Tackling Hindu and Islamic terror the media way, an opinion piece by Padmaja Shaw, is a scathing and brutal look at the Indian media’s reaction to the recent violence in India.
The point of this argument is, can violence that takes lives, destroys communities, and terrorises people be treated differently because different groups are involved? Is there something like our own groups perpetrating ‘righteous violence’ and others indulging in ‘mindless terrorism’? Are the media houses so ‘invertebrate’ that they cannot stand up to the reality of a fascist party systematically coloring all its planned communal misadventures as spontaneous public response?
A terrific opinion piece that you really should read.