Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ved Pratap Nautanki Continues

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The government on Tuesday condemned journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with LeT chief and Mumbai attacks accused Hafiz Saeed following uproar in Parliament which saw opposition MPs cornering the government over what has exploded into a full-blown political firestorm.

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  • It was bad enough with the opposition barking on about this issue. Hardly merits the kind of attention but every opposition party does this (at least in India). Har baat ka issue banaana hai.
  • Then, it got exceedingly annoying with the news channels picking it up and having their panel debates (aarrghh).
  • Now, the government CONDEMNS the meeting.

(*Yawns)

It's not like an intelligence officer or a senior government official or politician has been caught making some sort of a deal with the LeT. It's not as if some ISRO/DRDO employee is sharing secret/confidential information. It is a journalist (who wasn't nearly half as prominent/popular/known until this shit hit the cables) chit chatting with a wanted man.

Arrey bhai - IF you DO want to make an issue, then make an issue about Vaidik's interview to Dawn News. At least there you might have points like 'why did he say this, why did he say that, body language, choice of the kurta' (*rolls eyes). Why would you want to make an issue about him meeting Hafeez Saeed? I mean, what's the big fucking deal?

Journalists have met with Veerappan, Osama Bin Laden. News anchors / reporters have aired (more than once) their conversations with underworld figures like Chotta Rajan / Chotta Shakeel etc (or at least people claiming to be these individuals). All of them are/were wanted men. I don't see what is wrong if yet another journalist had a chit chat with yet another wanted man?

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