely to be misunderstood ,if read between the lines in the current atmosphere of the terror attack in Mumbai, the media is utterly biased in airing reports against Kerala CM. The media has been deliberately reporting that the Kerala CM had insulted the slain major Unnikrishnan who sacrificed his life for the nation.In the first place, it was slain Major's father who insulted a democratically elected chief minister of a state by refusing to let the CM into his home. After all, the CM went there to offer his condolences to and share the grief with the bereaved family. There was nothing personal between the slain major’s family and the Chief Minister of Kerala. What was the provocation for the slain major's father to insult him?
It is basic etiquette that any visitor offering condolences to a bereaved family is not turned away by the family .There may not be any pleasantries exchanged but certainly the condolences are accepted by the family in manner that befits the occasion . But for reasons best known to the father of the slain major Unnikrishnan, the Chief Minister was not allowed entry in the house by the father . Not content with that, the father behaved in a hysterical manner with shouts and abuses thrown at the visitors which could be seen by all in TV visuals . The ostensible reason given by the bereaved family in Bangalore was the Kerala CM did not attend the funeral of the slain major the previous day.
Is it Hindu culture to drive out a visitor who had gone there to share the grief ,leave alone a CM of a state? How can anyone justify the hysterical behaviour of the father in abusing the CM ? If the CM had not gone there to attend the funeral, was it a big crime that it should provoke the slain major's father to hurl abuses and act in a hysterical manner which was seen by all in TV visuals? Major Unnikrishnan has certainly sacrificed his life for the nation. But that does not mean his father should behave in a manner that is not expected of him who was supposed to have acted as a host to the visiting guests.The media as usual plays double game. When the father insulted the CM, it was reported gleefully as a ‘snub’ to the CM. But when the CM expressed his indignation on the behaviour of the father of the slain major, the media calls it as ‘insult’ for the slain major's family. As a typical case of reading between the lines, the hostile media which has been pandering to the jingoism of the educated middle class picked up the word ‘dog’ and has been inciting middle class hostility towards the CPI(M) in general and the Kerala CM in particular.
The media failed to highlight the insulting behaviour of the father of the slain major, particularly when there was no provocation from the CM except that he did not attend the funeral in Bangalore which was not a big crime by any yardstick. Instead,it has been resorting to 'campaign journalism' of berating the CPI(M) and the Kerala Chief Minister.

R. Maran

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