Friday, September 11, 2009

Self Restraint by the media: need of the hour

An ill timed statement about law and order- falsely attributed to the Governor, Legislative session in progress ...timing is just right for the miscreants to play havoc!
What is needed at present is the self restraint by the media, not to blow these incidents out of proportion.
Condemning the incident, home minister V S Acharya alleged that some anti-social elements were trying to create disharmony. He gave an assurance that churches in the state would be protected. Acharya said he had deputed a team of senior officials to get an on-the-spot assessment of the incident, and instructed the police to speed up the investigation.
Unanswered questions:
1. Why there was no security guard on duty? (the security guard has been away on leave 3 days ago!)
2. Why did the Congress brigade visit the place at 11am, much before the Church authorities lodged the complaint regarding the attack? (whether the Cong brigade was there to verify the job done by the hired miscreants?)
The debate...
1. Is it the job of the police to guard places of worship?
2. To Blame the police for the vices of the society, is similar to blaming the doctor for ill health!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is obviously a congress ploy to put the BJP on the defensive.
The media as expected is going crazy to support the congress. They did not seem it necessary to give the same publicity when the Muslims in Malaysia threatened bloodshed if a temple was contructed there!

Puneeth said...

Is it the job of the police to guard places of worship?
2. To Blame the police for the vices of the society, is similar to blaming the doctor for ill health!
3. Will the attacks on the church lead to polarization of the Majority communities?

Dear Dr. Acharya,
1.In a COUNTRY like INDIA,if the police needs to protect the places of WORSHIP then we atleast 1/3rd of the present force would have to do this job!!!!!!We would protect the places of worship but not the people who are under attact from religious terrorism!!

2.The blame should be equally taken by the judiciary,police departement and the politicians who see that the real culprits go scot free on earlier incidents

3.There is no MAJORITY vote bank....hindus are not zeolous religious or fundamentalists,they vote only for ROTI,MAKAN and KAPDA

Regards
Puneeth